Series: Hidden Hearts #1
on May 19, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I made a choice.
A single lie that changed everything.
In that moment, my life stopped spinning out of control. Not because I found my way, but because I hit rock bottom. Hard.
Now, I have a second chance. An opportunity to turn my life around and become the woman I’ve been too afraid to embrace. And I’m taking it.
I never thought I would meet him. He challenges me, spurs my desire to show the world that one night will not define who I am.
When the most beautiful blue-eyed blonde I’d ever seen slammed into me, my world was transformed.
But the universe played a cruel joke and the woman of my dreams is a constant reminder of my nightmares.
I lost someone once. A moment, a single action stole half of who I am. To allow myself to give in to my deepest desires feels like a betrayal and yet I’m drawn to her.
So I lie to the world and ignore my heart until it nearly breaks in two and I can’t take it anymore.
Live in the past or fight for the future?
I made a choice.
Hitting rock bottom is about the worst thing a person can experience. But what if something good comes out of it? Will the pain, regret, and shame be worth it? Will you embrace it when something beautiful emerges from the biggest mistake of your life?
Hidden by Lies by Rachel Caid is a great depiction of what can come out of a bad situation. Pearl has make some grave mistakes in her life–partying and drinking too much, surrounding herself with the wrong people, not caring, and using the wrong coping mechanisms. And yet, we get to see how she turns her life around. How she realizes that letting other people in, let them help, can be a good thing.
Turns out Roman is one of them. Even though his own issues prevent him from seeing what’s right in front of him for quite a while. But can he forgive what he sees as unforgivable? Or is the attraction between them doomed from the beginning?
I enjoyed Pearl and Roman’s story of redemption, forgiveness, and love. I liked the plot and the writing a lot. It flowed and kept me entertained for the most part.
Unfortunately, there were some parts I wished were more fleshed out and explained better. And some inconsistencies were found throughout the book. Sometimes, the characters’ motivation wasn’t always as clear as I wished they were.
Overall though, I enjoyed Hidden by Lies and I’m looking forward to more of this author. And I’m sure most people will enjoy this book without being taken out of the story by my rather peculiar issues. I will definitely read more by Rachel Caid!
Review by Anja