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Phoenix

(Steele Shadows Rising #1)

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4.52  ·  Rating details ·  353 ratings  ·  69 reviews
A man who cheated death.
A woman hired to pick up the broken pieces.
And an obsession strong enough to kill for.


They told him he’d been given a second chance at life. Told him to count his lucky stars, to stop and smell the roses. Kind of hard to do when your body is bound by chains and cuffs. That’s what it felt like, anyway, when Phoenix Steele woke up from his coma to a l
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Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published March 19th 2020
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Maggie Whitworth
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
💋💋

Loved this book , feen was a character that intrigued me after I read the Cabins 1-3.
Great storyline and characters as always.
Sue
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am sooo glad for more Steele Shadows Security! I absolutely live this series and was excited for Feen’s story. He sure has met his match with Rose! They have such explosive chemistry! I loved it!
Suzana
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 + stars

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

Suspenseful✔
Gripping✔
Gritty✔
Raw✔
Fast paced✔
Page turner✔
Dark storytelling✔
Unpredictable twists and turns✔
Hot, delicious, damaged alpha✔
Strong, vulnerable Heroine✔
Off the charts chemistry✔
Passionate✔
Intense✔
Heartfelt✔
Emotional✔
Amazing love story✔

Wow! Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect but this was completely brilliant, compelling, raw, breathtaking, at times heartbreaking story and such a wonderful read which I can
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Mari Pickrel
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ready

I can't wait for the next book in the series. Loved each one. This is the first series I've read of here's. Can't wait to start another one. Great author.
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Deb Diem
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Phoenix: Steele Shadows Rising is an outstanding romantic suspense by Amanda McKinney. Ms. McKinney has once more impressed me with her story-telling abilities. This book is well-written and populated with a phenomenal cast of characters. Phoenix is recovering from a gunshot to his head. He has to work with a psychologist in order to get his license and concealed carry permit back. Rose worked hard to overcome her background and get where she is but one meeting with Phoenix and she was thinking ...more
Nikki Brooks
Phoenix is one panic attack away from losing it. His brothers and colleagues are walking on eggshells, waiting for him to inevitably lose the tiny grip on his monstrous temper. He's had to step down from running their company as he can't be trusted. That damn known on the head is taking away his independence - they won't even let him drive! Now he needs to see a headshrinker before they let him even attempt to get back on the road and, more importantly it seems, get his concealed carry licence b ...more
Peggy
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I also discovered Amanda McKinney and her Berry Springs world about a year ago. I wasn’t one for gritty reads and I hadn’t really read any gritty romance suspense reads before. I find the first chapter of Amanda’s books grab you and drag you in. Then you are just along for the ride, reading til the wee hours. I am a voracious reader, reading about 300 books a year and when Amanda has a book, I just grab it, no questions asked but, I was patiently waiting for Phoenix. When the Steele Shadows stor ...more
Julie
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wowza! I can’t rave enough about Amanda McKinney’s Steele Shadows Security books. This latest volume is hot and steamy with a dash of mystery and intrigue thrown in. Well more than a dash actually and I didn’t see that end coming. I can’t wait for the next installment to read more about Berry Springs hottest Security Team.
V Brown
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well written

I enjoyed reading this book. It was well researched regarding head injuries and the chemistry between the two characters was good.
The only thing missing is that the author did not mention the partners of Phoenix's brothers. Despite the I liked the book.
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Melissa May
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow !! A very intens, emotional, steamy and thrilling story. It’s the first in the new Steele shadows rising series by Amanda Mckinney. You don’t have to read the Steele shadows security series before this book, since this can be read as a standalone, but I do reccomend it.
“ A man who cheated death” and
“ A woman hired to pick up the broken pieces “ This is what the blurb says, and made me want to read the story straight away. And wow, this is a real pageturner!
I couldn’t put it down, I loved P
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blueyed_cntry_girl
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amanda has done another PHENOMENAL job !! Phoenix ‘Feen’ is such an Amazon character. I loved him in Cabin 1 and when the book ended I was mad I mean really upset. BUT Feen finally gets his story and boy is it a doozy. Phoenix is handsome, strong and oh so flawed. Both physically and mentally.

Rose ‘Flower’ wow she is such a strong, very strong, independent, beautiful, feisty and amazing woman. I absolutely loved her character. She is also a flawed woman that has overcome so many odds just like
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Leah Hines
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Phoenix is my favorite of the Steele brothers. Recovering from a gun shot to the head, he is pushed into therapy. Rose is a complex woman with a past of her own. The chemistry between the two is combustible. The development of their relationship is perfectly paced. The growth in both characters is realistic and relatable.
The mystery is full of suspense and twists. I really thought I had it figured out. I was so wrong! The danger to Rose brings out the alpha in Phoenix and becomes part of his jo
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Joya
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not a bad series. Good storyline, even unpredictable at times. In all 4 books the women are authentic with captivating character. My only disappointment was that there was no information about the couples that were created in previous books as you usually have in these types of series. ..a bit annoying
Joe’s Mum
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Steele Brothers return and this time it is the eldest brother, Phoenix. Phoenix is recently out of a coma after being shot in the head while investigating the death of his father, he is trying to get his life back together and his temper under control. To do this he must attend therapy, where he meets the gorgeous therapist Dr Rose Floris, who has a few issues of her own. Phoenix and Rose are both stubborn and strong willed. Their chemistry is off the charts and when Rose is threatened Phoen ...more
Margery Baker
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There aren’t words!
This is an “edge of your chair” read that is if you can even sit still to read it. There was so much going on that the intensity; mystery, emotion, and hot steam sex wore me out. This entire series has been unbelievable, but this one beats them all. The chemistry between Rose and Phoenix is off the charts as is their mutual respect for each other’s accomplishments in spite of obstacles they have overcome. There is a constant undertow throughout the book relating to a serial mu
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Polly J. Van Benthusen
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That's a big wow!

Sexy and steamy and a mystery. How can one series have so many incredible hunks in one place. I liked Phoenix in the original book and I'm glad his character was fully developed in this book. It feels like a complete circle. Now we need a short novel to see how all these hunny guys and strong women make it. Can't get enough of these incredible brothers! Hurry up next one!
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Tammy Scibetta
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great and amazing book. Everything you could expect. A page turner, full of hotness, angst, time of healing and intrigue.
Denise
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one series I liked following while waiting for the next one. With the men that are in this we now will get a closer look at Phoenix whom will own us in no time at all. The intimacy that will come out of this will grow from within. Rose has her own story but with them intertwined with Phoenix we will be transfixed with what will unfold before us. There is a fight that has us riding a wild one with the whips that cause the neck to roll. My favorites are contained within with that being mur ...more
Brandi Devillier
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved this book.. I always say one of the Steele brothers is my favorite every time I read a book, but I really love Phoenix.. he’s been through so much and still continues to push forward. I love Rose too.. they even each other out and continue to push each other to be a better.. the romance and suspense.. yess!
Marti
Phoenix by Amanda McKinney is the next book about the Steele Security. This book starts the Steele Shadows Rising, spinning off from Steele Shadows Security. The brothers that make up the Steele family are all rich, strong, ex marines that seemingly can survive anything.

Phoenix Steele is well named as he has survived a gunshot wound to his head. Yet he has survived and is determined to thrive. He has lost so much and he knows his family is worried about him. In order to get back part of his lif
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Gina
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Once again Amanda McKinney gives us an inside look at the Steele brothers of Berry Springs.This is a great continuation of Cabin 1, 2 and 3. We know that Phoenix has miraculously woken up from his coma, now he needs to deal with the aftermath of his Traumatic Brain Injury. His brothers, Gunner, Alex and Gage have his back he knows this yet he feels as though has failed them. It takes the help of a therapist, Dr. Rose Floris, to explain what he needs to do to get his life back. Rose has her own i ...more
Karen Santos
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Having trouble putting it down. Especially at work
Rose Brown
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An Intense Tale!
“Phoenix” is a well-developed suspenseful, thrilling rollercoaster ride with twists and turns that keeps you guessing until the last page. Phoenix is a hot romance with drama, intrigue, and action that keeps coming. The main characters Rose and Phoenix have a stormy, steamy attraction that keeps this tale exciting. I enjoyed this intense tale. Recommended!
I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily
Amanda Marlowe
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rose has had a really hard life, she has a hidden childhood, in that she won't talk about it at all. Phoenix got shot in the head when he was investigating his father's death, see the previous Cabin books ( they're great and well worth a read). He's now supposed to be having therapy so he can get his driving and gun licences back.
To say he's not happy about it is an understatement!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This is a great read about two lost souls.
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Linda
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading the 3 previous books focusing on Pheonix's brothers I thought I was a little familiar with who he was and where his own story would lead. But I was so wrong. What a great read and what a dynamic character. I was lost a bit in the psychology terms but that didn't lessen the amazing journey. Who knew Phoenix was going to be so deep and multi dimensional. I loved this book. Amanda McKinney is the Best! ...more
Gregg Sayers
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just when you thought the Steele Shadows Security series couldn't get any better... the story of Phoenix came along. Wow! What an incredible book. The characters in this book are so deep and well written. I read this book in one day because I could not put it down! Another great book by Amanda McKinney! She is constantly topping herself with these storylines and character development. It's a MUST read! ...more
Michele Newton
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally he is here!

I've been waiting for Phoenix's book. Amanda McKinney does not disappoint in the continuation of the steamy Steele Brothers.

Rose is very strong and independent, which makes her a perfect match for Phoenix. This has been by far, my favorite in the series. You will not be disappointed with this one. I can't wait to see what else is in store for the remaining books in the series.

I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily reviewed it.
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Michele bookloverforever
Hamilton Reviews

Great characters. Wonderful dialogue. Fantastic plot. Fear, guilt, desperation, murders, stalking, jilted ex lover, fami!y feud and , to top it all off, true insanity and terror. Suggest reading the first Steele stories before this one to truly understand the male hero...and he is a hero.
Heather  Stobo
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the brothers story I have been waiting to read. He is broken, she is broken but together they heal each other. I loved the story but wanted more....more of Phoenix’s story with his brothers and the Steele Security team. At the same time I could not put this book down until the last page!
Kathleen
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was dying for this book and it did not disappoint!!!
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Amanda McKinney is the #1 bestselling and multi-award-winning author of more than fifteen small-town 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, ...more

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