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One Dark Wish

(Deadly Force #2)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Her life must be forfeit for his to be redeemed

Historian Sarah Munro is not used to being shot at, but that's just what happens while she's poking around cemeteries on Georgia's Isle of Grace, searching for the key to a centuries-old cipher. Her quest has unwittingly drawn the attention of two deadly enemies intent on destroying each other--and anyone who gets in their way
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
One Dark Wish by Sharon Wray

Complex espionage romantic suspense with twists and depths that are slowly revealed.
2nd book in the Deadly Force series. Because of the background, I’m going to say that the first book should be read before this one. I didn’t read the prior book because of timing and felt a bit lost in the former Green Beret stories and twists. But if you read in the moment and don’t worry about too much backstory, you can read it as a standalone.
In summary, it’s all about political
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Riveting plot and awesome characters, just too many of them, but . . . this book is one hot mess and not in a good way. I feel like Alice when she dropped down the rabbit hole. It took a good 60% of the book before I even began to grasp where this story was heading. There were so many characters and they each had their own agenda. There were good guys and bad guys and you really needed a pro
Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Series where each member of a team of military special forces types find love in their turn, with an overarching mystery arc which gets solved piece by piece throughout the series, are pretty staple fare in romantic suspense (see Suzanne Brockmann for someone who does it amazingly well). Generally, the romance in each book stands alone but you might struggle a little bit to pick up the overall mystery if you don’t start at the first book in the series.

One Dark Wish doesn’t even manage to have th
I've given this one a B for narration but DNF for content. I don't DNF very often, but I had to admit defeat on this one.

In the eight or nine years I’ve been reviewing books and audiobooks, I can count the number of times I’ve DNF’d a review copy on the fingers of one hand. I’ve slogged through some atrocious stories and horrific narrations to the bitter end, so I can at least feel that by being able to warn others away from such duds, the time I spent reading or listening to them wasn’t complet
Susanna Eastman
Mar 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! We met former Green Beret Nate, the hero in this story, in Every Deep Desire (Deadly Force #1). The guy was a mess. But I was so excited to see that Nate would get his own story.

In this book, Nate teams up with sweet, lovely and oh-so-curious historian Sarah. She's digging around the past, in an attempt to restore her professional reputation, and he's ordered to stop her or one of his men will die.

As Nate and Sara start to fall in love (and you SO want them to be together), the
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Historian and the mercenary!

I’ve anxiously waited for book 2 in the Deadly Force series and was thrilled to see this on my Kindle on release day.

First, I have to mention that cover. It’s like the skies opened and wept for the angel below. Moody and beautiful, the image hints at the story’s southern location, suspenseful genre, and ringing endorsement from Allison Brennan.

The story carries on two weeks after book 1- Every Deep Desire- with Major Nate Walker on the search for answers to why hi
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Deadly Force series by Sharon Wray.

This is my first book by this author and I have to say that if you have a choice, start with book one, EVERY DEEP DESIRE. There is a lot of complexity and interesting dynamics in this book. A lot of it has a historical significance and knowing the backstory more thoroughly will make this an easier read. I had no trouble following the action but I did have a lot of questions about these Knights, for lack of a better term,
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
From the blurb, this book seemed perfect for me: bookish historian Sarah against ex Green Beret Nate! But, from nearly the 1st paragraph, I found this book weird. I don't know how else to describe it honestly. It was just weird. It was part special ops, part ghost story. I love both those things, but this didn't mesh well for me at all. There is a LOT happening and none of it felt connected. A reader friend told me it started to make more sense by the 60% mark, but I could tell there was no way ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Sharon Wray's One Dark Wish, the 2nd installment in the Deadly Force romantic suspense series, this novel is gripping and powerful from the first page. It all started for historian Sarah Munroe when she's looking for clues and ancient artifacts in a Puritan love story that's more than three centuries old. When she's been shot at, she ran across Nate Walker, a former veteran who's dealing with seizures and had been dishonorably discharged for a massacre in Afghanistan. When Nate spotted Sarah ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Deadly Force #2, Because of backstory, it's when the main characters met, and why you need to beware of men who bow I would recommend reading the first book before this one. In the events before both books two teams of Green Berets were royally screwed over the ones that aren't in prison were dishonorably discharged and put to the task of finding out who betrayed them so they can free their teammates from prison and clean their record. There is a large cast of characters but their are
Dawn McGill Dalrymple
So what drew me in was the cover of this book, absolutely stunning. I didn't realize that this was a book in a series and therefore took some time for me to get into this book. I loved that Sarah was a Historian, something I would love to do!! Mystery, action, and romance all in one book! ...more
Sarah Wente
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Story!

I loved this book!
The twists and turns of the plot, combined with a steamy, forbidden romance will keep you turning the pages to the very end.
The author has an easy, flowing way with words, drawing you into her adventure from the start.
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in this series and I am enjoying this series very much. Readers would have to read the first book in this series to really understand the story lines as it does have a lot of characters

Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this book for an honest review
Jessica (the naptime writer)
I received a complimentary ARC of this book from Netgalley but all opinions provided are my own.

I really admire when an author really goes for it—when she’s not afraid to take plot or character risks—and that’s what Sharon Wray does in One Dark Wish. There are parts of the book that really work for me, like the intriguing plot and complex characters, and also parts, like the actual execution of those risks, that don't.

Wray’s book opens with heroine-historian Dr. Sarah Munro witnessing the murde
Danielle Urban
One Dark Way by Sharon Wray is an interesting concept for a romantic suspense novel. I loved half of this book and the other half was not bad but not superb. It's not necessarily the first or second half. Just half of the book's content was amazing and the other part was not as great.

I liked how the men in this book were former military men and how they were like brothers. Second, I enjoyed the fact there were two groups that were in a middle of a war with each other and dragging in the main ch
Hana Correa
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Let me just say to start that this a very different book from other books I have read. It is a hybrid novel, part suspense/mystery, part romance/ erotica. I was a little thrown at first because this is a second book in a series. Since I didn’t read the first novel in the series, I was a little thrown off. The storyline of a mysterious group of former Green Berets, who find themselves mixed into a centuries old mystery about an unsolvable cipher that may point out the location of hidden rooms bur ...more
Carol orr
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super twisty romantic thriller

No plot spoilers
No potential triggers
There are no grammatical or editorial errors that I can recall.
There are some sex scenes and some swearing
The characterisation isn't outstanding but it's more than enough to draw you in and keep you turning the pages. By the middle of the book the characters become more genuine and really snag your attention.
The plotline is so twisty it's a little difficult to keep track of who knows what and as ever, the Fianna are somehow both
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This was quite the story! Lots of action, steamy romance, intrigue and multiple plot lines. I will admit I got a little confused with all the characters – good guys, bad guys, good guys who may be bad guys … This is the second book in the Deadly Force series so pretty well all the characters knew each other from the first book, except for me, as this is my first book by this author. Although this is a standalone, it would certainly help with placing all the characters and past events by reading ...more
Emma's Things to Read
This is hard one to review - I really liked the sound of the book - historical documents, pirates, secrets all sounded just up my street but I really didn't end up enjoying the book.
There were so many characters with very complicated backstories and the different elements - disgraced police, heroin deals, smuggled missiles, Russian gangsters, green berets and historical pirates was just a bit too much and too implausible for me. And there were some very long sex scenes.
I can see that this book w
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One Dark Wish by Sharon Wray is my first read by this author but it won’t be my last. This is a fast-paced, action-packed storyline with a complex plot that has suspense, danger, romance, awesome characters and is full of twists and turn. It is an intense read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The author is to be commended for her great writing, attention to detail and the history. I rated it a five.
I was attracted by the blurb as it contained a lot of elements I usually liked in a novel.
Unfortunately I found the book confusing, too many subplots and characters, and it didn't keep my attention.
It's well written but its' not my cup of tea.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Wray picks up One Dark Wish where Every Deep Desire ended; this series is best read in order. Fast paced and fun, I loved seeing an historian as a main character.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Cant wait for next one.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
good book cant wait to read more books by this author I kept wondering what was going to happen next
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Really couldn't get into this book. Took me a long time to read too. Based on this book, I will not be reading anymore in this series. ...more
Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you loved book 1 like I did, them you’ll absolutely love book 2 even more. It has more action, romance and mystery in it , it will take your breath away. I’m definitely look forward to book 3
This one was just ok for me . I like my mysteries with a little less romance.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this book
I found this book to be a bit confusing although I did enjoy it. I do like series books however understand I should have read the first book in order to understand this one better.
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Sharon is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes novels of suspense, adventure, and love. A wife, mother of twins, caretaker of Donut the One-Eyed Dog, she's repped by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency.

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Deadly Force (4 books)
  • Every Deep Desire (Deadly Force #1)
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