I had the delight of reviewing Hiding Out by Nicole Andrews Moore. It was the first book I had read by Nicole, what can I say I really enjoyed this book I knew from the way it started I was not going to be able to put it down, I devoured this book within 24 hours. The whole book was amazingly written all the characters played their parts well to keep you gripped.
Haley Iverson was a young woman who was happily engaged till one night changed her life for ever. She was brutally attacked by her partners best friend, she had no one to turn to so she ran away to New York to get help from her old college roommate Ellen.
When she gets to Ellen's she is that badly bruised that Ellen did not recognise her. It takes Haley months after moving in to work up enough courage to go outside, with Ellen's help she is able to take some control of her life and rejoin the world again.
People say time heals all wounds. I say time heals wounds but scars are left to remind you what you have been through and survived.
Ellen works as a personal assistant for an advertising agency and is soon to go on maternity leave so she gets Haley a job there as a temp till Ellen gets back.
Samuel Davenport runs his family's advertising agency and is one of the best in advertising but when his new temp starts he just can not work her out she is different from any other women he has known, she is shy and jumps 10ft whenever he does anything and wears clothes that are way too big for her, but there is something there that keeps drawing him to her.
So he goes and see his family Doctor on the next floor and tells him what she is like, "well", the Doctor goes, "I'd speculate and realize that this is without having met her, that she's been attacked, possibly even raped".
Well after hearing that he will do anything he can to keep her safe.
Adam Davenport is Samuel's younger bother who owns half of the agency but leaves it to his big bother to run it all, because running a company is way too much of an adult thing to do and it gets in the way of him picking up women and having fun.
I have only touched lightly on what's goes on in this book because I don't want to give away all the juicy details, lol.
Thanks again to Nicole I really loved this book and I can not wait for book 2 to come out.
Jen's favourite saying:
No matter how tough the past was, the future holds the key to true happiness, our bruises and scars just make us realize how strong we really are.
I wear my scars proudly. They represent the battles through which I have gone, and I am proud because those battles I have won.
The blade don't make scars, the people who bully people make scars, depression makes scars, love makes scars, being judged make scars, like I said the blade don't make scars, you do. The people that always got something to say.
About The Author
Nicole Andrews Moore has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three years. Her journey has barely begun yet she's loving every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others.She's still getting used to that new life smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness.
(The perfect scents to build a new life on...)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel.The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)
In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on Shine as the relationship and dating expert. Nicole has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.
Her books can be found on Smashwords and Amazon.