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Summary

When does a man have enough? When his wife is viciously attacked, what comes next? Well, if the woman attacked is Katherine Anderson, beloved wife of Joseph Anderson, what comes next is a nightmare for anyone foolish enough to harm the single most important person in his world.

Joseph Anderson is the patriarch of the world-famous Anderson Empire who believes in family above all else. There’s nothing he hasn’t accomplished, and now he has a new mission — to take down the scum of Seattle. And he’s doing this by funding an elite special ops team no one will see coming, but everyone will feel the impact from. As Katherine’s life hangs in the balance, Joseph uncovers a world he didn’t want to believe existed. 

New York Times best-selling author Melody Anne embarks on a brand new series packed with alpha males and strong women who are in a battle for more than just love. She’s collaborating with brand new author John Henley, a military veteran who’s served and worked shoulder to shoulder with some of the military’s most elite and finest warriors, in some of the world’s most austere locations. Together, they’ve built a storyline that will whet your appetite for danger, passion, romance, and suspense. You’ll weep and laugh as you go through this journey with a unique set of characters unlike anything Melody has written before. Not only will you see all of the Andersons you’ve come to love, but you’ll also get a new team of special ops men who won’t allow evil to lurk in the shadows. This team is headed by an Anderson favorite, Chad Redington, who’s married to Bree Anderson. 

Shadows, Book One, opens up with Jon Eisenhart, aka Eyes, and Carl Schwartz, aka Sleep, on a mission that goes all wrong and will forever change their lives. When they make it out, they’re eventually invited into a new team, where they come together with Tyrell Rice, aka Smoke, Steve Bregon, aka Brackish, and Hendrick Meeks, aka Green. All five men are former Special Forces who know how to work hard and play harder. Unbeknownst to all of them is it might not be just their lives on the line — it might be their hearts, and these fierce warriors might just feel their feet knocked out from beneath them without ever seeing it coming. 

Carl Schwartz meets Avery Klum, a defense attorney getting the wrong men released back on the streets. He thinks he’s going to bring justice to those without a voice, but maybe she’ll be the one bringing something to his life he didn’t need or even know he wanted. Can he walk away from the woman when his new mission starts? Or will he fall in the line of duty? It’s not going to be an easy decision, and it might be taken out of his hands. 

If you love romance, passion, action, and men you’ll want to come and rescue you, then dive on in for this brand new series people haven’t been able to put down. 

©2020 Melody Anne (P)2020 Melody Anne

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Certainly interesting!

This is the first I have listened to in this series. It was a good piece to lay out the start of a new life for the ex special forces men, an interesting way for me to meet some well established characters without feeling like I was missing something. I will listen to the next in the series as though this one didn’t fully grab me (hence only 4stars) I am keen to see what happens next. Worth a credit in my view.

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fantastic

Cried and laughed and cried again all my way through this wonderful book. Really hit a chord with me as my Mother is still in hospital after an accident and my Father is so lost without her. Writing is truly emotive. Struggled a little with the female narrator at the beginning as she is a little high pitched for my ear but that is just personal preference and does not detract from the story.

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  • 21-02-21

Fantastic

Great book so much action loved how the relationships all worked together the love ❤️ that Joseph has for Katherine and his children and friends he’s adorable when he and George meddle with kids and friends relationships he loves his wife which comes out in his kids thanks for the story characters and the narrators were excellent the Melody always makes great reading thank you really enjoy the black ops and how they take care of each other

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  • 28-01-22

Naive, Incomplete, hackneyed Billionaire drivel

There are numerous plot lines…one a very standard romance with a professional woman and a not so secret special forces “retiree.” Somehow, he became a young man of vast wealth…realistic for a recently discharged enlisted man. We have a patriarch with many billions that wants to revenge his wife’s violent mugging…what does one do? Hire 15 or more cyber specialists and SEAL team killers to eradicate all violent crime in America. Don’t worry…these guys spend time telling corny jokes and drooling over hardware they are given by the unlimited benefactor, The dialogue runs like juvenile fiction. Here is the most pathetic writing style of continuous lists…mom was loved, cherished, admired, gentle and loving…. Big lists of virtue signaling with a thesaurus approach to dumping lists of synonyms. This author cranks out three or more continuing series with the same premise. She must need to deliver a total word count. Guess what? The special forces do nothing. Every clique possible and so ineptly assembled. The author is a money machine…not a writer.

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  • MisterFrosty
  • 08-01-22

Bla bla bla bla!

The worst manipulation of readers I have experienced in my 750+ Audible titles!
The author spent this entire ( well, I just couldn’t tolerate the final hour ) book amateurishly droning on and on in what I can only imagine is the style of a romance novel “developing’ characters. Never got to the point. This book is supposed to be a trailer for the series. It is also a demonstration of how to tell a nothing story in a million slowly spoken words. I’m so pissed!
The male narrator talks SOOOOO slow! At normal reading speed the book is only half as long.
Almost $8 and way too much time wasted. I’m embarrassed that I didn’t return it.

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  • pebbles
  • 20-05-21

Exceptional

Best book yet. love the plot of this new series. I can not wait to start book two.

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  • L. Brown-Jackson
  • 26-04-21

The story is loss to narrative!

Couldn't get into the story because I hated the narrators. Both just fell short.

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  • Edna
  • 10-04-21

Band of Brothers

I cried, laughed, envied, loved, hurt, hoped, and cherished.
I related to this story and know what it means to have close ties to your military brothers and sisters. it's a bond that can not and never be broken. I'm former Army, just retired and my heart aches and misses this way of life. I still have my brothers and sisters, but I'm not there by their side, leading them, advising them, listening and finding solutions to whatever it is they are going through or even in starting and completing a mission. I had strong and loyal young men and women by my side who I knew would never let the team down. I'm going to read the Rising next. I couldn't deal with the fight part of the book where they lost brothers and struggled to get out of their situation. It was just to much for me to take. I don't watch any kind of war movies if I can help it, it's too much. But thank you for bringing this to life.