Hidden by Kelli Clare

Hidden

Desperate after discovering her family murdered, a small-town art teacher runs to England with a seductive foreigner in search of safety and answers in this award-winning romantic suspense.


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TitleHidden
ISBN9781943006526
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Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherSparkPress
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction, Mystery, Crime
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  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    1970-01-01
    Well, thus ends my streak of amazing 4- and 5-star reads! It had to end sometime, and this book was it. I hope to provide some fair feedback for readers considering this book, because though it wasn't good to me, others may enjoy it.I want to be honest and state that I am a poor fit as a reader and reviewer for this book. I had agreed to review it because it is marketed as a Mystery/Thriller, but this book is firmly in the Romance category and th...
  • Bookingwithme
    1970-01-01
    Wow!What an amazing and thrilling book this was! I seriously couldn't put it down. This is my first book by Kelli Clare and she has me hooked.There is so much passion between Will and Ellie and add the thrill, excitement, and just overall edge of your seat mystery.I would highly recommend this book to anyone.NetGalley thank you. :))
  • Selene
    1970-01-01
    Genre: Romantic SuspensePOV: First-personWriting style: 3/5Twenty-seven year-old Ellie James returns home to find that her beloved grandmother is dead and her sister is on the cusp of death’s doorstep. Ellie doesn’t think to call the police (immediately) because an attractive stranger comes to her rescue and tells her a nonsensical story about his connection to her:“My father told me about you when I was five and reminded me often how I wou...
  • Jen Longenberger
    1970-01-01
    Kelli Clare is a new author on the scene that, I believe, will be around for a while. She has the ability to introduce characters in such a way that you feel like you have known them forever. Her talent of telling a story is amazing. This is not your run of the mill romance story. Think of your favorite romance author and take it up ten notches. Yes, I said ten! Hidden is a combination of mystery, intrigue, love, and so much more. The love scene...
  • Caitlin Speck
    1970-01-01
    Kelli Care blew me away with Hidden and had me coming back for more. When I am reading a good book, I get sucked in and cannot put it down. This book is one of those for me. Kelli Clara created a world that I became a part of. The characters came to life before me as I felt all of their feelings along with them. I love the consuming love between Elle and Will and the love and loyalty of the Hastings family. This is one of the best books I have ev...
  • Sally Sutton
    1970-01-01
    Hidden is a page turner...what a wild ride of twists and turns! I highly recommend this book is a must read. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
  • Holly Jones
    1970-01-01
    Very captivating and Lots of action! Love the twists and turns, keeps the anticipation flowing!! Will Hastings character sounds fascinating. Truly enjoyable read!! Looking forward reading more from this new author!
  • Cathy Cole
    1970-01-01
    I love books like this — set in the U.K., twists and turns, atmospheric and with good character development. I wish I could have read it all in one sitting because I think it would have been better and more enjoyable, but I had to break it up over a few nights. It is just a book that begs to be read into the wee hours of the morning. I don't want to give too much of the plot in the review because it will spoil the plot and surprises, but the bo...
  • Cwbythundr
    1970-01-01
    This is my kind of book. It has it all. Action, romance, intrigue, suspense and characters that you fall in love with. I surely hope there will be more books with these characters. If you read this Kelli Clare, this avid reader wants MORE!
  • Suanne
    1970-01-01
    Hidden is Kelli Clare’s debut novel. The plot is intriguing, involving an unknown heir to the British throne that can compete with the current queen and her family. Additionally, a family that has vowed to protect this heir to the death and has done so for centuries.Ellie James is an art teacher who moonlights by working in a bar. She is the missing heir. When all but she and her niece are killed the the order that protects the queen, she must ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    1970-01-01
    ⭐⭐ / 5If you are after a super lusty romance then this is the book for you! I totally thought that Hidden by Kelli Clare was going to be a thriller, but it was heavy on the romance and light on the thrills.Hidden is about a woman named Ellie James who comes home to find her sister and grandmother murdered, which begins a whirlwind of romance and running from assassins. I think the biggest issue for me was that I thought the book was going to ...
  • Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
    1970-01-01
    ♥♥ 2.5 Obsessive Stars ♥♥ALERT ALERT: RANT AHEADSoooo, let's just talk about this cover. Along with the title and book description, I was all over this. I'm expecting an intense stalker-type thriller romance, very Killing Me Softly-esque. But, man, was I disappointed. Okay, it's advertised as a "thriller", and I was not thrilled. I felt maybe a couple moments of tension where I was wondering what was going to happen, but literally, it a...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    I just finished reading Hidden, and I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about it. I rarely read romances, especially the ones with dominance and graphic sex. Yes, this book had that, but it also had a real, even if crazy, story that kept me turning pages into the night. I loved the in-your-face quality of the writing, the rapid pacing, and the off-the-wall story. The protagonist's family had kept a major, earth-shattering secret from her, a...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    No words...just none.
  • Tiffany Harrison
    1970-01-01
    I expected this to be more of a suspense/thriller type novel and that really isn't the case. It's more of a Romance with some action thrown in. Reads like a young adult novel other than the sex scenes. Not really an appealing novel to me, but if you like Romance novels with a bit of action this might be right up your alley.
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    OMG how to explain this? Sort of 50 shades of juvenile fantasy maybe? It reads like a teenager’s idea of romantic suspense. Not my cup of tea at all. The hero of the book calls the main character ‘Baby’ in every sentence which sets my teeth on edge for a start. Also, he is domineering and OTT in his defense and protection of her...ick. The story line was intriguing and definitely had possibilities but sadly didn’t manage to live up to it.
  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    2.5 stars! The premise for "Hidden" -- a mysterious stranger, two murders, and at the center a young innocent girl -- hinted at an exciting thriller with a little romance thrown in for good measure.I didn't not like the storyline. When the stranger Will Hastings turns out to be some sort of protector who's been watching Elle James for a decade, nope, not creepy at all. Then, when Will darkly proclaims Elle was the intended murder target and whisk...
  • Carolyn
    1970-01-01
    I gotta be honest – I could not get in to this book. Hidden was not the thriller I thought it was going to be. Maybe I was too quick to judge this book by its cover, but based on its looks and synopsis I settled down to read this one expecting a dark, twisty mystery; but this was not that. This is a romance first a foremost with some thriller/mystery elements thrown in. Unfortunately, I found the romance aspect to be way too distracting. That b...
  • Kati
    1970-01-01
    This cover kind of makes you think it is a YA novel... As the saying goes do not judge a book by it's cover. I was very excited to read. OH MY GOSH. The start of this book, the description the just. WOW. I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book because at the beginning so much had already happened. It had its grips in nice and firmly. There were it's moments of cheesiness. But by goodness I wish I could have dedicated a whole day to j...
  • Randee Green
    1970-01-01
    Main character, Ellie James, is an art teacher/bartender in a small Connecticut town on the coast. Her life is rather mundane but happy until she comes home from work one night and discovers that her grandmother and sister have been murdered. As if that isn’t shocking enough, Ellie discovers that her grandmother and sister were keeping secrets from her – secrets that trace all the way back to Richard III. These secrets place Ellie’s life in...
  • Becky Wise
    1970-01-01
    Hidden is an amazing read. I love the twists that keep you on the edge of your seat. There is such a mystery in the beginning as everything starts to unfold. The chemistry between Ellie and Will is amazing. It is like they were always meant for each other. You are kept on your toes while Ellie and Will deal with the secret society trying to eliminate their families. Ellie is so strong through everything she and her niece endures. With the ever pr...
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    1970-01-01
    Can we be done with the macho-man romance novels already? I was expecting a thriller but what I got was a romance with some wildly bizarre storyline and just couldn't finish this one.Thanks so much to Book Sparks for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.This story, as far as I could tell, is about Ellie, a woman who comes home from work one day to find her sister and grandmother brutally murdered...
  • Sherilynvan
    1970-01-01
    First of all, I am not a fan of romance. However, the suspense and mystery pulled me all the way through this book. I enjoyed it. The reveals were exciting! I would definitely like to read another book by this author. Thanks to Netgalley and Spark Press for an ARC of this book.
  • Tori
    1970-01-01
    DNF. The plot had potential but unfortunately the love story ruined it. I usually really enjoy romance in my thrillers/mysteries but this wasn’t enjoyable for me. I didn’t like how quickly the characters fell for each other and they fell hard extremely quickly. It just didn’t seem believable. The female character (Ellie) was portrayed as weak and dependent, and the male (Will) was portrayed as controlling, possessive and dominant; such an o...
  • Kati
    1970-01-01
    http://klearsreviews.blogspot.com/201...This cover kind of makes you think it is a YA novel... As the saying goes do not judge a book by it's cover. I was very excited to read. OH MY GOSH. The start of this book, the description the just. WOW. I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book because at the beginning so much had already happened. It had its grips in nice and firmly. There were it's moments of cheesiness. But by goodness I wish...
  • Lara Ryan
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced reader's copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I went into Hidden thinking it would be a suspenseful thriller. Instead, I got a confusing romance.When I started reading the book, I kept turning back thinking I missed a paragraph or something important. Once it continued to happen, I just couldn't stand the poorly written transitions. And then there was the romance and the overuse of the word "baby". I stopped...
  • Alexandria Steyer
    1970-01-01
    I really struggled to read this one. The plot is your typical insanely jealous, overprotective rich guy whom the heroine immediately and inexplicably falls in love with. The climaxes of the story seem to come on without warning and really arent explained well most just end with no consequences or explanation. The main focus is on the two main characters unhealthy obsession with each other.
  • Lori Olender
    1970-01-01
    Sorry, not a fan. Some will enjoy this book, but in 2018 I can not stand to read about an overbearing, possessive, albeit gorgeous man who a woman falls in love with in five pages. The writing itself is pretty good. I think the book tries to be Fifty Shades meets Davinci Code. Just too over the top for me. Not a mystery at all. Pure romance.