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Out Of Control (McClouds & Friends #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,067 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
In Behind Closed Doors and Standing in the Shadows, Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, super-sexy, and deliciously sensual. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without . . .

Disillusioned P.I Davy McCloud has learned the hard way not to follow blind impulse when it comes to women. He'd rather play it safe, and ke
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Kensington (first published April 5th 2005)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Reading this at night before bed stretched out the process, but it was worth it. There's something about Shannon McKenna's way of writing romance. It's utterly sighworthy but extremely earthy. Sometimes I think a sacrifice is made with extra-steamy romance to convey the eroticism, and often the diehard romance is left behind. Not so with McKenna. Davy thinks he's the knight saving the princess, but he's pretty darn messed up. Margot really is an alpha heroine in a good way. When the book takes p ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*

This series is getting better with each new book!! Loved this one, Davy was awesome, even the main woman was great! There is much more humor in the writing and more suspense. Definitely my favorite so far.
Jan 02, 2009 Holly rated it it was ok
Shelves: shannon-mckenna
I wanted to like this one. I really did. I've been wanting to read Davy's story since he came out of the inky darkness dressed all in black outside that strip club, in Connor's story. I couldn't wait to tear into him but when I read it, Davy became a mean, bad tempered, angst ridden, clueless male who is unfortunately saddled with an annoying heroine who brought out all his flaws.

Davy is completely clueless when it comes to figuring out women. Weird, huh, for someone who is able to read women d
5/24/2016 Realized I never got a review in for this one so did a quick re-read over the weekend...

Margot has a bit of a problem. More than a bit- she has a psycho stalker on her tail. The dead animal on her porch has finally pushed her to do something about it. Enter the Mccloud brothers.

Davey owns the building she teaches aerobics in and he's noticed Margot. But he also does some PI work, so he's already run a background check and has determined she has DO NOT ENGAGE written all over her. When
Mar 24, 2015 Wminbc rated it it was amazing
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Friends...with a review like this...everyone needs to be reading Shannon McKenna!!!

Personally...if I were to pick a McCloud brother or friend...for me it would be Davy! I loved how he was the most alpha, the most aggressive and the most unrelenting pursuer and lover.

Quite simply, he did not take no for an answer, he muscled his big body in to everywhere and he pursued Margo with a single minded focus that I would only fantasize possible.

Also, Margo was Kick-ASS! She rocked and Tam saw it too! A
Dec 09, 2009 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really don't understand why so many people thought this was not a good story. Ok, so Davy was a little stubburn and harsh with his feelings towards Margot. Yeah he said somethings that were hurtful at times but givin his back ground I understood where that came from. This is a series and not ever hero should be perfect or to me it would get boring. I thought the story was really good, it kept me interested the whole way through. The bad guy Snakey was so darn cree ...more
Mar 21, 2010 Bekah rated it it was amazing
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Sam~Alpha Male Addict~ Woodley Duenas
Davy you cutie pie you!

I've been rereading the series because I just finished In For The Kill (book 11) and I am not ready to let go of the McClouds crowd yet!

Classic McCloud and McKenna style. Great heroine who is strong willed bad ass brave but also in need of her hunky man and Alpha, arrogant, domineering yet sweet hero who sees his woman and single-mindedly pursues her until she gives in (and saving the day along the way!)

I love it! I will always love this series!
Jan 10, 2015 Mancho283 rated it really liked it
4.5 อานมาสามเลม ชอบเลมนีทีสุดเลย ฟิน จริงๆจะวาไปแนวการเขียนคลายๆกันเลยนะแตละเลม อานมาสามเลมแลวแตกยังรูสึกนาติดตามตอ พระเอกจอมบงการ หวง หวง รัก และf...ทุกเวลา เลมนีนางเอกโดนตามจากคนโรคจิต(ซึงจริงๆหวังจะมาเอาของอยางอืนดวย) เลยตองไปขอความชวยเหลือจากพระเอก ชอบพลอตแบบนีนะ คือเหนวานางเอกโดนตามชัดเจนไปเลย แลวมันจะฟินมากเวลาพระเอกหวงใย >_< ...more
Mar 09, 2014 Farah rated it really liked it
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The title is pretty much accurate cause the characters are totally out of control Margot and Davy drove me crazy those two are toxic together .. their "I can scream louder" contests and the 24 hour humping made my head spin.

Margot is a spit fire .. Literally !! feisty could be a way to describe her but I prefer the term "crazed" .. she argues all the damn time .. I bet she'd argue about the weather if she can .. she just doesn't know when to stop .. she's the kind of person who could push peo
Out of Control
4 Stars

Framed for murder and on the run, Margot Vettner is facing her newest challenge in the form of a crazed stalker. The only one she can turn to is sexy private investigator, Davy McCloud who prefers his life and his women simple, calm and uncomplicated. Margot is none of those things but Davy is unable to stop the hunger she arouses in him, and must decide if she is worth the effort before a twisted psycho takes matters out of his hands.

Sexy and spicy - the most
When I was a kid, I never wanted a sibling. I never asked my parents for a baby brother. I never envied my friends because of their siblings. I always figured that having a sibling meant you were more likely to get in trouble and that sharing was basically over-rated. Over all, I never really saw the point. Then I discovered the Fictional Sibling and it all started to make sense.

Fictional Siblings are always good looking men who know martial arts. If you're female and your prom date dumps you, t
Aug 21, 2012 Katherine rated it liked it
Out of Control is my least favorite book in the series so far. I liked the suspense part, but when it came to the main couple... That wasn't so good. Davy's intense, way too intense. It irritaded me how he -not- dealed with his feelings.
Every time Margot opened he mouth, I wanted her to shut up. I get it that she likes to ruffle Davy's feather, but how idiot you are? Ugh. It bacema annoying at one part, and then she got a bit more... subdued.

I lost count of how many condoms were used in this bo
Hmmm where to start.... I would like to say I am thoroughly enjoying the books by Shannon mckenna. Until a few days ago I had never heard of her and for a few years I have been reading mostly paranormal type books.
These are like a breath of fresh air. The men are awesome, Davey was a little nasty at times but Margot was very indecisive.. she even frustrated me a few times. I love theses mcloud brothers. Raised by a crazy paranoid dad, being made to be the crazy controlling self sufficient men th
Jan 22, 2015 Laylaw rated it it was ok
This was a hot mess to me, seriously it was all over the place and from book 1 I think I really wanted to know more about Davy and yet this book was just crap. I hate to sound harsh, but it was so hot and cold and when it was cold it was frigid. It was a mess and cluster that seemed smashed together. The plot line had serious potential, and yet the characters fell flat. I am invested in the series being that this is book 3 but this one has been a huge let down. Moving on to book 4, fingers cross ...more
Jan 10, 2015 Lou rated it liked it
Nope this book did not work for me. Although I liked the story I did not like the main characters at all. The heroine drove me crazy and not in a good way. I didn't feel their chemistry at all. As a suspense story it was good. The romance not at all. But I will continue with the series because I cannot wait to read about Sean.
Sep 21, 2009 Panagiota rated it it was amazing
Davy. The tough, tight lipped, ex-solider who takes up the place of three in a room. I was more interested in how he'd unfold, develop and grow than his love interest Margot. His story is the most endearing among the three brothers he being the eldest with the most burden of their raising and loss of parents. I was intrigued to see how he would let his guard down, for once and found it very sweet (there is no other word to describe it better than that) once he did. I couldn't help but read on to ...more
Alicia J
I enjoyed it, except for the part where the heroine Margot went all TSTL and ran from Davy the hero. But she made up for it with her actions later. And I loved the ending. It's funny because I wasn't actually all that eager to read this installment in the series, thinking that Davy was too dour and quiet to be that exciting as a hero. But I'm so glad that I was wrong. This actually turned out to be very good. And I loved Margot's smart mouth. She's great. Now I want to go back and re-read the wh ...more
Jane Stewart
Scary but great.

To date, I've read five of Shannon McKenna's books and love them all. Her characters are interesting and different. The bad guys are so terrible it scares me, but that's why they call it a thriller. It's a great experience to read her books.

For a list of my reviews of other Shannon McKenna books, see my 5 star review of “Ultimate Weapon” posted 11/15/08.
Jan 30, 2008 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-novels
I love Shannon McKenna's brooding, alpha heroes. I think I liked Seth and Raine's, and Connor and Erin's stories more, but this one was just as entertaining and emotionally charged. I'm looking forward to reading about the next McCloud brother, Sean.
Neha Oberoi
Oct 10, 2011 Neha Oberoi rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Liked the fast paced action and the grumpy toughie. But seriously crack a smile already and his constant shutting out of the woman was really beginning to annoy me about halfway into the book. A little more emotion and we would have had a winner.
Nov 12, 2014 Whispers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two thumbs up

Margot is accused of killing her boyfriend and his lover. She wakes up in a motel room naked. She runs and changes her name and appearance. Now she has a stalker after her. She asks Davy for help. Davy is the oldest of the McCloud brothers. He tells her he doesn't do love, that it will only be sex. When she gets a call, she thinks Davy has been her stalker, so she takes off to find out who is setting her up. They both get taken by the crazy who wants something that Margot has.
Davy i
4.5 stars.

Narrated by Nelson Hobbs

reviewed for AudioGals.
Jan 07, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Davy was an overly dominant man that kept pissing me off. But the story line wasn't bad.
Tonya Warner
Jan 29, 2015 Tonya Warner rated it liked it
Davy McCloud has a dark persona to with his dark clothing. With his unconventional upbringing, and the adverse events in his life, he is not wanting to take on Margot Vetter as a client, especially when he knows she is keeping secrets from him.

Margot Vetter is on the run. Not even using her true name. Having an unknown stalker is one thing, but having Davy around is something else. Aggressive, dominating, big and bold, he pushes his way in to her life, and bed, before she can even think.

A dark
Aug 04, 2014 Ingrid rated it it was amazing
This has to be my favorite McCloud brother (Sean would be a close second, which is odd since their personalities would be put then on opposite ends of the spectrum). I did appreciate that this book is slightly different from the others: instead of shit happening every hour on the hour, we got to see the hero and heroine interact more outside of immediate life and death situations. In such a short time frame we get to know each other very well through these down times and their sparing dialogues. ...more
Oct 03, 2014 Jody rated it it was ok
on chapter 14 and nothing is making me like these characters, they are both awful, obnoxious people and their sexual connection is just odd and base. I will read on in anticipation of Sean's story, but, ugh. Ok, I had to skim the last third, it was so awful. I'm sorry, Davy was mean, to the very end, and I am so disturbed than a modern female writer would allow the heroine to be attracted to someone who treats her so badly. yep, soap box. really liked the second book, so I am bummed about this o ...more
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Also wrote five category romances under the penname Shannon Anderson

::From The Author's Website::


I started writing my first romance novel in secret. I was working a temp job in an insurance office in Manhattan at the time, and the office manager had made it clear that even if there was nothing to do, I still had to look busy-- never one of my big talents. I felt bad about the waste
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Other Books in the Series

McClouds & Friends (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Behind Closed Doors (McClouds & Friends #1)
  • Standing in the Shadows (McClouds & Friends #2)
  • Edge of Midnight (McClouds & Friends #4)
  • Extreme Danger (McClouds & Friends #5)
  • Ultimate Weapon (McClouds & Friends, #6)
  • Fade To Midnight (McClouds & Friends, #7)
  • Blood and Fire (McClouds & Friends #8)
  • One Wrong Move (McClouds & Friends #9)
  • Fatal Strike (McClouds & Friends #10)
  • In For the Kill (McClouds & Friends, #11)

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