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In My Skin

(The Obsidian Files #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Come back to me …

Luke remembers a few things. Just not his last name, or anyone he ever knew. He knows that he’s a supersoldier, genetically enhanced and loaded up with brain implants. He just escaped from a year-long hell of captivity, and to protect his family and friends from his tormentors, he blocked his memories. Now he needs those memories back, fast … or he and tho
Paperback, 238 pages
Published June 17th 2018 by Shannon McKenna
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Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
In My Skin is the third book in the in the Obsidian Files series and right off the bat it starts off strong and keeps on going.

Luke is an enhanced super soldier who escaped Obsidian and is now on the run. In order to protect himself he instituted a brain block. He put up a protective wall inside his head so Obsidian cannot find him and also so he can protect loved ones. Only, now he can’t remember who he is supposed to be protecting or even remember his last name. All he knows is he needs to sto
I thought this book was a little uneven. However, the action is non-stop. McKenna is a pro at getting you to care about her characters and what happens to them. Great side characters, too.
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
*Arc received by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Since the first book, I couldn't wait to have Luke found and read his book and I wasn't disappointed. In my opinion, this is the best in the series so far. Like in the other books, the story is fast paced, with a well thought plot and great characters. I just loved Luke!

Last but not least, I would say that you know you are reading a great book, when even though you know that all will end well, you are still stress out.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
IN MY SKIN Shannon McKenna
This third installment of the Obsidian Files is exciting and full of ‘edge of your seat’ action. The style in which Shannon McKenna writes puts the reader directly in the story. I felt that I was hiding in the room while the story unfolded around me. Once again Shannon paints vivid landscapes that augment the largeness of the characters. In the midst of the suspense, mystery and action, she creates characters who are deeply emotional and vibrantly sexual with the inhere
This is a brilliant mix of science-fiction and very hot, romantic suspense and, although it is the third book in the series, it still works well as a standalone IMHO. The heroic supersoldier star of this story is Luke and, other than knowing he’s been genetically enhanced and had brain implants, that’s all the personal information he is certain about. He has escaped from a horrendous year in captivity and, to protect those he cares about from those who are after him, he has blocked his memories ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
I am definitely not into the heavy sci-fi direction that Ms. McKenna has taken. She is my go-to author and I can always count her to give me a stellar story. However, this series is a HUGE miss! Besides the heroes, the heroines also have cyber enhancements. The women are dominant, especially during sex, while the heroes are more passive. I hate that. I desperately miss the McCloud series. I was holding onto hope for Asa since he is fully human but looks like his love interest is enhanced.

This i
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this series and Luke's book is great. You see he doesn't remember even his last name right now. Neither does he remember his family nor his friends because he put up blocks so that when he was recaptured he couldn't tell the secrets of the others who had escaped with him.

Dani is a nurse, her best friend is Naldo so when he shows up on her doorstep bleeding she has no idea he is an Obsidian member.

When she meets Luke the last thing she wants to do is believe him much less so what he tells
Donna Repsher
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even begin to describe this novel? I'll start out by admitting to being an avid fan of Ms. McKenna's books since I read her first novel, and, just like all her other novels, this one, the third novel in her Obsidian Files series, is one spectacular thrill ride from beginning to end, and it gets 5 stars from this reader.

If you're a fan of romantic suspense, you'll find this novel and this series to be so much more than that, because it also fits right into the realm of science fiction,
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, suspense
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 6/21/18.

OMG, this series. Kick-butt romantic suspense mixed with like whoa chemistry between characters who it's impossible not to fall for--I seriously hope Ms. McKenna continues with this series all the way through to Ivy's story (and since she's still clutching stuffed cats and watching cartoons, that'll give us a while to go... ;))

In My Skin is the third book in the series--Luke's story; Zade's brother (from My Next Breath --where his main goal was

Luke is a super-soldier, but he doesn't know much else about his life beyond that. He doesn't know whether he has family or can't remember what his last name is, but if there's one thing he does know it's that he'll do anything to protect the innocent. So, when Dani LaSalle becomes a target of the people he's determined to take down and put a permanent end to, he decides to risk everything to keep her safe. Will Luke be able to protect Dani and put an end to the people he's after once and for al
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finding a good romantic suspense is far harder that you would expect given the wide choice there now is since the advent of eBooks and self publishing, sadly more quantity than quality. However, rising above this sea of mediocrity is The Obsidian Series by Shannon McKenna; a fabulous blend of ingredients - thriller with intrigue and suspense, sci-fi with a dash of paranormal, romance, action, hotness and sex - this series has it all and does it well.

For me personally, I would recommend reading
49 Geese
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Shannon McKenna’s Obsidian Files Series.

Years ago The Obsidian Group preyed on street kids, using them to implant their high tech sensory processors and turning them into genetically enhanced humans. Luke Ryan is the oldest of the Ryan brothers who were kidnapped as children and put into the group’s experimental program. Now, he just knows his first name is Luke and that he has been modified with brain implants. In an effort to protect himself, he wiped his memory clea
Lynn Reynolds
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5

Luke Ryan is a little different from most people. But being unique works to his advantage. Daniela “Dani” LaSalle gets put into something that would make a great SyFy series. She’s a brave woman but a little confused about what’s going on. There’s plenty of action and it starts right from the beginning.

I’m afraid that Luke’s story doesn’t start here. It actually stars with the book titled My Next Breath – at least as to how he got here. If you haven’t read it yet, you may want to star
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The wait is almost over for the next installment in Shannon McKenna’s amazing Obsidian Files series! In My Skin is Luke’s story—at long last. Once again, McKenna does an amazing job of melding nonstop pulse-pounding suspense with some of the hottest love scenes out there. Her world of enhanced supersoldiers, ruthless corporate malfeasance, and cutting edge bio-technology/medical interfacing parallels real-world headlines in frighteningly coincidental ways.

Luke has escaped Obsidian, but his mem
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke is an enhanced super soldier, who has escaped Obsidian to go on the run. And in order to protect everyone he loves & himself, he's put a block on his brain, so they can't find him or his loves ones, but the drawback is that he can't remember anything either. He's supposed to be stopping an Obsidian courier with big info, who has a chip in their body. That courier is Naldo, who was Daniela LaSalle's best friend, but she hasn't seen for years, but lands on her doorstep with a mortal wound in ...more
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
In My Skin is a powerful, action-packed book that will keep you at the edge of your sit.

Luke is a super soldier, with brain implants and lots of habilities, but to protect those he loves, he had to burned and walled all of his memories and now he can’t get them back.
Dani is a nurse. She lives a quiet life, sometimes lonely but content until his childhood friend comes crashing through her door, dying and puts her in danger.
When Luke sees Dani, he’s determined to protect her, even when that can co
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
In My Skin is the third book in The Obsidian Files series, and we catch up with Luke who was kidnapped in book one. He managed to escape by himself, but is so very alone, as he can't remember who he is, or who he needs to contact. This was done deliberately to ensure that the 'bad guys' couldn't get any information from him, but it's left him in a bit of a bind. He has a plan to put it right though, which lands him firmly by Dani's side.

The majority of the book is dedicated to Luke and Dani, wit
Chelsea Organ
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In My Skin is Shannon Mckenna’s latest release. It is the third book in the Obsidian Files and does not disappoint. Readers of Mckenna’s will find that she has not let up on the high stakes nor the emotional potency. In My Skin is a read that starts with a bang and has unceasing intensity.

The book begins with Luke, an enhanced super soldier who has just escaped months of torture and captivity. In his escape, he was forced to block out his memories. Memories he knows he can’t regain on his own.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Book, in true Shannon McKenna fashion, is amazing. Shannon is truly an amazing author, her writing is so good you get absorbed into the book, in the best way possible. Suspense, action, family, love and of course some heat thrown in there. While you can absolutely read this as a stand alone, it does make a bit more sense when read in the order of the series (which I highly reccomend, they are just as awesome too). The main characters are Luck and Dani (short for Daniela). Luke has a sort of ...more
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Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I am a long time Shannon McKenna fan. I have been reading her books since the beginning and I am so glad that she is still writing romantic suspense. The Obisidian File books stand alone however there is an ongoing storyline that makes it necessary to read the books in order to enjoy them to their fullest. In My Skin picks up right where My Next Breath left off. We are finally able to connect with Luke Ryan, Zade's brother and find out not only that he survived but ho ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I have been dying for! OMW! I have wanted this book since I read the first book Right Through Me. Can I just say I loved it hard? Luke is almost childlike in some of his reactions, I guess because of the amnesia he is facing. And then he is so hot and alpha in others. The story progresses at a fast pace but not too fast to enjoy the details. This book opens the door wide for several new books and I am fervently eager for Asa and Brenner's stories! I seriously need them.

This ser
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In My Skin was the action packed story of how two great people get thrown together by evil shadowy corporation circumstances and fall in love. It was a delight and reading it gave me the same satisfaction some of my favorite McCloud stories did.

The hero, Luke, was a real stand out. He's the kind of perfect romance novel hero (if you don't count freaky superpowers earned from a tortured past as a con) that quickly realizes he falls for the heroine and proceeds to take every opportunity to displa
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
When Dani discovers her missing friend, Naldo, on her back porch bleeding to death, she is drawn into the world of enhanced humans bred to be supersoldiers. Before Naldo is taken to the hospital, he pleads with Dani to help Ivy, but Dani doesn't know who Ivy is. After Naldo's death, Dani is attacked in her home, but is saved by the mysterious Luke. She doesn't believe his tale of enhancements until she is on the run and sees them in use. Luke agrees to help Dani find Ivy if she will help him fin ...more
Whispers From
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke is a super soldier who was locked up and tested for a year. He has some really bad guys after him and they follow him to Dani. Dani is a nurse and when her friend shows up half dead, she’ll do anything to help him. He leaves her with a chip and the crazy scientists want it. She and Luke are on the run and have no one to turn to because his memories are blocked. The only way to get them back is to shock a part of his brain. Once they come back, anyone enhanced like him can get the informatio ...more
Kimberly Liby
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing I love more than conflict and sexual tension between a hero and a heroine, especially when strange circumstances have intertwined their lives. I love the dynamic between Dani and Luke, both strong, stubborn types with big hearts. McKenna is the Queen of Character-Building. I have fallen in love with every character she’s written into existence. This is the third book in The Obsidian Files series where Luke has escaped the clutches of Obsidian and is desperately trying to recall t ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Ms. McKenna has created a masterful new story in her “we love alpha males” kind a way! Unfortunately I was unable to get to the last book, so when she asked if I would read In My Skin, I jumped at the chance. Don’t worry this book can stand on its own; although it is fun to follow along with the arc of each story and the build up of characters along the way. I fell in love with her McCloud brothers first, but since Ms. McKenna has moved into the paranormal realm I have adapted easily. ...more
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

I really enjoyed Shannon McKenna's third book in The Obsidian Files series, In My Skin and just like the previous two books, this one too started strong and kept me engaged throughout.

A perfect mix of thriller, mystery, high octane romance and strong characters, I was intrigued, pulled in the story and kept glued to my seat until the very end.

A hero who doesn't remember his life and a heroine who is headstrong and almost sure that the hero with his weird t
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This thrilling and sexy series just keeps getting better and better! This book picks up with Luke on the run after his daring escape from his torturous capture. Being a super soldier, he was able to block his mind to stop Braxton from learning about the rest of his family. Unfortunately his memory is buried so deep he can't remember who he was protecting. As he works to find a way to bring his memory back, ER nurse Daniela gets caught in the middle. she unknowingly has something both Luke and th ...more
Desiree Alotaibi
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, Shannon McKenna delivers non-stop action and steamy romance. Every time I read one of her books, I think “This would be a fabulous movie!” It would have to be a rated R one of course, to allow for those red-hot love scenes! I am never bored for a moment reading one of her stories and In My Skin is no exception. She is always willing to push the boundaries of messy, passionate, perfectly crazy relationships, never settling for the mainstream or the comfortable. Her plot lines are enter ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, suspense
Shannon McKenna always writes love stories with such intensity and connection. The bad guys here are very creepy, which makes a nice contrast with the pure love between Luke and Dani, who have never met before Dani's friend from foster care shows up injured and dying, and asking her to take care of something. You get a bad feeling as a reader that this favor is gonna bring Dani some horrific ordeal and it does, but luckily, Luke is there to protect her from a terrifying home invasion. The two of ...more
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Also wrote five category romances under the penname Shannon Anderson

::From The Author's Website::


I started writing my first romance novel in secret. I was working a temp job in an insurance office in Manhattan at the time, and the office manager had made it clear that even if there was nothing to do, I still had to look busy-- never one of my big talents. I felt bad about the waste

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