Luke was a story that I was not sure what to expect and went in with an open mind. I am grateful that I took that leap and listen to myself about the story. Luke is the first book in Madison Quinn’s Dark Water Security series. The mystery, thriller, and psychological genres are my favorite and Luke have a bit of all those genres in the story. Luke had a rough go at life. He was kidnapped by a crazy mad man. He has tried to put it behind him, but little things keep coming up to remind him of that time. Along comes Emily and Jake is reminded of someone of his past, but he keeps putting that out of his mind. He is attracted to Emily, but he is trying to let the feeling go of her familiarity and embrace her for who she is.
Luke, by Madison Quinn, is the first book in the Dark Water Security series. This contemporary military romance was absolutely riveting! The past influences so much of this story and the way the author laid out this story was beautifully done despite the raw, emotional and difficult topics that are brought into the story. Luke is one of the main characters of this story and he exudes protectiveness with his past determining strong parts of his personality and his stance on many topics. Enter Emily who is her own unique, determined and strong character. There is something about her that draws Luke to her. This story if full of drama, intense chemistry, and discussion of turning points in their lives, along with defining moments. This is one heck of an intro to the series and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next to see what Madison Quinn brilliantly comes up with next!
Reviewed by @hbahm
Luke ( Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn. This is the story of Luke & Emily, two teenagers who were thrown together under horrible circumstances. 10 years later they meet up at a job interview, Emily is trying to get a job with Luke’s company, Dark Water Security. They have always had a wonderful chemistry and Luke has always been in love with Em but can he get over his past and what he thinks he caused. Luke is such a strong character who has overcome so much in his young life but he has trouble getting over his past and thinking he deserves happiness. Will he let Em back in so they can have a chance at the happiness they so much deserve? This book is very deep at the beginning, some things happen that are horrible but if you can get through it the story is wonderful. I loved this book and can’t wait to read more of this series.
I loved it!. It was a little dark in the beginning but it just help show what kind of character Luke is and the fighter he has become. He feels guilty over doing what he needed to with Emily but when she starts working for him, anything could happen. I loved their chemistry and how protective of each other they were. Also the strength to help others with the security company. No doubt, they took me on an emotional ride full of laughter, tears and compassion. Their story is a must read!
Review by @bjwagner
Luke (Dark Water Security #1)
By Madison Quinn
Rated 5 stars!
Well this book is an OMG type of book. It grabs your attention at the beginning and keeps it all the way to the end of the book. The beginning tears out my heart. Then we are fast forwarded ten years. Everyone has grown up and changed. Still trying to live outside of their dark past. But those earlier life experiences always have repeated effects.
This is written very well. The story is kinda different. Not all a hearts and flowers one. There is some darkness. The characters have stolen my heart. They are smart, strong and resilient. We did meet a few of the Dark Water Security workers with just enough information to make me wonder what their stories are. The options for future secondary characters will be all kinds of interesting.
This is a first time author for me. I loved the dark, the suspense and…well. just everything. I enjoyed her writing style as i was easily drawn to the story and characters. I eagerly look forward to the next in the series.
Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1)
By: Madison Quinn
5 out of 5 stars
The story Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that I enjoyed reading and once I started, I found myself lost in its pages. I loved reading about the character of Luke. He is someone who shows himself to be confident, strong, and has a need to help others. He also is a man whose memories haunt him. He feels guilt and blames himself for what happened in the past. I found myself empathizing with Luke the more that I read about what he had been through. He is a character that I grew to care about and believed that he deserves to be happy. A new employee that his partner wants to hire brings back reminders of a young girl who stole his heart. He feels an attraction and pull towards her. There is passion and desire. Can Luke stop seeing her has a reminder of the past? Do they have a future? Read this book to find out. The woman that Luke has an attraction for is beautiful and talented. She is also a character that I grew to care about as the story progressed. This story has heartbreaking scenes, times that I felt anger with what was going on and then other times when I could feel the attraction between the two main characters. From the highs to the lows, my emotions went up and down with the characters. There are other secondary characters that are introduced, and I found myself wanting to know more about them. This book has a smooth flow to it and kept my interest until I had read the last page.
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Genre – Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 193 pages
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What happens when your worst nightmare becomes your new reality?
More than ten years have passed since Luke was kidnapped and held captive by a crazed mad man. He still struggles to leave that period of his life behind. However, when he meets the new computer security expert his partner wants to hire, the memories of the young girl who stole his heart during the worst time of his life suddenly come rushing back. Why is it this woman reminds him so much of the girl he needs to forget? The girl he shouldn’t be dreaming of. The girl who suffered because of him.
When a new case forces them to spend time together, Luke has no choice but to face his undeniable attraction to her. Can he stop seeing her as the constant reminder of his past mistakes and start seeing her for the beautiful, talented woman that she is?
** Contains adult themes; content might not be suitable for all readers. **
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