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Monday, August 4, 2014

{Short & Tweet} Review: Into the Shadows (The Associates #3) by Carolyn Crane

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Inspired by Midnight Book Girl, Short & Tweet reviews are my way of taking time off from the daily blogger grind for the hellish month of August while still keeping you posted about what I’m reading.

Because I can't be confined to 140 characters - expect twitlonger length reviews.

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Into the Shadows (The Associates #3) by Carolyn Crane

Source: Purchased

HE’S A KILLER.

Thorne McKelvey knows exactly how Nadia sees him—as a brute and a killer just kinky enough to play her sexy games. And that’s how it has to stay. Leaving her was the hardest thing he ever did, but his undercover mission could blow up at any second. No way will he drag Nadia down with him.

SHE CAN’T RISK HER HEART.

Maybe it was foolish to fall in love with her late father’s deadliest henchman, but Nadia Volkov’s not sorry; without Thorne she wouldn’t have their beautiful little boy. There’s nothing she won’t do to protect Benny, which means she must hide his identity—especially from his father.


Now Thorne has burst back into her home, searching for clues to a gangland mystery…and stirring a hunger Nadia hasn’t felt in two years. But Benny’s identity isn’t the only secret she’s keeping, and things are turning deadly. Can Thorne and Nadia trust each other long enough to stay alive and have a chance at happiness?


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{short & tweet}

Carolyn Crane. Secret baby. Tortured hero.

Yup, I’m in!

Very gritty and dark but with a touch of trademark Carolyn Crane quirkiness.

Thorne is one of best damaged heroes I've read about in a long time.

*Although the series is loosely linked, each book can be read as a stand alone. But the thing I like about this series is that each couple and storyline is so unique that you never feel like there’s repetition of the plot. The whole series is a lot of fun.

27 comments:

  1. I really should try this series by Crane

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    1. Have you read anything else by her?

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  2. LOL--You so can't be confined!! Besides those three bullet points -- that COVER! *fans self*

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    1. I SO suck at short & tweet reviews lol

      I should rename it to short and tweet-ish.

      I saw someone call them (you maybe??) short and sweet but then it would seem weird if I say something not so sweet. Maybe I'm over thinking. lol

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  3. I love a well written damaged hero, and I keep meaning to give Carolyn Crane's writing a try. Thanks for adding to my TBR pile! ;)

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    1. You should really read the Dissolutionist trilogy by Crane. It's brilliant. One of my all time favorite series.

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  4. Good to hear that each is having its own personalities for the characters and making the books unique. But the cover creeps me a bit with the gun.

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    1. Yeah - I hate when a series just repeats the plot but with a new couple.

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    1. I love a damaged hero and I haven't read to many good ones lately.

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  6. Uh, I so love this review! I seriously need to work on trying this format out!

    Oh! And the story sounds so good! I don't like a lot of romantic suspense, but think Crane might be able to change my luck!

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    1. I don't either. I would say this one is more action than suspense and heavy not he romance element.

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  7. I love Carolyn Crane. She is a pretty awesome author. I've never seen this book, but thank you for bringing it to my attention. tortured hero? I'm in.

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    1. Me too! This is a fun series - very different from all her other stuff and each book has a different tone. The first was kind of fun - this one the darkest.

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  8. I haven't read this author but now I am curious.

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    1. i LOVE her Dissolutionist trilogy but this is a really fun series too.

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  9. Oh no repetition and a damaged hero? Yes! I so need to read this!

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    1. He's really damaged. And a little kinky lol

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  10. I am waiting for the sequel to Mr. Real although I want to read this one too. It sounds like my kind of grit

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  11. Okay yeah . . . these tweet reviews are pretty great. That's all I really needed to know--"Carolyn Crane. Secret baby. Tortured hero."

    ALSO--where's my music, Karen . . . ? *raises eyebrows* *looks demanding* *taps foot* I'm kidding!! Kind of . . . ;)

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    1. My hubby is off for a few weeks so we've been chilling out and I was too lazy to bother writing a post lol

      I had an idea for a music post that I might do later this week but it's a kind of silly one.

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  12. Put off by the cover and yet intrigued by the quote 'Thorne is one of best damaged heroes I've read about in a long time' I'm tempted to add this to the list of books I have to reserve at the library.

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    1. I hate to turn anyone away from a book but I don't think you would like this one because of the sexual content. Gets a little kinky lol

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  13. Great review and YES Carolyn Crane FTW

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    1. Not yet . I still need to read her other book :)

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  14. I kind of like these short reviews. I don't think I could pull it off, I'm way too wordy! I haven't read her yet but she's one I've been wanting to read!

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