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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Krista Beck

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn

This was such a great story! Luke and Michelle meet under some very unfortunate circumstances.
They become everything to each other during the seven months they are together. When they are finally able to escape their circumstances they go their separate ways and try to get on with their lives. Ten years later their paths cross again when Emily comes to work for Luke. Working on a case together has them spending all of their time together. Reading about when they first met was heart breaking with some very sweet moments mixed in. There is a love scene during that time, which I skipped over. I just personally do not like reading scenes like that when the people involved are under the age of 18. That’s just me. Other than that it was a really great story with some great characters. I can’t wait to read Alec’s story. Hopefully his will be next!

Reviewed by @klbeck

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn
4 stars

This was a first read for me by this author and I really enjoyed her writing style.
We follow 2 teens who go through a horrific time and then we go to the future and where they are now. While kind of predictable, I still enjoyed this story for what it was and how the characters were developed and where they went with their lives.
I look forward to more in this series!

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Luke (Dark Water Security Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luke (Dark Water Security – Book 1) by Madison Quinn

5-stars

Luke by Madison Quinn is the first book in the Dark Water Security series and it’s also my first book by this author, but it certainly won’t be my last. From the very first chapter I was hooked, I was completely captivated by the storyline that I quickly forgot about the real world and ended up reading this book in one sitting. This story is intense, detailed, emotional and action-packed, there was always something going on that kept me on my toes.

I loved how this storyline flowed from the past to the present, it made it easy to connect with these characters and made it for an entertaining read!
I can’t wait to dive into my next book by this author and would absolutely recommend it to others!

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) By Madison Quinn – Review by Katie Kearney

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1)
By Madison Quinn. This entire story was simply incredible. I love a story about characters that go through things that seem impossible to survive and the characters written in this story will stay with me for a while I believe. This story may not be for everyone but it’s one that gets my highest recommendation because it’s amazing. The storyline is captivating and the characters are complex and take you on their journey with them. The attention to details is spot on and I was completely hooked from beginning to end. I’m so glad I picked up this book. I’m giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it.

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series, #1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Emily Walsh

Luke (Dark Water Security Series)Luke
By Madison Quinn
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn was an raw emotional book, that will get you right in the heart.

My first read by this author, and well, I’m going to be honest this book could have been much more. Now the writing isn’t bad, it was pretty solid and had a nice flow. Told in dual POV we get inside both Luke’s and Emily’s head. Something I’ve always loved when dealing with darker, psychological books. I did kind of prefer Luke’s voice, I found him to have more emotions, and witnessing his change mentally from that first chapter onwards, is something to give this book praise for. His character development was exponential, and it really stole the show.

Now let’s get into why I have mixed feelings about this book. The beginning is dark, heart clenching and nightmare fuel. It isn’t for the faint of heart and there are scenes that may be triggering to some readers. Since the synopsis gives it away this isn’t a spoiler. Luke plans an escape, they get out, and, I’m not going to say anymore on that, cause that will be a spoiler. So after this escape the books slows down, and after such an intense opening, that sudden pace change throws off your reading momentum. Looking back now, it’s not that everything after was dull, it was just made that way because of the way the opening is written. Also it takes way too long for Luke and Emily to get their shit/feelings together, again throwing off the pace.

This book read like two in one, and I think that’s what it should be. The opening should be its own book, like a novella, then the events afterwards should be its own story. I believe doing that will give more focus to Luke and Emily, as well as the two other subplots, that didn’t get as much attention, or hype because of that brutal opening.

Overall this is a good book, it has amazing character development, detail and info placement. It will draw you in, that opening alone will keep you reading just so you feel at ease with Luke and Emily. It’s a need, a desperate need to know that they’ll be okay, that they’re going to be okay. You’ll get attached to them, and even with the pacing issues you will still find yourself engrossed in this book.

So please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will be holding your breath, flipping the pages, and have you wishing you could save them.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Heather Lovelace

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m shaking my head in disbelief that the book is already finished. This gripping tale captivated me from beginning to end. The main characters were relatable and flawed. The story had a natural ebb and flow. It was an emotional rollercoaster that my heart couldn’t let go of until the last page was read. It was beautifully written and sets up a riveting universe to continue expanding through a series. Extremely well written.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Heather Bahm

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Tausha Treadway

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

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Luke (Dark Water Security, #1) by Madison Quinn – Review Lisa Helmick

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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