Darkest Night

Darkest Night

by Megan Erickson

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ISBN-13: 9781538743928
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Series: Wired & Dangerous , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 128,466
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn't writing, she's either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or... thinking about writing.
Learn more at: meganerickson.orgTwitter @MeganErickson_Facebook.com/meganjerickson

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Darkest Night 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Maria-Rose 10 months ago
I enjoyed this sexy, intense and action packed second story in the Wired and Dangerous series! All the characters introduced in the first in series are back, but this one focuses on Jock who has tasked himself with protecting an old friend of Wren's from a shady group of men dealing in human trafficking. Jock and Fiona have a lot of bad memories to overcome on their way to a happy ending but they manage it with their own strengths, and the help of their team. Plus they are able to take down the ring of bad guys in the process. It was great to see Fiona regain her sense of self as the story played out, and seeing Jock open up to the woman who captures his heart. I'm enjoying this series and look forward to more! Content warning for Fiona's sexual assault history (mentioned briefly on page but not detailed too much in flashbacks).
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--DARKEST NIGHT is the second instalment in Megan Erickson’s contemporary, adult WIRED AND DANGEROUS romantic suspense series focusing on a group of computer hackers and coders. This is thirty-eight year old, former US soldier and bodyguard Jamison ‘Jock’ Bosh, and thirty-year old Fiona Madden’s story line DARKEST NIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Jock and Fiona) DARKEST NIGHT follows the building relationship between thirty-eight year old, former US soldier and bodyguard Jamison ‘Jock’ Bosh, and thirty-year old Fiona Madden. More than ten years earlier Fiona Madden survived a horrific ordeal- kidnapped, abused and tortured as a sex slave for a human trafficking ring. On the run trying to stay one step ahead of the men who destroyed her life, Fiona will soon discover that what little semblance of peace she had managed to obtain is about to be destroyed once again. Enter bodyguard Jamison ‘Jock’ Bosh, the man with whom Fiona will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Fiona and Jock, and the potential fall-out as Fiona continues to be targeted by the men from her past. Jamison ‘Jock’ Bosh volunteered to covertly watch over and protect Fiona Madden, a woman unaware of how close the threats to her life had come full circle. Undercover and alone Jock would soon come face to face with his future when his ‘hiding’ spot is revealed to an all-too alert Fiona Madden. Fiona knows her time may be limited especially with the all too familiar images and photos that constantly appear in the mail whenever she moves. Meeting Jamison ‘Jock’ Bosh finds our heroine thinking about a possible future with the remote, quiet and brooding man, a man whose own demons continues to ride hard. The relationship between Jock and Fiona begins as a working assignment when Jock volunteers to protect the woman with whom he will fall in love. Fiona is one-time best friends with computer hacker Wren Lee, Roarke Brennan’s girlfriend (Zero Hour #1) but friends that have not seen one another in over ten years. As a favour to Roarke and Wren, Jock offers up his services to protect the young woman that will call to his heart. The $ex scenes are passionate and intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and charismatic secondary and supporting characters including Roarke and Wren, Marisol Rosa, Erick Lee, and the mysterious Tarr, a man who will do anything for Jock including placing himself in the line of fire. DARKEST NIGHT is a story friendship and family; mystery and suspense; romance and love. The premise is exciting; the romance is sensual; the characters are dynamic and spirited but I wish the author revealed some of the background history and friendship between Wren and Fiona, as well as the trauma surrounding the kidnapping and violation of our story line heroine; the ‘hacking’ and computer elements of which Roarke’s team specializes are limited such that the reader is told what happened not shown the process of the how or why
Natalie_The_Biblioholic More than 1 year ago
I NEED a man like Jock in my life!! Fiona has been on the run for 10 years. After being kidnapped and held as a sexual captive, force-fed drugs for her compliance, she can't help but continue to live her life on edge since she escaped. Ten years of being alone, making no lasting connections, and trusting no one. Lucky for her, she had one true friend that has always had her back, even if she didn't know it. Through this friend, she meets her new protector, Jock, and for the first time in 10 years she's able to breathe easier. Honestly there wasn't anything NOT to like about this story. The characters were endearing and had depth to them, the plot was fast-paced and intense, and there was even an okay ending. I did feel like I was dropped into the middle of a story and had to play catch up, but that only means that I need to pick up the first book to get the full picture. Darkest Night was definitely suspenseful, but it was also sexy and had a lot of heart.
slsuhr More than 1 year ago
Give me a moment for my pulse to stop racing. Yeesh. I don't know why I didn't expect this going in. I think I felt a little bit nervous because I couldn't exactly remember how the first book in this series unfolded, and I was afraid I might not connect with the second book. That was just silly. Where there is a surly, damaged hero - there you will find my heart. And my heart wrapped its sappy self tightly around Jock and Fiona - no hesitation. I loved this story of two broken people finding safe harbor in each other. There was so much sweetness there. But also? So much suspense, action, drama. And I felt like it was balanced pretty perfectly. There were moments where I felt my mind wander. There was a time where I was pretty sure I had figured out exactly the way this was going to go. Then came twists and turns I didn't see coming and my pulse started racing and my heart seized and holy moly, y'all, that was awesome! I don't know that I would recommend this as a standalone. I suppose that technically it works, but it's going to mean a lot more to you if you read the first book. For instance, I loved catching up with the whole crew, and the introduction of new secondary characters who I hope to see a lot more of (I never could resist a mysterious ginger). In all, Darkest Night was so good! It kept me on my toes, and it made my heart happy. This is a completely solid second book in the series, and I absolutely cannot wait for more!
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Darkest Night more than the previous book in the series but I would still recommend reading Zero Hour first to have the best experience. Megan Erickson gives some quick summaries of past events to make sure the reader is caught up and those were fine, but when it comes to Jock's hacker crew you really get a better feel by reading the first book. Though each member of the crew is briefly introduced, there's a lot of characterization and soul missing from these side characters. That being said, you might not realize what you're missing if you only read this book. A lot of heavy topics are covered so this isn't a book for the faint of heart but I felt that Erickson handles them well and gives them the respect they deserve. Fiona was a very strong heroine even though she's been living in fear for a long time and has pretty much isolated herself in her apartment. She works from home, hardly ever leaves, doesn't date, and her only companion is her dog. After everything Fiona went through she deserved every bit of peace she can find. My only complaint about Fiona was that when writing her, Erickson often used "she screamed" as a form of dialogue anytime Fiona was upset. The overuse of that made her come across a little screechy in some scenes and didn't seem to fit with the rest of Fiona's personality. Considering Fiona's tragic past, she really needs a hero who can take care of her, make her feel safe, and is willing to do anything to protect her. This makes Jock the perfect match for Fiona and while I never really warmed to his character I felt like he was good for Fiona. Jock is the epitome of the closed off, emotionless, monosyllabic hero; he does grow a bit as he falls for Fiona but overall he was too much a brick wall for me to really connect with. We (and Fiona) don't really get any backstory on Jock until the very, very end (like last chapters). There are hints here and there but I would have liked some of that to be revealed throughout to help humanize Jock along the way and give me time to understand his motives. Instead it happened so late in the story that I had already settled into how I felt about him. Not every romance hero can be charming or talkative or friendly so I appreciate the variety but it just didn't work for me. My personal feelings about Jock aside, he and Fiona had great chemistry together and it was when they were interacting that I most liked Jock. He truly feels for Fiona and he's very aware of making sure he never pushes too hard with her. He knows her past from the beginning and all he wants is to show her what it means to be cared for. Fiona might have overcome her fears a little fast but this is a romance so I don't expect complete realism. With this stronger addition to the series I look forward to getting Erick's book next.
Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one even more than book 1! I was highly anticipating Jock's story since we met him in the last book, and I loved watching him fall for his girl. Jamison "Jock" Bosh is a gray-hat hacker. He's former military, and he was a hitman for a brief time too. He's lived a very interesting life. When his friend Roarke asked him to help with a mission to avenge Roarke's brother's death, he was all in. When that went down the way it did in book 1, and their hacker nemesis threatened an old friend of someone in their crew, Jock volunteered to watch over her and keep her protected. He never imagined how much she would change his life forever. Fiona Madden has had a bad run. In college, she was captured and abused by human traffickers for 2 weeks. Then, she was released and she's tried to live her life on her own terms ever since. But, every time she moves, and settles, they find her again. They send her photos of herself being abused, and remind her that they can get her at any time. They've basically been emotionally torturing her, even after all the physical and sexual abuse they subjected her to. This time, she's managed to settle in NYC for a year, when Jock shows up to tell her the situation has changed. She's basically just been existing for the last 10 years, and all of a sudden, Jock shakes her world up. Jock and Fiona had amazing chemistry, but they were both so damaged that it took a while for it to actively kick in. It was quite the slow burn, and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other while simultaneously finding out the truths of themselves. They really held a mirror up to each other and helped each other work on their myriad issues, that they'd each been hiding from. That was not always an easy road, and it almost tore them apart before they could come together. Both Jock and Fiona had terrible things happen to them, mostly through no fault of their own, and they both had to live with the consequences of those things. It was often heartwrenching to see how they each chose to deal, or NOT deal, with their issues, in many unhealthy ways. And when those things showed back up to haunt them, how they dealt with putting them away once and for all. I really felt for both of these characters, and I loved watching them fall in love. The suspense subplot was very well done, and the villains were truly vile. I liked watching them put all the puzzle pieces together. This book was quite a bit more self contained than book 1, though we did get to see their entire crew again. But, I have to admit, we saw much less of them this time, and I really missed them all! I hope we'll get a little more of them in book 3! It will be a M/M story featuring Erick, the heroine from book 1's brother. I'm looking forward to it!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars I had read the other book in this series and was curious, so I jumped in without reading the synopsis. I liked Fiona and Jock. They’re both really good people with really crappy pasts and I enjoyed how they found something in each other. Their chemistry was good and believable. And of course it was fun to have the entire dynamic of the full cast together. Plot wise it was fairly fast moving. I did feel like I was dropped into the middle of the story again, but there was a refresher eventually. I didn’t realize just how much I enjoyed the bodyguard trope, but this one definitely has me intrigued into finding others. Overall, it was a quick read with characters I liked. I am interested in the next one. FYI: There is a lot a lot a lot of sex trafficking talk and {sort of} flashbacks of women being tied up and drugged and hit and raped. There are no actual scenes of this happening, but snippets of memories. **Huge thanks to Forever for providing the arc free of charge**