Author: A.M. Madden
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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.
Review: There were a lot of surprises in this romantic suspense novel that kept me a little jarred and on edge. Don’t get frightened by the shifts–they’re there for a good reason. It keeps the action intense and explains a lot about some of the characters. I’ve read some of the previous ones and they’re all great, but this works well as a stand alone too.
Maygen truly didn’t seem affected by the incredible wealth surrounding her. Even though her father tried to keep her in a glass bubble, she was truly happy mixing with her friends and co-workers. The fact that she worked for an up and coming designer already had her surrounded by really exotic and interesting people. So that’s why he stuck out tdi much. His short hair, ripped body and military demeanor instantly identified him as a stranger to her kind. But man, was he hot!
David had his hands full of this gorgeous girl and he couldn’t get enough of her. His main concern, though, was his PTSD. When he was with Maygen, all the bad thoughts seemed to go away and he was filled with peace. But it didn’t seem fair that she was getting someone as messed up as him–she deserved better.
And when she dumbfounded out the truth about him, she’d run. Could he convince her to stay with him long enough to fall in love?
Great writing and complex characters with intense chemistry explode off the pages. Thanks for the great read!