Release Day Blitz + ARC Review: Between Shadows by Chanel Cleeton

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Title: Between Shadows
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Genre: Romance / Suspense / Thriller
Publishing: January 19th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book summary:
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.

Mana's Review
This book was so so interesting. The foiling of X's secrets and the way she handled situations was so fascinating. Being inside her head was sometimes so jarring, she was honest and brutal. Her love for her sister showed her sympathetic side and as the book went on you could see the type of person she is Fierce. Loyal. Kickass. All these things made up our protagonist and it was so great to read about. 

I LOVE books with spies so it was no surprise I devoured it. I was absolutely riveted from beginning to end. The secrets, the betrayals and everything else between made this book so intriguing! The Academy is such a powerful place, it was kind of scary sometimes lol.

Overall, it was just so good to me, and the romance was also another great factor (it was hot haha). 

Silvana's Review
As always Chanel Cleeton makes me enjoy books a lot. I love the ideas, plots, surrounding her books. And Between Shadows is definitely a good one. It's about spies, computer hackers and assassins if you're into that (who isn't tho). It has action and a really hot romance in between. It is about the past and the present and definitely the future of one X who is the main character of the novel. She is the perfect assassin, she has been told for a long while. She doesn't hesitate at all. I like that about X a lot. Even though she is this amazing and kickass person, she is always holding stuff inside her that she is too afraid to release outside the walls of her heart. 

When Luke makes his grand entrance into X's life again, everything comes crashing down. That's when all hell breaks loose and the real thing is going to start. Between bullets and running, these two find their way back to each other and it's simple the best thing in the world. It's obvious they haven't forgotten and there's some tension happening that it's just so great to see. 

Maybe the only thing I would say it is that it was a bit slow at times. Also some situations I was like "how can that happen?" It had a bit of unrealistic stuff happening. Though don't get me wrong I did like this book and I will definitely pick up the next installment. 

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

Originally 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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  1. Wow is this a NA spy thriller? That's awesome! I'm glad you both loved X so much. She seems like a great character to follow. Muhaha I ship Luke and X already ;) LOL Sil and Mana your inner romance junkies are showing <3 I'm glad you both enjoyed this one as a whole :)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

    1. It is Siiri!!!! It's like the first time I've seen one and we're so happy to have read it <3 The romance is the best things *thumbs up* Haha we're romantics at heart LOL

      Sil @ TBV