Title: Concealed (Hidden #1)
Author: Victoria Michaels
Genre: Romantic Suspense 18+
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Crazy-Bee Press
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Life has been complicated for Sydney Ross. Desperate for a new start, she leaves home but, during her travels, witnesses something that will forever alter the path of her life. On the run for the last six years, Sydney finds herself living the life of a nomad until she one day stumbles into a small town and hopes she's finally found a place to put down roots. With a good job in a local diner and, for the first time ever, friends who feel like family, things start looking up for Sydney. The biggest shock of all is catching the eye of the town’s most eligible bachelor, the sexy sheriff, Wade Jenkins.
Sparks fly between them, and it's not long before Sydney believes Elton, Missouri could be the home she's always wished for. But Sydney's past and her secrets have a way of catching up with her. When a brutal murder shakes the small town, Sydney is terrified that the countdown has begun on her time in Elton.
Have the shadows from her past found her again? The people who mean the most want her to stay, but that would put everyone, including her daughter, at risk. Can Sydney put her faith in Wade or will she keep running from a danger that even she doesn't fully understand?
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Thoughts on Concealed
Victoria Michaels has been on my Kindle since her first book Boycotts and Barflies and I was pretty excited to see that her latest book Concealed was going to be a romantic suspense story. Suspense stories are usually hit or miss for me. I love a the feeling where you're waiting to see what's going to happen next but at the same time I don't like when things happen just to see how much the reader can be shocked. It's kind of hard to explain but it doesn't matter because Victoria Michaels nails just the right amount of romantic story with humorous and happy moments with a hold-your-breath mystery that flipping pages long after I should have been sleeping.
Sydney is on the run with her daughter Faith,the reasoning behind it is serious, and can't help but fall in love with the town of Elton and to her surprise, the sheriff as well. Wade's not the most talkative kind of guy but he's just the best mix of protective and caring that makes him all the more stronger. Sydney and Wade's relationship develops very naturally especially when you factor their backgrounds and the wonderful Faith. I have to say that Faith is one of my favorite children characters I've read in a long time. She's sweet, funny and just about stole every scene she was in. It's not the main characters that stand out. Victoria Michaels has created wonderful townspeople and neighbors that bring the story to life and add more strength to Sydney and Faith.
The big mystery was extremely well written and I don't want to give too much away because it's absolutely something you should experience for yourself but I was sucked in from the get-go and the climax of the book surprised me and I've thought that I've read just aboutI everything. Even though it is a thriller, the funny and sweet moments are plentiful and a great breather in between the mystery.
And the best thing? It's all apart of the Hidden Series and I can't wait to see what Book Two will bring. If you're even a slight fan of romantic suspense you have to read Concealed, I promise you'll love it.
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About the Author
Victoria Michaels is a wife and mother of many who lives her life in what seems like a constant state of motion. Kids’ sports, meetings, homework and general family fun take up twenty-seven hours of her day. In her thirty seconds of free time, Victoria likes to read, write and travel the country with her husband.
She most enjoys writing about love and laughter, two things that are central to her everyday life. If you would like to know more about what’s coming next from Victoria, please check back at victoriamichaels.net for updates, news and sneak peeks of future releases.