The Book Worm: Review: Going Dark

Friday, July 13, 2018

Review: Going Dark

Book Review: Going Dark, by Monica McCarty, 5 stars


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After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe.
Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she’d intended, there is only one man she can turn to...
She and the mysterious but sexy dive boat captain haven’t exactly gotten off to the best start, but something about his quiet confidence makes her think that he’s the kind of man she can depend on. Because he’s gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her...


Genre: military romance, suspense

Publication date: September 2017

Mature content: yes

Review: I kept Going Dark on my reading list for a long time, but now that book two in The Lost Platoon series (Off the Grid (The Lost Platoon)) is out, I decided it was more than time to give Going Dark a try. 

Having been a long time fan of Monica McCarty's Highland Guard series I was a bit afraid of not enjoying her military contemporary romances without the historical background. Well, I needn't have been afraid, as I loved Going Dark as much as I loved all of the author's other previous books. It's different, yes, but still written in the same compelling way and with the same action packed plot. What you miss in historical information you gain in military trivia and interesting descriptions of the places where the characters pass through. 


Both main characters were winners, in my opinion. Annie seems a bit naive at first glance but she doesn't crack under pressure and she's actually both smart and brave. She does what she has to do, no complaints. And Dan/Dean...well, let's just say that Monica McCarty knows how to create the perfect male heroes - with just the right amount of emotion to make them human.

I've seen mixed reviews of Going Dark - some people loved it, others not so much. In my case, I couldn't put it down, and now I can't wait to read book two in the series (Off the Grid (The Lost Platoon)), so I totally recommend it.

Happy readings,


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