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Peek Inside Lost in Shadows

Private security entrepreneur Jeb McCormick is in over his head with his latest client. Not only is the painfully shy woman he’s meant to be protecting a total knock-out, she’s also his former Army buddy’s sister. Helping her find the reason why anyone would ransack her house is demanding enough, but keeping his hands off her is proving to be the real challenge.

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Private security entrepreneur Jeb McCormick is in over his head with his latest client. Not only is the painfully shy woman he’s meant to be protecting a total knock-out, she’s also his former Army buddy’s sister. Helping her find the reason why anyone would ransack her house is demanding enough, but keeping his hands off her is proving to be the real challenge.


Carolina Walker wants a quiet life, thank you very much. She left intrigue and deception behind in Washington D.C., never expecting it to follow her home to Bowling Green, Kentucky. When events happen that can’t be explained away, help arrives in the form of the very attractive and muscular Jebediah McCormick. But as the tension escalates between Jeb and Carolina, so does the danger facing them…
 
 
Each book in the Lost series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
 
Lost novels by author Anita DeVito:
 
Book one: Lost In Tennessee
Book two: Lost in Shadows
Book three: Lost in Deception

Praise

"Now that's how a book should be written. So much suspense, mystery and romance was packed into this book." ~Kim V., Goodreads

"Another kickass romantic suspense from Ms. DeVito." ~ Kyra Jacobs, author of the Checkerberry Inn series

"There is action and suspense throughout, and the story line is created in such a way that I was always wondering what was going happen next. [...] Definitely a good read!!"~Ree, Goodreads

"Great! Suspense was killing me throughout the book. Twists and turns galore. It's hard to keep me interested in books these days but I binge read this in one night!"~Seductive Sleuth Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757899
Series: Lost, Book 2
Release Date: Dec 12, 2016
Page Count: 372
Imprint: select suspense
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: best friend's little sister, bodyguard/protector, forbidden love/off limits

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Rated 4.2 Stars

The second book in the "Lost" series. This is Jeb's, Butch's brothers, story.

Jeb has a security business with a couple guys from the last book. His buddy from his unit in the military calls him to cash in on a favor owed. His sister's in trouble so he needs Jeb's help. Off to Kentu... ...more

By Kyra November 04, 2016

Another kickass romantic suspense from Ms. DeVito. Full review to come! ...more

By Elizabeth December 19, 2016

**3.5 Stars**

Carolina, a former investigative journalist, quit her job to care for her mother after she was diagnosed with cancer. After her Mom's passing she switched her focus to research and editing, working with numerous clients. While solving puzzles had always fascinated her, she now prefer... ...more

By Nikki December 31, 2016

Carolina Walker has lost her mother, is separated from her brother whilst he serves overseas, has an overbearing uncle, who also happens to be the sheriff, ad now she seems to have acquired a stalker! How the heck can this pretty much housebound woman have got a stalker! But when her home is brok... ...more

By Lynn December 20, 2016

Carolina Walker has her life changed in a blink of an eye. There’s something that has brought her to the point where she seems to avoid people. It’s a puzzle to solve – is she shy or is it something else. Jebediah “Jeb” McCormick will do anything to help a friend. He may be a take-charge man but... ...more

By Ree November 18, 2016

This was a good book. I liked the semi-political intrigue that the author wove through it.

There is action and suspense throughout, and the story line is created in such a way that I was always wondering what was going happen next.

I enjoyed the secondary characters' contributions to the novel a lo... ...more

By Teresa December 12, 2016

**I received a copy of Lost in Shadows from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Lost in Shadows by Anita DeVito is the second book in the Lost series. I read it as a standalone and was still able to follow along easily with the ongoing story. I would give the book a solid 4.... ...more

By Angel December 21, 2016

Carolina and Nate were talking on Skye as he was in the army and she was at their ancestral home.They were talking about an investment Carolina had made but Nate wasn’t worried everything she invested always seemed to have a very good return. While Nate and Carolina were talking a vehicle pulled... ...more

By Negar November 10, 2016

I'd prefer research and editing, myself.

Shoot, that's scary. Fight or flight, baby.

Poor Kate, why does he want to take her car?

Why does he get a codename, and Nate doesn't?

Uncle Mitch sounds like a prick, to hear Nate tell it.

She's kind of obsessed with cleanliness. The state of her kitchen... ...more

By Nellie April 12, 2017

Received an ARC for netgalley. Totally enjoyed book. We have Jeb and Carolina. Jeb was asked by his army friend Nate to help his sister Carolina out because she was in trouble and he was overseas. Carolina was a researcher and had issues she did not leave her house, she felt as if someone used to... ...more

By Kathryn December 19, 2016

Lost in Shadows in the second book in the Lost series, but can easily be read as a standalone. This is Jeb and Carolina's story.

Jeb runs his own private security firm. When his friend calls in a favor to protect his sister he gets way more than he expected. Jeb is a tough, yet gentle alpha.

Caro... ...more

By Carmella December 04, 2016

I received a free copy of this book and am giving an honest review.

Carolina is a woman that has lived the glitz and glamor of Washington DC during her time as a journalist. She returned home when her mother became ill and has stayed, now working as a researcher.

Jeb did his time in the service and... ...more

By Julie December 10, 2016

This is a thrilling story about Carolina, a shy woman who's a journalist who now works from home, she left the city to take care of her ailing mother and never returned, she now a researcher and lives her life like a recluse rarely leaving her home.
Jeb had done his time in the forces and it had l... ...more

By Denise December 26, 2016

This author got me going after first few pages in this one when Carolina is on the phone with her brother Nate and danger comes crashing in. That is when Jeb gets his call and me the reader is not going anywhere anytime soon. things do not lighten up anytime soon with investigation in full swing.... ...more

By Sascha December 15, 2016

Carolina Walker left her job in Washington, DC to do freelance investigative work back in her hometown in Kentucky. But strange things are happening and she’s pretty sure she has a stalker. Her uncle, the sheriff, doesn’t believe her nor does her brother, Nate. Then her home is broken into and he... ...more

By Sparkymom December 12, 2016

This was my first book by this author, but it won't be my last. I've already added Anita DeVito to my favorite author list. I adored Carolina and Jeb. Carolina was so very shy, but she didn't let Jeb order her around. She learned to stand up for herself and voice her opinions. Jeb was perfect for... ...more

By Bec January 06, 2017


4.5 Star Review Posted at HarlequinJunkie.com

When a good friend asks him to guard his sister and find the people wanting to hurt her, private security expert Jeb McCormick agrees. However, he never expected himself to be so attracted to his new client, and soon he finds it hard to keep things pro... ...more

By Kim November 27, 2016

Now that's how a book should be written. So much suspense, mystery and romance was packed into this book.
Caroline starts out as a loss scared woman. With Jeb and his family's help, she starts to feel safe and secure enough to overcome the feelings that were bringing her down. Jeb will do anythin... ...more

By Tami November 10, 2016

This review is based on the ARC received from the author and /or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

3.5

There were parts that were painfully obvious that this was part of a series and you needed the other book to make sense. The main majority though read like a standalon... ...more

By Gwen December 13, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and what's important to note is you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Suspenseful and the story flowed well. Got a little dragged down in the middle but it ended well. ...more

By Lisa December 19, 2016

Net Galley

From Net galley for an honest review.
This is book 2 and didn't read book 1. But I enjoyed this book.Plenty of action,fun and great southern characters. A definite good romance suspense that keeps your interest to the end. ...more

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3.90 avg Goodreads.com rating
Anita DeVito

About the author

Anita DeVito

Anita's rapid paced storytelling style pulls readers into a parallel universe where mystery, mayhem, murder are the order of the day. Her stories are an addictive diversion, trading the heavy, gray world of real life for a fantastically colorful world where bad is good, and cool is smoking hot.

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