Out Of Control

Out Of Control

by Shannon McKenna

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Overview

In Behind Closed Doors and Standing in the Shadows, Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . .

Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist.

Broke and on the run, framed for a murder she didn't commit, Margot has no one to turn to but Davy McCloud. But the closer he comes, the more Margot discovers that holding back--or hiding--from this enigmatic, powerful man is impossible. In every way. . .

Then passion flares with unexpected intensity. But Margot's past has finally caught up with her, and life is about to get more than complicated. It's turning deadly. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758282545
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: The Mccloud Brothers Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 226,578
File size: 701 KB

About the Author

Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous romantic thrillers and several novellas. After a bizarre assortment of jobs, from singing cocktail waitress to medical secretary to strolling madrigal singer, she decided that writing hot romantic suspense suits her best. She lives with her husband and family in a small seaside town in southern Italy. Write to Shannon at her website www.shannonmckenna.com.

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Out of Control 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
mischif More than 1 year ago
Davy McCloud is an uptight older brother that is both mom and dad to his younger brothers and has had a tough life, and the only thing he has is his self control. Until he meets Margot, who is a fiesty red head who is trying to outrun her past without much luck, and Davy can't seem to stay away even though he knows she's trouble. Margot/Margaret is out of money and luck and at the end of her rope when she is introduced to Davy, and he wants to have sex with her from the get go, and he wants her to trust him to help her sort out her past. Little does he know her past could very well get him killed. This book was an excellent read. I absolutely loved it, and I recomend the whole series. Davy is an intense character who had a hard life, and Margot is the one woman/panther woman who can tame him. The sex scenes in this book were freakin hot. Loved it will read it again many times. Shannon McKenna's writing is a favorite of mine in that she uses all ranges of emotion, and humor, and of course great erotic writing. What's not to love. My favorite book of hers is still Hot Night, but this one is right up there. Also Standing In The Shaddows. So enjoy these books and lose yourself in a great erotic/thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this Author Shannon McKenna. I agree with the review below that she writes the best romance/sex but not kinky. She writes the suspense/romance evenly which I like. So far I cannot find another author that does that. This book was great - I totally enjoyed it and was not bored for one minute. I cannot wait to read Sean's story. I love the McCloud men.
Anonymous 3 days ago
This story had great potential but was ruined for me by the main characters. The plot was actually quite good , great evil villain and sidekick, secondary characters were great. The Alfa male character was to nasty and undecided. I have always preferred a male character to know what the hell he wants. The hot and cold routine sucks especially right out of bed. The female character was better because at least she called him out his blowing hot then cold. But she became annoying because she did things that made her to stupid to live. The ending was also abrupt. He went from sex with no ties to a marriage proposal in on chapter? Ugh
emigre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Any reader who likes alpha heroes and explosive love scenes will like McKenna's McCloud brothers series. Out of Control is Margot and Davy's story. The characters are well-developed and put in extreme situations where both people have to drop the usual barriers and learn to reveal their true selves to survive being hunted by a killer and being around each other. Davy's character is usually so cool and controlled that his out-of-character crudeness and lack of gallentry underscore his intense feelings for Margot, who's his perfect match in life. The emotional conflict enhances the many intense love scenes, which can seem gratuitous at times, but are still wholly original, have a sweet core, and are sexy to read.
reneebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Davy McCloud is a martial arts instructor and private investigator. Margot Vetter is on the run from a sadistic stalker who she believes killed her boyfriend and framed her for his murder. Margot is working as an aerobics instructor next door to the martial arts studio where Davy works. She approaches Davy to ask his advice and help. Davy has had the hots for her ever since he spotted her working in the women's gym next door. I rolled my eyes at the copious amounts of mental lusting by Davy but his language and internal talk was very male and realistic. Well, I think so anyway, since I sometimes think I have no clue how men think. I know it is usually rude and crude which Davy's definitely was.The sensuality in OOC was very steamy and sizzling. The sex scenes were plentiful and hot hot hot. They were also very well done so you won't be tempted to skip them (I read every word :). The story was fast paced and interesting but I had a couple of small quibbles. First of all I'm rather sick of perverted killers in RS with descriptions of violence against women and animals. I read one recently that I could not finish because it was just too horrible. In OOC fortunately that theme was a very small aspect (maybe 10%) of the story so I was able to get through it without chucking the book at the wall. The violence was rather mild compared to some other RS I have read recently but one scene in OOC turned me off. The second problem was the thoroughly TSTL moment by the heroine. Throughout the book she is running away from the bad guys, one especially who is an insane sadistic pervert. When Margot makes a false (and stupid) assumption near the end of the book that Davy was the creep that was stalking her then runs away straight into the arms of the sicko stalker, I wanted to strangle her. She redeems herself later when she uses her guts and brains to attempt to save Davy.I'm getting immune to the improbable RS plots that involve danger interspersed with sex. This one was more enjoyable than a lot of them. (Grade: B-)
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Margot is on the run from a homicidal stalker who killed her ex-boyfriend and set her up to take the rap for it. Despite this and with the help of a new identity and a new dog she is trying to work some semblance of normality into her life. But, when it becomes apparent her stalker is back she turns to the charismatic karate instructor and former Private Investigator, Davy McCloud. Despite his determination not to get involved with his new gym neighbor/aerobics instructor he can't resist Margot's plea for help. Davy quickly finds himself unable to turn her away, even when his decision to help endangers those he holds dear and threatens to thaw the icy casing he keeps around his own heart.Once again I've found myself unknowingly picking up the middle book of an ongoing series. Despite this, I enjoyed the story and since this is a series which involves different main characters in each installment I really didn't feel lost at all. This story was interesting and suspenseful without having the element of mystery as all the characters motives and actions are laid out right from the start. The bedroom scenes were explicit but not nasty. I liked both the hero and heroine although the perfection of their beauty was a little annoying at times, but that is just a personal pet peeve, not being perfect myself LOL Overall an enjoyable romance that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to those who like contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels.
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Very graffic and detailed. But the characters are wonderful and deep and real; detail is great
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I liked it a lot and found it pretty entertaining. I liked the bad guy angle and the love scenes were pretty hot, hot, hot...and there were plenty of them. I like the brothers and supporting characters. I really felt for Davy. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that everything happened in their relationship within a few days and they fought tooooo much. I love angst but it was kind of annoying. Two strong willed people refusing to be the one who backs down first. If they weren't sexing it up, they were arguing and some times arguing during the sexing. It's definitely graphic so if you don't like that kinda thing, beware. Good book for a lazy day!
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I loved the story line, it was hard to put down. But the hero was just so nasty, just like in behind closed doors. I realize there needs to be conflict and i love an alpha male as much as the next guy, but the hero needs to be human. Jeez
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