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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

REVIEW, BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Hidden Sins (Luke Fletcher Series #1) by Karice Bolton

Book & Author details:

Hidden Sins by Karice Bolton
(Luke Fletcher Series #1)
Publication date: June 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense


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.

**** out of 5 (really liked it)

This book is told from a dual perspective so you learn things from both Luke and Hannah's perspective, sometimes with a bit of a time crossover, sometimes not.

It starts with Hannah hiding in a barn and overhearing things that she wishes she hadn't. However, it gives her the strength to run. Your heart will go out to Hannah as she tries to escape the clutches of the 'Community' but they seem to block her at every turn. It is a serendipitous event when she and Luke meet in a coffee shop but they are both unable to stop thinking about the other.

One of the things that I liked about this story is that it would be so easy for Hannah to appear weak and defenseless, playing the victim card to the hilt. Instead, she is someone who has had it rough but still knows that others have had, and still are, having it worse. She is thankful for what she has and compassionate for those that don't have anything. She is also fierce and independent and completely not willing to just lie down in the face of adversity but to make a stand for those that don't yet have a voice.

It is only as the story moves on that you find out exactly why she is running away but trust me when I say it's a very good reason.

A very good contemporary romance with a hint of mystery and suspense. Recommended.



Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends Oct 20th

  • 25$ Amazon Gift Card

  • Rose necklace (image attached)



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)
The Camp

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1 comment:

  1. I already love the sounds of Hannah. I prefer her type of MC over the damsel in distress kind. Great review, Merissa! :)