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Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive.

For Anson “Steel” Sterling, former Marine raider and current bad boy of the Shadows crew, kicking a** and talking sh*t is all in a day’s work. His boxing skills make him lethal in and out of the ring, and his mind is just as quick as his fists. When an assignment has him heading out to Nevada, he’s prepared for boredom. After all, how hard can protecting one female athlete from a stalker be?

Katheryn “Kat” Callahan has one goal: prove to everyone, especially her judgmental father, she can be the best female MMA fighter. She’s more than capable of defending herself and doesn’t need a hulked-out alpha-hole bodyguard with a sharp tongue and a surly attitude shadowing her every move. With the biggest match of her career right around the corner, one crazy stalker’s not going to bring her down.

The pint-sized fighter fascinates Steel. With her striking amber eyes and honed physique, the attraction is immediate, but it’s her grit and determination that really gets his blood pumping. He’s ready to go a few rounds if it means seeing her worked up. But Kat needs to remain focused on her goals, and Steel isn’t making that easy.

Can their mutual passion and stubborn attitudes make them the perfect team? Or, will they remain in opposite corners, forever fighting alone?

Note: Steel is the fifth book of the Guts and Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While it’s recommended to listen to both series in order, each audiobook can be listened to as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA, no cliff-hanger, and no cheating.

©2020 Jeanne St. James (P)2020 Jeanne St. James

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  • Mrs Taz
  • 21-08-2020

Super Sexy

Bucklee up buttsrcup! Thiis book is so action packed you better hold on! Steel is so into women who keep in shape that when he's told to be the body guard of a female athete . Well when he meets Kat for the first timehe is happy to find out she is a female MMA fighter. He has to protector from a stalker that is leaving nasty presents for her.
Jeanne St James has done it again! Narrators Aaron Shedlock and Ava Lucas are just the best at bringing books to life!

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 14-07-2020

This series gets better and better

The fifth book in the series and what a great addition to the series. I normally stay away from MMA stories, for some reason I usually cannot get into them. However, since this is by one of my favourite authors Jeanne ST James, I decided to give it a go and I am so glad that I did.

Narrated by Aaron Shedlock and Ava Lucas who did a great job with the narration, I was engrossed in the storyline from the first to the last chapter and couldn’t wait to see what Ms. St James had in store for Anson “Steel” Sterling and the woman he is charged to protect, MMA champion Katheryn “Kat” Callahan.

The chemistry between them was off the charts and yet underneath you can feel the attraction and love that is building between them. I loved how feisty and sassy Kat is and yet their is a vulnerable side that Steel unearths.

I fell hard and fast for Steel, he intrigued me and ticked the boxes for me. The story was well written, gritty, raw and the performances by Aaron and Ava really enhanced my enjoyment. The fact that Steel and Kat are both into MMA added an additional layer to the story.

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  • gina marzullo
  • 14-04-2021

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As much as I love this series this isn't my favorite one in fact I think book 2 was worse.. As much as I loved this one it was Kat who kept getting on my nerves.. I love the story line and the fighters they are but I had trouble getting over the way Kat acted at times..

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  • Sandy
  • 18-01-2021

Steel & Kat - Great Story

I didnt know if I would like this book or not. I'm a huge fan of MMA but picturing the h as a muscular woman I didnt think I would like. I'm not sure that Kat was that muscular but the main thing was is that Steel loves a more than usual physically fit woman like Kat. The beginning of the book had me laughing so many times. Jeanne is great at writing some laughs into her story. Steel goes to Nevada to be a bodyguard for Kat, Kity Kat as Steel calls her, who has a stalker. He's attracted to her from the moment he sees her and also an A-hole. The story not only consist of Steel trying to keep Kat safe and find the stalker but of helping Kat through another issue that has effected her life since her early teenage years. What better person than the hot sexy Marine. We also get to hear about Steels life growing up and it broke my heart. He has come a long way in life given the horrible start to his life from birth until he joined the military. The book was totally hot bringing out a side of Steel that he's never experienced as well as showing Kat how good things can be. The narrators were great. Aaron is one of my favorites and always seek out books he's narrated because that voice of his. I nearly went week in the knees myself when he ask Kat in a sexy scene " Do you purr Kitty Kat"? 🔥 The story is awesome. I love Jeanne's writing. I would recommend this book so buckle up buttercup and enjoy.😉😁

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  • Becky M
  • 14-08-2020

This book comes out swinging

Steel and Kat bump heads from the very beginning and had me giggling at their verbal sparring at every turn. These two couldn't be more perfect for each other. Toss in the suspense of danger and raging hot passion and Jeanne St James has another best of the best reads.
As they always do, Aaron Shedlock and Ava Lucas absolutely brought these characters to life.

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  • Steph
  • 10-08-2020

Loved it

Loved this book. Steel met his match in Kat and they have great chemistry. Loved how Kat wouldn’t take Steel’s attitude and would give it right back. They are perfect for each other. Ava Lucas and Aaron Sherlock did amazing with these characters.

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  • Jenna Sage
  • 01-08-2020

Another Shadow down!

I can’t lie, I didn’t want to like this book. I wasn’t a fan of Steel first off and secondly I’m not into tough woman. I usually prefer a softer heroine in my books. But OMG did I LOVE these two so much more than I expected. I should know by now to never think any different when it comes to Jeannes characters. She brings them to life from the first page and my heart is always completely wrapped up in them until the last. We always knew Steel was a jerk and he totally was in this book too but you really get to know who he truly is. He’s strong, determined, and loyal. I ended up absolutely loving him. Then there’s Kat who is a complete bad a** and such an inspiration. She’s so strong and independent and the kind of woman we need to teach younger generations of girls to be. The two of them couldn’t be more perfect for each other! This book was addicting from the start and I couldn’t recommend it more!


I loved the narration as always too! Aaron’s voice is delicious and Ava is hands down my favorite female narrator. I’m always recommending her to people!

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  • Debrasad
  • 24-07-2020

Steamy Hot !

Guts And Glory Steel by Jeanne St James Book 5 of the In The Shadows Security Series is Steamy hot full of lots of emotion and suspense. Steel is a strong alpha charater who comes with his own past issues and Kat a fighter in every way. Steel has to watch out for her because she has a stalker and things get steamy and complicated between . I love the characters love the storyline . i would definitely recommend this book.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 13-07-2020

MMA & More!

Every time I listen, it's like coming home. The story, the narration, all impeccable just gives me that sense of comfort. Meet Steel, the man who is on a mission to keep MMA fighter, Kat safe from a stalker. Steel is an incredibly alpha male, but when he meets Kat, he knows even with her independent strength, she is the one for him. Kat is the ultimate in female characters. I loved her. So brave, so competent and smart, I knew I was going to enjoy her journey. And what a journey these two take! It's exciting when she is competing, it's passionate when they are together and creepy when we hear from the stalker. The integration of the DAMC is key, bringing back all my favorite men and women, and that feel of safe being in the compound. Jeanne St James continues her smart and sexy stories and all I can say it keep them coming!!!

St James is particular when she picks her narrating team, and this one blows it out of the park! Aaron Shedlock falls into character as Steel. He is edgy and alpha, and I love it! Then he mysteriously transforms into a creepy stalker with such ease, it's scary! Ava Lucas, I can never say enough good things. She knows how to become her characters and she gives it all as Kat. The personality she brings to Kat is full of confidence, yet at times is so vulnerable, you just want to hug her. These two are fantastic together!

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