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72 Hours

(Devlin Group #1)

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Alex Rossi leads a double life, and it may cost Grace Nolan her son.

The Devlin Group: A privately-owned rogue agency unhindered by red tape and jurisdiction.

Grace Nolan walked away from the Devlin Group carrying Alex Rossi’s child in her womb and his bullet in her shoulder. But a ghost from the past has kidnapped her son, Danny. The ransom—Alex Rossi. To get her son

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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published April 26th 2015 by Shannon Stacey (first published June 20th 2006)
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Robin
Grace Nolan is an ex-secret agent trying to live a quiet life with her son Danny. Her life has been peaceful for the past nine years. But when Danny is kidnapped and Grace is told she must trade Alex Rossi, a member of the Devlin Group, for her son, Grace hurries to comply. Getting Alex to agree isn't going to be easy. He's the guy who shot Grace when a terrorist was holding her at gunpoint. He's also Danny's father...not that he knows about that.

This is the first story in Shannon Stacey's Devli
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Diane
Nov 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
Fast, easy read, sort of like a tv movie. Lots of action but no depth.
mad4rombks
Apr 27, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2008-reads
Kindle Freebie! 4/27/17
Holly
I decided to read this book because of the secret baby plot. I like them when done well, and I was led to believe the heroine's reasons for keeping her son a secret from his father were reasonable. What I was told was correct - her reasons made sense and allowed me to enjoy the story without anger at her for keeping her son a secret.

I really liked the chemistry and emotions between Alex and Grace. Their past history made the story more intense. I also liked the action scenes. Grace was a pretty
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Lisa
Oct 28, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Grace doesn't look like a woman on the run. She tries (and fails) to bake cookies for her son Danny after school. The secret from her past - that she's a butt-kicking secret agent - catches up with her at the beginning of the book, when Danny is kidnapped and held in exchange for her former co-worker Alex.

Grace has a secret she must tell in order to get Alex to go along with her plan. Alex also has a secret that comes out in time.

Could I see the happy ending coming a mile away in this paint-by
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Debra
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I think this was a pretty good start to a series. It was a short book and I would have liked to have seen it be longer and I think that would have helped some of the character development. The characters are interesting enough that I intend to continue with the series.
Linda
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace Nolan traded barbs with Carmen, the only girlfriend that she had and suddenly launched herself down the steps and into the kitchen, she flung open the oven door, grabbed the burning tray of chocolate chip cookies and dumped the charred mess into the sink. She could repel from helicopters, shoot to kill the bad guys on the run, so why was it so hard to bake her eight year old son cookies? Grace muttered back up the stairs, when Carmen saw the expression on her face and chuckled. Carmen had ...more
Kelly
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was in the mood for some fast-paced romantic suspense when I picked this book up and I got that. I also got danger, secrets, lies, and simmering sexual tension. Which is pretty much the yardstick by which I measure all books of this kind. So, YAY!

Grace and Alex have some things they need to work through. This is before she pops in to kidnap him and hand him over for her son's life. Needless to say, their relationship is a little on the complicated side. Grace is harboring a few misconceptions
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Rogetwhi
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!! I wouldn't rated higher if not for a couple of things. 1. I wanted to see more of Alex with Danny and what happened after they all went home together. It didn't have to be long, just something to let me see them as a family. And 2. the constant changing of Danny's eye color...four different times in the book his eyes were described..twice they were called blue and twice brown?!?! Not big problems because I did like the book but a little extra and paying attention to details could've ...more
Larry Anspach
Feb 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Horrible. Sophomoric writing. I REALLY try to read a book through. At the halfway point, I decided I just couldn't do it this time. Character development was shallow. The book is filled with repetitive clichés.
Jennavier
This was solid romance and a decent suspense novel. Not sure I love the two together, but overall it was enjoyable.
DarcLibrarian
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better Together!

Grace Nolan is devastated when her son Danny is kidnapped. The ransom, Alex Rossi her former lover and partner. Desperate she asks Sean Devlin for his address intending to force him to the rendezvous and then leave him to die in exchange for her son. What she doesn't know is Alex Rossi and Sean Devlin are one and the same. After a failed attempt to take him prisoner Alex discovers that Danny is also his son. The betrayal cuts deep but nothing will stop him from hunting the kidnap
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Michelle
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Grace walked away from Alex when she thought that he had betrayed her but for years she's been hiding a secret from him and she can no longer keep him in the dark. When her son is kidnapped she has no one to turn to except for Alex and when it's revealed that he's the father, he will stop at nothing to bring Danny home. As the truth comes out between them feelings that they tried to forget become harder to forget but can a covert operative find happiness with a woman trying to give her son the m ...more
Ddkmc95
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Welcome to the Devlin Group

Love this new series! Fast paced and action packed with lots of steamy moments. Imagine retiring from a job with a black ops and trying to live your life as a single, suburban mom, then being forced to take down the father of your child...the black ops leader. That’s where Grace Nolan finds herself. Grace has secrets...and so does her ‘baby daddy’, Alex Rossi. First they have to rescue Grace’s son.
Joanne
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Loved this book. Full drama and intrigue. From the first page I was hooked. It has a bit of everything, action drama and love kept me entertained even though it's only a novella.
Psycgirl
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
It was fine. Pretty predictable and not a lot of depth.
Heidi Dover
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: nah
Was okay, but just didn't grab and pull me in. A whole lot of suspension of disbelief in a few things, like the setup, the procedure. Was an okay quick read.
Holley
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A kick butt heroine and an equally dangerous hero. Oh, and a cute kid. Throw in some danger and hot sex. I'll definitely read another.
Stacey Conrad
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Not my favorite by her.
Shelly Crawford
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
absolutely loved it!
Debi
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Loved everything about this book. You feel like you’re there in the moments with Grace and Alex. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series
Ashley Tyler
A very quick read with lots of actions, but the characters were not really deep or complex. An excellent read to complete when walking the dog or cleaning the house.
Gemma
I bought this because I like this author, but I definitely like her contemporary romances better than her romantic suspense. The Kowalski series is still her best stuff, IMO.
Book Binge
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book because of the secret baby plot. I like them when done well, and I was led to believe the heroine's reasons for keeping her son a secret from his father were reasonable. What I was told was correct - her reasons made sense and allowed me to enjoy the story without anger at her for keeping her son a secret.

I really liked the chemistry and emotions between Alex and Grace. Their past history made the story more intense. I also liked the action scenes. Grace was a pretty
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Wanderer ♔ Wanderlust ♔
I read this because of the secret baby trope. It was a bit of a surprise to see how many years the secret baby was a secret baby...err...child. But I understood why the heroine did it so it worked for me. I also felt like the hero's reaction to finding out about his son was believable too. They were in the middle of planning out the rescue so he had to set the "confrontation" aside for the moment and get down to the business of rescuing their son.

I was a fan of the TV Show Alias, and the heroine
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BBMoreB ~
This was a free kindle book that I got a couple of months ago. When I read the product description it seemed like an interesting concept - it gives you a descent overview.

The heroine, Grace Nolan, is an ex-agent trying to raise her son. The hero, Alex Rossi, is her ex-partner and the man she once loved.

This book was a quick read - nothing really unexpected. This was the first book I read by Shannon Stacy. I wasn't overly impressed. The fact that I saw the ending coming from page one was very dis
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Linda 📚
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alex Rossi aka Sean Devlin is leading a double life--he's the founder of Devlin Group as Sean Devlin; and he's Alex Rossi (his real name), one of Devlin Groups senior agents. His lifetime goal has been to find & kill the man who murdered his mother.

Grace Nolan is an ex- agent, and considers Sean Devlin a friend. When her young son, Danny, is kidnapped, she's forced to ask Devlin Group to help her find & rescue him. The kidnapper just happens to be the killer Alex is seeking, and the killer knows
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Honeypie
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
//ebook

4.5 stars

If you're into stories like the James Bond movies and shit, you'd probably enjoy this. Plot is simple enough, but full of action. I'm sure there are a lot more happenings within the words, than how I imagined them.

With the 'proper selection' of actors, this could be made into a movie, and not really sucked.

Towards the last pages, I was actually looking forward to book two. I haven't read the synopsis yet, but I'm hoping the 'lead characters' would still lead the 2nd book. Or at
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Amy R
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. I had previously read Shannon Stacey's Kowalski series and I loved her writing in those so I started looking at her other books. Romantic Suspense is probably my favorite genre of romance and I was not disappointed with this one. I enjoyed watching Alex and Grace deal with their issues from the past and present while saving their son from a crazy dude. I enjoyed their friends Gallagher and Carmen as well. There was just the right amount of suspense and intimacy to keep me read ...more
Wendy
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, e-book, romance, 2012
International espionage is an unusual milieu for a romance novel, and former and current covert agents make unusual protagonists, but this short book is tight tight tight and tense and nonstop action, both physical and mental, and eminently satisfying in the end. There is a body count among the bad guys, and a liberal lashing of wounds among the good guys, but everything that happens supports the story. This is the first in a series, so I look forward to more in this entertaining crossover of tw ...more
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