Title: Hiding Away
Who do you trust, and who do you love, when the secrets of your past are so painful that they have you Hiding Away?
Jane Whitford had everything she ever wanted, at the tip of her fingers, when it was violently ripped away. The man who was supposed to love her turned into a monster. Broken and bruised, she fled his clutches back to her hometown, ready to rebuild her life and her career. Love is the last thing she wants when she meets Cal. The only thing on her mind, when it comes to him, is fun. Lots of it. Will she open her heart to him before it’s too late?
Calvin Charles is a cop on the streets, working hard to achieve his goal of joining the SWAT team. He strives to live with no regrets and has everything he needs; friends, family, and the occasional woman to warm his bed. Until he meets Jane, and she quickly becomes everything he wants. Will he be able to get her to open up when she’s convinced that exposing her secrets will cost her his love and respect?
Will his love be strong enough to survive? Or will her secrets be the death of him?
~ Review by Courtney ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Hiding Away is a companion novella to Letting Go, the first book in the Anchored Hearts Series. In this installment of the series we get Cal and Jane’s story. You absolutely have to read Letting Go in order to understand what is going on. This is not a stand-alone and the reader will be lost if they do not read the first book. It progresses quickly and is very fast paced.
I really loved the first book in this series and was very eager to get Jane and Cal’s story. I liked it, but was a bit disappointed that there was so much from the first book also in this story. While we get everything from Jane and Cal’s POV, I found that a lot of the story included scenes from Letting Go, but they were quickly described and then moved on. I know that being detailed would have led it to be almost identical to Letting Go, just from a different perspective, but I also found myself becoming impatient with jumping from similar scene to similar scene, it just didn’t flow well for me.
I did enjoy getting Cal and Jane’s story, and overall their story was good. There is a crazy cliffhanger and that really pulled me in, unfortunately that was at the end, so now I have to wait, but I am anxious to see what happens next with their story. I gave Hiding Away 3.5 Books.
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