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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

One Dark Wish (Deadly Force #2) by Sharon Wray


One Dark Wish

Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca



Goodreads synopsis:
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.

Ex-Green Beret Major Nate Walker is on a mission of his own: to restore the honor of his men. To do that, he is required to stop Sarah--or one of his own men will die. Caught in the middle of a deadly rivalry, Nate can't afford to trust the woman standing in his way. But his heart says he can't afford not to...

Deadly Force Series:
Every Deep Desire (Book 1)
One Dark Wish (Book 2) (less)


***

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, who bow in three different intensities depending on if they respect you or wanted to annihilate you and spoke in Shakespearian verse. I wasn’t sure why this whole Shakespearian Knight dynamic was in this book but I assume it was added to lend credit to our heroine, Sarah Munro who was a historian.

I felt sorry for Sarah. She went through a lot even before the whole Shakespearian Knight thing showed up on her doorstep and threw her for a loop. The entrance of Nate Walker, ex-Green Beret and uncertain candidate for Knighthood, I felt this was a little rushed. He was there and then he was gone. Then two weeks later the story starts up again after Sarah’s little world has exploded. I thought seeing this stuff first hand might have made a better story. I know the book was already pretty long but still, why jump over so much intrigue that would come to bear later?

If you are looking for a tame romantic suspense, then this isn’t the book for you. The sexy scenes are a little over the top. I rolled my eyes a couple of times but they aren’t long and they don’t take over the main thrust of the story, which I appreciate. I am reading more for the action and suspense than the sexy love scenes.

Over all, this is a pretty good read. It keeps you interested from page one and you wonder if you will ever figure out what is truly going on behind it all. I look forward to picking up book one and digging more into the backstory. Definitely check this one out if romantic suspense is your thing.

Highly recommended.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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