Title: Glass Ceilings
Author: A.M. Madden
Series: True Heroes #2
Release Date: May 24, 2016
When a perfect new love is shattered, two hearts will do anything to pick up the pieces. In this sizzling novel from the author of Stone Walls, irresistible heat leads to sensual thrills—and a secret that changes everything.
Two years ago, Nick Farley was undercover as a bartender in Chicago. The tough-as-steel FBI agent was working all the angles to build a case against a local crime syndicate, but even his intense focus was no match for the sight of Angela Cavallo’s plump pink lips pulling on her drink. All Nick got was one night—the longest, hottest, sweetest night of his life. It could have been the beginning of something real. But instead, she’d walked away—and Nick had watched her go.
Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick wasn’t one of them. Nor was the baby boy he doesn’t know about. But Angela has been running from a stalker for so long that she’s forgotten how to feel safe. So when Nick suddenly reappears in her life, Angela faces a moment of truth. She wants to trust him and reveal her secrets—her life and that of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise her the one thing she most craves: a future together.
A.M. Madden delivers another hot cop with Nick Farley in Glass Ceilings. This Stone Walls companion novel, starts with a fun and sexy fling over New Years between Nick and Angela. Their undeniable connection developed quickly into a combustible chemistry that set their world on fire and burned it down. There was something special about these two that endeared them to me instantly. I loved their easy banter, explosive physical attraction, and the emotional pull that had them gravitating towards one another. They took each other by complete surprise, giving them a fated quality that tugged at my heart. A.M. Madden has written a powerful story of love, loss, and longing that will make you feel a hurricane of emotions. Nick and Angela’s journey is tumultuous, full of suspense, and completely unexpected. I felt the highs and lows of their story, mesmerized by the unraveling depth of the characters and the thoughtfully executed storyline. I laughed, cringed, and wanted to throw things while reading Glass Ceilings, unable to put it down until I’d reached the end. A.M. Madden artfully broke my heart and put it back together again several times over while Nick and Angela lost and found their way in this enthralling novel.
“The kiss itself became an unspoken agreement to what could have been if things were different. The kiss was the best motherfucking kiss I ever had in my life.”
Both of our main characters exhibited significant growth over the course of this book. Angela’s emotions were close to the surface, her fear and mistrust palpable and generating a tension that carried throughout her journey. I found myself feeling for her in unexpected ways. Even when she frustrated me, A.M. Madden made Angela’s plight one you could sympathize with and even understand, giving this character a surprising relatability. Seeing this character develop and find her strength was definitely satisfying. Nick intrigued me from the beginning. There was something about him that was guarded – sparking my curiosity while his developing relationship with Angela thoroughly hooked me. As Nick was revealed to us over the course of the story, his complexity became my favorite part of Glass Ceilings. I was pleasantly surprised by the emotional vulnerability and total honesty Nick exhibited. His pain and feelings of loss and betrayal obvious in a way that made my heart ache for him. This quality gave him a sense of balance, complimenting his tough, protective persona and ensuring that Nick felt absolutely genuine. A.M. Madden expertly crafted this character, serving up a loveable and swoon-worthy book boyfriend I just couldn’t get enough of.
“Standing in the room with us at that moment was my ghost, and she wasn’t merely standing at the threshold, but was in fact pounding on the door and demanding that I let her in.”
A.M. Madden’s growth as an author continues to amaze me, her writing expertly capturing the thrill and angst of this couple’s journey. The well paced plot and carefully developed characters further evidence of A.M.’s devotion to this story. I adored the way A.M. Madden structured this storyline. The beginning portion felt light, fun, and youthfully exuberant. The sense of hope that was cultivated in the beginning of Nick and Angela’s story ensured my total investment in their happily ever after. As time passed and fate delivered an unexpected blow, frustration and secrets clouded their relationship. Even as A.M. Madden wrenched my heart open repeatedly, that underlying bliss kept me enchanted by Angela and Nick’s journey. Each twist and turn of the plot had me clenching my fists and clinging to hope that they would somehow hold onto that light which made them so special. Glass Ceilings was the perfect mix of romance and action. I swooned and grinned and fell in love with Angela and Nick while constantly on the edge of my seat, waiting for Angela’s past to catch up with them. Glass Ceilings is fun, sexy, and full of suspense; thrilling and captivating me from start to finish. A.M. Madden has certainly hit her mark, serving up another fantastic novel in the True Heroes Series.
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Don’t miss the rest of the True Heroes series:
Stone Walls (True Heroes #1)
Dark Corners (True Heroes #3)
A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.
A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”
A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.
Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.