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Dark Corners by A.M. Madden
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Sep 12, 2016

really liked it

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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 regret and Maygen is left picking up the pieces of her heart.

Can Maygen find it in her heart to forgive and take a second chance on David, or will the sting of his betrayal stay with her forever?

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While I enjoyed this book a lot, it just didn't pack the emotional punch I was hoping for. It was well written for sure. The characters were likable. I really felt for David and all his issues with PTSD. We also have a nice cast of secondary characters (the couple from the previous book feature heavily in this one). There is some nice relationship angst without any OW/OM drama.

My problem was that is just seemed to DRAG on, and on. I found my mind wandering A LOT through the middle of this one. My other issue was the mystery part just never seemed fully developed. Just from reading the blurb you can easily figure out what the betrayal is going to be, so when it came it wasn't a surprise at all. The following stalker storyline almost felt thrown in to justify the betrayal. I just never bought into it. Not to mention I felt it was wrapped up pretty darn easily.

Overall, I enjoyed the writing and the characters and just wish it had been a bit shorter and the stalker storyline more developed.

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Reading Progress

September 12, 2016 – Shelved
September 12, 2016 – Shelved as: arc-to-review
September 12, 2016 – Shelved as: nov-arcs-to-review
November 1, 2016 – Started Reading
November 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥ Great honest review, Eve!! :)


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Jessica wrote: "Great honest review, Eve!! :)"

Thanks Darling! :D


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Danielle wrote: "Lovely review!!!"

Thank you! :D


⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰ Great review Sweetie :) x


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Alicia wrote: "Great review Sweetie :) x"

Thanks Babe! :D


message 7: by JewelsyGoolsy (new)

JewelsyGoolsy Fantastic review, Eve xxx


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) JewelsyGoolsy wrote: "Fantastic review, Eve xxx"

Thanks Babe! :D


message 9: by Carvanz (new)

Carvanz Oh my gawd! Not sure if I even read all of the review I was mesmerized by that gif! Can I give it 5 stars???


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Carvanz wrote: "Oh my gawd! Not sure if I even read all of the review I was mesmerized by that gif! Can I give it 5 stars???"

*lol* Sure!


message 11: by Bev (new)

Bev Another great review hun. I still need to read book 2, it keeps slipping down Mt TBR


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Bev wrote: "Another great review hun. I still need to read book 2, it keeps slipping down Mt TBR"

I haven't read book one or two. This one was OK, but I found it really slow...


message 13: by warhawke (new)

warhawke Fab review Eve!


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) warhawke wrote: "Fab review Eve!"

Thanks Darling! :D


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Eyvette Abreu Excellent Review Eve :)


Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) Eyvette wrote: "Excellent Review Eve :)"

Thank you! :D


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