Anonymous letters and phone calls are only the start of Fiona Marshall's troubles. The investigative journalist's new book will expose a celebrity businessman's criminal activities, but he'll do anything to stop her. She's not the only one with the idea to use rural England as a bolt hole and when she meets another runaway from life a serious case of true love attacks them both. Blake Mayer, from Nashville, Music City USA, is recovering from a nasty divorce plus spiraling deep into songwriter’s block. Love must overcome the truths they're hiding from each other, their loving but interfering families and a man with everything to lose to win them over.
I thought Hidden Truths was just okay. A lot of books start out in the middle of the story and then fill you in as you read through it. You feel confused, but then it all comes together. Well this book had me feeling like that with each chapter. I felt like I missed some pages and had to keep going back. When I realized I didn't miss any pages, I continued reading and the story finally caught up with itself. I like the story of the Tennessee cowboy falling in love with his English rose, as well as the drama of her being stalked and him being her hero. But the continued confusion throughout the book was frustrating.
The backdrop for the book is England but I had trouble telling that. The characters were consistently referring to where they lived & making comparisons to the U.S. The ex-military Tennessee cowboy had a southern drawl that you could easily tell by the y'all’s, honeybunch, and other terms of endearment. But other than food and tea descriptions, you'd never know that the main character was from England. This was surprising considering the fact that the author is from Cornwall, England where this book is based.
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Book Length: 161 pages
Reviewed by: Julie
Reading format: Available only in eBook
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