Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.
But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?
You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think that maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.
I will never betray him.
So sit tight.
On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.
You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.
No one can know what I’ve turned into.
I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.
I want my life back.
But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.
So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.
I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.
*Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this. It is currently on sale for $0.99.
REVIEW by Heather:
Let me start off by saying that Corrupt (Book 1) was in my TOP 5 books last year. Actually it was #2. I could not get enough of these characters. I have read Corrupt multiple times, that's how much I love it. So that brings me to HIDEAWAY, which is Book 2 in the series and focuses on KAI.
Kai was a mystery to me in Corrupt. I was intrigued by him. The sauna scene in Corrupt blew my mind. I was never expecting that. But once again, it made me want to know more about him. What made him tick. What made him the man he is.
In Hideaway, we learn that a girl 6 years ago caught the attention of Kai. He stumbled upon her unknowingly at church, of all places. He was able to talk openly to her, able to show a little glimpse of his true self to her. All was done while without knowing the identity of her. Little did he know, she KNEW him. She was familiar with him. She knew who he was.
Banks was the girl on the other side of the confessional. She listened intently while Kai talked about what excited him. What drove him. Banks was quite the heroine. She was strong, inquisitive, and knew what she wanted even at a young age. When Banks fist spoke with Kai, she was 17, he was a year older than her, being 18.
Kai and Banks seem to cross paths a few times before Kai realized, she was the girl from the church. The girl he bared a little bit of his soul to. For some reason, he felt as though he could confide in her. The only problem is, Kai truly doesn't know Banks.
Damon, one of Kai's best friends, seems to have an interest in Banks. Damon is very protective of her, or shall I say POSSESSIVE of her.... big difference. But why? Damon treats women like they are objects. Toy or tool?
So what is it about Banks that has these up in arms about her. Kai is definitely interested in her. He wants to know more about this mystery girl. But Damon is in the way at every turn.
We all know the turn of events that occur in Corrupt. I won't go into them, in case you haven't read it yet. Damon plays a KEY role in this book. He has Kai, Will, Michael and Rika on high alert. What will Damon do? When will Damon strike? How will this turn out?
When the bomb is dropped, and a revelation is revealed, I was like, oh my goodness, Penelope is a genius. This is going to be EPIC...
Some say that love only hurts. But is that true? Trust is usually earned, right? At every turn, Banks seems to choose one person over the other? The question is.... WHY? That answer is pivotal in this book.
Penelope's sense of humor shines in this book and I laughed out loud a few times, especially during one particular scene. "Whoa there tiger." (read the book and you will know why I was cracking up.)
Hideaway is deep, dark and will have you spiraling to know what happens next. Hideaway kept me on the edge of my seat with each turn of the page. It's intense from start to finish.
I received an ARC prior to publication in exchange for an honest review. However, I purchased the book when it went live on Amazon.
Her books include the Fall Away series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, Aflame, and Next to Never) and the Devil's Night series (Corrupt and Hideaway (and Kill Switch and Nightfall--not yet released). Please look for her stand-alones Misconduct and Punk 57. Available now.
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