Dark Corners by A.M. Madden ~ Review

Also in this series: Glass Ceilings (True Heroes #2)
Dark Corners by A.M. Madden ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Glass Ceilings (True Heroes #2)
Dark Corners (True Heroes, #3) by A.M. Madden
Published by Forever on November 8, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 325
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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.


Dark Corners is the third installment in the True Heroes Series but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. I’ve really enjoyed the other books in this series and I’m always looking forward to more books by A.M. Madden.

David Cavello is a war veteran who, like many of our brave soldiers, is being haunted by the events that happened overseas. While he has no problem bedding women, they never stay the night and he has no interest in a long term girlfriend. The only things that keep him going his is schooling and a side job that has him going undercover. What he didn’t expect is part of this job included a beautiful woman who would capture his attention unlike anyone else. Will he be able to remain undercover or will his identity be blown?

Maygen Whitney has grown up wealthy, as her father is one of the most successful business men in New York City. She is currently working with a highly sought after fashion designer and lives in a great apartment. To the outside world, she might look like she’s a spoiled princess, which is the exact opposite of who she really is. She’s independent and works hard at her job. The only thing missing is someone special in her life. When she runs into David at a coffee shop, chemistry flies and she quickly realizes that she can’t stop thinking about him. He is the one that she’s been waiting for?

I’m going to start with David because I love me some brooding men and he has a little bit of that going on. It is easy to see just how quickly Maygen captures his attention and how much being with her has started to change how he has been feeling post war. She seems to be the right medicine for him. However, he gets inside his on head sometimes and because his biggest enemy. Everything about him is just raw and real. I was rooting for him the entire time. I don’t want to give anything away but there is definitely a twist in it that I didn’t see coming and it caused major problems with him and Maygen. During this time, my heart went out him and I rooted for him with everything that I had. It was clear to see that the two of them were right for each other.

What I really liked was Maygen. Sure, she grew up with money but it is clear that she wants to make a life for herself independently. She’s loyal and fiercely loving with her friends and family. She has a great sense of humor and she fights for what she wants. She is just overall a very likable heroine. I wanted her with David and I wanted to be her friend.

Overall, I liked this book. If you are looking for a recovering war vet who is strong with a little alpha and a princess who is strongly independent and fierce, then this is the book for you. It has a few twists and turns but ultimate it leaves you rooting for two people who were made for each other.



About A.M. Madden

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

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