I received this book for free from Edelweiss/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Darkest Night by Megan Erickson
Series: Wired & Dangerous #2
Published by Forever on July 31, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
The Fast and the Furious meets Mr. Robot in USA Today bestselling author Megan Erickson's thrilling new romantic suspense series.
Bodyguard Jock Bosh has one job: keep Fiona Madden safe. Safe from the men who've been hunting her. Safe from the bastard responsible for ruining her life. And with the attraction sizzling white-hot between them, that means keeping Fiona safe from him too.
Fiona has spent the past decade on the run. Her survival is the single greatest weapon she's had against the men out to destroy her. Until Jock. Now, with him by her side, she finally has a chance to bring them down. But when her enemies make their next move and Jock puts himself in the line of fire, Fiona realizes that there's more at stake than just her life-she's also risking her heart.
The Wired & Dangerous series:
I have been super into romantic suspense the last few years. Although I’ve been craving romantic suspense, I can be a bit particular with what I want from this genre. I’ve seen very positive reviews for Megan Erickson’s books, and when I came across Darkest Night on Edelweiss, it appealed to me. However, Darknest Night by Megan Erickson wasn’t exactly my kind of read. It’s not bad by any means, it just wasn’t my catnip.
Darkest Night is about Fiona Madden who has been in hiding for years and Jock Bosh, who’s a bodyguard and computer hacker of a sort. Jock, and a number of people he works with, are concerned with Fiona’s safety. So Jock is sent to secretly watch over her to keep her safe. Fiona has had some extremely traumatic things happen to her, and she’s been on the run for years. She isn’t close to anyone. But she starts to become close to her neighbor, Jock. She doesn’t realize he was watching over her, and of course, when that information comes out, it causes a rift. And then all this danger happens, and they are rushing to protect Fiona and to stop the big bad.
I really did like the main characters for the most part. Fiona is often scared, which is completely understandable based on the events of her past. Although Fiona is jumpy and frightened a lot, she is a survivor and a fighter and I loved that about her. I also really loved seeing her slowly open up to Jock and live a little.
Jock was a good hero, too. Do I love his name? No, but oh well. I really love how protective he is watching over Fiona. I found it quite sweet. He definitely makes mistakes with her, but he is never trying to hurt her, and I liked that. There are some aspects to him that I don’t like, but I know so work for other romance readers. But, overall, I could get behind Jock.
I also wanted Fiona and Jock to be together. I believed that they made a good couple, which is super important in a romance. They had chemistry, and I they definitely cared about each other. So I was on board.
The biggest struggle I had with this one was how dark it got, and also how the plot played out. I realized pretty early on what was going to happen, and I found it a little annoying. I’ve seen that sort of scene in countless romantic suspense books, and I get tired of it. And, as I mentioned above, the book is a lot darker than what I prefer.
I did read Darkest Night without reading the first book, so there were a few things I was a bit confused with. I think if I had read the first book first, I wouldn’t have that confusion. That said, it wasn’t really that difficult to figure out what was going on, either. All that said, I just don’t think this book was my style of book. It is definitely on the darker side, and I tend to prefer a more lighter romantic suspense novel. Still, I did enjoy reading Darkest Night, and I think this is a great read for those who prefer more darker romantic suspense novels