Review: Deep Night

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Deep Night
Deep Night by Kathy Clark
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Tragic, strong and emotionally touching.

Using his background and experience as a field medic while deployed, navy veteran Chris Wilson, is training to be a paramedic with aspirations to go into med school. But the adrenaline doesn’t stop while constantly being called into crisis situations during his night job. His boss, childhood friend and now roommate is also making his heart rate accelerate. Can he maintain their long standing friendship or will his unforeseen attraction push him to cross the line from friends to lovers?

For many years Sara Richards kept the nightmares at bay, her heart safe behind an impenetrable façade and the ghost of her past buried. But it is now haunting her waking moments and threatening her career. Can she trust Chris with her deepest, darkest secrets in order to help her through her fears? Can she overcome her past in order to embrace the promise of a future with him?

My heart broke for Sara’s stolen innocence, but it soared when I realized that she had grown up to be a strong, independent woman, albeit with deep scars and trauma. But they didn’t stop her from helping people and wanting to achieve laudable goals.

Chris was all sorts of sweet, caring, and kind. He was a natural protector, having it hard coded into his genetic makeup. He was perfect for Sara, except for one tiny detail. His lack of communication, or I should rather say, the nonexistence of communication from either Sara or Chris which increasingly peeved me throughout the story.

The blurb for this book really caught my attention and the plot hooked me right from the very sad and tragic start to the adrenalin pumping 9-1-1 emergency calls Sara and Chris attended. The story had the perfect elements for a truly emotionally griping story. From the sexy and sweet Navy veteran, the survivor heroine, the hot attraction between the two, the lovely characters from previous books, the secondary characters that rounded the daily crisis Chris and Sara faced to the incredibly cute lab they adopted. But unfortunately I feel as though it could have been so much more and the delivery fell on the short side for me.

Although the story is full of struggles and a lot of room for healing, the lack of communication between the main characters increasingly aggravated me while the emergency situations described kept coming one after the other and after the big reveal at the almost the ending things felt a bit rushed.

This is my first Kathy Clark book and I feel very curious about the previous books in this series. She has obviously done a good deal of research and has very interesting, real life matters to write about which have encouraged me to seek out more of her work.

Deep Night is book #3 in the Denver Heroes series by Kathy Clark. It is a standalone, full-length, touching romance filled lots of intense, adrenaline pumping moments (abuse, suicide, homicide). Told from both points of view, with interconnecting characters from previous books in the series, with a happy ending. So if adrenaline junkies and sweet love is your thing, this would be a good book for you.

Rating 3.5 adrenaline junkie stars

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* I was graciously given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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