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Watching from the Shadows

(Trident Security #5)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,345 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Baby? What baby? Marco DeAngelis is determined to stay single and childless forever. But sometimes life gives you what you never knew you wanted.

After months of trying to contact Marco, Harper Williams finally admits she’ll be raising her child alone, since he won’t return her calls.

When Harper is violently attacked, the two are, reluctantly, thrown together again and be
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Published May 14th 2016 by Samantha A. Cole (first published April 16th 2016)
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Debbie DiFiore
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Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of romantic suspense and the author really brings it with this one. Even the title of the book is so perfect with the story and we also get an understanding Marco “Polo” DeAngelis, one of the Sexy Six Pack ex Navy SEAL that is a member of Trident Security. As with all the other books in the series, each one can be read as a stand alone as the author does a wonderful job in filling us in on all the characters from the earlier books, but I personally would recommend you reading the ...more
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series is freaking awesome!! Like really, really awesome!! No you don't have to read them in order to understand what is going on, but in my opinion you are really missing out if you haven't read the first ones and I think it is much better as they do have interconnecting characters. Now, let me tell you this book, well this book is even more awesome than the last and I really didn't think that was possible. Each book is fantastic and every time I get to the end I say that was my favorite. ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marco is called to an active scene only to learn a friend is the victim. Then he learns there is a missing baby…a baby that could be his. Has his past come back to haunt his present and future? In Watching From the Shadows, the fifth installment in Samantha A. Cole’s Trident Security series, Marco must face his past to protect his future. I love this series by Ms. Cole. She gives us strong male and female characters and Harper and Marco were no exception.
With his upbringing, Marco was unable to
Didn't care for this book, although that's mostly a personal preference rather than too much to do about the plot and/or the writing. Before starting it, I hadn't realized how heavily this series leans toward the D/s lifestyle; while I don't mind a little dominance and bondage in my novels, I really don't care for the whole "call me Master, be subservient and sit at my feet" thing, which this book had. Truthfully, once I found this out, I just skimmed the rest of the book so I can't in good f
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved It

I just love Marco and Harper's book - they need to figure out who's trying to hurt Harper and when Marco is called because his number is on the fridge at Harper's house, he gets the surprise of a lifetime.
Helen McNabb
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reading in shadow

A great storyline, it was good to be able to read that the principals had to face realistic life tragedies.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of this series, i mean HUGE fan since the first book: Leather & Lace (Devon & Kristen) His Angel (Ian & Angie) Waiting For Him (Boomer & Kat) Not Negotiable – A Novella (Parker & Shelby) Topping the Alpha (Jake & Nick)... and now the turn is for Watching From The Shadows (Marco and Harper). this book was amazing the character Marco was a gentleman, a great Dom always taking care and looking after Harper ... Paper was a great character too, she was not the innocent type, she was su ...more
Shan ~A~
Marco “Polo” DeAngelis & Harper Williams

I love a secret baby romance. I love BDSM romance. I love romantic suspense. Here we have all three in one.

Finding out your a father when you've vowed to never have kids, nor get married, had to be a shock to the system. With that said, I'll give Marco a pass for being an ass.

How did this come to fruition? Well, Marco & Harper (his sister's best friend) comfort one another with sex after his sister died. In the heat of the moment they have unprotected se
Jim Wanner
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Almost my favorie

I loved this book. Not Negotiable istill my favorie of the series though. Marco and Harper's story was well written and very hot
Janet Faes
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the stalker a bit easy to pick, but otherwise I loved it. Marco and Harper are so great together.
Five Spanking Stars!
Have I said I love the Trident Security Series before, if I have forgive me for my repetition ! I can't help myself , what is not to love about a group of sexy dominant former navy seals and their assorted friends ? Of course what type of security team would they without having someone to guard, protect or rescue or all of the above which only serves to keep me further engrossed in the story!
Sooooo with my gushing out of the way, I should probably tell you a little about o
Stephanie Runion
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Trident Security series continues in book 5 with an exciting and action packed storyline. Harper and Marco are the main characters, but are supported by all the familiar cast of characters. This continuation of the series is as intense and the other books have been.
Heather Jasinski
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Watching From The Shadows (Trident Security Book 5) by Samantha A. Cole

Where do I even begin?! Samantha A. Cole’s writing captivates you from the beginning. You will not want to put any of her books down until they are done, well that’s the case with me anyways. She has become one of my top authors! Watching From the Shadows is Marco and Harper’s story. Each book in this series is about a different member of the Sexy Six-Pack team, that is one aspect that I love about reading this series. I love
Rebecca Austin
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-kylie-s
This is the fifth book in the Trident Series and while it can be read as a stand-alone it does give away things that happened in previous books and therefore should be read in order.

Marco "Polo" DeAngelis is a former Navy Seal and current member of Trident Security. After his sister died recently he is ready to live his life as a DOM and not get attached to any woman. Growing up he had a difficult childhood and doesn't feel like he would be an adequate father.

Harper Williams was best friends wit
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Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready for the “Sexy Six Pack” from Trident Security and I’m not talking about abs ladies because these hot dominant men have eight packs! The Trident Security Series has just the right balance of romance, mystery, and hot kinky sex. Each Page is filled with steamy chemistry and keep you guessing suspense. I love the strong sassy submissives who bring light and love into the lives of this group of dark, dangerous, alpha men. Each and every story is written in such a way you fall in love with ...more
Harper was Marco's deceased sister's BFF. The night of her funeral, they used each other to forget their grief for one night. Now thirteen months have passed and they haven't seen each other again. Marco receives a call: a woman has been attacked and found unconscious in her home. When he discovers that the woman is Harper he worries instantly but worry turns into shock when he learns that Harper has a 5-months-old baby daughter. As soon as Marco lays eyes on the baby, there is no doubt in his m ...more
Tina Todd shobe
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in the Trident Security Series and what an awesome series it is!

I actually think each book could stand on it's own but I don't think you'd actually realize how great of a series it is without reading the books in order as one of the best things about this series is you revisit all the characters in each book and you see how their lives are progressing along.

Marco's story is book 5. We are re-introduced to Harper, who was his deceased sister Nina's best friend. They have known each
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is another great love story and suspenseful action packed story in the Trident Security Series! Marco has always been a quiet and mysterious member of the team and I love that we finally got to know him! The team must figure out who would want to hurt Harper, and if Harper is even the real target of these attacks. Harper is a lawyer and help domestic abuse victims start new lives through the "Friends of Patty" organization, plus she has a history with Marco 'Polo' DeAngelis so the list of p ...more
Wendy Hodges
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Plenty of suspense in this story starting from the first page, a few surprises a long the way as well. Marco always comes across as the most compassionate of the Trident Dom's, it's great to finally get his story even though we have had a few snippets in the past. We know he lost his sister to cancer and he took it hard, here we find out a bit more about his early life with her. Harper as well she was his sisters best friend and went through the cancer battle with them both. A bit of time has pa ...more
Amber Fueston
I had some issues with this one. Marco, who I usually love, was a huge jerk in the beginning. He straight up out loud calls his 5 month old baby a brat and a mistake. That is hard to come back from for me. I needed to see a little more remorse before going forward. There was a lot going on in this one too. I had a hard time keeping things straight and having Kristen's pov thrown in a few times interrupted the flow of the story. I wish it could have been worked in a different way.

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I really loved this story, it is definitely my favourite of the series. Which surprised me as I'm not really a fan of stories where a child is kept secret from a parent. Although that really was only a small part of the overall story and one that really hooked me in, and kept me entertained.

Along with the renewed relationship that developed between Harper and Marco and a really well balanced suspense element, which kept me guessing for at least 60% of the book, but then I did guess who was behi
5 stars. Another fantastic read in what is now one if my favourite series. It's the turn of Marco 'Polo' DeAngelis to find his true love, although according to Polo he will never settle down marry and defi itely no kids! After his only family is tragically taken from him he and his sister's best friend who helped them both to the end find solace in each others arms for one night. Thirteen months later Trident receive a call from the police to attend a crime scene where a woman has been assaulted ...more
Deanie Nelder
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommendations
Marco "Polo" DeAngelis is stunned when he gets a call from the police, telling him that his ex-girlfriend Harper Williams has been attacked and her baby is missing, especially since he never knew he was a father. Harper had tried to tell him about the pregnancy, but her phone calls were blocked and her letters went unanswered, she assumed he rejected her and decided to raise her baby alone. However, Harper isn't out of danger yet, and they also need to figure out who stopped Harper from letting ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourite of the Trident books so far. Marco and Harper have such a wonderful connection and unaware at first an even bigger non vanilla connection. Their love for Mara is overwhelming and their shared bond over Marci's late sister is beyond special. Oh and I Love how the team and their families all stick together, what a family to be part of. Thanks Samantha A Cole for another incredible book. ...more
Lori Amey
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Harper and Marco, second chance love.

I am so in love with the Trident series. Harper and Marco's story is just another reason to love this series. It wouldn't be a Trident book without some sort of case with many of the Trident security gang involved. Which is a plus in my book, I love catching up with the crew. Even with all the obstacles in their way, it seems like Harper and Marco will get their happily ever after. I can't wait to read what comes next. This is a must read series.
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love the guys from Trident! I cannot get enough of their alpha ways and their skill at keeping those they love safe and secure. Marco swore he would never marry or have kids. He is not meant for that kind of life. When Harper, best friend to his sister who recently died, needs his help, Marco is faced with life changing events. Enjoy this story as we discover what is important in life. I also enjoyed the involvement of the rest of the guys from Trident.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review and I thought that book was awesome. I haven't read any of the other books in this series but after reading this one I will be picking them up. I thought this book was excellently written and thought out. Even though I am not into BDSM, I still found this book very enjoyable. For my full view check out this webpage. ...more
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gets better each book

This Marco's story. He lost his only family his sister Nina to cancer. Dealing with the loss along with him is Harper. They hook up the night after the funeral. They reconnect a year and a half later. Marco who is a good Dom , is anti marriage and kids., I had a problem with how he treated Harper at first. Harper is being targeted by someone and for unknown reasons. Very gripping story. Marco learns what love is.
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USA Today Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Author Samantha A. Cole is a retired police officer and paramedic. She's lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a walk ...more

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