A True Heroes Novel
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.
Passion and Suspense
This is the third book in the True Heros series and each book is a standalone, although all the characters are interconnected. This engaging story has many of the things I love in a book and it pulled at many of my emotions. It has great writing, a riveting plot, sizzling chemistry, a protective male and an independent female. This is an emotional, highly charged, well written story that pulled me in immediately and the characters are realistic and easy to connect with.
David Cavello served in the Army and was stationed in Iraq. Now that he is no longer in the Army, he suffers from PTSD and is having a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He is a tormented man dealing with demons and secrets. David and Maygen meet by chance when he runs into her on the sidewalk and they both feel an instant connection. David enjoys spending time with Maygen but he is confused by his strong feelings for her. Whenever he is with her, she calms him and for the first time since returning from Iraq, David starts to feel better. Unfortunately, David has some secrets that he is afraid to share with Maygen, he worries they will scare her away and he doesn't want to lose her. David knows he is not good enough for Maygen and he should leave her alone but he can't.
Maygen Whitney is beautiful, sweet and trusting; she is the light to David's dark. Although Maygen is attracted to David, he also scares her. She has never had such strong feelings for anyone and she realizes he is a broken man with issues and she wonders if she can trust him with her heart. Both characters care about each other but have a lot of things going against them. DARK CORNERS has an intriguing plot line and is filled with suspense and passion.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
A compelling read
This story sucked me in from the beginning. The emotional pull of David's PTSD and Maygen's desire to help him pulled at my heart. There were times when I smiled, when I laughed, and when I cried. The danger that is following Maygen had me guessing who it could be. This was a very enjoyable story, and I highly recommend it. I hope there is more to this series.
I received a copy through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited, honest review.
Third book is the charm! Loved it!
I love this True Hero’s series, but so far, this is my favorite book in the series! It can be read as a standalone, the characters from the previous books are involved in this story, but it’s not necessary to know the history, it just adds a richness to the overall story.
David and Maygen are amazing together! The story had twists I didn’t see coming so I was surprised quite a few times as the story unfolded! There are so many feels in this book. I had the stomach plummets, the heart burn and a lump in my throat. I loved every minute of it and I couldn’t put it down.
Maygen is an awesome heroine. She is strong, loving, feisty and isn’t afraid to fight for David, until he betrays her trust. David is working through PTSD on his own, refusing to take medication and therapy until he figures out he can’t live without his light (Maygen) to light his dark corners. He returns to therapy and tries to win Maygen back, even if is just as a friend because he needs her in his life.
I won’t tell you anymore and I highly recommend this book. It has suspense, great banter, colorful friends and family to add spice to story, steamy sexy times, and a sweet love story.