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One Dark Wish

(Deadly Force #2)

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3.43  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  19 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
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 24th 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
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Anita
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Caz
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
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Jacquie
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
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Toni
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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,
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Kristen
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Hannah
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC REVIEW

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
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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!
Dsbook
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Hana Correa
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 ...more
Tripip
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
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
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Annarella
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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.
Becky
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. Cant wait for next one.
Traann
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Yolanda
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Gretchen
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
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 addicted to snapping photos and eating Oreos.

She's repped by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency.


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Deadly Force (3 books)
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