Ever since the first novel in this series, Rescued, was released I have been IMPATIENTLY waiting for Colton’s story. (Just so you know, he’s mine.) When I finally got the chance to read it, I was NOT disappointed!
If you missed out on the first novel in the series, check it out here.
What’s Hidden about?
Firefighter Colton Sparks is beautiful, brawny, and lonely. A total man’s man with testosterone driven tendencies smothered in a tough guy exterior.
He’s every woman’s dream; they just aren’t his. A die-hard romantic, Colton is looking for a Hallmark happily ever after, but finding Mrs. Right has been as fruitful as playing the lottery. It’s no secret that he dreams of white picket fences, finding love, and having a family. He has the white picket fence…he just needs her.
When a beautiful woman comes to town, he begins to wonder if he has finally found her? Megan Johnson is stunning with a regal quality that doesn’t live in small mountain towns, and a mystery that has him intrigued. She also happens to be his neighbor.
Megan thought McKenzie Ridge was the perfect place to settle…for now. It was the polar opposite of the glamorous life she abruptly abandoned. Small town living was anything but simple; it was damned hard! Gone were her days of fancy make-up, and designer clothes. Here were the days of flannel, fur lined boots, and becoming Megan Johnson.
As things start to heat up and fall into place with the handsome firefighter next door, her past flashes its depraved and wrathful face. Can she stay in McKenzie and fight her demons, or will her secrets leave her alone and on the run? Is there a happily ever after for Colton and Megan, or is love a deadly game of chance?
“Sam decided to be the voice of reason on this one and offered her two cents, “Honey, he has waited his whole life for what he wants, he’ll wait for you if you need more time.”
Ever since Rescued I have been intrigued (aka had a huge crush on) by Colton. Within the first 5 pages of Hidden I was IN LOVE. Colton is a man’s man, firefighter and protector, but he is also not afraid to wait for what he wants. “That was Colton Sparks, genuine to a fault, and a heart with more love to give than any one person deserved.” He actually reminds me a little of Deacon (Kristen Ashley), who alludes to the fact that a real man knows what he wants and waits until he finds it.
Megan lives next door to Colton and can sense the attraction that lies between them. Dealing with her own struggles, and raising a young boy, she doesn’t have time to sustain a relationship with any man. Especially a man like Colton. As their paths begin to cross, she finds herself in an odd friendship with him and his brood of animals.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the mix of romance, funny dialogue (bean dip!), mystery, and action. Although the book is centered around Colton & Megan, we get to see different sides to many of the characters introduced in Rescued, as well as solving the mystery integrated into Megan’s story.
The only real issue I had within the story was some of the action revolving around the mystery. That sounds vague, I know, but I don’t want to give a lot away. What I mean here is that some of the mystery seemed to resolve a little too quickly in some parts. This is, of course, more of a personal preference. The mystery, though, WAS resolved, and in a way that leads to new and promising storylines …
I honestly can’t wait for the next book because I need to know what happens between a couple of characters … you’ll know what I mean and you’ll be impatiently waiting too!
Hidden is available June 30 (just 2 days!!). Preorder NOW!