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Title: Hidden Away, Hearts of Montana #2
Author: Jennie Marts
Publisher: Entangled Select Contemporary, Entangled Publishing
Release Date: November 16th, 2015
Oh boy – talk about everything seeming to go wrong in your life, that certainly seems to be true for Cherry Hill! Nine years ago, as a teenager, she went out with Taylor Johnson – till he disappeared to enlist and then never got in touch again, despite her texting him asking him to call because she then discovered she was pregnant. Pregnant, alone, she took her grandma’s advice and let her cousin and her husband adopt the son she gave birth to, not letting anyone else know that Cherry is his real mother.
When her grandma died she left the family bakery to Cherry and that’s just caught fire when the story starts . . . and one of the folks that turns up to help put it out is the same Taylor Johnson who has now returned as the Sherriff. Then Cherry’s phone rings with news that her cousin and husband have tragically been killed in a car crash – and Cherry is now the guardian of their adopted son. Her car breaks down and Taylor ends up taking her to the hospital where we are introduced to the rest of her family – oh boy are they awful!! They are also determined that Cherry won’t get custody of Sam, unaware that she’s actually his mother, and Taylor steps up to defend her and claims they’re engaged! Now there’s a fake engagement, she grieving for her best friend and cousin, her home and business are fire wrecked, her child is now her own unless other members of her family make good on their threats, her ex, who is still the love of her life, is pretending to be her boyfriend and he doesn’t know that Sam is his son!
This is a tangled web that makes a delightful page turner. I was rooting for things to actually start going right for Cherry from the start but they just keep going wrong! Don’t expect this to be a straight forward read to a HEA, it is anything but! There’s a cute dog, a shoot out, threats, verbal and physical abuse from family, a runaway to find and even kidnapping to deal with! A gripping, fast paced, enthralling and entertaining read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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