Sunday, September 23, 2012

One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna Book Review & Giveaway!


Book Review: One Wrong Move
By: Shannon McKenna 
Publisher:  Kensington 
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Romantic Suspense 
3 Heart Review

Book Blurb: 
Alex Aaro has spent most of his life on the run from his Ukrainian mafia family. But when he learns that crazy Aunt Tonya, the only relative who ever gave a damn about him, is dying, he risks returning home to say goodbye. He’s prepared for anything except the call from his friend, Bruno Ranieri, that sends him on a wild and dangerous ride with a mysterious woman with a deadly secret and a white hot passion that binds them together.
 
Social worker Nina Moro knows her life is forfeit if she makes a wrong move and the ruthless syndicate hunting the terrified Ukranian prostitute she is hiding discovers her involvement. And so Nina avoids the inscrutable interpreter who suddenly appears on her doorstep. Until that six-foot-four rock hard slab of lean muscle is the only thing between her and certain death. Now Nina and Alex are in a race against time, death, and their desire for one another… 


What I enjoyed most about this book is that you are left without any doubt that the hero and heroine of this book totally belong together. While both Nina and Aaro are self-proclaimed "damaged goods" they find their perfect counterpart in each other. 

From the way Nina can laugh off all the extremely rude and crude sexual advances Aaro sends her way, to how he can get her past her paranoid craziness, they just work. That working together as characters means we readers get some insanely hot but graphic scenes and boy does Aaro have a dirty mouth!

What didn't work for me was the slight paranormal slant the story took on. It felt like an editor had suggested the author work that angle into the story to fit it into a certain category. I could have done without it and felt it took away from what could have been a very strong contemporary romantic suspense. 

If the book had stayed out of the paranormal realm, this could easily have been a 4 Heart Review, but it just threw me out of the story more than pulled me in. By the way, this book is part of a series of books by Shannon but I had no problem at all with reading it and not having read the rest of them.

Fast pacing, a hot, dirty-mouthed hero and a solid plot make this a book I can recommend to lovers of romantic suspense. I'll be excited to check out more books by Shannon and maybe I won't be as surprised by the paranormal aspects of her next story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shannon McKenna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of super-sexy, super-scary romantic thrillers. 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. Readers can visit her website at www.shannonmckenna.com.

Giveaway Info
Shannon is giving away TWO prizes, a copy of one of her books at each blog stop on her tour AND a grand prize giveaway of a Kindle Touch!!! There are several copies of One Wrong Move, Blood and Fire, Ultimate Weapon, and Fade to Midnight up for grabs!

1)    To win a book: leave a comment on this blog post to be entered to win a book. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. This giveaway ends five days after the post goes live.

2)    To win a Kindle Touch: Click the link to go to Shannon’s website and enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page. A winner will be selected on September 27th. Here’s Shannon’s Website.
 

25 comments:

  1. I love dirty-mouthed heroes! The blurb sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ehaney578 at AOL dot com!

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    1. Glad you're up for some banter, Elizabeth! Hope you enjoy it, and good luck!
      All best,
      Shannon

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  2. This sounds like a great action-packed read. Thanks for the blub, it sounds awesome! I'll be checking this one out. Thanks milliemcclain29(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. So pleased to have found a new possible reader!THanks, and good luck!
      Shannon

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  3. I read an excerpt of this book and it was great. It's been awhile since I've read any of Shannon's books, but I remember they were seriously hot, and I love potty mouthed heroes. Please enter me for the giveaway.
    jen(at)delux(dot)com

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    1. If you like potty mouthed heros, Aaro will definitely float your boat! Good luck, Jen!
      Best,
      Shannon

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  4. I enjoyed this excerpt and would love to win a copy of Shannon McKenna's latest release. I've read all her other books already and loved them. Thanks for chance at giveaway.

    bookfan0747@aol.com

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    1. Good luck, Phuong! I appreciate your kind comments about my other books!
      Shannon

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  5. The new book sounds great. I've been a fan of Ms. Mckenna since I read Behind Closed Doors. It's still a book I remember to this day and I've pimped him out to more than a few friends. I would love to win a copy of One Wrong Move.
    Judi
    boomer21(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Judi! So glad you liked BCD and recommended it to your friends! I appreciate the hell out of it.
      All best,
      Shannon

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  6. WANT! That is all :)

    stalkers00(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hey, that's absolutely the reaction I was hoping for!
      Best, and good luck,
      Shannon

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  7. It sounds very suspenseful.

    Skk25@aol.com

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    1. Oh, you better believe it, Stephanie! Good luck!
      Shannon

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  8. I can always count on Shannon for an action packed and suspenseful romance story.


    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for your faith in me, Cathy!
      All best,
      Shannon

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  9. This book sounds so good. I must read it!
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

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  10. This book sounds fabulous like the rest of them. I have
    the rest of this series and just love to read them.
    Would love to win this book.

    Janet B
    jkbsfsd@msn.com

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  11. My next McCloud fix with the mysterios Mr. Aaro.

    It's a must have!

    j.l.obrien912(at)gmail.com

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  12. oops mysterious.

    So excited I can't spell!

    :)

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  13. Very nice review about the characters.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Great review!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! This book sounds so good~can't wait to read. Shannon is a new author for me so thanks for sharing!!
    mariann297(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I can tell it's going to a fast-paced read and I'm going to enjoy seeing the hero and heroine involved. When it's obvious they belong together it makes me want them to beat the bad guys even more.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  17. I really enjoyed escaping into the other Shannon McKenna books I've read so much that I've purchased my favorites and re-read them as needed. I suspect that this one may aslo be a "must add to my library"! Thank you Shannon for providing these fabulous gateways to adventure.
    michelleh_57@hotmail.com

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