Series: Anchored Hearts 1.5
Author: J.M. Witt
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?
In Hiding Away, we are given a peek into Cal and Jane's relationship (since it was discussed very little in 'Letting Go'). We are also given information about Jane's background, that isn't as pretty as we may have thought. She decides to leave her abusive boyfriend and move back home to sort her life out. She isn't looking for love, but it finds her when she meets Cal.
I absolutely loved this book! The best things happen to you when you aren't expecting or looking for them... which is exactly what happens with Jane and Cal. Once Cal sets his sights on Jane, there's no holding back. Neither one was looking for a serious relationship, but once fate steps in, there's no stopping it. Their attraction is immediate, as if their souls were made for each other. They are that couple that you could picture being together forever and make you believe in soul mates. Cal is the guy you want piecing together your broken heart, if you ever find yourself in that situation.
This book is a novella that ends in a cliffhanger. Don't let that stop you from picking it up. There is so much emotion packed into this book, that you'll forget it's a short read (until you get to the last page and wish there was more). This book is written so beautifully that you can feel the love between Cal & Jane. She had me right from the Prologue. I do need to add that the last line in the book.... if you were to google 'the right way to do a cliffhanger in a book', THAT line should be there. Holy Cow!!! Go big or go home! And JM Witt went big with that ending!
This was, without a doubt, a 5 star read! Cannot wait for the next book! (JM Witt, that means no facebook... we need that next book, pronto!).
reviewed by lisa
I’m a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband. We've been married for nine years and reside in Highland, Michigan.
I've dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams.
When I'm not volunteering at the schools of my children, running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my book club, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I'm writing!
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