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Cabin 1

(Steele Shadows Security #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  851 ratings  ·  163 reviews
From bestselling and multi-award-winning romantic suspense author Amanda McKinney comes the first book in the steamy, edge-of-your-seat, three-part series, Steele Shadows Security

Hidden deep in the remote mountains of Berry Springs is a private security firm where some go to escape, and others find exactly what they’ve been looking for.

Welcome to Cabin 1, Cabin 2,
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published December 2019 by HH Tisevich (first published September 26th 2019)
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beachbum bookworm
Apr 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Cabin 1 was the story of Gage and Niki. That’s all I'm going to say for a synopsis.

My thoughts:

NO NO NO NO!! I really disliked this book!!! I thought it was creepy that upon meeting the main character who has just been attacked, and sexually assaulted that he (Gage) is having fantasies about her. Crude and Lewd fantasies. The other men in the house also seem to not be sensitive to what she has experienced either. The character “wolf” makes some really inappropriate comments to someone who has
ARC received for review

A family that is trying to put it's self back together after the death of the father, or was it murder. The brothers sure do like to fight. I didn't really care for Gage. Niki was okay. I don't understand how the bad guy go that close to the cabin without the cameras or alarms going off. Maybe I'll like the next brother more.
Deborah Cantillo
Another great book that starts off a new series for Amanda McKinney. Cabin 1 is a faced paced romantic suspense starring a family of four brothers who are each dealing differently with the one year anniversary of the death of their beloved father. They have left their military careers and have taken over the reins of Steele Shadows Security, that their father founded after leaving a career with NSA. ADA Niki Avery is run off the road one night, assaulted by two men, one of whom she then kills tr ...more
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing title does not disappoint. Devoured this in one reading. It starts off with a tension filled scene and just gets better and better. There definitely are plenty of sizzling hot alpha males and a smart independent female who all packed a punch. They were all relatable characters, and even though Gage has quite an ego, comparing himself to a greek god at one point, but it works for him, he has too much baggage to work through and it is like a mask he wears. Then there are two mysteries g ...more
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Hero’s thoughts about women were downright disgusting. He’s a sexist pig. I highly doubt that every man thinks like this. All he thought about was booze and fucking every woman that he saw. His second thought when he met the heroine was how he would like to take her to his bed. Mind you the heroine was beat up, almost raped and his thoughts were those.

And did the author kill the older brother?
Oct 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The hero is a 🐷... like who thinks about having sex w someone that was beaten & almost raped?
Also, the whole « ex boyfriend » thing made no sense, and it seemed crazy easy to get to this middle of nowhere safe houses for anyone who would want to.
The only intriguing character was the older brother, and I am not sure but it seemed he got killed at the he dead?
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
What in the hell did I start reading..Gage was pig..He was disgusting, I mean I read about books and I know that when you are reading a lot of guys thoughts they are not very lets say clean, however this guy yuck. I was trying to continue even though I knew I didn't like him, but then when he meet Niki who was beat the hell up, torn shirt raped or almost raped he is having lewd thoughts, sorry dude couldn't continue with it.

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Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

The blurb of this book and the reviews drew me in. I love a book that has suspense with a protective hero. There were parts of this story that were beautifully written. In fact, I was impressed with how the author crafted her sentences and portrayed certain scenes. However, the actual storyline fell short for me. It had great potential but everything happened so fast and certain parts of the story didn't resonate and seemed out of place.
Maggie Whitworth
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can’t wait for the rest of the series.
Tension, passion and intrigue, intense and romantic, everything you want from a book .
Beautifully written with excellent characters.
I received an Arc copy of this book and chose to post this review
Rhonda Brant
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap! What a book! This is the second book I’ve read from this author, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m hooked. Her writing style reminds me of CD Reiss, Samantha Young and Colleen Hoover. Very well written, grabs and immerses you in the story from the very first word and doesn’t release you until the last page, it just flows effortlessly and before you know it, you’re at the end of the book with your jaw hitting the floor. Nikki and Gage’s story is gripping, suspenseful, tons of mystery, hot ...more
Chantelle Devlin
4.5 STARS | this was amazing!!! I’ll take Ax. Thank you !!!
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Cabin 1 is the first in the Steele Shadows Security series. Gage, like his brothers, is a heavy drinking, womanising ex-military type. After the death of their father, they now run a private security firm with a fortress-like base hidden away on a mountain. (Although, it's not that hidden, as plenty of people seem to find them easily.) Niki is attacked in the middle of nowhere on her way home from a yoga class. When she stumbles across the Steel Security base when on the run from her attackers, ...more
Steph ✨
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sending me a copy of this e-book to review.

Although a little problematic in places (a sexual assault victim wanting to immediately sleep with her knight in tortured armour the day after her assault - however, I am fully aware people deal with things in different ways so each to their own) I really enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the side story to do with the Steele brothers dad, Duke. And I did enjoy the romance between Gage and Niki. I also adore the b
Karen Roma
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Cabin 1 is the first book in Amanda McKinney’s Steele Shadow Security series and left me with mixed views on the story’s progression. Brothers who seem to do nothing but fight (OK, so that’s not necessarily out of the realm of believability), but a bad guy who manages to circumnavigate cameras and alarms to enact his dastardly deeds, was a little over the top. I also wasn’t terrible fond of Gage’s character, and Niki was only mildly likeable. Overall, it wasn’t a bad story, but I’m hoping for mo ...more
Holly Bargo
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked it, but ...

The hero is a cliche. He's a tortured soul who drowns his pain in booze and women. Our heroine is spunky, but a little too much at the mercy of her hormones. The attraction is instant, the fall into bed nearly so. Overall the editing is clean, the mystery quickly resolved, and the incentive to read the next book strong with a new development that leads to Cabin #2.
Catarina Águas
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a good book and I liked the characters and their relationship and strength
Jan 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
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5 stars

*ARC kindly provided by the author and I’m leaving an honest review*

Fast paced✔
Page turner✔
Dark storytelling✔
Unpredictable twists and turns✔
Hot, delicious, damaged alpha✔
Strong, vulnerable Heroine✔
Off the charts chemistry✔
Amazing love story✔

This book and series should read every romantic suspense lover. I liked everything about this book and writing which just flowed and had me engrossed to the story from start to fi
Danielle Caster
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This was a first Amanda McKinney read for me. Loved the story. Great writer. My only suggestion is that she could have gone so much deeper into suspense with this story line. It felt as if the story got cut short.
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full review appeared at Reader's Edyn on 04/26/20

Niki has just survived a brutal attack. Blind-sided out of nowhere and set up by two masked men, she narrowly escapes and sets off into the woods. It’s by sheer will to survive that she makes it as far as she does and sheer luck that she stumbles onto the grounds of the elite Steele Shadows Security family. Knowing absolutely nothing about her attackers, if it was random or planned, and if they took off with all of her information from her vehicle
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cabin 1 is a romantic thriller about four brothers that run a security company that they inherited from their father. The Steele brothers, ex marines are having a hard time coming to the fact that their father has passed. Each one dealing with it, the best way they know how. Gage drinks way too much and uses women as much as a guy uses toilet paper. It’s his survival mode. When one night alarms go off and someone on their land. Niki Avery was coming off a relaxful weekend, when she was viciously ...more
I’m gonna start by saying that Marines, whether active duty or not, are close to my heart ❤️. My son and daughter are both active Marines. OH MY GOODNESS !! I absolutely LOVED everything about this book ! You get some of your own opinions of what you think is gonna happen and let me tell you Amanda threw them all out the window. The twists and turns in this book are amazing. The writing is so descriptive and intense that I felt like I was the main’s absolutely phenomenal!!!! I wa ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sexy page turner that’s so good I immediately preordered Cabin 2!

This is my second read by McKinney, and while I enjoyed the last one I read (The Shadow), I was even crazier about this one. Perhaps it was because it was a bit heavier on the romance, or perhaps it was because of the cadre of muscled, no-nonsense alphas, either way, this was a fantastic and entertaining read. So much so that I read it more or less in one sitting.

Niki Avery is a survivor, on so many levels. Smart, quick-witted,
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book starts with action and it continues throughout the book. I love the characters of Niki and Gage. Gage is your typical rigid alpha and Niki is a sassy, strong woman.

Niki is attacked one night while returning home and manages to escape...running for her life. She finds the home offices of Steele Securities. Alerted that someone is by their property, Gage finds Niki. Niki and Gage come from different backgrounds, she poor with a crazy father but has worked hard her whole young life earnin
Cassie Ashford
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my damn! This book had me on edge from start to finish! There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t expect.

Niki is a woman plagued by small town life. Their judgment and gossip of her past will never stop but she will do everything she can to forge a new path for herself.

Gage is a man racked by the horrors of his past. He drowns his sorrows by drinking too much booze and indulging in women.

When these two meet its instant chemistry that throws them both off axis. The circumstances sur
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Diamonds, dirt and champagne!

This first book in the Steele Shadows Security was totally worth the wait! The Steele brothers may only operate in the shadows and be legendary both locally and in special forces but first and foremost they are brothers, family and family come first...always!
This plot has more twists than a corkscrew, with many more to come in the next two books but the last paragraph totally blindsided me, caused a sharp inhale of breath and left me emotionally dazed.
Gage is lost, w
3.75 Stars for the first book in a spin-off from the Berry Springs Series. This time the drama and suspense surrounds the Steele Brothers whom recently took over their deceased father’s very successful security firm, Steele Shadows Security.
As with the original series, the main characters fall instantly in bed and in love. This time those roles are played by Gage Steele and Niki Avery. Niki was brutally attacked and found on the Steele’s compound. The local police (cast members from Berry Sprin
Ashley Hite
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amanda McKinney returns with a new series about the Steele brothers, a family of strong wealthy ex-military men working rebuild their lives and private security company after their father passed away. Niki Avery is forced off the road and assaulted by two masked men on her return from a retreat, her only escape is by killing one of her attackers. Badly hurt and scared for her life she stumbles on the Steele compound and into the waiting arms of Gabe Steele a drunk reeling from the loss of his fa ...more
Anne G. Kasaba
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new series by one of my favorite authors. I’ve never read anything this author has written and not loved it.

The Steel brothers run a security firm from their enclave in the mountains. They’re known as a hard drinking, fist flying, commitment phobic clan that provide the best security around. They left the Marines when their father died and picked up the reins of the company their father built. But one brother, the oldest believes dad was murdered and is determined to prove it.

In addition they
Catherine Parton
This is a Berry springs spin-off 'A Darker, grittier, bad boy brother ' Amanda was not wrong.
There are no words for this one!!!
I loved gage and niki's characters, their quirks and chemistry.
This book was so unexpected the 4 steele brothers and their staff will have you instantly hooked, and feeling so many emotions.
There is a second story being told throughout this book which will paith the way for more books, which already has me anxiously awaiting the next one.
I'm still processing this book i
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Amanda McKinney is the #1 bestselling and multi-award-winning author of more than fifteen romantic suspense and mystery novels. She wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY in 2017, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Her books include the bestselling series, STEELE SHADOWS SECURITY, the multi-award-winning BERRY SPRINGS series, BLACK ROSE MYSTERIES, and many mo ...more

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