Book 3, True Heroes - A True Heroes Novel
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Love is war when shadows play games with the heart. In this thrilling romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Stone Walls and Glass Ceilings, a decorated veteran facing the darkest battlefield finds a guiding light to trust and tenderness.
A real hero can protect and serve, but a true hero knows how to love.
David Cavello is no longer in uniform, but the memories of combat still haunt his every waking moment. Driven to protect and serve, he accepts an undercover job he has to keep hidden from everyone. But David’s mission goes against orders the second he makes contact with gorgeous and spirited Maygen Whitney. The intense attraction he feels for Maygen drives him crazy—almost as crazy as he feels about hiding information from her.
After growing up with an overprotective father, Maygen feels like she’s finally claiming her independence. Sure, she’s been lonely, but David seems to make all her dreams come deliciously true—until the sting of betrayal sends her world spiraling. Now Maygen’s caught in a tragic web of lies, leaving her more vulnerable than ever to an enemy hidden in the shadows. But when Maygen most needs a hero, David leaps into action—intent on doing whatever it takes to save the woman he loves.
Praise for Dark Corners
“Just when you think you know where Madden is going with the story, it zigs when you think it's going to zag. A great mix of suspense and romance. David and Maygen are the perfect couple.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker
“Dark Corners is a total sizzlefest—a hot-as-hell brooding hero mixed with a smart feisty heroine, and a rollercoaster ride of suspense! A great read!”—Delancey Stewart, author of Right Here, Right Now
“The unique style of A. M. Madden had me turning page after page in yet another amazing read. With the suspense, the steam, and the twists, this book is one you truly can’t put down. Dark Corners is a must-read for anyone who loves a balance of suspense with their romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron
“Dark Corners is an intriguing book that deals with so many different emotions, and situations, making it one of those gripping reads that is hard to put down. I loved it and know you will as well. This is a five-star read for me.”—Books & Boys Book Blog
“I would recommend Dark Corners by A. M. Madden, if you enjoy romantic suspense or the sexy protector trope.”—Harlequin Junkie
“I have enjoyed this series and I cannot wait for the next book.”—Nadine’s Obsessed with Books
“Dark Corners is an emotional contemporary romance with a side of suspense added in for flavor. The story is real and relatable. It’s emotional and confusing just like real life.”—TJ Loves Books
“Although fast-paced, Dark Corners never felt rushed. Everything was played out to perfection. A. M.’s writing is addictive, her story perfectly balanced. Dark Corners is now my favourite of the whole Everyday Heroes series and my fave book of A. M. Madden’s!”—Bookalicious Babes Blog (Five Bookalicious Kisses)
“Damn. She went and did it, again. . . . My favorite in the series, so far.”—iScream Books (Five Stars)
“Great writing and complex characters with intense chemistry explode off the pages. Thanks for the great read!”—It’s About The Book
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I found this to be an excellent book and completely entertaining. The characters in this one are troubled, David more than Maygen, but striving everyday to live life to the fullest. David struggles daily with issues of PTSD but there is something about Maygen that just being around her calms him and is issues aren't quite as troubling. Maygen has lived her life under the domineering and overprotective thumb of her father. She's now trying to take control of her life and doesn't want anyone trying to control her again. When fate puts David in her path she feels blessed. There's an attraction between them that can't be denied and she feels secure with him. That is until lies and secrets are revealed that shatter all the trust she had placed in him. Will he ever be able to get her to forgive him??
This book is very well done and it's one I highly recommend.
A very charming David
So far this is the best of the sandalone series. Despite the heavy subject of PTSD that David suffers, he was very charming. The banter with him and Maygen was fun and I wanted more of it. If we didn't have such a heavy subject weighing it down, I would have had lots of fun with this story. Maygen was a great heroine. She was strong, independent and truly there for David when he suffered. She also knew when to back off, which I greatly appreciate in a heroine. Clingy women are one of my pet peeves and I was glad to see that while she was there for him, she also knew her own boundaries. There was no other women or men drama to deal with, no cheating, but not a small amount of pushing away from David due to his PTSD. Despite the pushing away, this was a very good story. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Passion and suspense
After having read Glass Ceilings, I was excited to be able to read David's story in this book. Ms Madden addressing PTSD here through her main character was genius in bringing attention to what plagues so many service men and women returning from war. That David recognized his PTSD but refused treatment, yet was studying to be a Psychologist was a study in contradictions. The imagery of David's sufferings were exemplary...I could almost feel his tension, his anger, his angst over the loss of his friend, and most of all his growing need for Maygen.
I don't think anyone could describe desire better than this author...in just a few words, in my mind's eye, I was seeing exactly what Maygen experienced each time she saw David:
"...My mouth went dry, my palms began to sweat, and I could feel desire furl within me like a piece of paper touching a flame." Then there was David and his wry sense of humor, what a crack up He was...his quips were hilarious in not only their content, but the delivery was pitch perfect.
Lastly the unexpected twists and turns of suspense were gripping, keeping me on the edge the entire time. What and who were completely a surprise, which enriched the reading experience that much more.
This book was provided by the Publisher and NetGalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Nov 08, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 327 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, True Heroes