{Review+Giveaway} Hidden Sins by @KariceBolton

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{Review+Giveaway} Hidden Sins by @KariceBolton

{Review+Giveaway} Hidden Sins by @KariceBoltonHidden SIns by Karice Bolton
Pages: 376
Published by Bulldog Press on June 10, 2014
Series: Luke Fletcher Series #1
Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, New Adult, Suspense/Thriller
four-stars

Luke Fletcher asks himself one simple question. Is she worth dying for?

His answer is yes.

When Hannah Walker rolls into her new town on fumes, she doesn’t expect her past to catch up to her so quickly. But the moment her card is declined for a lousy cup of coffee, she realizes nowhere is safe, and her life on the run has just gotten more complex.

Luke Fletcher has made it his mission in life to protect. When he meets Hannah Walker, she makes it clear that his services aren’t needed and neither is he, but there’s something in her eyes that tells another story. Once he begins investigating the woman with many names, he realizes one thing is clear. Whoever, she’s running from won’t stop until she’s dead.

Determined to gain Hannah’s trust and break down her walls, Luke begins to share his own history, but where that leads could cost them more than their hearts as the sins of others threatens to destroy them both.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Hidden Sins might have been my favorite Karice Bolton book yet! It is the first in the new adult suspense series, about Luke Fletcher. I have only read paranormal books by Karice Bolton before, which I have enjoyed but this romantic suspense kept me on the edge of my seat! I love that this series is about Luke. It is told in dual point of view between Luke and Hannah, but it seems like Luke is going to be the main character of the series. It is about time a guy gets his own series.

Hannah is on the run from her community. For a lot of the book we just know that she knows some secrets about her hometown, but we don’t know what they are. Just that they are bad enough to make her want to pack up and leave everyone and everything she has ever known. Luke runs into Hannah in a starbucks in LA. Right away, I knew he was going to be a sweetheart. I loved how nice he was to Hannah without even really knowing her. Luke runs a private security firm, and I loved the detail that Karice Bolton went into about his job. I found it all fascinating.

The romance between Luke and Hannah was slow and built up over much of the book. Nothing was rushed and the romance was so well balanced with the mystery and action in the book. Neither one took center stage over the other. As far as the action goes, there is never a dull moment in Hidden Sins. There were many attempts on Hannah’s life. I would have been downright terrified in her situation. I probably would have put  my trust in Luke a little sooner than she did, but I do understand her hesitance. It has to be scary being in a new place, not knowing who you could trust.

On a side note, I have no idea if the kind of house that Hannah stayed in when she first got to LA actually exists or not, but it is an interesting concept. I think it is great how it gives people a chance to start over. Regardless of how things turned out for Hannah with it, the house idea had me thinking long after I finished the book. I am extremely interested in continuing this series. I am not quite sure where the next book, Buried Sins, is going to go, but I can’t wait to find out. I know that it will feature Luke again, but I am really hoping that Hannah and Luke are the focus again. I really like the two of them together. I am also hoping that romance continues to be one of the focuses of the story just like the suspense. The combination worked really well for me.

 

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About Karice Bolton

Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written fifteen novels and has several exciting projects in the works. Karice lives with her husband and two English Bulldogs in rainy Washington.

Books currently available:
Luke Fletcher Series: Hidden Sins (Book 1), Buried Sins (Book 2) – coming soon
Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) Beyond Intent (Book 4) Beyond Chance, Beyond Promise, and Beyond the Mistletoe coming soon
Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1) AlibiZ (Book 2) – October 2014
The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
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20 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Hidden Sins by @KariceBolton”

  1. Giselle

    Romantic suspense is probably my fav genre when it comes to NA and Adult. I think it’s a great mix of sweet and dark. I like how the romance sounds in this one, too. A slow burning romance is the way to go! And you have me curious about this house bit! Great review, Michelle! 🙂

  2. ryver

    I love Karice Bolton. She is such a awesome author. She truly care about her readers and her books are fantastic.

    I have my fingers crossed. Thank you for a chance to win this book.

  3. Victoria

    Great review!! Sounds like something I would really enjoy. I’ve never read anything by this author before but I’m looking forward to it.. thanks for sharing!

  4. Melinda Dartmann

    Love the teaser! Cover is beautiful and nothing is better than a girl on the run and a cop to help her and they both fall in love!

  5. LeKeisha

    I’ve not read any books by this author. Though, if I’m not mistaken, I have one on my Kindle from a few years ago that I haven’t read. Great review!

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