Concealed by Victoria Michaels…Review & Blog Tour Stop



Cover ~ Concealed

Title:Concealed (Hidden #1)

Author:Victoria Michaels

Genre:Romantic Suspense 18+

Publication Date:December 10, 2013

Publisher:Crazy-Bee Press

Event Organized by:Literati Author Services, Inc.



Life has been complicated for Sydney Ross. Desperate for a new start, she leaves home but, during her travels, witnesses something that will forever alter the path of her life. On the run for the last six years, Sydney finds herself living the life of a nomad until she one day stumbles into a small town and hopes she’s finally found a place to put down roots. With a good job in a local diner and, for the first time ever, friends who feel like family, things start looking up for Sydney. The biggest shock of all is catching the eye of the town’s most eligible bachelor, the sexy sheriff, Wade Jenkins.

Sparks fly between them, and it’s not long before Sydney believes Elton, Missouri could be the home she’s always wished for. But Sydney’s past and her secrets have a way of catching up with her. When a brutal murder shakes the small town, Sydney is terrified that the countdown has begun on her time in Elton.

Have the shadows from her past found her again? The people who mean the most want her to stay, but that would put everyone, including her daughter, at risk. Can Sydney put her faith in Wade or will she keep running from a danger that even she doesn’t fully understand?

My review:

Concealed is the first book in author Victoria Michaels’ Hidden series and a title I actually stumbled upon after a blog tour invite and it is truly a hidden gem and am SO glad I found it.  I absolutely loved this book.  Loved, loved, LOVED!

Sydney Ross has been on the run and looking over her shoulder for six years now and hasn’t ever had a moment to felt at home.  That was until she cam here, to Elton Missouri.  She has finally found somewhere where she can picture herself staying for the long term.  People who treat her like family and that have embraced her.  Her job at the local diner has given her friends she knows she would be able to count on when the chips are down.  Her job has also given her the treat of seeing the sexy sheriff, Wade Jenkins, each and every day.  Man, what Sydney wouldn’t do for a chance with a guy like him.  She knows it’s safer for both of them to stay away from him but when the whole town points out that he has been coming to the diner for her, not just her pie, she starts to wonder if it could possibly work between them.  Maybe she could finally leave her past in the past and get a chance to enjoy Wade and all he has to offer.  After making her decision and just when things really heat up between them, her past comes slamming into her present with a murder and a clear message that she was in serious trouble.  Would she ask the town of Elton, Wade, and her friends to risk everything to help her or would she pack up and run?  Never has the decision been harder and never had so much been at stake.

Ok, so there’s a big giant piece of this story that I cannot give away in this review and one that the whole story hinges upon….one that makes this story so freaking amazingly good.  Sydney left home at a young age and hasn’t looked back since.  She hasn’t been able to.  She’s a determined and strong willed gal with a smart head on her shoulders and a huge heart.  I admired the steps she has taken to keep herself safe and somewhat happy.  I was a nervous wreck for this poor gal for almost the entire book and felt as if I was right there next to her, looking over my shoulder as well.  Luckily, she has sheriff Wade.  Delicious, sexy, brooding, loyal sheriff Wade.  I’ve read a whole lot of book guys and he ranks up there with my favorite.  There is just something about him that had me swooning from the very beginning.  He ends up being even more amazing than I could have imagined and the very end of this book had my crying happy tears.

The rest of the cast of characters is just as fantastic.  The kind and caring diner owners, the feisty neighbor, Sydney’s best friend….all of them played an important role and I so wish this was a town I wish I could go and visit.

The mystery surrounding Sydney is quite a doozy and I haven’t read anything like it before.  It made this story intense, emotional and nerve wracking and when I got to the end, oh so satisfying.  Concealed is a story that will be staying with me for quite some time, it was that good.

Thank you, Ms. Michaels, for an amazing story.  I will be eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this series!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


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About the Author

Victoria Michaels Author PicVictoria Michaels is a wife and mother of many who lives her life in what seems like a constant state of motion. Kids’ sports, meetings, homework and general family fun take up twenty-seven hours of her day. In her thirty seconds of free time, Victoria likes to read, write and travel the country with her husband.

She most enjoys writing about love and laughter, two things that are central to her everyday life. If you would like to know more about what’s coming next from Victoria, please check back at victoriamichaels.net for updates, news and sneak peeks of future releases.

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