Friday, May 10, 2013

Hiding Out by Nicole Andrews Moore Blog Tour - Review

Title: Hiding Out
Author: Nicole Andrews Moore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication date: March 13, 2013
ISBN: 1482630842

Book Description

Samuel Davenport runs his family's New York based advertising agency. His brother, Adam, runs from responsibility and anything remotely boring. And his temp, Haley, runs so she'll never be caught and hurt again. She moved to the city New Year's Day to hide and recover, to build a new life far from her past. In an effort to lie low, Haley never expects to be more than a temp. What begins for Sam as an excuse to get to know her better, ends up being an opportunity for advancement and excitement for Haley. When Sam tries to uncover all of Haley's mysteries, he exposes her hiding place, endangers her life, and threatens to destroy any chance of them ever having a future together.

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About the Author

Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past two and a half. Her journey has barely begun and she's loving every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She's still getting used to that new life smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on...)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)

In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki blogs at What Dreamers Do. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.

Her books can be found on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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My Review:
I must say when I started reading this book I was automatically drawn right in to it. It starts out right away with the reader meeting Haley Iverson new temp assistant for advertising agency owner Samuel Davenport, Haley got the job through her friend Ellen who had to leave the agency for maternity leave.  Haley has been running for quite some time from her past in Pittsburgh where her fiance's friend Chase brutally raped her and took her virginity seeking comfort after what happened with Chase, Haley goes in search of her fiance David with evidence in hand but finds him naked in bed with another woman.  So Haley is left with the only choice she has available to her at the time; pack up what little belongings she has, go to the train station, and search for the most crowded city she can head to, New York City.

Haley right away is frightened by all things loud and sudden.  Every time Samuel enters the room and slams the door Haley jumps up from her chair like a scared little kitten and Samuel has finally had enough of his assistant constantly jumping every time she sees him.  Fed up and annoyed, Samuel goes in search of the psychiatrist he has on staff only to discover that based off of the symptoms she is displaying that she is showing clear signs of being attacked which more likely than not ended with her being raped.  Stunned, Samuel then turns to his friend and private investigator Jake to determine what happened to Haley and who might have hurt her.

As the book progresses you start to see a chance in Samuel.  He tries his hardest to not scare Haley and starts to look for excuses to spend more time with her by telling her that there are campaigns he needs help with.  He sees that Haley is driven always exercising and she even joins a tae kwon do class to learn self defense.  But it becomes clear that Samuel has to try his hardest to keep Haley from running even hiding the way he feels about her.  He tries so hard to keep Haley at bay so has not to scare her but what he doesn't realize, is that in not telling Haley where they stand and how he feels he is just causing more doubt and uncertainty in her mind.  While she begins to come out of her shell and begins to be more of herself and wear clothes and be confident the way she used to be it becomes clear that she feels like she might have to run again.

Make matters worse, Jake leaves a paper trail during his investigation not only discovering her real name is Haley Daniels but bringing Chase right back into her path again and in one moment her hiding has been exposed causing Samuel's brother to be hit by a car that was aimed right at Haley.  When Samuel's secret is exposed in that he has accidentally brought Chase to find out where she was hiding, Haley runs away.  Will they get there happily ever after?  Join Haley has she searches to discover herself again after being brutally attacked and her journey to finding that she still has the ability to love and trust another man again.

What I loved about Haley is that while she was scared and alone, she didn't play the victim always in need of help and I think that is what helped me continue to enjoy the story, I love the women in these stories to have hope and not be helpless and then men to be strong but a the same time loving.  I look forward to reading the sequel and finding out what happens with Haley, Samuel, Adam, and Chase, I give this book 4 stars.

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