Dark Corners by A.M. Madden: Review

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Posted November 8, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Dark Corners by A.M. Madden: ReviewDark Corners by A.M. Madden
Pages: 224
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Series: True Heroes #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Extreme Honor, Ultimate Courage, Absolute Trust
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A real hero can protect and serve, but a true hero knows how to love.
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.
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.

Dark Corners by A.M. Madden is book 3 in the series, but you really can read it independently of the others. Its not often I say that and really mean it. But, in this case, you can read out of order if you wish! Book 2 was just okay for me and if you are annoyed by miscommunication and surprise pregnancy, you should just skip book 2!

In Dark Corners, we meet David, an Iraq war veteran who is dealing with some serious PTSD and survivors guilt. Maygen is the only daughter of a wealthy man who tends to coddle her, despite her protests. There is certainly some insta-lust and chemistry between these two, but its not insta-love, which was nice. David is so unsure of himself and his place in society and feels that Maygen certainly deserves better than an unemployed veteran. However, he realizes that he is happy with her. He isn’t in the super dark place he has found himself in when she is around. He is able to tackle things, like large crowds, with only some discomfort and that is a huge improvement.

While I enjoyed Dark Corners, I didn’t LOVE it. It wasn’t one that compelled me to read it non stop. There is a ‘twist’ that creates some drama, but it happens well past the 1/2 way point, so until then, the book felt a bit slow to me. I liked both the characters, but I didn’t particularly feel a deep connection to them. My final thoughts? It was a good book but a bit slow in the beginning; that really had me struggling to stick with it.

 

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One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes, Declan by Caitlyn O’Leary, Three Simple Words by AJ Pine…then you will probably like Dark Corners!

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About A.M. Madden

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

"It's all about the HEA."

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.

She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

Samantha
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4 responses to “Dark Corners by A.M. Madden: Review

  1. I’ll probably pass on this one even though I do enjoy military/ex-military heroes. The fact that there wasn’t a strong connection to the characters and that the pace was a bit slow makes me hesitant. I sure do enjoy looking at that cover, though! 🙂

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