Glass Ceilings by A.M. Madden ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: Dark Corners (True Heroes, #3)
Glass Ceilings by A.M. Madden ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Dark Corners (True Heroes, #3)
Glass Ceilings (True Heroes #2) by A.M. Madden
Published by Loveswept on May 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 315
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four-stars

When a perfect new love is shattered, two hearts will do anything to pick up the pieces. In this sizzling novel from the author of Stone Walls, irresistible heat leads to sensual thrills—and a secret that changes everything.
Two years ago, Nick Farley was undercover as a bartender in Chicago. The tough-as-steel FBI agent was working all the angles to build a case against a local crime syndicate, but even his intense focus was no match for the sight of Angela Cavallo’s plump pink lips pulling on her drink. All Nick got was one night—the longest, hottest, sweetest night of his life. It could have been the beginning of something real. Instead, she walked away—and Nick watched her go.
Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick was never one of them. Nor was the baby boy he doesn’t know about. But Angela has been running from a stalker for so long that she’s forgotten how to feel safe. So when Nick suddenly reappears in her life, Angela faces a moment of truth. She wants to trust him and reveal her secrets—her life and the life of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise the one thing she most craves: a future together.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Glass Ceilings is meant for mature audiences 18+ due to sexual content and adult situations. Glass Ceilings is a stand alone novel from the True Heroes Series.Loveswept / Random House Edition

Review

Although this book can absolutely be read as a standalone, we first meet FBI agent Nick Farley in Stone Walls. For me, there was always something about him that had me just begging for more about him so I was so excited to read his own story.

This book starts out two years ago when Nick Farley was an undercover agent in Chicago. He was working as a bartender at a bar that was covering up some illegal activity. He was super focused on the case and had put his heart and soul into it. Nothing would ever take his focus 100% away. That is until he meets Angela Cavello. From the moment he saw her outside of the bar on her way in, he was a goner. Once he met her, he knew she was the right girl for him. Problem was, he was undercover and leaving Chicago in a matter of days.

Angela Cavello’s past relationship was a nightmare that she was desperately running away from. She has already put plans in motion to get out of Chicago. When her cousin drags her to the bar to convince her to start living her life again, the last thing she expected was to meet someone who would completely consume her thoughts.

Even though they both know that they can’t make anything out of it, they can’t stop the overwhelming attraction that they have for each other. Eventually they give in for one night of all consuming passion. However, that passion turned into so much more after that one night and they begin to open up. They make promises to each other to stay together and move forward. Only that promise is broken by Angela and Nick is forced to move on.

Two years later, Angela’s past puts her back into Nick’s life. Will their feeling for each other overcome the pain and secrets that have been between them for the past couple of years or will it override that and allow them to start over?

One of the main issues I had in the beginning was the insta-love. And like always, that’s a personal preference. Honestly what I think helped me to get over it was the angst of the two year separation.

What I really enjoyed what that we still got the drama from the FBI casework with some interesting plot twists. I also enjoyed the emotions that both Nick and Angela went through. They were raw, hopeful, vulnerable, passionate, confusing and angry. And every single of of those emotions were exactly what anyone would feel at that time in the situation that they were in. It made it more honest and relatable. Add in an over the top couple as secondary characters who are hilarious and you get just about everything.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and can see that there is more character growth out there. *Shameless begging for David’s story right here!* I hope we get more.

four-stars

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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