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A small, friendly Colorado town, nestled in the breathtaking Rockies, cloaks a malevolence, an evil that stalks women. Jesslyn Black, a writer, is content living her now-single, childless life. If she keeps to herself, she can't get hurt. Haunted by the past, Jesslyn never again wants to experience the soul-shredding pain of losing loved ones.
Aiden Kinncaid is running from his own secret loss. As the CEO of Kinncaid Enterprises, he travels to this remote Colorado resort town to oversee the opening of the new Highland Hotel. Though he's not interested in any kind of relationship, he finds himself drawn to this temperamental, brown-eyed beauty. And her rough-edged attitude is a challenge to him.
But whether or not either sought a relationship, they've found one. Aiden wants to protect Jesslyn even if she claims she can take care of herself, and she finds she can't stop thinking about Aiden, even when he annoys her. Will they get their second chance at love and life before the killer eliminates one problem he doesn't need?
I had the pleasure of previously reading the Kinncaid Brothers Series on Kindle. It was a welcome surprise when I saw this audible Book 1, Deadly Shadows available. It was a wonderful listening experience with Johanna Parker narrating. Lately I have been disappointed with the narration on some purchases, not so with this narrator. I hope to see books 2-5 available soon with the same narration, you won't be disappointed in this romantic suspense.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
This is my first Jaycee Clark read although I have a friend who urged me to read these books ages ago because she knew I would enjoy them. (You were right, Amy!)
From the moment this book began, the energy and expectation that I love with romantic suspense began. Right away the energy ramps up when Jesslyn comes upon the murder of one of her best friends in the middle of the night. From that moment on, her life is at risk because the murderer knows that she might have seen something. And so the story begins.
There were so many little things I loved about this book. Jesslyn is a writer. As one myself, I loved how she could use her writing as a stress reliever. Aiden is a renter in her house and although their first encounters are fairly acrimonious, he remains very protective of her. I loved that. What I didn't absolutely love and my one real complaint about the book was how their relationship did a 180 so suddenly. One minute they are jibing at each other and the next they realize that they are in love. What? I can usually deal with insta-love, but this one went a little too fast in a totally different direction too quickly for me. But other than that it was a great book and an incredible audio listen.
The narrator was great and the addition of Aiden's parents at the end as well as his brother convinced me that I want to listen to the entire series on audio and went and bought them all on audible. BTW, the narrator does some spectacular voices and accents. I really, really loved her narration on this one and the good news is that she narrates the entire series. Yippee!
This is definitely great romantic suspense, too. I had my suspects narrowed down to three at about 2/3 of the way through and then down to two at the end. I was completely and totally wrong about the bad guy. I love it when a story can twist me around that way and since I've started writing rom suspense, I've gotten pretty good at figuring out the bad guy so bravo, Jaycee, on the writing on this one!
It was good and I am already half-way through the audio on book 2 and it's shaping up to be even better. I think I have a new author to fan-girl on....
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I loved the hero in this story, however the heroine was very hard to warm up to. She was one of those ditzy women who kept doing very dumb things. I also did not care for all of the angst we were put through regarding her widowhood. I know losing a husband and child was very traumatic for her but it had been three years. I don't know if she had ever had grief counseling or not but it would not have hurt.
The plot was good, although I figured it out who the killer was.
This is the start of a series, and the family members sound interesting especially Ian, which was a lose end that wasn't taken care of.
Of course Johanna Parker did a great job as always.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
An enjoyable contemporary, but slightly sinister, romance that's got chills, thrills, suspense and twists, as an evil psychotic murderer first kills Jesslyn's friend then, when she stumbles on the bloody scene, she unwittingly becomes his next target with harrowing consequences.
Jesslyn's mental and emotional state is already fraught as she has to come to terms with yet another death in her life but when she sets eyes on her temporary house guest Aiden (a rich, handsome hotel owner) she's instantly attracted but she doesn't think she can stand more heartache. However, as the verbal sparring heats up between the two, emotional and sexual sparks fly (as they do) and it's not long before they take things to the next level.... passion filled nights. But all the time the crazy villain is watching, waiting and has plans of his own for her.
An entertaining listen that's about a tender touching romance built on some heartbreaking histories between the two and, unfortunately, their love gets tested in a dramatic way. There's a touch of the paranormal manifested in her dreams, some stupid stupid "don't do it" moments, humor, sex, mystery, great family members that show love, loyalty and laughter, other interesting likeable secondary characters but above all it's an emotional roller coaster listen that had me guessing right til the end.
Worth the credit? It's not too bloody, too frightening or too hot but what it is is a well written romantic mystery thriller that will hold your attention and keep you enthralled until you suddenly realise, at the end of the day, that your chores are all done - so that's got to be a YES.
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
I was so jazzed to have discovered a new-to-me author of romantic suspense after loving Deadly Games (book 4 in the series) that I immediately downloaded book 1. Now my head is spinning because I can't believe the same author wrote both books. I can only conclude that at some point between book 1 and book 4 Clark learned how to write complex characters, a compelling romance, a riveting suspense plot, and an original story line told in pleasing prose. Wow.
I don't want to spoil, but I don't think it's too spoilery to say that this is the most generic, tired-old-tropiest specimen of generic, trope-y romantic suspense in the history of the genre. Sorry, but this is the kind of stuff I've read a thousand times.
* Batshit crazy sexual serial killer targets heroine.
* Heroine poo-poos the danger. Ditches bodyguard or some such TSTL nonsense .
* Contrived scene in which insane sexual killer relates details of all his crimes and explains why he's insane and why he needs to kill her.
* Hero arrives just in time to save her.
Please stop beating this dead horse.
Also, I really do not understand how there can be 4 or 5 ALPHA male brothers and an ALPHA male patriarch all in one family. How does that work? I recommend starting with book four Deadly Games. I'm going to try book 2 since I've already bought it on Whispersync.
Johanna Parker's excellent narration is the only reason I finished it.
All through Deadly Shadows, I kept thinking that "Jesslyn" (main character) was just too dumb to live until the end. Living in a small Rookie mountain town, she finds a close friend murdered and soon other bodies are being discovered in the area. Does Jess take basic safety precautions? No, she keeps doing things that no woman over the age of 12 would consider. She goes running alone; she hikes around a solitary lake at dusk; she whines when others are concerned about her welfare. While I enjoy an independent & spunky female character, one who doesn't use the brains God gave her is just plain boring.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
I rated this a 5 because it is well worth getting, I got all the series, and just finished the last and I must say I was never dissapointed with any of them, they keep your interest and you never know what's going to happen, but you won't be bored...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I started the series with Ian's story and had to back track. I didn't like any of the books as well as Ian's book. However, this is worth a credit. One of the cons of listening to the book is that I noticed the annoying trend of phrases being used over and over. "He shook his head" must have been used 200 times!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
What would have made Deadly Shadows better?
A lead character with a brain....
What was most disappointing about Jaycee Clark’s story?
I cannot abide a woman in a book who is obviously in danger insisting on constantly putting herself in danger because "that psycho isn't going to change what I do and how I do it." Really - so be really stupid...I'm sure you'll die satisfied in knowing he didn't change the way you did things...yikes, I cannot stand stupid characters.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deadly Shadows?
There wouldn't be a lot of book left.
Any additional comments?
Yeah, save your credit if you want characters that actually have a working brain.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Deadly Shadows?
I totally love this series, i first started reading it on my kindle and when i found out it was available on audio i couldn't want to listen to it, it was well written and well spoken it had action drama and romance
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes once i started listening to the book i found it hard to stop and even found myself listening to it late into the night!