Nick Carlisle comes to Hawaii to hide—from what happened during his service in Afghanistan, from relationships, from his future. Lyndsey Anderson came to Hawaii to hide too—from the man who abused her, from the sacrifices she made, from her dark past. But when Nick meets Lyndsey, Hawaii gets a whole lot hotter, and they find they can’t hide their hearts. As Nick fights to come to terms with what he’s done, Lyndsey struggles to forgive herself for the choices she’s made. But when the dangerous past threatens the beautiful present, can they survive to learn how to love? And who will finally reveal what’s hidden?
Rating 4 out of 5
I was given an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Hidden and asked to write an honest review and I am so glad that I accepted! Selena Laurence has written a beautiful love story that encompasses forgiveness and healing. Her characters are real. They have flaws and hurts and pasts that suck you in. The Hero in Hidden, Nick, is an Alpha with a hero complex but actions in his past keep him from trying to pursue Lyndsey. Lyndsey is alone in her pain and does not want to make connections with people that could hurt her or expose her secrets. When Nick and Lyndsey meet, the tension and the desire between them is palpable. Despite both of their reservations, love ensues, but not without some pain and heartbreak along the way.
This book was so well written. The characters were so normal. There wasn’t any over the top drama or confusion. No nail biting angst, but plenty of strong characters making smart decisions. It was a sweet love story about two people trying to hide from their pasts and coming to terms with the decisions needed to heal and move forward with their futures. The story had a great pace and the events unfolded in a way that was both believable and enjoyable. This book is the perfect summer read and with a setting like Hawaii, it makes for great day dreams, too.
Hidden will be available July 23, 2013 and you shouldn’t miss out on this sweet and sexy book. Hidden is the first in a new series called Hiding from Love by Selena Laurence and the next book, Camouflaged, will be released in October of this year. It’s actually a prequel to Hidden and will be Nick’s friend, Gabe’s story. I, for one, will be watching and waiting for it after thoroughly enjoying Hidden.
How to find Selena Laurence & Hidden
You can find Hidden on Goodreads
The book will be released in less than 2 weeks, so add it to you TBR list! And in the meantime, check out Mrs. Laurence’s novella- Love, Lies, and British Spies