Lost in Shadows

Lost in Shadows

by Anita DeVito
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Overview

Lost in Shadows by Anita DeVito

Private security entrepreneur Jeb McCormick is in over his head with his latest client. Not only is the painfully shy woman he’s meant to be protecting a total knock-out, she’s also his former Army buddy’s sister. Helping her find the reason why anyone would ransack her house is demanding enough, but keeping his hands off her is proving to be the real challenge.

Carolina Walker wants a quiet life, thank you very much. She left intrigue and deception behind in Washington D.C., never expecting it to follow her home to Bowling Green, Kentucky. When events happen that can’t be explained away, help arrives in the form of the very attractive and muscular Jebediah McCormick. But as the tension escalates between Jeb and Carolina, so does the danger facing them...

Each book in the Lost series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book 1 – Lost In Tennessee
Book 2 – Lost in Shadows
Book 3 - Lost in Deception

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633757899
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/12/2016
Series: Lost , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 219,963
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

About the AuthorAnita DeVito is a Cleveland, Ohio, native who grew up on a diet of mysteries, rock-n-roll, and her nonna’s homemade pasta. By day, she works as a Civil Engineer unraveling the mysteries of water challenges, while by night, she applies her talents to the vexing question of “Who dunnit?” Visit Anita’s website at www.AnitaDeVitoWrites.com for more information on her fast-paced style of storytelling and to sign up for her news-less newsletter, Equinoxious. Start every season with short stories, games, puzzles, and some brain teasing fun. Anita lives with her husband, two sons, and two ornery dogs.

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Lost in Shadows 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Cherylkochbooks More than 1 year ago
While, this book is the second one in this series, it can be read as a stand alone novel. Right from the beginning, I did gain a connection with Jeb and Carolina. I like that Carolina pretended to be tough when she first met Jeb. It was sweet but funny at the same time. Although, after a while of this, I grew tried of it. Yes, I understand that what Carolina where through with a home invasion while she was at home is traumatic and the lack of Carolina's interaction with people played a part in how she acted but I did not want these things to hold her down. Jeb is the type of guy I would want if I needed rescuing. He is tough but gentle at the same time. Again, while I might not have fully enjoyed this book as much as I wanted to the chemistry between Jeb and Carolina was steamy. This was an quick, good read.
SaschaDarlington More than 1 year ago
Carolina Walker left her job in Washington, DC to do freelance investigative work back in her hometown in Kentucky. But strange things are happening and she’s pretty sure she has a stalker. Her uncle, the sheriff, doesn’t believe her nor does her brother, Nate. Then her home is broken into and her life is in danger. Nate is serving overseas and can’t help Carolina so he sends one of his old Army buddies, Jeb McCormick, who now runs a professional security service. Jeb believes Carolina’s stories of being stalked and all of the strange things that have happened. Now he just needs to keep her alive, which is harder than it should be because he’s pretty sure he’s fallen in love with her and that means he is no good at doing his job. I was swept up in the suspense of the first half of the book. Who’s after Carolina and why? Unfortunately I felt my interest begin to wane during the second part and I think it’s because the mystery was solved too soon, which meant that the latter part was waiting for the bad guys to attack. While the attack sequence was quite good, the last bit of it was recounted by the characters so the reader lost the immediacy. I liked the characters of Carolina and Jeb initially. I also very much liked the fact that the “love at first sight” scenario, which I sometimes cynically pooh-pooh, was given credence by a research article. Ha! Unfortunately, I began to grow weary of Carolina and Jeb’s pushing each other away and being overly sensitive. Between their “selfless” conflict and the solving of the mystery, the ending dragged. The supporting characters of Jeb’s brother, Butch, a country music performer, his new wife, Katie, a smartass architect, and her geeky cousin, Tom, added a great deal to Lost in Shadows and made me want to read the first novel in the series, Lost in Tennessee, because that was Butch and Katie’s story and I just found them to be funny, compelling characters. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Books6565 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the series but I did not read the 1st book.......and did not need to. It's an enjoyable book but not great. It starts off w the heroine who is suffering from a bit of agrophobia and thinks she is being stalked. In comes Jeb who is a security expert to help this shy woman. It starts of great but I was a bit lost in the middle; too much going on......it needed to be tightened up a bit. Also the Clyde nickname thing was annoying.
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
Lost in Shadows by Anita DeVito is Book 2 of the Lost Series. While this book is part of a series it can be read as a standalone; having not read book 1 of the series, I had no issues whatsoever following along with this story. This is one of those reads that hits the ground running, fast and hard, from the very start with plenty of drama, action, and suspense. I enjoyed the characters, their interactions, and the world build-up was very nicely defined. Initially, I picked this one because it wasn’t your run of the mill romantic suspense...it was a bit different and had an original flavor to it which I really liked and is what had me champing at the bit to read this. However, after the first little bit that originality seemed to have disappeared and about 75% of the way into the book was when I started getting put off by a number of things that were wearing on me. First was the whole “Clyde” nickname thing going on; good Lord that got to be so confusing at times as well as frustrating. Then I came to the point where I felt that everything happening to Caroline was overly done and too much, way too much. It was have been preferable to cut out some of those excess “scenes” and expand upon and tie up ones that were left which would have cleared up some confusion that took place. There were a couple other small issues that took this from the 5 star I expected down to the 3 star it received. Overall, a good read and way to spend an hour or two. Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and what's important to note is you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Suspenseful and the story flowed well. Got a little dragged down in the middle but it ended well.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
I loved the start of this book. It flowed great and reading the interaction between Jeb and Carolina was fun to read. Jeb believed Carolina when no one else did. Less than halfway through, the book started to drag and I lost interest. The best part of the book is the interaction between the secondary characters: Tom, Katie and Butch. Their banter and interactions were hysterical, at times. I loved it. This romantic suspense book would have been better if it was more condensed. I want to go back and read the first book since I feel the story of Katie and Butch will be not only a fun read but funny! My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for netgalley. Totally enjoyed book. We have Jeb and Carolina. Jeb was asked by his army friend Nate to help his sister Carolina out because she was in trouble and he was overseas. Carolina was a researcher and had issues she did not leave her house, she felt as if someone used to follow her when she previously did, she receives phone calls and no one would speak, but no one believes her, and she was traumatized. And then to top it off someone breaks into her house and she has to hide in this tiny hide-hole. That's when Jeb steps in, he believe her about the calls and end up getting one himself when he has her phone, a multitude of things happen, you have to read book for yourself, I will not tell you, but it is good and also humorous. Jeb and Carolina fall in love ofcourse but then they are attacked and Carolina pushes Jeb away, she realizes mistake but then Jeb doesn't want to reconnect. Ofcourse they eventually do and have there HEA, can't wait for next book, because I am thinking that either Tom or Beck are getting one. Hopefully both of them, Maybe even Nate.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series.If you, like me , have not read book 1 , you will be fine. The book started out with a fast pace, interesting characters, and plot. We have Caroline Walker, winner of a Pulitzer prize in journalist. At the moment, she has become a hermit and while Skyping with her brother, men invade her home. Her brother Nate is overseas and enlists the help of his friend and ex-Special Ops buddy to check on his sister. Jeb is such man. He owns a security company and is immediately attracted to Caroline, but doesn’t want to get involved with her because of her brother. The plot thickens as Caroline experiences more attacks , fire etc. The rhythm was great up to about 60% of the book. Then it got confusing. For one, his relatives seem to all call each other Clyde, so you have to re-read the sentence to figure out who spoke . Then you have the car chases. Even after re-reading the one involving a red car, and an SUV, I was still confused. It was ashame, because it detracted from the story whenever I had to go back and forth. Will I give Ms DeVito another chance? Yes, since she is talented and held my interest for the 1st part of the book. For me it was a 3.5 but not a 4 star book. I was gifted this book by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing . The opinions expressed are solely my own.