Controlling Darkness (The Control Series Book 4) by Anna Edwards is the fourth book in her series, The Control. This is the first book I have read of hers and in this series and I can’t wait to go back and read the others. This story can be read as a standalone but if the others are as great as this one then I recommend reading the entire series. This story is about two people who has painful pasts but that pain can become love. This story is full of action, suspense and of course, hot, steamy romance. One of the things I love about this author is her attention to detail and her development of these characters. These characters will take you on a roller coaster ride of various emotions that will keep you engaged until the end. This story will pull you in from the first word and keep you wanting more from these characters. Find out what happens to these two people as they learn trust and let themselves heal.
Sonia Anderson has just taken a new job as a bodyguard and one that will change her life forever. She is assigned to the role of guarding Amy North, girlfriend of a billionaire, James North. The psychological evaluations don’t show anything about the secrets she holds when she was growing up. Her scars represent a world that is out of her control.
Matthew Carter is sharp, a master at his trade and long time standing bodyguard for James North. His past involves being responsible for the death of a colleague, not just any colleague, his wife. The revelations of the misguided control are explored here in Controlling Darkness.
Sonia and Matthew’s relationship is one that I believe there was attraction from the beginning. They both have pasts that have left scars and demons that need to be dealt with. Will they heal one another? Will they learn to forgive? When they are faced with danger, what will happen to them? Together these two are sweet and strong. She is independent and stubborn. She is strong and can be a little feisty at times. He is strong and dominant. He just wants to keep her safe and help her gain self confidence back that she lost as a child. You will love them together and they really do make this story flow. They complement each other and have a way of pushing the other to deal with things they don’t think they are ready for. The secondary characters are just as awesome. I hope we get to see more from them in the future. They complete the story and help keep it engaging. Find out what happens to this couple as they are faced with their demons, are they safe? Will they find their HEA or will fate have other things in store for them?
This is my first story by Anna Edwards and I know it will not be the last. I can’t wait to go back and read the rest of this series and can’t wait to see what the next installment of this series will bring. Anna lives with her husband, two children and two cats. She spends most of her time writing although she still does some accounting which she has done in the past. She enjoys making and eat cake and taking photographs. You will love how this story just pulls you into their world. You will find yourself getting lost in their world and hoping for them to get their HEA. You will find yourself getting mad at certain times but also needing ice water to cool off in other parts. This story is fast paced and I couldn’t put it down until the end. There are some twists and turns that you won’t want to miss or see coming. I highly recommend this story as I know you will love this story as much as I do.