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Dark Corners

(True Heroes #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  459 ratings  ·  169 reviews
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
ebook, 224 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Loveswept
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it



David Cavello is no longer in uniform, but he is reminded every day of the horrors of war. Suffering PTSD he tries to learn live with his demons. That is until the day a job has him literally running into a beautiful blonde name Maygen.

For some reason, this little blonde calms his nerves and helps his PTSD. David knows getting closer to her is dangerous, especially when the secrets he is keeping would have her running from his arms. When the truth comes to light David is left alone with his reg
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
I remember loving the first book of the series and I was sure that I'd love this one too. So did! I first discovered A.M. Madden when I read her Back Up series, which I thought was fantastically entertaining. She hasn't steered me wrong yet!

This story is about David, a war vet battling PTSD, and how by letting in a ray of sunshine named Maygen, she would brighten up his "dark corners". She made battling his demons a whole lot easier. Both characters were well-developed and extremely likable. Dav
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, cop-security
So far, this is the best of the sandalone series. Despite the heavy subject of PTSD that David suffers, he was very charming. The banter with him and Maygen was fun and I wanted more of it. If we didn't have such a heavy subject weighing it down, I would have had lots of fun with this story. Maygen was a great heroine. She was strong, independent and truly there for David when he suffered. She also knew when to back off, which I greatly appreciate in a heroine. Clingy women are one of my pet pee ...more
BOOK REVIEW: Dark Corners
BOOK SERIES: True Hero’s #3
AUTHOR: A.M. Madden
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: November 8, 2016

5 Stars

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes intended for adults 18+

A real hero can protect and serve, but a true hero knows how to love.

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
Rachel BookJunky PA
I've been a fan of AM Madden since her very first book, Back-Up...and this is my absolute FAVORITE so far. Her writing started off wonderfully and it's evolved into spectacular!
The way her words flow is captivating. Her characters are so down to earth, and exceptionally well written that it's so easy to connect with them on all levels.
David Cavello, ex-military is such a sweetheart. He's kind, generous, alpha and possessive. Love that mix. Easy to growl MINE and just as easy to flash a sexy smil
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"A damaged man who wants to be whole again."

Damn. She went and did it, again . A.M. Madden wrote about the character I most wanted to get to know, David ...sigh. It's the broken ones that I'm especially drawn to, and though these are Maygen's words, I feel exactly the same way. "The brooding confused man who was slowly stealing my heart piece by piece." is an accurate description of how I felt reading this book. The author let me into his thoughts, his dreams, his fears, his anguis
Marina (Living In Our Own Story)
Aaand... she did it again.

I've read and loved every single A.M. Madden book. And those of you who follow my reviews know that my all time BBF is Trey. Well, at least he was until I read this latest page turner. Now he can proudly share the first place with David Cavello. His incredible and heartbreaking story is told in Dark Corners. The book is intriguing and entertaining, heartbreaking and romantic, suspenseful and funny. There is something for everyone in it.

David is the type of guy that ever
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me first start by saying, thank you to AM Madden for delivering another sexy, gripping and enthralling novel. I loved every bit of this book.

David is the type of hero you want to hug (at least I wanted to). He's strong, protective, has a few issues, ex-military, loves his family and to top it all off he's sexy as sin.

Maygen comes from a wealthy family but is far from being a spoiled brat. She's mature, doesn't live off daddy's money and is very caring. She's the type of girl you want in you
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
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.  I enjoy the broken hero who feels he doesn’t deserve love trope, so this book really worked for me.  There are dual conflicts that bring a bit of drama, mystery, and suspense to the novel. 
I only had a couple minor critiques.  The story was a little bit redundant at times.  Also, the major conflict and resolution seem
Bourbon, Books and Brenda
This is the second book I have read in the True Heroes series, and boy was it great! I have a special place in my heart for a broken vet that finds his way back from the darkness and finds love. David was a perfectly broken hero that quickly captured my heart! I cheered, I yelled, I chuckled, I was happy and I got mad at some points. I started this book and didn't stop until I finished. I couldn't stand to put down David and his demons. Our heroine, Maygan, was a smart, independent and very pati ...more
Jenny Harris
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

In this book we finally learn David story and we are introduced Maygen. David has been dealing with PTSD since he returned from the war. David hasn't figured out how to deal with man things in his life so when he meets Maygen by literally running into her he knows she is something special. There is just something about her that calms him in a way he hasn't felt since before he joined the military. David wants to figure out what this is but is
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dark Corners by A.M. Madden is a deeply intense, sexy and suspenseful story. From the beginning of Dark Corners A.M. took me on a twisty adventure through heartache, pain, love and lust.

Dark Corners is a perfect addition to the Everyday Heroes series. David and Maygen's story was incredible. My love and connection to the characters was instant. From the off A.M weaves a story with so much fire. Fire that starts as a bright spark, that begins to sizzle more fiercely before blooming into huge fla
Lin (From Chika With Love - Blog) Cohen
If there's anything that A.M. Madden can do best is creating amazing, sexy men that every woman would want by her side. After Ben and Nick I really didn't think that she'll be able to create another man that will capture my heart BUT she did it, and did it soooo good!
David Cavello
(Sexy) David is a war vet who spent a few deployments in Iraq. After seeing his best friend getting shot in the head in front of him, he's going through a meltdown and leaves the army.
David suffers from PTSD and whil
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely not the typical story of a spoiled little rich girl who gets swept off her feet by the sexy, hunky bodyguard. It is actually the antithesis of that model for a story, although those elements are there. Dark Corners is far meatier than that! This book takes you to unexpected places and evokes a variety of emotions. I didn't always love Maygen, and my feelings for David wavered throughout the story, based on where HIS emotions were leading him. I actually enjoyed the range of em ...more
A.D. Justice
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
David Cavello is a perfectly broken hero you'll instantly fall in love with. You'll want to hold him, heal him, and make him yours for life. But you can't, because he's mine.

The characters and storyline in Dark Corners have so much depth, heart, and complexities that, as a reader, you can't help but connect with them. David is the loyal former military hero who has his sights set on one person. Maygen. She sweet, feisty, and the kind of person you'd want as your best friend.

From the first word
Tracy Holowczenko
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a new #1 BBF. David really is a hero. I love the way a A. M. Madden shows the evolution of a character. David is very broken emotionally, but it's evident that he doesn't want to live in the dark and his struggle to forget is heartbreaking. Maygen is a breath of fresh air. She's a stong female character who has a great life and is not even looking for a man. Yet when David literally not sure on her ass the instant connection cannot be denied. A.m. Madden has proven to be an exceptional wr ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a good book. It's about a vet that has watched his best friend get shot and die and is fighting a battle with PTSD. He meets this girl who he decides he really likes but he has some serious concerns and fears.

Maygen is the daughter of a well-known PR firm owner and right hand to a pretty famous designer. When she literally runs into David while leaving the coffee shop she doesn't know what she's in for. Both good and bad.

This story starts a bit slow and has some lulls here and there bu
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This is David's story, who we met in the previous book in this series as Angela's brother. Now finished in the armed forces he's trying to get his life back on track, taking a degree in psychology but his PTSD is holding him back. He's a toured hero plagued with nightmares of his time at war. 

Then he meets Maygen and she brings light back into his life. Beautiful, independent and stubborn she keeps him on his toes, but our tortured hero struggles with his insecurities that she's too go
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
The only thing I could think of when I finished Dark Corners was “I love David!” I still love Jack, as he was my first Madden hero, but David is probably my favorite of all her other men. His damaged soul just called out to me... I love my damaged and tortured heroe and ‘tortured’ definitely describes David Cavello. He is the type of hero you instantly fall in love with and want to do nothing but hug him, showing him you want to be there for him.

Maygen is feisty, always ready with a witty comeba
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

If you've read Author A.M. Madden before you know this True Heroes series is a different from her Devil's Lair series. The obvious being one is about law enforcers of some type verses a band. It's great to see an author can write about two different tropes and still do well with the storylines.

In this edition of True Heroes we have David who is a war vet that suffers from PTSD and is a student studying psychology. David's brother
Jessica Fay
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
A.M. Madden has yet to let me down!! Dark Corners will not disappoint you! I absolutely love this novel and it is one that I will definitely read again!

David is ex-military with PTSD. But, don’t let that fool you. He is an extremely strong willed, hot as hell, sweet guy. He may come off as an ass with his harden exterior but once he lets you in, he will love and protect you forever.

Maygen comes from a wealthy family, however, she is far from being ‘daddies little princess’. She is a down to ear
Diane Yoz
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YES I would
Dark Corners is INCREDIBLE! AM Madden at her best!
Heartfelt! Captivating! Sexy! Suspenseful! I loved it!!!
I can’t explain what was different about this book, because I love all of A.M. Madden’s books, but I was cemented to the story. The detailed words just flowed so smoothly where I was going from one chapter into the next without any pause, picturing it all in my head so clearly. I love when a book can suck you into the pages where you feel like you are there with the characters and Dark Corn
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
let me say AMAZING, I started to read the first chapter and had to put the book down for a day I could read it in one sitting and that's exactly what I did. I was hooked from the beginning.

You have David Cavello a war Vet who is a jokester. He like other vets have seen things they wish wouldn't have while at war and struggles with PTSD. He is going to school and his brother in law is also trying to always help him get a job at the FBI headquarters but nothing seems to interest him.

Then there is
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can I give this a million stars??? NO!?! It deserves a million!!! When A.M. Madden says she is writing a book, I am on the edge of my seat, stalking, and everything else waiting to read it because I know it is going to be amazing. Dark Corners went beyond amazing.....It is PHENOMENAL!!!! I don't believe I have fallen in love with a character like I did David. He completely touch not just my heart but my soul like no other character has before (sorry Trey). This is a story that when you are not r ...more
Tina Morgan
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by A.M Madden, I didn't think she could get any better or her men any hotter but she keeps proving me wrong again and again. These star rating system needs updated so I can give this book more than 5 stars. In this book we get to learn more about David whom we meet in Glass Ceilings. David is a vet who is working hard to live with the reality's of life after war and death. Also suffering from PTSD and guilt over things beyond his control. Of course they say once a soldier al ...more
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great and fabulous suck you into the pages by A.M. Madden!! Oh how she has delivered the feels with so much heart and sexiness. David and Maygen's story is one that will definitely stick with you.
The love and heart just oozes it's way into you as you read. There are so many shock moments that I never saw coming at all!
Falling in love is complicated. Have complications in your life from your own personal hell makes life so complicated. But meeting someone that has the power to both crip
Le Ann Foster
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I gave this book 5 Stars!

Once again I am blown away with Mrs. Maddens writting. She starts kind of slow and then Bam! She knocks you on your A$$ and you can't put it down. She has gave us a story about a true American hero and a girl that he will do anything to protect. I love how Mrs. Madden kept putting twist, turns and a surprise that I didn't see coming. I so glad that her and other authors talk about PTSD it let's the world know that it is real thing and
Veronica LaRoche
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to read David's story and I wasn't disappointed. A.M delivered once again. This story kept me guessing on what was gonna happen and I love that it wasn't predictable. Out of all of the True Heroes story this is my favorite one. Well written, having me on the edge of my seat, everyone needs to read this book

I received an arc from the author in exchange for an honest review
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below! I liked it, but it didn't really grab my attention right away. See full review on The Book Disciple ...more
Heather 123
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved the premise of this story!

David, an Iraq war veteran had seen what no one else should have ever seen and now he can't get the image out of his head. Returning home was nothing that he expected and he was unprepared for life as a civilian. But things finally begin to change when he happens to bump into (literally) Maygen outside a coffee shop one day.

I'll admit the first half of the book was kind of slow for me and I truly debated on finishing it but I'm so glad I did! About 50% of the way
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A USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, A. M. Madden is also a Jersey girl whose addiction to romance started at twelve after reading Judy Blume’s Forever.

As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she truly believes that true love knows no bounds.

In her books, she aspires to write fun, sexy, realistic love stories that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. She creates realisti

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