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In His Shadow

(The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  3,156 ratings  ·  268 reviews
Ivy Mason is hiding—from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she’s ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that’s exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.

A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British ag
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Montlake Romance
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2.5 stars!


I felt like a ticking time bomb when I was reading this book. Aside from the amazing writing, everything else did not work for me. The characters (especially the heroine) were dense, the plot was chaotic and all over the place, and not going to lie, this book read like a watered down version of the Kathleen Turner series. I was fortunate to be able to chat to a friend who had read this book as well and we noted the similarities: the heroine Ivy is a reflection of Kathleen (insecure, in
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

As a huge fan of Tiffany's Kathleen Turner series, I had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately I didn't love it. It felt similar to Kathleen's series, but not nearly as good. The writing was terrific, there is action, a bit of romance, steam and mystery...but I just didn't find myself invested in the characters and the plot felt too chaotic at times. Ivy and Devon were okay characters, but I didn't buy their romantic connection. There was no build up, and in the end, I just didn't
Jennifer Kyle
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs

*3.5 ~ 3.75 Stars*

”I was caught, caught between what seemed to be two equally dangerous sides.”


This is my first book by Tiffany Snow and I did enjoy her writing style but found myself dragging a bit through. I also didn’t realize when I requested this from Net Galley that it was a three book series. Luckily the ending isn’t a painful cliffhanger so it worked out just leads the way for the author to write more about these characters.

This story is about a bank teller who is beautiful and the hot
☆ Sammy ☆彡
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 ★'s

Being a huge fan of the Kathleen Turner series, I was pretty excited to get my hands on In His Shadow, the first book in Tiffany Snow’s Tangled Ivy trilogy. I wanted to lose myself in a fast paced, romantic suspense novel without all the angst and heartbreak associated with a love triangle. My heart is still trying to recover from the last one ;) And in some respects, this book had everything that I was in the mood for. There was plenty of action, mystery, romance, and steam to ke
Amy | Foxy Blogs
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Renee
IN HIS SHADOW is an action packed book.

Ivy is a bank teller who ends up being connected with a dangerous guy. Even though, Devon, lives a lifestyle that isn’t conducive to relationships he still pursues Ivy. Logan, Ivy’s best friend, is wary of her involvement with such a mysterious and dangerous man. Logan's repeated warnings are never heeded.

Ivy is the type of girl that most women hate. She’s beautiful and has many male admirers. Currently, in this book she has 3 guys who have taken an inte
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: br, netgalley
3.5 stars

It's no secret I'm a fan of Tiffany Snow's writing. The Kathleen Turner series was a lot of fun, and Kade from that series is my number two top book boyfriend of all time. (because Dex is number one, obviously). I'll be in love with him forever. I enjoyed In His Shadow and I think it's a promising start to her new series, but there are three issues that made me feel that I couldn't rate it higher than a three.

The first thing I noticed about this book is how similar it is to the KT books
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

Ivy has a broken past. When dangerous Devon walks into her life, can he save her heart and her life?

Having read the Kathleen Turner series I was kind of use to all the OTT action and didn't mind it. I felt there was too much kissing going on with no love connnection. Didn't like Ivy. Didn't like Devon. Come to think of it I don't think I liked any of the characters.

Overall when I don't like the characters or convinced of their romance I can't rate it any higher. But I would recommend i
Duchess Nicole
"There was confidence...and then there was Devon, who put a whole new level of meaning to the word arrogant..."

A new series by Tiffany Snow! If anyone has been following me for awhile, they'd know that Ms. Snow's Kathleen Turner series is an all-time favorite of mine. When I saw that not only was she coming out with another series, but that her new hero was a dark and mysterious assassin-type, I was over the moon! No one does bad boy quite like Tiffany Snow.

Ivy is a bank teller, and Devon...the
4.5 ☆


Another unputdownable romantic suspense by Tiffany Snow full of twists and turns. She did not disappoint me. I was hooked from the moment I picked up it up and started reading.


Ivy Mason has a past she would rather forget, therefore she chooses to have her life a little bit predictable and maybe boring. She works as a bank teller and she has one customer she really not like - Devon Clay. After a few run ins outside the bank, Devon knows that he wants Ivy, and soon Ivy is sucked into the dang
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Now I understand why Tiffany Snow has such a devoted following! In His Shadow is intriguing, exciting, fast paced, and very sexy. Even though I'm not (normally) a fan of stories in which the romance isn't 'resolved' in a single book, this one worked for me, and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

ARC courtesy of, and reviewed for, Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-almost-5
In His Shadow , by Tiffany Snow
4.5 Stars
I loved this book and it completely reminded me of why I love Tiffany Snow’s books. They give me everything I am looking for and then some! Romance-Suspense books were my first love; before and above all others and it had been a while since I sunk my teeth into one. So I was thrilled when I realized I had struck gold with this one. For me it was like having three separate stories to unwrap which had me like a kid on Christmas morning! Once I started readin
May 25, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorite-author
More Tiffany Snow??????????? Wooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
My immediate feelings upon finishing In His Shadow: wow, just wow. I was nervous due to the fact that I loved Snows previous books so much that I worried the next ones wouldn’t measure up. I couldn’t have been more wrong in that preconceived notion.

Beauty that is powerful and delicate: that’s how I would describe Ivy. She is sweet, but there is a fierceness that whispers from her. It’s subtle and underlying, but it’s there. I feel drawn to her character. And then there’s Devon. Helllooooooo dark
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Tiffany Snow had me guessing about these characters until the end. I am not sure what to think of Devon, Luke, or Agent Scott Lane. This is not a love triangle. I don’t think... I don’t know! Like I said Tiffany Snow had me guessing and I am still trying to figure them out.

Devon is the main man in Ivy’s life. He is a secret agent whose job is to find information about one of Ivy’s customers at the bank she works at. One day Ivy dropped off some documents at a customer’s house only to fi
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ivy mason is a woman just getting by, with an average job as a cashier, and not much excitement happening on in her life. She has a past of fear that she would much rather suppress than acknowledge. What are the chances that she ends up meeting a man with probably the most exciting of professions? Devon is a spy, he’s unpredictable, unreadable, and seems completely non emotive. Is something between them even a possibility?

The most enticing part about the story was its nature. It was all suspense
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Not as great as the Kathleen Turner series, but still a decent read.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 Stars!

Have you ever enjoyed a book so much that once you finished reading it you turned right around and began reading it again? Well, that's what happened to me with In His Shadow. I loved being in the fictional world Tiffany Snow created; I didn't want it to be over when I read the words "The End."

Fans of the author's Kathleen Turner series are going to eat up every single word of this novel. I'm telling you, it was like crack for my book loving soul. I was is in need of some romantic s
Angie **loves angst**
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: december-2014
The main reason why I liked this is because of the hero, Devon. I didn't care much for Ivy, the heroine. I found her to be self centered and silly at times. There were so many descriptions of her beauty, body and her straight platinum hair. We get it, you look like Barbie. Enough already!
With that said the action and suspense was great. Ms. Snow never disappoints in that area. At the end the heroine made a dumb decision that I didn't agree with, but I see that Ms. Snow is setting up the events
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
On the one hand this isn’t a bad read at all, I quite enjoyed the storyline, which is an over the top romp full of drama, danger, intrigue, betrayals, passion and hot sex, although I have to say I really disliked the main characters.

Ivy is young, beautiful and knows it with a fierce passion for clothes. She oozes confidence and hotness but underneath it all she has spent years trying to get over an adolescence filled with sexual abuse. Although she has looks to die for and oozes confidence, she
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, mystery, romance
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

4.5 Stars...I rounded up, explanation below.

Tiffany Snow is a master at mysterious, thrilling romances. She can take a hero and make them into this mysterious, alpha male that saves the day while infuriating you. Then you find yourself liking that infuriating man more and more.

Ivy is our heroine in this book and I like her attitude, her fierce will to fight and her love of clothes (I too love clothes and have a feeling I'd love her closet.) Here's wh
RachelW (BamaGal)
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
What a hot stinking mess. 3 thoughts ---

How many times can one woman get the ever-lovin' shit beat out of her?

This was a Jason Bourne meets 24 type spy caper; but nowhere near as good or entertaining as either of those.

There are not two guys in this one with hots for our intrepid h, but three guys. Ivy's vajayjay must be more magical than even Kathleen Turner's was.
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Shannon's 5 Star Review
There are times when an author I adore changes things up. They create a world, characters and a story that is different from what I'd previously known. Sometimes the change works, sometimes it doesn't. But for Tiffany Snow, her exit from the world in the Kathleen Turner series brings us into a new one. One that's much darker, much sexier, with a hero who is absolutely to die for.

Ivy Mason, the mild mannered bank teller, and the mysterious, sexy, sometimes scary and oh so B
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

ARC courtesy of the publisher, Montlake Romance, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

2 Girls a Book & a Glass of Wine Blog

What can I say other than OH MY FRIGGIN GOSH!!!!!!!! Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Tiffany Snow. This is by Far my favorite book of hers (I may that every time a new one comes out lol).This one take the prize. It's fantastic, amazing and exhilarating .
This has all the making of an awesome book. OMG the sex is HOT like super HOT, like melt your pant
3.5 Stars

I had never read a Tiffany Snow book before so I didn't know what to expect when this became available for review. What I did know is I love romantic suspense novels - which this book is, and Ms. Snow has a huge following. Those two factors alone had me intrigued and wanting to read this book.

We're all products of our past," Devon said. "What we choose to do with it is our decision, no one else's. You can choose to be manged, fragile. Or you can choose to be more than the broken eleme
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
ARC provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What a great start to a new series! I love a book that pulls me into the story from the first paragraph and Ms. Snow does that with In His Shadow. The story moves along quickly. I couldn’t stop reading for two days when I reached THE END. It is one of those books that once you start you can’t put down. The love story is a will they/won’t they and the action is so nerve racking that my stomach kept tied up in knots. D
Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
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It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Romantic Suspense genre. I love the thrill of danger and suspense that place the hot alpha male hero and brave heroine in a world of peril. Tiffany Snow is a master of writing romantic suspense books. Her books are loaded with high octane action, page turning peril, and sizzling hot loves scenes that leave the readers hearts racing.

In His Shadow is the first book in the Tangled Ivy Trilogy. It was a page turner that I couldn’t put down. The first page
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
My overall impression of this first book in the new Tangled Ivy Trilogy is it's going to get better. For me, In His Shadow was a slow start, setting the scene for the following books and lacked the “wow factor.”

As an victim of abuse, Ivy has built a wall around her life to protect herself. Her best friend Logan introduces her to suitable guys to date, but she prefers to remain single and unattached. She's living her life as she sees fit and enjoys a lifestyle comparable with young women her age
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Devon was definitely an awesome bad boy with some serious sex appeal... liked his character a lot! The steam alone was worth the 3 stars... :)
Didn't care for 'ole Ivy though... her lack of concern for her own self preservation was... frustrating... and just didn't add up when you consider her tragic past.
This is very, very insta-lust... no build up whatsoever to their relationship. And, I would've expected a little more caution and fear from her in wanting to get involved with Devon especially
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I really love Tiffany and all her books, but this one I couldn't connect so well with.

Ivy had a very rough past and it broke my heart. I did love seeing her grow and move on from her trauma. Devon was sexy and had the whole mysterious thing going on. Plus a British accent! I wanted to know more about both of them. I guess my main issue was I felt like I only got the surface of these characters.

What I did love was the action. I normally I am not a fan of action packed books, but Tiffan
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“We’re all products of our past,” Devon said. “What we choose to do with it is our decision, no one else’s. You can choose to be damaged, fragile. Or you can choose to be more than the broken elements of your psyche. Fire tempers steel. Pain tempers character.” 3 likes
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