Between the Shadows by Chanel Cleeton….Blog Tour Stop & Review

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A sexy new thriller about love and revenge from the author of the Capital Confessions and International School series…

X lives by three rules: Show no weakness. Trust no one. Don’t get caught. She lives by the rules they gave her.

The Academy—set in London, shrouded in secrecy—it trains spies, computer experts, and assassins. Their mission? Dispensing justice and altering the course of world politics. Or so they think. In a world where secrets are weapons and some kills are impossible to forget, everything X thought she knew about her life is about to change.

They taught her to fight. To blend into the shadows like a ghost, to operate on the fringes of society, to change her identity with ease. They taught her to kill.

She’ll need every skill they taught her, to stay alive.



My Review:

Between the Shadows is the first work from author Chanel Cleeton that I’ve read and let me say how happy I was to have been introduced to it. This book was dark, sexy, mysterious…unlike anything I’ve read and I loved every second.

This story is set in London at a school that basically breeds secrets.  Secret people no one knows about.  Secret people made to do the high risk dirty work that, they think, is for the greater good.  Taking out the bad guys that have wronged the world.  It’s how X has spent her youth; thinking she was killing for the good.  Like a Robin Hood of sorts.  It was really the only life she remembered after arriving at this school as a small child.  Now years later, as a young adult, she had accepted her fate. She had accepted it until the one person she thought she would never see again was back in her life and making her question everything she’s ever known. She knows that this type of questioning could land her in a world of trouble…or death.  X has some serious choices to make that can not only affect her, but her younger sister as well who happens to be in the very school she was now thinking of escaping.  The stakes had never been higher and X will soon learn more than she had ever wanted to know…

As I said earlier, this was a dark book.  The opening scene is X on a mission to kill and it totally sucked me in and keep me glued to each page.  I was instantly invested in X and wanting to know more about her.  Why she was the way she was.  What her story was.  Her history.  All of it.  And oh boy, what a history it was.  This girl is a total badass and getting to the bottom of her mystery was a wild and crazy ride. Adding to her mystery was the appearance of her ex, and fellow “student”.  I love how their story and past was revealed slowly and we were kept guessing for a little while. Nothing being revealed too quickly but not taking so long that I was annoyed and frustrated.  This almost reminded me of a young female Jason Bourne type story and I was so engrossed in reading it.  It’s hard to say more about the plot without ruining anything for you but I will say that some major secrets are revealed and sets up a series I cannot wait to read more of.  I can only imagine the craziness which will ensue once X and her little rogue group start fighting the powers that be.

If you’re looking to escape for an afternoon or an evening into a world of action, deceit, secrets, and heat, this is a book I highly recommend.  Thank you, Ms. Cleeton, for one hell of an awesome read!


Four-and-a-Half Loves

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Praise for the novels of Chanel Cleeton:

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching–this book has it all!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension and plenty of breathtaking scandal. I loved this book!”–Monica Murphy, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly With Me is for you.”–Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of Call On Me

“A sassy, steamy, and sometimes sweet read that had me racing to the next page.”–Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling author

“Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!”–New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

“Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious.”–USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King

“Fun, sexy, and kept me completely absorbed.”–Katie McGarry, author of Nowhere But Here

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AuthorPhoto copyOriginally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women’s fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.



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