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Fade To Midnight (McClouds & Friends #7)

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,934 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
The "New York Times-"bestselling author of "Ultimate Weapon" and "Extreme Danger" introduces the long-lost sibling of her beloved McCloud brothers, in her steamiest and most riveting romantic suspense novel yet.

Beaten and tortured almost to death, Kev Larsen was found eighteen years earlier in a warehouse alley. He survived his brutal ordeal, but his memories before that n
Hardcover, 490 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Brava (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 23, 2010 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Romantic Suspense fans
Wow, there is no way my review is going to do this book justice, but I'll try.

****Possible spoilers if you haven't at least read Edge of Midnight, read no further.......................................

After a bit of a confusing start (maybe the first 50 pages) due to the fact that it's been almost three years since I read the book directly connected to this one (Edge of Midnight), everything sort of fell into place and I was able to figure out where this one was heading. Do yourself a favor (as
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Miss Kim
Jul 26, 2010 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Finally! Since I finished Edge of Midnight, I’ve been dying to know what happened to Kev. Where has he been? How bad is the brain damage? Does he know he has 3 brothers?

18 years ago, Kev was a victim of the sickening mind control experiments of a crazy doctor. He was dumped and presumed dead, but he was found by a man that took him in and let him live with him. Kev is badly scarred, is and mute for years. Little by little, he begins to talk again, and realizes there is so much missing from his
Mar 09, 2011 willaful rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: series completionists
Warning: inevitable spoiler for Edge of Midnight. If you’ve read this book’s summary, you already know it.

Whew, this was a trip.

Kevin McCloud, brother of Davy, Connor and Sean, was long dead when their stories began. Though being a mystery reader, I knew from page 8 of Edge of Midnight, when we read that “Kev’s body had been charred beyond recognition,” that he wasn’t really dead. And sure enough, by the end of that book, the McCloud brothers know it too. Though fairly inexplicably, when this st
Jane Stewart
Scary roller coaster ride. Excellent pulling me in emotionally. My frustration was how and why conflicts occurred.

I love this author. I eagerly pounce on every new book she writes. I’ve given 5 stars to many of her books, but this book gave me problems. Put an outline on the blackboard showing all the conflicts and how and why they occurred, and you get the following. Bad decisions by good people. People being told the truth and not believing it. Good guys knowing they are in danger but going of
Jun 10, 2010 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Man, this was quite a book. After waiting many books and quite a few years waiting to find out what Kevin's story was, author Shannon McKenna sure delivered a doozy of a book!

Series Note:
I HIGHLY recommend reading this series in order. It would be particularly helpful to read Sean's book (Edge of Midnight) as close as possible to this one.

Eighteen years ago, Kevin McCloud was assumed dead by his friends and family. It wasn't until a few years ago that Kev's brothers started to find out t
May 20, 2011 ~V~ rated it it was amazing
What a great book! I have thoroughly enjoyed this series SO MUCH! The intensity level is off the charts! I swear...every time i pick up one of these books i truly have a hard time putting them down and my stomach is in complete knots the entire time i'm reading them. The suspense and
the action, the romance, the SEX!?...WOW!

I would not hesitate to recommend these books to anyone looking for one heck of a thrill ride, as long as you don't have a problem with quite a bit of sexual content...there
Jill Dunlop
Jul 04, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it liked it
Fade to Midnight is the long awaited conclusion to Shannon McKenna's McCloud Brother series. It features the long lost missing brother Kev who is Sean's twin, whom they believed has been dead all these years. Sean troubled by nightmares believes his twin is still alive. Kev is alive but has no recollection of his former life. As a self protective mechanisim his brain has chosen to forget the torture Kev experienced at the hands of a mad scientist.

Fade to Midnight starts out with a fairly intrigu
Kev's story was abit of a letdown- the baddies are completely eeeviel and I wanted to smack her family for being so selfish and rotten. (Totally cliched on both counts.)

BUT I loved Edie- smart, a bit backwards socially but oh so fierce and Kev's a McCloud- so of COURSE he's oversexed, uber alpha and extremely intense. (Kev is the epitome of tortured hero (literally) and exactly the kinda romance hero I adore. Yes he's finally reunited with the rest of his family but this story is all His and Edi
Jun 01, 2010 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This book to me was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! My favorite book of the year to date. The action in this book blew me away. How in the world did Shannon come up with the idea's in this book, I'll never know.
I don't think there was a thing that I did not love about this book. The H&H, The secondary charters, The bad guy's/girl, the plot, the action, the love scenes, the ending, The whole darn book was fabulous.
I'm sorry to see this series end but I'm sure that whatever Shannon write's next will be jus
Nov 05, 2014 Izy rated it liked it
Rating~ 3 stars

Short review:

I had high hopes for this book especially with how Kevin was described as a character by his brother though I understood after what he went through he was not going to be the same but in my mind that made him even more interesting alas I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

Quibbles: First of all both Edie and Kev annoyed at certain times of the book though Edie annoyed me almost throughout the book apart from the start. I was disappointed in Kev who never ev
Melissa Levine
Jul 21, 2014 Melissa Levine rated it it was ok
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Nov 05, 2012 Marleen rated it it was ok
As always you can’t go wrong with Shannon McKenna when you are looking for steamy romance combined with action-packed adventure. Again here, with her 7th McCloud brothers installment, McKenna delivers just that. Unfortunately there were aspects of this story that bothered me to no end; mainly the villains. They get more and more grotesque with each book! I couldn’t believe how vile and empty the O Club members were – ok they are ex-lab rats, but gosh, they were so unrealistic and devoid of all h ...more
Jul 20, 2010 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fade To Midnight (Mccloud Brothers) by Shannon McKenna
Contemporary Romance - June 1, 2010
4 stars

Fade to Midnight is an intriguing and suspenseful read. I was quickly drawn to the deeply scarred and vunerable main characters. Fans will enjoy the conclusion of this story. But new readers will want to read Edge of Midnight first to better understand the complexity of this fascinating novel, since the author immediately jumps into an involving plot.

Kev is the eccentric, rich and brilliant mind behin
Jun 22, 2010 Sandy rated it liked it
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Aug 17, 2010 Schnuppi rated it really liked it
Kev, the lost McCloud brother, starts to remember stuff from his past after a headinjury. He remembers Dr. Osterman, the villian from Edge of Midnight, and comes across Charles Parrish who is a former associate of Osterman and his daughter Edie. Edie is also a former victim of Dr. O and Kev and Edie have this insane, wild chemestry that is so typical for Shannon McKenna's books.

Shannon McKenna delivers exactly what she is known for: A very fast-paced, sometimes ugly plot; a hero that is very in
Cara Ellison
I should preface this by saying I love Shannon McKenna's books. I've read all of them, and I plan to continue reading them. That said, I want my money back for this book.

Before I get to the substantive stuff, I'll point out that McKenna is in dire need of an editor. This book had typos all over the place. "Lights shown from his eyes." "He as dead." "Have gave." "Incounter". Are you effing kidding me? I paid $8 for this book - I expect it to be a little more polished than your average internet ra
Jan 21, 2011 Trish rated it it was amazing
I loved Kevin's story!!!!! I am a big fan of the books from Shannon McKenna. This book had suspense, action, romance, confused alpha male, and evil psychopaths who must be stopped. My kind of story. I have been so busy lately that reading is taking longer than usual. I stayed up last night to finish the book and was not disappointed. I am sorry that it is over.

In my excitment I do not want to post spoilers so the following is from the book cover: Beaten and torured almost to death, Kev Larson w
Where the fuck was the reunion I've been waiting six books for. They meet in a shootout, then he went off with his brother's to save the day. We get a few words, but damn nothing happy/sappy really about it. It all just seemed really cold especially for them finding the brother who has been missing and presumed dead for freaking eighteen years.

What a letdown! I so excepted more in a book that was 400+ pages. Could have a at least added another chapter there at the end with them all together.
If you are reading this review without having read the prior books in the series, be informed now that you MUST read the series in order, and that this is Book 7. The series is awesome, but you cannot start with book 7.

Loved reading the story of Kevin, the once thought dead McCloud brother. As with the other brothers, he is a very complex character, but because he was lacking some of the history with them, he often had a different approach, making things fun when they all finally met up.

I also e
Sandra  Valente
Nov 09, 2011 Sandra Valente rated it it was amazing
Kevin McCloud who everyone believes has been dead for 18 years is back. After recovering from near death and saved by Tony Ranieri, Kevin is desperate to remember where he came from or who he is and break loose from the amnesia after his traumatic experience. With the help of his "adoptive little brother Bruno Ranieri", they stumble across Edie Parrish's name. Edie is a graphic novelist who has a psychic power (an inner eye) which enables her to see what's inside a person or what their future ho ...more
Jul 13, 2011 Wminbc rated it liked it
While I was soo happy to have the brother united again, I just didn't get the anger????

They never gave up hope, well, Sean never gave up hope and belief deep down that Kev was out there.

That said, it took some of my love for Kev away when he was less than thrilled that he was back with his brothers.

The story was good, but I would have loved even more Tam (what can I say, I lovers lesbian crush, I think).

Enjoy...this series rocks (every book before this one was amazing for different reas
La Chronique des Passions

Que cette lecture fut longue...

Je suis déçue de ma lecture. D'autant plus déçue que Sharon Mckenna est une auteure que j'apprécie particulièrement. Les tomes 1, 2 et 4 de cette série sont de vrais coup de cœur. J'aime son style qui allie romantic suspense et érotisme avec des personnages toujours écorchés.

Je n'ai rien retrouvé ici. Le livre démarre lentement. Kev et Edie ne se rencontrent qu'au bout d'une centaine de pages. Ok il ne sont pas obligés de se
Mar 10, 2014 Farah rated it liked it
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I mainly liked it because of Dev but I gotta admit .. it was very disappointing.

Dev carried the McCloud gene through and through .. aside from all their craziness .. Dev was a tad different .. he was really sweet in his own awkward way .. he had a vulnerability that somehow made him stronger and gave him depth .. he's defiantly my favorite McCloud. Edie tested my patience .. her arguments annoyed me .. I couldn't get myself to fully like her but maybe that wasn't entirely her fault .. as a cha
Mel Sparks
May 20, 2015 Mel Sparks rated it liked it
Shelves: meh, action-packed
This was.........ok o_O. I really have no words other than that very simple summation. Edie was beyond annoying. The constant water works, the random fits of anger, the clingy desperation **sighs** I was just.....all too disgusting (I was almost offended). Are women that weak? That cloying and emotionally unstable? First she was described as shy and introverted, then with one interaction, one psychic insight, one glance from Kev and all that withdrawn, morbid bullshit disappeared. Al ...more
The seventh book in Shannon McKenna's McCloud & Friends series. Finally, Kev's story. I've waited way too long to be able to read it. I probably would have enjoyed more if I had reread the previous books to get my memory refreshed on certain issues but I got rid of them so I couldn't. Nevertheless, I was able to follow the story fairly well without the reread. Great balance of suspense and romance with the emphasis on romance. Very entertaining.
Little Butterfly
Jul 26, 2014 Little Butterfly rated it liked it
3.5 stars
It's been a while since I've read a book of this great series. While I enjoyed this one- what's not to love about Kev the tortured hero who happens to be an artist and overall genius- I was a bit disappointed of the reunion with his brothers. There was just so much anger they couldn't seem to leave behind. I hope Sean will bond with Kev again.
I bet Edie is already pregnant- that's how this series works lol
Cindy Dunn
May 30, 2015 Cindy Dunn rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as the author wrapped up the McCloud Brothers series. I did not like the mistakes in the book and feel like the author needs to hire a better proof person because the errors were very easy to spot. Edie and Kev made a great pair and while I thought the story went on too long, I was glad to read Kev's story. I would have enjoyed having the McCloud brothers and their wives in the story a little earlier. The plot was sinister since it was still about Dr. O and his experiments bu ...more
Sep 18, 2010 Abha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Not my favorite of the series. Took way too long for the McCloud brother's to get into the mix.
*Review to come*
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McClouds & Friends (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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