Title: Dark Corners
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.
Author: A.M. Madden
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Stone Walls, Glass Ceilings
Series: True Heroes #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Extreme Honor, Stone Walls, Glass Ceilings
Published by LoveSwept Source: Publisher
Published: November 8, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Crime Drama, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Loved, Loved, Loved!!! This is by far my favorite out of the series. From the overbearing father, wounded vet, and independent “princess” it brought forth all emotions in me throughout the book. David, our vet, has come back from war a completely different man and is trying to cope with the rush of emotions he suppressed after watching his best friend die. Maygen, our princess, has tried to escape her father’s overbearing ways by making her own path; but it seems her father is keeping her in the dark about a potential stalker that will end up shaking up her life as she knows it.
Book 3 in the True Heroes series by A.M. Madden takes place pretty much after the second one. Although, this can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the second one as many of the other characters are intertwined. I fell in love with David at the end of book two, Glass Ceilings, and was so excited when I heard he was getting his own book!
Normally, I do not like the couple match ups in contemporary romances. Sometimes the hero is a complete jerk or the heroine is too needy; but Maygen is the perfect match for David and vice versa. She calmed him when a episode was on the verge of consuming him then giving him space when he needed it. Most of the book it seems that Maygen gave more than David but he gave more of himself to her than with anyone in his life. He protected her from afar and ensured nothing came of harm came to her. He made her happier than she ever had been.
When things turn to shit, David torments himself by still giving himself to Maygen by being just her friend no matter how badly it hurts. There was so many twists and turns in the last section of the book, that I so did not see the end and what was coming. I felt for each of these characters and could not help but root for each one of them!
The one thing that is hard to ignore, is the first chapter of the book. It was not even the fact of who he was with (not the heroine) instead of how he was acting and thinking. I understand why it was included, to show how far David was in his PTSD and how he was NOT dealing with it. BUT it really was how a complete turn around just a few days later when he runs into Maygen. He did not even seem like the same man.
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.