Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Review: Glass Ceilings by A.M. Madden

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. Instead, she walked away—and Nick watched her go.

Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick was never 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 the life of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise the one thing she most craves: a future together.

Glass Ceilings is meant for mature audiences 18+ due to sexual content and adult situations. Glass Ceilings is a stand alone novel from the True Heroes Series.

Loveswept / Random House Edition
Series: True Heroes #2
Genre: Romance/ Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Glass Ceilings is the second book in the True Heroes series but can be read as a stand alone. I did not have the opportunity to read the first one and it did not impact my enjoyment at all.

The story started out with Nick working undercover as a bartender in Chicago. His goal was to get Intel on a drug ring and then head to New York where his career as an FBI agent would take the next step. He didn't count on making friends or meeting Angela at the tail end of his mission. He couldn't get her out of his head and although he knew he would be leaving, he couldn't seem to keep away from her. Right before he left for New York the two shared a passionate and emotional night together in which they planned for a future to explore the overwhelming connection that they felt towards each other.


Complications, misunderstandings, crazy ex boyfriends and all kinds of outside factors kept that from happening for almost two years. When their paths finally did cross again, there were all kinds of new obstacles and issues to overcome on their path back to each other.

This book started out really strong in my opinion. I could really feel the chemistry and emotional connection between Nick and Angela. With every interaction I was silently cheering them on and wishing they would just succumb to the attraction. Although it took them a little while, the wait wasn't excruciatingly long like some other books I have read. It was just about perfect. There was enough time to build the chemistry but not so much that it got annoying. I really enjoyed their time in Chicago.

The story slowed down a little once both of them were in New York for me. Although I was still routing for them I found I wasn't as glued to the pages. I think it was due in part to the story surrounding Angela's ex and the mob. It just wasn't as exciting or interesting as the rest of the story and was kind of weak for lack of better words. 

I definitely enjoyed the characters in this book. Even the secondary characters (excluding the mob) were a treat to get to know. I loved the banter, chemistry and closeness of this group of friends.

This series is one that I will be sure to follow. If the chemistry that Madden created in this book is any indication of what is to come in future instalments, I am all in!

**Normally I don't mention book covers when writing my thoughts but I have to in this case. The cover is horrible. If I were browsing in a book store or library I would walk right on past this one. It does not do the book justice at all.**

About the Author

A.M. Madden's romance debut is The Back-Up Series, consisting of Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

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