Deadly Shadows by Jaycee Clark (Kinncaid Brothers #1-#5)

Deadly Shadows by Jaycee Clark (Kinncaid Brothers #1-#5)


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Deadly Shadows
by Jaycee Clark (Kinncaid Brothers #1)
A small, friendly Colorado town, nestled in the breathtaking Rockies, cloaks a malevolence, an evil that stalks women.

Jesslyn Black, a writer, is content living her now-single, childless life. If she keeps to herself, she can’t get hurt. Haunted by the past, Jesslyn never again wants to experience the soul-shredding pain of losing loved ones.

But a murder changes that.

Aiden Kinncaid is running from his own secret loss. As the CEO of Kinncaid Enterprises, he travels to this remote Colorado resort town to oversee the opening of the new Highland Hotel. Though he’s not interested in any kind of relationship, he finds himself drawn to this temperamental, brown-eyed beauty. And her rough-edged attitude is a challenge to him.

But whether or not either sought a relationship—they’ve found one. Aiden wants to protect Jesslyn even if she claims she can take care of herself, and she finds she can’t stop thinking about Aiden, even when he annoys her. Will they get their second chance at love and life before the killer eliminates one problem he doesn’t need?








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Reviews


A very solid and impressive beginning to the "Kinncaid Bros." series. 
I'm looking forward to the next one right away. "Deadly Shadows" introduces us to the Kinncaid family, who bring an Irish background of love, laughter and loyalty. The story has a dark and gritty storyline whose villain is very evil and psychotic. I was able to narrow the villain down to two suspects but remained stumped until the end. The steamy romance is balanced very well with the suspense. And both lead characters are very likable. They have great chemistry and the heroine may come in a small package but she's dynamite! Truly enjoyed this one!
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Wow! This was quite a thrilling, romantic-suspense! It reminded me of Karen Rose's serial killers in that she would go into the mind(s) of her killers. Very intense, heartbreakingly sad (at times), and once the heroine hit my TSTL meter.

The heroine, Jesslyn, moved to a small town in Colorado to write and deal with the horrendous grief of loosing her husband and two children in a car accident three years prior. Why she took in a renter, Aiden, was not mentioned. It didn't appear she was financially strapped. She had enough to buy into a local bar as a "minor" partner...Anyway, some things in the book gave me "pause."

This author has talent, but this book needed a tad of polishing. A few places dragged out and I was frustrated by leaving an intense scene to something minor. The type-setting of the book was BAD. It was all squished together and one chapter heading was at the very bottom of one page. (Chapter 10, page 98). That would be the fault of the publisher, though.

The story was excellent, the characters were neat--loved the smart-assed dialogue. I had to pause when Aiden made a "phone call" to his brother, Ian, toward the end. I thought I'd missed "something." It was not explained and I'm assuming that will be carried into the rest in the series. I see Ian is the main character in book 4...

This was NOT an erotic read. The murder scenes were NOT too graphic in nature. Don't know why that was included as a warning on the back of the book. I think that's another "thunk" in the publisher's head.
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This was a good solid 4 stars. It is my first book by this author and I really liked that we didn't get to figure out the villain or the motive until the end. Although serial killers are not my favorite villains, this one was very creepy with no info to figure out who it was.

Jesslyn's emotional life has been in deep freeze since an accident that killed her husband, daughter and unborn child. She is just coming out again after three years when a murdered takes the life of a good friend. Jesslyn happens to arrive just as the killer is finished and she sees him, and he sees her. But Jesslyn can't ID him. On returning home Jesslyn finds a strange man in her house. Aiden, her temporary renter has arrived a day early and all kinds of sparks start to fly, not to mention reawaked libidos for both of them. Jesslyn also awaken very protective feelings in Aiden that he doesn't know what to do with since Jesslyn is stubborn, abrasive and thinks she can take care of herself.
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The first book in Jaycee Clark's Deadly series, featuring the Kinncaid family. 
Aidan Kinnaid came to Colorado to oversee the opening of a hotel. He rented a house that belongs to Jesslyn Black. Meanwhile, Jesslyn just got back in town and finds her friend dead and the murderer fleeing the scene. Later she returns home and finds a strange man in her house and chaos erupts.

I really enjoyed this one and now have to invest in the rest of the series. Romantic Suspense is my favorite genre and this one kept me interested from start to finish.
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5 Stars – Deadly Shadows is an adult contemporary romantic suspense thriller by Jaycee Clark and the 1st book in her Deadly (Kinncaid Brothers) series.

The Deadly (Kinncaid Brothers) series is fast becoming one of my favorites. Kinncaid family motto: This I’ll defend. Because nothing is more important to a Kinncaid than his family. The series revolves around the wealthy and powerful Kinncaid brothers, the women they love, and the strength of family ties. Each story blending the perfect balance of contemporary romance and a chilling, highly suspenseful plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat, dying to know just what happens next.

In the small, friendly town of Crested Butte, nestled in the breathtaking Colorado Rocky Mountains, a serial killer stalks his prey. A monster who believes it’s his destiny to make women pay for their sins …

Considering it to be a working vacation in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, Aiden Kinncaid, CEO of Kinncaid Enterprises, has come to the remote resort town of Crested Butte to oversee the opening of The Highland, one of his family’s many hotels. To keep his staff on their toes, never knowing when he’ll show up, he rents a house to stay in rather than the hotel. The only catch … the owner of the house lives there too, staying in the cottage above the garage while renting out the house. Though he’s not interested in any kind of relationship, Aiden finds himself drawn to the complex, stubborn, brown-eyed beauty and challenged by her smart-ass attitude. And the more time he spends with her, he realizes he wants to protect her and take care of her.

Haunted by the past, Jesslyn Black never wants to experience the soul-shredding pain again of losing loved ones. She’s had to learn to be on her own—had to—and is content living her life in solitude. Having only herself to depend on and comfort, she doesn’t have to worry about another person being taken away from her. A published author, she gets by one day at a time, escaping into the world she writes about, where she has control. And though it’s sometimes lonely there in her world, it’s also safe.

But all that changes when she stumbles upon the blood-soaked body of her murdered friend, catching a glimpse of the fleeing killer ...

Deadly Shadows is a well-written, fast-paced romantic suspense thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very end. Filled with complex characters and a riveting storyline, I simply couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Ms. Clark blends sensual romance and danger into a thrilling story, pulling on emotions that will leave you laughing, fighting back tears, and cheering for the villain’s demise. I thoroughly enjoyed the verbal sparring between Aiden and Jesslyn, both of whom are strong, very likable characters with great chemistry. A highly recommended read, Deadly Shadows is a sexy, scintillating and emotional story of personal loss, rediscovering love and the strength of family ties with a satisfying HEA.

Content: graphic language, mild violence, explicit sex, and oral.
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You ever grab a book because its there and sounds like a good blurb and then get shocked that it is actually GOOD??? 
Enter Deadly Shadows.... I was pleasantly surprised by this book and how much I enjoyed it. The cover alone had my second guessing even bothering, but don't judge this book by its cover, it is a truly good read. Yes, its not perfect and yes I would loved for some items to have been different but as a whole, I had a lot of feelings throughout this book that I have had evoked by an author in a while. I found myself laughing at the banter between Jessilyn and Aiden, and I found myself crying over the what ifs and past that Jessilyn struggled with.

Things I wish I could change, I loved how protective Aiden was, but I would have liked a little more badass vibe but he was a business man so it would have felt unnatural and forced so it worked. The other item was in the epilogue and a 6 week separation between Aiden and Jessilyn that I still can not wrap my head around. Short of that, the suspense was good, I found myself figuring out the killer but was second guessing myself throughout. A great lead in to the Kinncaid family and I can't wait to read more about those brothers.
Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2313529.Deadly_Shadows?ac=1&from_search=true

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