Hidden by Stephanie St. Klaire
A McKenzie Ridge Novel Book 2
Contemporary Romance/Romance Suspense
Releases June 30, 2016
Hidden is the second book in the McKenzie Ridge series featuring a small town mountain community set in Oregon. It can be read as a standalone but the series has recurring characters so I would recommend starting with Rescued, book one. Hidden is a romantic suspense full of danger, twists, secrets, and steamy chemistry. Hidden is the love story of Colton, a firefighter and Megan, the owner of a florist/coffee shop. Megan is new to the small town and has secrets. Colton is drawn to her and determined to help while he doesn’t really know what she’s hiding. Megan wants to protect him and her new friends by keeping them at a distance. There is fun banter between the characters and some wonderful animal friends add to the charm. All the characters are well developed and interesting. The characters grow within the plot, friendships deepen, and St. Klaire lets relationships and love happen realistically. This is St. Klaire’s second published book and proves that there’s a bright writing future in store for her.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. NOTE: I really liked the book, so I bought the eBook to support the author.
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?
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GDYSEI6
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted as an author in 2016 with her McKenzie Ridge Series. Rescued, released in March of 2016 as the first book in a five book series, launching her writing career. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.
As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.
Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”. With a life-long goal to be a writer, unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.
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