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A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  

 

I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

Currently reading

Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

5 moons - "She Can Hide" by Melinda Leigh

She Can Hide - Melinda Leigh

She Can Hide is the fourth book in Melinda Leigh's She Can... series and this one definitely had me on the edge of my seat just like the others did.   Melinda describes into great detail what the characters are going through, and she makes their situations intense and extremely nerve-wracking.  One of the main reasons why I will leave the light on and snuggle with the husband while reading Melinda's books.

In every book in the series, I have yet to figure out who exactly the bad guy is until Melinda reveals who it is at the end.  She's one writer that can keep me guessing and still leave me in shock no matter what.  Every time I think I figured out who was behind everything in She Can Hide, Melinda surprises me with a twist and leaves me going back into the book looking for any clues.  I should have figured out who was exactly behind everything, but Melinda does an amazing job on keeping her plot twist hidden.  I love this about her writing style.

We have two characters that come together in She Can Hide unexpectedly.  Ethan ends up finding a car submerged in an icy lake, and coming across Abby who is fighting for her life due to the car going into the water.  Abby has no clue what happened though, and she doesn't know if she should trust Ethan. Ethan though is determined to find out what happened to Abby, and why she would forget such a big accident like the one she was in.  Abby has been hiding from certain people and has had a past that still affects her life.  She doesn't want to really open up to Ethan until something else happens that makes things come to light.

Melinda gives us these two characters who end up helping each other in different ways.  Ethan was such a sweetie in the story and I adored how he was determined to get Abby to open up.  Abby was secretive for a reason in the story and I didn't blame her for not trusting anyone.  Everything she went through in the past and present in the book will make any reader feel for her.  

We even have secondary characters in the story that end up going through their own issues that pertain to the main characters.  I loved how Melinda weaved them all together and in the end had it all come together.  I enjoyed every bit of She Can Hide even when it had my adrenaline going and heart pumping trying to figure out what was going on.

I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to romantic suspense readers out there.  If you enjoy a book that keeps you guessing this is the book for you.  Be prepared for some very hair-raising situations though.  You could read this book as a standalone, but for me, I would recommend reading the other books first.  

Oh…and may I just say, I LOVED that Melinda wrote Zeus in the story.  Zeus is Abby's dog and he's a mastiff.  He plays a very important role in the story, well to me he did.  I loved him the most out of the story and not only because I have a mastiff myself, but because Melinda detailed mastiffs personalities very well.  Zeus reminded me of my handsome mastiff, Rambo and how he is very protective of his owner.  Don't ever mess with his Mama.  =)

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2014/03/15/arc-review-she-can-hide-by-melinda-leigh