Review of The Secrets We Hide (The Four, #2):
Feels like a Scooby gang solving a mystery, but much hotter!
I am really enjoying these books, there is a great plot including a good mystery, murders, kidnappings, beatings, Russian gangsters, ships full of cocaine, and wealthy families with generations long grudges. Then there is bunch of college kids trying to get to the bottom of it all by following people, breaking into ship yards, using hackers and gadgets kind of similar to a modern day Scooby gang like Buffy and her pals.
The characters are fun to read about. The Four are Caiden (King Cade), his brother Weston (West) who is a tech genius, Cassius (Cass) fun loving life of the party and Zayde (Z), tall, muscular with serial killer eyes who is broody and doesn’t talk a lot. Winter Huntington started at their college last year after her Dad died in a house explosion and the Four didn’t like or trust her at first because they hate her mother who is married to Cade and West’s father.
In The Lies We Tell, since the four found out that Winter suspects her mother of having something to do with her father’s death and that she came to prove it, they have started to trust her more. Cade though has had the most trouble since he is attracted to Winter and can’t seem to stay away from her. He has issues with the fact that she looks like her mother and he blames her mother who flaunted her affair with his father in front of his mother while they were still married and drove his mother to suicide.
This is not a reverse harem romance. The romance is only between Caiden and Winter and it is a very steamy one at that. They have trust issues as I stated above and Cade is jealous and extremely possessive which makes for super steamy intimate scenes between the two of them. This book gets five out of five flames for how hot and steamy it is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.
There will be a third book in this series with Caiden and Winter as the main couple. I hope there will be more after that for each of the rest of the four, I especially want to see Zayde as a leading man. He is so quiet and broody and big and strong. Yummy! Z is dangerous, he does some bad things, he has contacts that can clean up a dead body, get information on criminals and come help him at a moments notice. I definitely want to know more about him. I just love that type of guy!
This book ended in nearly as big of a cliffhanger as The Lies We Tell. But that one turned out so great I’m not mad at all. One thing I really hate is when you get this huge cliffhanger and then you get to the next book and it is like no big deal. For example if someone gets shot at the end of a book, and you think they are either going to be dead or fighting for their life at the start of the next book then you get to that book and it’s just a minor flesh wound and no biggie, it’s over in like two seconds and on to the next scene. It is such a letdown. You mean I waited and worried for months and that’s it? I hate that. It was great that Becca Steele followed through on her cliffhanger in this book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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