The Hidden Series
- Book 1: Stay Hidden
The Hidden Series, Book 1
June 13, 2018
Rating: 5 Cups
Riley Smith has been on the run for nearly two years from her ex-boyfriend. She stays constantly on the move, hiding, changing her appearance, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of him.
Derek Bronson is an FBI agent who is still on the hunt to find the person who killed his father, also an FBI agent, in a bank robbery. Even though it is against FBI policy, when a similar robbery happens, Derek talks his way into the investigation.
When Riley and Derek meet again at a mutual friend’s wedding, the sparks fly. The two spend a glorious week together until Derek recognizes Riley from a convenience store photo. At that point all he can feel is utter betrayal as he begins to believe that Riley is not who she says she is. In fact, he begins to believe that Riley was the one driving the getaway car for the person robbing the banks, and that she in fact may have been the one to shoot and murder his father. All that Riley knows is that the sweet, gentle, loving man of the past week has been replaced by a hard-nosed agent determined to put her behind bars for a crime she did not commit. Can she convince Derek that she is not his father’s killer in time to save herself and her loved ones from the monster she has been desperately trying to get away from? And even if they do survive, will her and Derek’s relationship survive the horrors about to be revealed?
Stay Hidden starts out slow but then picks up with the speed of a high flying roller coaster, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very last clue is revealed. I absolutely LOVED this story! Heavy on the suspense, it is one of the best romantic suspense novels I have read this year. The romance is sweet and may not suit those who prefer their romances steamier, but this does not take away from the story in any way. The emotions are strong and well written and keep the story flowing along perfectly. If you enjoy staying up late to find out what is going to happen next, if you love romances where the relationship is strongly built, and if you love reading about small town life, and reading books with wonderful happily ever afters, then Stay Hidden by Ms. Fleming is the book for you!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More