The Fall of Shane MacKade [NOOK Book]

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Shane MacKade loved women. He loved the look of them, the smell of them, the taste of them—everything about them. So the last thing he expected was to become a one-woman man. And even more surprising was that it was the Ph.D.-toting academic Rebecca McKnight that had him heading for a fall. Are Shane's days as a bachelor over? It's a possibility....

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The Fall of Shane MacKade

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Overview


Shane MacKade loved women. He loved the look of them, the smell of them, the taste of them—everything about them. So the last thing he expected was to become a one-woman man. And even more surprising was that it was the Ph.D.-toting academic Rebecca McKnight that had him heading for a fall. Are Shane's days as a bachelor over? It's a possibility....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459213265
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: MacKade Brothers Series , #1022
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 2,818
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Great Series, wonderful story

    Love Shane! This is the third in a series that is on my keeper shelf.

    I have dog-eared copies of this entire series. Now I have them safely in my nook library! This is a great series to go to when you need a great story, wonderful interconnected family, and guys that love their women.

    Reading order (for those who asked): Rafe, Jared, Devin, then Shane.

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Fantastic

    I enjoyed this book so much! I have read most of Nora Roberts's books and this is one of my favourites! Great characters. Interesting story!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Despite the reviews that say otherwise, this is the last book of

    Despite the reviews that say otherwise, this is the last book of a QUARTET. Like most Nora Roberts books. it's easy to get attached to the characters and hope they get their happy ending

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Yeah... again

    Fantastic book and family :-)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    The others in the series were better.

    After reading all for novels in this series, I'd have to say that this, the last, is the weakest of the four. I was looking forward to meeting Shane, the youngest of the MacKade brothers. But, for me, he was the least likeable--basically an egotistical jock who couldn't keep his eyes, hands, and whatever other body part you'd like to mention off the women. I never could get into Rebecca. Throughout the novel she seemed bi-polar. One minute she was this over-educated twit, the next a demure door-mouse. (By the way...she's totally unbelievable as a psychiatrist. That's an MD specialty. Not likely for a 25-year-old. Even a genius.) The author intentionally wrote both characters this way, but neither were very sympathetic. By the end of the novel I was hoping she'd just go back to New York and spend the rest of her life being a self-absorbed little twit like she deserved. And for Shane, he could go back to shagging every little number that came his way. But...as in every romance novel, they fell for each other..the psychotic psychiatrist and the too-horny-for-words farmboy. Yuk.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Loved the series and would recommend all 4 books. A love story that ends happily ever after.

    Read all four of the series, good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Recommend.

    Great series. Enjoyed all four books, the first was my favorite though. Fun flirting, hot males, and great banter between the couples kept the stories interesting. I recommend this series.

    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    All Nora Roberts Books are great

    Every triliogy or family book Nora Roberts has done is the best. I always try to buy them and read them. They are mostly love stories but also family stories beacause they usually have 3 to 4 family memmbers that she writes seperate books for. They are very uplifting and at times predictable but in good taste.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    highly recommend

    Loved the whole series. Romance at it's best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Best of the four in the series

    All were great but Shane was the best. I love NoraRoberts. She is a talented writer and a pleasure to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    highly recommended

    Nora Roberts did an excellent job with this series. Each main character was unique in some way. The story was interesting and easy to follow. I could not wait to get to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Good

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Not so good

    I really enjoyed Rafe's story (the first in this series), and found that I liked each succeeding book a little less. Ending with Shane's being difficult to get thru. I've seen Nora Roberts meld two very different people into a believable couple in other books, but this one was a fail. Shane was an immature man/boy in the first three books and doesn't find any hidden depths in this one. While Rebecca starts off the story as a two dimentional character and fills in only a little during the rest of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    The Best Ever!

    This book was even better than the first three, which I loved. I laughed and cried. It gives the perfect ending to this series. Really, the best ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    ggr Great book

    Great book not overly sexual but gets the point across.
    Not saying much seeing as I am a massive Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Favorite one

    I loved the humor in this book i loved the whole series of The







    Th

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Great seti Great series

    Have been to Antiem Maryland and this series of books madr me miss that wonderful vacation. Great book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    me

    Excellent

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Love love love it!

    The whole series rocks! How can you not love the MacKade Brothers?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Book was ok.

    The book wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Middle of the road. I'm sure you've read one like it already.

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