Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Review - Hidden Away by Jennie Marts

Title: Hidden Away
Series: Hearts of Montana #2
Author: Jennie Marts
Release Date: November 16. 2015

Secrets have a way of revealing themselves….

Right after a fire breaks out in her diner, a phone call changes Cherry Hill’s life. The tragic death of her cousin leaves Cherry sole guardian of her eight-year-old nephew. But the upper crust side of the Hill family deems her unfit and is determined to take Sam away from her. The only one on her side is the sexy sheriff, Taylor Johnson, the man who broke her heart nine years ago when he left town.

Taylor Johnson has sworn to protect the citizens of Broken Falls, but should that extend to a fake engagement to the woman who captured his heart so long ago? It doesn’t take long for his pretend feelings to turn real for both Cherry and her adorable nephew, Sam.

But Cherry’s been hiding a secret from Taylor that could rip this new family apart…

Oh, man. I LOVE second chance romances, and between the catchy blurb and cute cover on Hidden Away, this one was something of a no-brainer for me. I wanted sweet and sexy with feels...and I got it. 

It's been nine years since Taylor Johnson left Cherry Hill behind in their small town of Broken Falls. But now he's back, and a fake engagement to help Cherry fight her family when a phone call flips her life upside down—and leaves her guardian to her eight year old nephew—is least he can do, right? 

Except Cherry has a secret that she hasn't shared...and as her fake relationship with Taylor starts to become all too real, she has to tell him—before he finds out for himself. 

I started this one thinking it would be a feel-good, gentle kind of story—and it was, in a way. But that didn't stop it from giving me a few rather emotional moments—in the middle of a toy store, no less. 

I really enjoyed Hidden Away, with its hidden depth and sexy Sheriff, Taylor. Cherry's secret, revealed early to the reader, was interesting and a little twisty, and a great set-up for the rest of the story. I can't say that stopped me from wanting to cuss at her for not being more open with her man though, but neither did it stop me from liking her passion and feeling protective of her when the chips were down.

While I found the ending a little too rushed—as it edged closer to the dreaded 100%, I didn't really know whether we'd get a complete story (we did)—overall, I was completely charmed by this small town and both Taylor and Cherry. And picking up more books in this series seems like another no-brainer to me. 
~ Review by Beth

Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I Ain’t Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”

She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a golden retriever named Cooper and a Sheltie puppy named Maggie. Jennie enjoys being a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Colorado Indie Authors, and Pikes Peak Writers.

Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends.

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