Friday, August 28, 2015

Review ~ DEEP NIGHT by Kathy Clark

Deep Night (Denver Heroes, #3)
by: Kathy Clark
Series: Denver Heroes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Source: Loveswept via NetGalley

Sure to thrill readers of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards, Kathy Clark’s breathtaking Denver Heroes series continues as two adrenaline junkies find themselves fighting unexpected passion—and unspeakable terror.

Ex-soldier Chris Wilson lost too many friends to war. Back home in Denver, he’s trying to make a difference as a paramedic, treating victims of crisis situations. Not even active combat could prepare Chris for the rush he gets when violence and tragedy collide, but the job isn’t the only thing making his heart race. His partner is his closest confidant from childhood, and the girl he remembers is now a strong, sensual woman . . . who needs him more than ever.

Sara Richards is more comfortable risking her life than asking for help. The petite blonde medic put a wall around her heart long ago, vowing to never let anyone hurt her again. Only now her long-buried secrets threaten to destroy everything she’s built. And though she should be able to trust Chris, his smoldering blue-gray eyes ignite desires that feel more dangerous than whatever’s lurking in the shadows. For once, Sara can’t go it alone. But Chris might just be stubborn enough to stand by her side as she faces down her worst nightmare.

REVIEW

Deep Night is the third book in the Denver Heroes series.  It focuses on the third and final Wilson brother, Chris, who is a paramedic.  Sara Richards, their childhood neighbor and longtime friend is also part of the book and the family.  The other two books were about Chris’ older brothers, a policeman and a fireman.  Just like After Midnight and Cries in the Night, Deep Night can be read as a standalone.  Having read all of the books recently, I felt very familiar with the family.  And, just like any other family, there were a few secrets.  Oddly enough, the biggest secret is being held by Sara.

It always makes for an interesting dichotomy when a book has both romantic and violent themes.  The prologue jumps right into Sara’s dark secret and then the first chapter gets into a normal day as a paramedic.  Chris and Sara ride together as Denver paramedics.  The entire book continues at the same pace, up and down.  Although, I would have thought that the book would have been more about Chris, it felt more about Sara.  She had the demons and Chris had no clue what they were although he had known her for most of their lives.  The fact that she was able to survive all of this time is a testament to how strong a woman she was.  Chris may have spent several years overseas as a Navy medic but he was not prepared for everything that happens after he moves in with Sara.  He has no clue that she has been crushing on him since they were kids either.  They learn that they really don’t know each other at all.  Of course, that all changes very quickly when both of their pasts come into full focus.

I found Deep Night to be predictable but still very enjoyable.  It follows a familiar script but it was worth the read.  This book seemed a little more gloomy than the first two books but I can only assume that was due to the fact that it was likely the final book so Kathy Clark decided to go out with a bang.

**Received a copy from Random House ~ Loveswept in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 3.5  

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After Midnight ~ Review
Cries in the Night ~ Review

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