Stone Walls by AM Madden
Benjamin Stone has an unrealistic determination to rid the streets of New York from any and all drug dealing scum. That determination quickly moves him and his partner, Rob Withers, up the ranks to Senior Narcotics Agents within their precinct. A new case assisting the FBI has Ben facing the ghosts of his past. Those same ghosts are the very reason he moved to New York to become a cop.
Ella Parker is bright, beautiful, kind, and severely damaged as a result of one tragic night in her past. Having lived an idealistic life, that horrific night sent her pretty castle of cards crumbling down. Forced to start over, she leans on her best friend, Andrea Hensen, to help her move on. With Andrea’s help, Ella quickly settles into her new life in New York City. It’s a safe and comfortable existence, albeit very boring.
Their paths may have never crossed, if it hadn’t been for their meddling best friends. Rob and Andrea believe that Ben and Ella are soul mates that were meant to be together, a perfect match. There’s one slight problem. Ben and Ella want no part of this matchmaking scheme. Funny thing about fate, it’s inevitable.
Or is it?
Can a truth cause the possibility of a happily ever after to crash and burn? Ben and Ella learn that sometimes truth isn’t the best answer. Sometimes ignorance is most definitely bliss.
Stone Walls is a standalone novel, with a HEA, and mature content. 18+ readers only.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. You can never go wrong when choosing an A.M. Madden book and Stone Walls is a great example of that.
Stone Walls is a very suspenseful contemporary romance. Ben Stone is a very determined New York Narcotics Agent along with his best friend Rob. Ella Parker works in PR with her best friend (and Rob’s girlfriend) Andrea. Andrea and Rob have decided that Ben and Ella are perfect for each other and work to get them together. The tragedies in both Ben and Ella’s past spun together to create a very intriguingly suspenseful tale. Just when you think everything between Ben and Ella is going to wrapped up nicely with a big red bow you realize you’re not even close to the end of the book and A.M. Madden decides to show us that there was more to Ben and Ella’s pasts than anyone realized when the storyline takes an unexpected turn.
This story is extremely well written (all of A.M. Madden stories are) and the characters are very well developed. I liked that you got bits and pieces of both Ben and Ella’s past as the story progressed and it was not all thrown together in a prologue, this helps with keeping the mystery in the storyline.
This is a great book, I was not disappointed.