My Next Breath

My Next Breath

by Shannon McKenna

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Zade Ryan. Rebel supersoldier. Nearly superhuman. On a desperate quest to rescue his missing brother Luke by any means possible. To do it, he must seduce the elusive Simone Brightman, inventor of the ingenious and deadly tech used to capture Luke and hold him prisoner, location unknown. Zade will do whatever it takes to get close to Simone. Her mysterious beauty and highly sexual allure have him at a disadvantage, but time is running out ...

Simone is fighting battles of her own, on her own. Until Zade--six foot four of sinewy muscle and lethal combat skills--rescues her from street thugs and leaves her breathless. His smoldering black eyes and overpowering sensuality--and his seductive invitation to spend one wild, unforgettable night with him--prove too tempting to resist.

Their passionate encounter unleashes scorching desire that neither can control--leaving them vulnerable to their enemies who watch from the shadows and wait. And when they are lured into a trap by a monstrous killer hellbent on their destruction, they must fight with every weapon they have to save Luke, and each other.

Because one night together could never be enough--and they might not live to have another ...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158759819
Publisher: Shannon McKenna
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Series: The Obsidian Files , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 188,111
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. The alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she'd ever dreamed, but what the hell, she loves it anyway and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her experiments. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website,, find her on Facebook at to keep up with all her news!

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My Next Breath 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Luke’s story first, it was so good I went back to the beginning. You now have a devoted fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad, fairly fast paced. The sex was a bit over the top and the male lead had little character definition.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Phew, this book was intense. I haven't read book one yet ( Right Through Me ) and have to admit I felt like I was trying to play catchup for a lot of the book when it came to the Obsidian group and their plot--Zane explained some of it to Simone at around 50% and more of it about a quarter of the book or so later, which definitely helped, but I'd definitely recommend reading the books in order if you can. Even without having read book one, though, this one was a heck of a read. Zane and Simone are sympathetic characters, and their chemistry is scorch-the-pages hot. The action scenes are intense, and even if I didn't always understand 100% of the background for what was happening and why, it was still a heck of a ride. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this series and finding out what's in store for all of the Midlanders! Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this fast-paced read. Loads of suspense and drama, great characters and steamy sex. A great read.
las828 More than 1 year ago
This book is another wonder written by Shannon McKenna. In his pursuit of finding his brother, Zade finds Simone, who may or may not be able to help him in his quest. On their journey together they face familiar foes and truths come out. I love how Shannon is able to bring her characters to life, to the point where you immerse yourself so much you can't put the book down. I received an ARC of this book for a genuine review, and my honest thoughts are that this book, and this series, is amazing. If you haven't read this series than you don't know what your missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can never go wrong with a Shannon McKenna book, ever! I am such a huge fan. This is the second installment of the Obsidian files and I am loving this book and this series. WOW! She can write and I love the paranormal edge. This book is Zade's book and he is determined to find his brother, Luke, by whatever means necessary and if necessary that includes seducing the buttoned up Simone Brightman who has developed some of the equipment used to program their brains. Simone is having her own hard time and she's not sure exactly what it is, but she has an idea and it's not good. She is afraid she is heading down the road in her mother's tracks, and going to die of the same awful disease. She has sequestered herself in her condo to work and hasn't come out for anything, which has made making contact with her very difficult for Zade. But tonight she's out with a group of kids and Zade is going to take his opportunity. He has to get to Luke. What he finds out is Simone might be in as big a trouble as Luke if not more in the immediate and sets out to help her. He'll find Luke, who he hopes is still alive, but he needs Simone alive to help.. I love the twists and turns that McKenna puts in her books, they are never boring. The characters are always full of personality, whether they're good or bad, and the plot always thickens. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange for a honest review . Shannon McKenna is one of those authors that doesn't disappoint her readers. This book has it all from romance, suspense, and action. This being the second installment of the Obsidian files be ready for the ride. Zade Ryan is a super soldier in search of his brother Luke and thinks only one person can help him. Simone Brightman is not what Zade thinks. Simone is hiding from her step-father and trying to get her life back. Together they will take you on the roller coaster ride of emotions. Read twice it's that good!!!!! MUST READ!!!!!
Robin Allen More than 1 year ago
Shannon McKenna does it again! If you read her regularly, this should come as no surprise—she never disappoints. THE OBSIDIAN FILES series is a rollercoaster ride of action, sensuality, betrayal, suffering, and redemption. MY NEXT BREATH is book 2 in the series, picking up a few months after the first. When I saw who the heroine was, I admit I hesitated for a second. Simone had not been a favorite character from the first book, where she appeared briefly—as a potential enemy. My next thought was, “Oh…this is going to be good. If she’s going to be the heroine, there’s a LOT messed up in her life right now we don’t know about.” And I was right—the attraction between Simone and Zade is instantaneous but their secrets might be insurmountable if the truth is ever revealed. Ms. McKenna has the gift of making you instantly care deeply about her characters. The paranormal aspects could be ripped from today’s headlines of breakthroughs in genetic manipulation and merging technology with the human body. The book’s visceral emotion keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch the characters walk into situations you know are going to go sideways. Her beyond-steamy love scenes are breath-stealingly erotic and flow seamlessly from the action. Her suspense and torture scenes are skin-crawlingly creepy and showcase the nearly demonic depths that her twisted villains will descend to in their greedy malice. Her fight scenes leap off the page with detailed, staccato action that brings the reader right into the fray. There’s a surprise around every corner, and always another disaster looming for the survivors of the Midlands experiments—a group of genetically and technologically modified escapees trying to survive and stop the twisted people who experimented on them. They walk a fine line between expediency and becoming what they fought to escape. You’ll find yourself re-reading the first two books in the series as you await the next story to find out how the overarching plot resolves. Sexy, suspenseful, raw, and powerful—Shannon McKenna provides it all, masterfully, and you’ll find you just can’t wait for more. (Note: I received an Advance Reader's Copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.)
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
4.5 Thrilling & Sexy Stars! This is the second book in Ms. McKenna's exciting series, The Obsidian Files. Rebel supersoldier, Zade Ryan, is trying to find his missing brother and needs Simone Brightman's help. He always thought Simone was a cold, emotionless tech inventor. But after weeks of watching and planning how to approach her, he has become more and more intrigued by the reclusive woman. When he supposedly rescues her from a robbery, they are captivated by each other and the sparks fly. Zade wants to protect her from the organization who created them. As time is running out on finding his brother Luke alive, Zade and Simone must stay ahead of the men who will stop at nothing to destroy them all. Simone was a great character. She is smart and sassy and I loved her growth from mousy and compliant to brave and daring. She and Zade made a great team, and their chemistry was explosive. Ms Mckenna never disappoints with her strong heroines, dominant alpha men who love their women fiercely, the hottest love/sex scenes, the most terrifying villains, and the best heart pounding action scenes, and this book has it all! This story is fast paced, and thrilling with plot twists that will have you on the edge of your seat. My Next Breathe is a wonderful continuation to The Obsidian Files series and I can't wait for more from these rebels!