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Protected in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

Charley Packstone is now Kate Ward, hiding in Virginia Beach with her four-year-old daughter, Sarah. When she meets a young Navy SEAL, she begins to question all the rules she has in place for herself and all the walls she has put up, but a dead rat on her porch reminds her just how dangerous her life is and why those rules and walls are needed.

Protected in Darkness is a side novella to the In Darkness series. It gives a little more of the story of Charley Packstone after entering the Witness Protection Program. It’s a short, quick read full of whirlwind romance and crazy action. I highly recommend reading it. It can be read as a standalone or at any point after reading the second book of the In Darkness series.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 39
Pages Read in 2018: 9064
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Desired in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

Now that she knows the true identity of Romeo, Brooke is closing in on him. But the closer she gets, the more desparate he becomes, stopping anyone who stands in the way of his ultimate goal. Meanwhile, a woman from Declan’s past shows up possibly preventing Declan and Brooke’s happily ever after from even beginning.

Desired in Darkness is the fifth book of the In Darkness series. This one gives closure to most of the Romeo questions while adding a couple new ones. It’s pretty much nonstop, edge of your seat action. There are some pretty big bombshell revelations scattered throughout, too. I very highly recommend reading this book, but read the other four first for it to make sense.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 38
Pages Read in 2018: 8962
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Shot in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

Unable to answer Declan’s question, Brooke heads to Washington DC to house and dog sit for Ty and James. When a seemingly random mass shooting looks less than random, Brooke turns her focus on Romeo.

Shot in Darkness, the fourth of the In Darkness series, gives us some answers and also some excellent romance between Brooke and Declan. It’s shorter than the other books and so reads very fast. I highly recommend reading it (but read the others first if you want it to make sense).

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 35
Pages Read in 2018: 8347
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Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

When severe thunderstorms knock out the power grid to all of Louisville, Kentucky, Brooke is on the case. Soon, it becomes apparent that the storms had nothing to do with the outage and she is really dealing with dangerous cyberterrorists.

Covered in Darkness, the third book in the In Darkness series, is filled with edge of your seat action that had me shouting in my head at Brooke to stop being so Brooke-ish and putting herself continually in danger. This book drops a few more hints about Declan’s background and what Dimitri really is. I very highly recommend reading this book. The first two books aren’t totally necessary to read first, but this one will make much more sense if you do.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 34
Pages Read in 2018: 8227
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Cut in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

Brooke is staying for a while in Kentucky and is assigned a case linking a motorcycle gang to a rash of overdoses among prostitutes and homeless people as well as a Senator’s daughter. Meanwhile, Declan is pushing her to move in with him and Romeo is always close by insisting he is protecting her (about as well as Dobby protected Harry in Chamber of Secrets).

The second book of the In Darkness series, Cut in Darkness, is just as good as the first. It strikes just the right balance of crime investigation, romance, and excitement. One whole section had my heart in my throat wondering how it was going to end. I highly recommend this book to people who like thrillers with a little romance. It’s not completely necessary to read the first book first, but it will make more sense if you do.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 25
Pages Read in 2018: 4833
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Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

Ex-FBI agent Brooke Fairfax finds herself in Kentucky in the middle of investigating a domestic terrorism plot involving a very strong poison. Soon she also finds herself drawn to one of the prime suspects. Meanwhile, Romeo, her anonymous source of information for many years, starts taunting her with the knowledge he’s been stalking her for a very long time.

I enjoyed Exposed in Darkness so much. It was fast-paced with just the right mix of lingering questions, romance, and police work. I absolutely did not see the end coming. I highly recommend reading it to people who enjoy thrillers. It’s the first in the In Darkness series and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 15
Pages Read in 2018: 2779
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Embryo by JA Schneider

Jill, an obstetrical intern, discovers a pattern among maternal and newborn complications at the hospital where she works. Her superiors tell her in no uncertain terms she is wrong and to give up her search to find what is going on.

I literally could not put Embryo down and so I finished it around 1am. It is fast-paced and well written. I was pretty surprised at who the culprit was, though looking back I could see the signs. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys medical thrillers!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 131
Pages Read in 2017: 35,634
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