In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1) by Tiffany Snow

In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1)

Ivy Mason is hiding—from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she’s ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that’s exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British agency known only as the Shadow. Nothing about him is safe or ordinary....

Details In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1)

TitleIn His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1)
Release DateDec 16th, 2014
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1)

  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    2.5 stars!I felt like a ticking time bomb when I was reading this book. Aside from the amazing writing, everything else did not work for me. The characters (especially the heroine) were dense, the plot was chaotic and all over the place, and not going to lie, this book read like a watered down version of the Kathleen Turner series. I was fortunate to be able to chat to a friend who had read this book as well and we noted the similarities: the her...
  • Brandi
    3.5 StarsAs a huge fan of Tiffany's Kathleen Turner series, I had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately I didn't love it. It felt similar to Kathleen's series, but not nearly as good. The writing was terrific, there is action, a bit of romance, steam and mystery...but I just didn't find myself invested in the characters and the plot felt too chaotic at times. Ivy and Devon were okay characters, but I didn't buy their romantic connection. The...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    *3.5 ~ 3.75 Stars* ”I was caught, caught between what seemed to be two equally dangerous sides.” This is my first book by Tiffany Snow and I did enjoy her writing style but found myself dragging a bit through. I also didn’t realize when I requested this from Net Galley that it was a three book series. Luckily the ending isn’t a painful cliffhanger so it worked out just leads the way for the author to write more about these characters.This...
  • ☆ Sammy ☆彡
    Rating: 3.5 ★'sBeing a huge fan of the Kathleen Turner series, I was pretty excited to get my hands on In His Shadow, the first book in Tiffany Snow’s Tangled Ivy trilogy. I wanted to lose myself in a fast paced, romantic suspense novel without all the angst and heartbreak associated with a love triangle. My heart is still trying to recover from the last one ;) And in some respects, this book had everything that I was in the mood for. There w...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    IN HIS SHADOW is an action packed book. Ivy is a bank teller who ends up being connected with a dangerous guy. Even though, Devon, lives a lifestyle that isn’t conducive to relationships he still pursues Ivy. Logan, Ivy’s best friend, is wary of her involvement with such a mysterious and dangerous man. Logan's repeated warnings are never heeded. Ivy is the type of girl that most women hate. She’s beautiful and has many male admirers. Curre...
  • Jeanne
    3.5 starsIt's no secret I'm a fan of Tiffany Snow's writing. The Kathleen Turner series was a lot of fun, and Kade from that series is my number two top book boyfriend of all time. (because Dex is number one, obviously). I'll be in love with him forever. I enjoyed In His Shadow and I think it's a promising start to her new series, but there are three issues that made me feel that I couldn't rate it higher than a three.The first thing I noticed ab...
  • [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
    3 starsIvy has a broken past. When dangerous Devon walks into her life, can he save her heart and her life? Having read the Kathleen Turner series I was kind of use to all the OTT action and didn't mind it. I felt there was too much kissing going on with no love connnection. Didn't like Ivy. Didn't like Devon. Come to think of it I don't think I liked any of the characters. Overall when I don't like the characters or convinced of their romance I...
  • Duchess Nicole
    "There was confidence...and then there was Devon, who put a whole new level of meaning to the word arrogant..."A new series by Tiffany Snow! If anyone has been following me for awhile, they'd know that Ms. Snow's Kathleen Turner series is an all-time favorite of mine. When I saw that not only was she coming out with another series, but that her new hero was a dark and mysterious assassin-type, I was over the moon! No one does bad boy quite like T...
  • Ilze
    4.5 ☆Another unputdownable romantic suspense by Tiffany Snow full of twists and turns. She did not disappoint me. I was hooked from the moment I picked up it up and started reading.Ivy Mason has a past she would rather forget, therefore she chooses to have her life a little bit predictable and maybe boring. She works as a bank teller and she has one customer she really not like - Devon Clay. After a few run ins outside the bank, Devon knows tha...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    Now I understand why Tiffany Snow has such a devoted following! In His Shadow is intriguing, exciting, fast paced, and very sexy. Even though I'm not (normally) a fan of stories in which the romance isn't 'resolved' in a single book, this one worked for me, and I'm looking forward to the next installment.ARC courtesy of, and reviewed for, Affaire de Coeur
  • Sally
    In His Shadow , by Tiffany Snow4.5 StarsI loved this book and it completely reminded me of why I love Tiffany Snow’s books. They give me everything I am looking for and then some! Romance-Suspense books were my first love; before and above all others and it had been a while since I sunk my teeth into one. So I was thrilled when I realized I had struck gold with this one. For me it was like having three separate stories to unwrap which had me li...
  • Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
    My immediate feelings upon finishing In His Shadow: wow, just wow. I was nervous due to the fact that I loved Snows previous books so much that I worried the next ones wouldn’t measure up. I couldn’t have been more wrong in that preconceived notion.Beauty that is powerful and delicate: that’s how I would describe Ivy. She is sweet, but there is a fierceness that whispers from her. It’s subtle and underlying, but it’s there. I feel drawn...
  • Christine
    3.5 StarsTiffany Snow had me guessing about these characters until the end. I am not sure what to think of Devon, Luke, or Agent Scott Lane. This is not a love triangle. I don’t think... I don’t know! Like I said Tiffany Snow had me guessing and I am still trying to figure them out.Devon is the main man in Ivy’s life. He is a secret agent whose job is to find information about one of Ivy’s customers at the bank she works at. One day Ivy d...
  • Nawal
    Ivy mason is a woman just getting by, with an average job as a cashier, and not much excitement happening on in her life. She has a past of fear that she would much rather suppress than acknowledge. What are the chances that she ends up meeting a man with probably the most exciting of professions? Devon is a spy, he’s unpredictable, unreadable, and seems completely non emotive. Is something between them even a possibility?The most enticing part...
  • .chel.
    Not as great as the Kathleen Turner series, but still a decent read.
  • Beth
    4.5/5 Stars! Have you ever enjoyed a book so much that once you finished reading it you turned right around and began reading it again? Well, that's what happened to me with In His Shadow. I loved being in the fictional world Tiffany Snow created; I didn't want it to be over when I read the words "The End."Fans of the author's Kathleen Turner series are going to eat up every single word of this novel. I'm telling you, it was like crack for my boo...
  • Angie **loves angst**
    The main reason why I liked this is because of the hero, Devon. I didn't care much for Ivy, the heroine. I found her to be self centered and silly at times. There were so many descriptions of her beauty, body and her straight platinum hair. We get it, you look like Barbie. Enough already! With that said the action and suspense was great. Ms. Snow never disappoints in that area. At the end the heroine made a dumb decision that I didn't agree with...
  • Elaine
    On the one hand this isn’t a bad read at all, I quite enjoyed the storyline, which is an over the top romp full of drama, danger, intrigue, betrayals, passion and hot sex, although I have to say I really disliked the main characters.Ivy is young, beautiful and knows it with a fierce passion for clothes. She oozes confidence and hotness but underneath it all she has spent years trying to get over an adolescence filled with sexual abuse. Although...
  • Laura
    ARC provided in exchange for honest review. 4.5 Stars...I rounded up, explanation below. Tiffany Snow is a master at mysterious, thrilling romances. She can take a hero and make them into this mysterious, alpha male that saves the day while infuriating you. Then you find yourself liking that infuriating man more and more. Ivy is our heroine in this book and I like her attitude, her fierce will to fight and her love of clothes (I too love clothes ...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    What a hot stinking mess. 3 thoughts ---How many times can one woman get the ever-lovin' shit beat out of her?This was a Jason Bourne meets 24 type spy caper; but nowhere near as good or entertaining as either of those.There are not two guys in this one with hots for our intrepid h, but three guys. Ivy's vajayjay must be more magical than even Kathleen Turner's was.
  • Katie
    I really, really hate writing this review. Full disclosure: I 100% HATED the last two books in the Kathleen Turner series (LOVED the first 3 books), and the way the final book ended devastated me. Not just because she ended up with Kade, but because the writing was lacking something, the characters were unrecognizable and unlikeable, and there was WAY too many sex scenes and not enough plot in the final book. So I went into In His Shadow a bit wa...
  • Cocktails and Books
    Shannon's 5 Star ReviewThere are times when an author I adore changes things up. They create a world, characters and a story that is different from what I'd previously known. Sometimes the change works, sometimes it doesn't. But for Tiffany Snow, her exit from the world in the Kathleen Turner series brings us into a new one. One that's much darker, much sexier, with a hero who is absolutely to die for.Ivy Mason, the mild mannered bank teller, and...
  • Natasha
    ARC courtesy of the publisher, Montlake Romance, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review2 Girls a Book & a Glass of Wine BlogWhat can I say other than OH MY FRIGGIN GOSH!!!!!!!! Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Tiffany Snow. This is by Far my favorite book of hers (I may that every time a new one comes out lol).This one take the prize. It's fantastic, amazing and exhilarating . This has all the making of an awesome book. OMG the ...
  • FMABookReviews
    3.5 StarsI had never read a Tiffany Snow book before so I didn't know what to expect when this became available for review. What I did know is I love romantic suspense novels - which this book is, and Ms. Snow has a huge following. Those two factors alone had me intrigued and wanting to read this book. We're all products of our past," Devon said. "What we choose to do with it is our decision, no one else's. You can choose to be manged, fragile. ...
  • Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
    ARC provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.What a great start to a new series! I love a book that pulls me into the story from the first paragraph and Ms. Snow does that with In His Shadow. The story moves along quickly. I couldn’t stop reading for two days when I reached THE END. It is one of those books that once you start you can’t put down. The love story is a will they/won’t they and the action is s...
  • Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
    It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Romantic Suspense genre. I love the thrill of danger and suspense that place the hot alpha male hero and brave heroine in a world of peril. Tiffany Snow is a master of writing romantic suspense books. Her books are loaded with high octane action, page turning peril, and sizzling hot loves scenes that leave the readers hearts racing.In His Shadow is the first book in the Tangled Ivy Trilogy. It was a pag...
  • Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
    My overall impression of this first book in the new Tangled Ivy Trilogy is it's going to get better. For me, In His Shadow was a slow start, setting the scene for the following books and lacked the “wow factor.” As an victim of abuse, Ivy has built a wall around her life to protect herself. Her best friend Logan introduces her to suitable guys to date, but she prefers to remain single and unattached. She's living her life as she sees fit and ...
  • KathyAnne
    Devon was definitely an awesome bad boy with some serious sex appeal... liked his character a lot! The steam alone was worth the 3 stars... :)Didn't care for 'ole Ivy though... her lack of concern for her own self preservation was... frustrating... and just didn't add up when you consider her tragic past. This is very, very insta-lust... no build up whatsoever to their relationship. And, I would've expected a little more caution and fear from her...
  • Erin
    3.5 starsI really love Tiffany and all her books, but this one I couldn't connect so well with. Ivy had a very rough past and it broke my heart. I did love seeing her grow and move on from her trauma. Devon was sexy and had the whole mysterious thing going on. Plus a British accent! I wanted to know more about both of them. I guess my main issue was I felt like I only got the surface of these characters. What I did love was the action. I normally...