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Thursday, December 22, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- DARK CORNERS

Dark Corners: A True Heroes Novel (True Heroes Series Book 3) by [Madden, A. M.]
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. AMAZON  4 STARS

Wow, I don't know exactly what I was expecting but this book was different.  The first part dealt so much with the PTSD that David dealt with.  There was also the pulling towards each other and the fulling away of the two characters that had the reader wondering what that was about.  It was more than just the memories and stress of  David's past war-time experiences.  I got so involved with the story about David and Maygen that I totally forgot the information in the book blurb.  Which is kind of good because when more of David's story came out I was temporarily blindsided ( in a good way).  I had to begun to think it was kind of bogging down and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it all that much, until that happened.  But that's when everything began to hit-the-fan.  Surprises, twists and turns galore, made for a very satisfying ending.
I have to add that I enjoyed the other people in the cast of characters. Betha, one of Maygen's close co-workers was one of them.  She had an R-rated mouth, a heart of gold but as direct as a missile.  Nothing was too out there for her to say or ask.
I also liked some of the ways the author described things, like going to a restaurant that was decorated  like Ronald McDonald had thrown up in a Taco Bell.  Can't you just see that?  There's a few more descriptive things like that but not so much that it ruined the story with too much cheese,
Also this is an adult story due to adult situations including, the sexual scenes and some violence.
This book might not be for everyone.  Although I don't personally know of anyone who suffers from PTSD it seemed pretty realistic, in some of the things that were shared.


I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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