Readers seeking a paranormal military romance need to check out "When Darkness Whispers". This book has a well developed plot and many layers to the characters. I enjoyed how well developed both Eva Montreaux and Marcos Delacruz were. Both of these characters have deep emotional turmoil and a past together. The main problem is that Eva doesn't remember the last three or so years of her life.
Both Marcos and Eva are in the military. They fell in love in Afghanistan, but Eva was transferred. Not long after all contact with Marcos stopped.
This gritty romance is set in picturesque and mysterious Okinawa. The author was stationed there while in the military and that time inspired this books setting. Of course she's added her own flare and paranormal world, but you can feel the vibe of the place in this story. Readers are pulled into the characters lives and the unfolding mystery. The grisly murders are stacking up and as I reader I wanted to know what and who was responsible. I was truly surprised and I'm looking forward to reading more by Lisa Carlisle.
Some memories are better left forgotten...
Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can't be distracted from her mission. With American troops being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it's more than priority. It's critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face with Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.
Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn't seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.
With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements--a serial killer. One that doesn't appear to be human.
Thrust into a world she can't escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else's future, but how can she succeed if she can't even remember what role Marcos played in her past?
When Darkness Whispers is a unique blend of paranormal and military romance you won't want to put down! Go undercover with a supernatural team into a world of vampires, gargoyles, shifters, demons, and ghosts. If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you will love When Darkness Whispers!