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NO HIDING. Lana Hancock knows all about danger--and betrayal. Eighteen months ago, she was captured by a terrorist group known as the Swarm while one of its members, a rugged man with sinfully dark eyes, did nothing to help her. Now when she's freed and desperate to put it all behind her, the unthinkable happens. The Swarm is targeting Lana once again and the man who stood ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Forever
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LibraryLass
Apr 12, 2008 LibraryLass rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All fans of T-Flac, I Team, Troubleshooters or Bodyguards
Shelves: re-read, 2008, 2011
Awesome book!! Only found that it was a part of a trilogy half way thru and couldn't stop. It was great.

I love romantic suspense books that are equal parts romance and suspense. Also love it when the hero OR heroine has been traumatised in the past like Lana was. The way the sparks started flying between Lana and Caleb had me hooked. Very nicely done. I also liked the fact that Lana didn't make it easy by just telling Caleb everything he wanted to know. She had understandable trust issues and i
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Nov 16, 2008 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense with great heroes and courageous heroines
This was a solid outing as my first book by Shannon K. Butcher. I know it's probably not fair to her, but I decided to read Ms. Butcher because I just adore the Harry Dresden books by her husband, Jim Butcher. But nepotism can only take a writer so far. And Ms. Butcher has proven that she can stand on her own two feet.

I know I was reading this book with a critical eye (I couldn't help it, because I knew going in that she has some literary relations who in her own words 'taught her how to write')
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Mojca
Another solid suspense story from Shannon K. Butcher. But like the previous one, while the suspense, the imminent danger, and the tension was great, I found myself zoning out on the romance aspects of the story. Which is a shame, because from what I can remember there were some pretty hot scenes in there.

Anyway, let's start at the beginning, shall we?

I finally got my wish and read Caleb's story. He's intrigued me from his very first scene in No Regrets and I was really looking forward to reading
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Shawna
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

No Control is the second book in Shannon K. Butcher’s romantic suspense Delta Force trilogy, and it’s a good read. Delta Force operative Caleb Stone is assigned to protect witness Lana Hancock, who was tortured 18 months prior by a terrorist organization called the Swarm while working as a volunteer in Armenia. At the time of her captivity, Caleb was on an undercover assignment to infiltrate the Swarm and was unable to help Lana out of a risk of being exposed. He sees
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~Megan~
Dec 01, 2010 ~Megan~ rated it really liked it
I liked this book better than the first in the series, but I just can't make myself give it a 5 star rating. I liked it, and sometimes even loved it, but some of the plot was really too much to be believed.

The best thing about this book was Caleb....what a dude! He was really everything you'd ever want a man to be, and his guilt over what he had to do in the line of duty was palpable. I'm so glad he got a second chance to make things up to Lana, and I loved his determination to never fail her ag
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Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it liked it
Good characters and good writing, but I did not like the author’s method used to create conflict.

STORY BRIEF:
Kara is a member of Swarm, a terrorist group. Kara and her crew kidnapped and tortured several Americans in Armenia. Lana was one of them. Her captors did not know that she could see them due a slit in her hood. Caleb was working undercover for the CIA and joined the terrorist group. He was present during Lana’s torture, but he couldn’t help her without blowing his cover. He needed to lea
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Stephanie
This book would have been awesome but the heroine was annoying. You have a former Delta Force Stud guarding you and you cannot trust him enough to tell him who the bad guy is...

"Oh I'm not lying and I'm not hiding anything."

"Yes you are now tell me woman!"

"Just get out!"
"No don't hold me!"
"No get out, hold me, get out."

You get the idea, she suffered a horrible tragedy and survived and for that I wanted to like her, but I just couldn't and that ruined it for me.

That has been happening a lot to
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Rachel
Oct 16, 2011 Rachel added it
Shelves: dnf, 2011
Ugh, I have tried to read this one on several occasions but it just never sucked me in...not even as a skimmer! It's not that it was bad or boring or anything, I just couldn't get into it for reasons unknown to me. Maybe someday it'll speak to me, just not today.
Lyndi
Feb 12, 2012 Lyndi rated it it was ok
Shelves: heroine-ruins-it
Yet again, my complaints are about the heroine.

Lana, our heroine female lead, is a delusional coward of epic proportions. After being kidnapped, tortured, terrorized and all that other bad stuff that happens to women in third world countries, she had to learn how to walk again. She's dealt with so much, but she's a huge freakin' pussy!

The good guys think Lana is holding back information that she gained while being held captive.
She does, but she doesn't feel that information will help them. She t
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Sarah
Sep 10, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Usually I try to do these Romance Roundups after reading a handful of paperback romances. This time, that handful just happens to be a trilogy written by Shannon K. Butcher (her husband, Jim Butcher, writes the Dresden Files books). Usually I try to find some unifying characteristic between the books in each roundup. Besides the obvious reason for the books being a trilogy (the three heroes are best friends and served together in the Delta Force [a vaguely described top-secret special ops divisi ...more
Styles
Sep 10, 2010 Styles rated it really liked it
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

I genuinely enjoyed this book. This was the sort of story well written enough where I'd actually tear-up, laugh, get angry - all of it.

Lana and Caleb and the hook Ms. Butcher created to draw them together was very clever. A "Catch 22" if I ever saw one. Their story and their suffering was well written and quite believable. The transition within each of them was sweet to see unfold.

Ah, but this auth
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Angela
Jun 24, 2008 Angela rated it liked it
Given that I started reading this book on the day I had surgery, and that I've finished it off in bits and pieces during my subsequent recovery, it could be argued that I haven't really given Shannon Butcher's No Control a fair shake. I mean, how coherent a picture can you get of a book when you read it in a Vicodin haze, hey?

That said, I have to admit that this book didn't work for me as well as her debut novel, No Regrets. It's not because the quality of her writing has changed--it hasn't--but
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Jackie
Another smooth read with the indomitable Delta Force team in full protection mode. Caleb and Lana are scorching hot on the pages and the suspense angle is developed in full with a very satisfactory finale that leads to the bad guys getting taken care of and the hero and heroine their HEA.

No Escape, which is Grant's story is next and my anticipation is driving me to read it as quickly as the first two in trilogy.
Darcy
Mar 16, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it
Another great romantic suspense book. I liked this one better than the first one. The appeal for me is Caleb, he really feels like he let Lana down the first time they met, but had he broke cover there would have more deaths, deaths of children, but even knowing that Caleb can't forgive himself for his actions. Lana seems to have a core of strength in her and shows it over and over again through out the book.
Dee Haddrill
Much much MUCH better than the first in the series. I almost couldn't put this book down. I liked both the characters and, while it annoyed me that it took Lana so long to tell Caleb the truth, I could at least understand why she waited. Very good book and I'm going to start the final in this trilogy tonight.
Amanda
Jul 01, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
dude...this book was like really good. it was action packed. and it still had romance. i feel sorry for her horrific past...i think for someone that was tortured until she was nearly dead..i think she turned out well. and im also glad of the ending. all the bad guys died...and she got the man!
Trish
This was the first time I had read this author, and I loved it! I will be reading more of her books, for sure!
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Dec 04, 2011 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it really liked it
4 stars. Really like these books and am going to immediately read #3. Can't wait for Grant's story.
Lynn
wow.... lana is tough...tougher than most heroines we read about. She has been tortured, beaten and brutalized in a kidnapping while doing good work. The hero of the story was undercover in the group that held her... he alone witnessed her torture. He is a hero...having to watch this is beyond his grasp and he is tortured during and after by his inability to help her...to protect her.

Caleb is back in Lana's life when it becomes obvious that Lana knows something she did not tell, she is hiding so
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Candy
Eighteen months ago, Lana Hancock’s life changed forever. While volunteering in Armenia, she was captured and brutally tortured by a terrorist group. Eventually Lana was rescued by a Delta Force Team and learned that one of her captors was actually working undercover Caleb Stone is unable to forgive himself for standing by while Lana was tortured. When her name pops up in terrorist chatter, Caleb is sent to protect her. Lana wants nothing to do with Caleb though. As Lana and Caleb fight their gr ...more
Maria
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Juli
Really liked the hero but the heroine irritated the heck out of me for nearly the entire book so it got a lower rating than I would have liked to give it
Kaitlyn Camera
Jan 02, 2017 Kaitlyn Camera rated it really liked it
It was okay. Things didn't really play out as I wanted them to, but it was still an enjoyable read.
Anna
Feb 16, 2009 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Lana is a complex character, scarred and confused by her traumatic past. (Those who can't stand torture scenes can rest easy; they're never described in detail, even in flashbacks.) She still suffers from debilitating nightmares every night, and in her daytime hours she throws herself into her children's charity project. With her charity cause and her concern for everyone's safety over her own, Lana might have been a "too good to be true" sort of character if it weren't for her struggle to get o ...more
Char
Dec 27, 2016 Char rated it it was ok
boring.
Lola
Mar 16, 2010 Lola rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspense
Eighteen months ago, Lana was captured and put through hell when SWARM, a terrorist group, had her. Nightmares still plague her dreams, Lana struggles to keep it together even after she recovers. She won't forgive even the man who stood silently and watched her suffer - Cabel Stone. A Delta Force agent, he could thing less he breach the secret operation. She hated him, Cabel never forgot that. Now they brought together again as her protector, Lana tries to cope with the memories, Cabel and the f ...more
MsRomanticReads
The summary above is pretty detailed, so I see no need to rehash what this book is all about.

This one disappointed me. As we learned in the first book No Regrets, Caleb seemed disturbed after coming back from a solo mission. Not even his closest friends, Grand and David knew what was wrong with him. Well, we find out now what was eating away at him.

I lost track of how many times I wanted to just stop reading, but my curiosity got the better of me. I didn't like Lana at all! I understood her fear
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Christie P.
Nov 06, 2014 Christie P. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Almost two years ago Lana Hancock and the rest of her volunteer group were kidnapped by a terrorist group called Swarm. Lana was the only one to survive but remembers every detail. The torture she went through, seeing her friends killed, and one of the terrorist who wasn't like the rest.

Caleb Stone infiltrated the ranks of Swarm to help bring down the group. He also saved Lana's life, although she doesn't see it that way. He visited her often while she was recovering but only when she wasn't awa
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Monique Atgood
Mar 30, 2012 Monique Atgood rated it really liked it
FAVORITE LINES:
(Local Detective talking to Hero)
"I just want to know what we're up against. These events aren't just some punky kids on a crime spree. It's more than that."

"Is it?"

"Don't' give me that secretive (bleep). I know that you're military, and based on the limited information available, you're probably Special Forces. You wouldn't be here if this wasn't big."

"It's illegal for me to operate inside the United States. I'm just a guy on leave protecting my girlfriend from some pranksters."

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Since launching her career in 2007, award-winning author Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles, including the paranormal romance series, the Sentinel Wars; the action-romance series, the Edge; and a handful of romantic suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs and tables to aid her in the mechanics of ...more
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