ARC Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Posted September 5, 2017 by Angela in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty
Going Dark
by Monica mcCarty

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 5th 2017
Series: The Lost Platoon #1
Published by Berkley Books
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

“[Going Dark] has potential to be a good series.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve read Monica McCarty before and overall enjoyed her books, but Going Dark fell a little short for me. It wasn’t a bad read, but it wasn’t great one either. I will admit, it has potential to be a good series.

Dean is a Chief Seal who has gone dark after a failed covert mission. While trying to stay low to figure out what happened, Dean finds himself caught up with a marine ecologist and activist that makes his situation even worse.

I had a hard time enjoying this book. I found myself disliking the heroine more than I liked the story. Her stupid naive choices as an activist annoyed me. I just couldn’t agree with the way she protested for her cause. Her hate for the military was ridiculous, yet when in trouble she expected them to save her. By the end of this book, I thought she was nothing but a rich girl who has nothing else better to do in her life. The funny thing is, the further I write this review, the more I remember how much she annoyed me.

However, I found Dean’s fascination for Annie intriguing. He couldn’t stop himself from wanting to save her stupid a**. I almost wanted to hate him for it as well, but I do love a hero who saves the day. Dean is just that; very alpha, very sexy, and a take charge kind of guy. I liked him enough.

I think this series has potential to be good. There was plenty of action, steamy scenes, and the background story of betrayals within the ranks was interesting, a very Bourne kind of plot. I think romantic suspense readers would enjoy this series as long as they can overlook the shortcomings of the heroine. I’m hoping Mccarty will up her game in the next installment though I’m not sure if I will follow this particular series.

 

 

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About Monica mcCarty

Like most writers, I’ve always loved to read. Growing up in California there was always plenty to do outside, but all too often I could be found inside curled up with a book (or two or three). I started with the usual fare: The Little House on the Prairie series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Watership Down, Nancy Drew, and everything by Judy Blume. Once I cleared off my bookshelf, I started swiping books from my mom. Some, like Sidney Sheldon’s The Other Side of Midnight, probably weren’t the most appropriate choice for a pre-adolescent—although they were definitely illuminating. I can still remember the look of abject horror on my mom’s Catholic-girl-face when I asked her what a virgin was. After that rather brief conversation, she paid a little closer attention to what had disappeared off her book shelf, and steered me in the direction of Harlequin and Barbara Cartland romances. I was hooked. I quickly read through the inventory of the local library and was soon buying bags of romances at garage sales.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Yep, yep, yep, that is exactly how I felt about her- both her choices and her issues with the military. Loved him and the rest of the plot so I hope for more good things as the series progresses.

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Dean sounds like a great hero. Could be the start of a great series! Thanks for the review, Angela!

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Hmmm, I’ll wait for the review for book 2

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Angela,I love this cover!! Shared on my socials!!

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Thanks for the review Angela

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Thanks for the review.