HIDDEN AWAY                                              JENNIE MARTS

Secrets have a way of revealing themselves….

Right after a fire breaks out in her diner, a phone call changes Cherry Hill’s life. The tragic death of her cousin leaves Cherry sole guardian of her eight-year-old nephew. But the upper crust side of the Hill family deems her unfit and is determined to take Sam away from her. The only one on her side is the sexy sheriff, Taylor Johnson, the man who broke her heart nine years ago when he left town.

Taylor Johnson has sworn to protect the citizens of Broken Falls, but should that extend to a fake engagement to the woman who captured his heart so long ago? It doesn’t take long for his pretend feelings to turn real for both Cherry and her adorable nephew, Sam.
But Cherry’s been hiding a secret from Taylor that could rip this new family apart…

This book hooked me from the very beginning.  The events unfolded at such a rate and with such emotion that it grabs hold of your emotions.
      Cherry Hill comes from a well to do family that thinks they’re the end all be all.  Thank goodness she always thought because her grandparents were loving and caring she was just like everyone else kind.  The head of the family now that her grandmother passed is her Aunt Bea.  She looks like someone who sucked a lemon, has no personality, and sits as if she has a rod in her back.
     Cherry’s father married her mother and had her and her mom left them both but everyone blames her for their break up.  Or at least for them being together.  Then her father left her with her grandparents who took care of her as he fell into the bottle.  They took great care of the same way she took care of them all the way until the end of their lives.  They willed her their restaurant that had been in the family which angered Aunt Bea and her family.  All except Stacy, Reed’s sister who was not only Cherry’s cousin but her best friend.  No one knew of this there was a secret that Stacy, her grandmother and Cherry shared and no one knew.
     Someone she had gone to school with and had been love with since she was young had moved back to town.  She had been trying to avoid him since he moved back which was really hard.  You see Taylor Johnson is the new Sheriff in town.  Being she owned the local diner it would be crazy to think that she wouldn’t run into him or that he wouldn’t stop in to eat.  But the seriously didn’t start dating until before their senior year in high school.  But the night of their senior prom they had an after party just the two of them where they took each other virginity.  
     At around that same time Taylor’s mom had been ill with a disease that was taking her life and when she passed he found it hard to adjust.  So, after graduation they had been fighting a lot due to his tension and grief.  Without saying anything to her he up and signed papers to join the service he told her goodbye and that he needed time away from the small town and he needed this.
     When she finds herself in a bad situation she texts him twice and then its crunch time.  Time to make big girl decisions…
     Eight years later…on the day there is a fire that causes major damage at her restaurant she runs into Taylor as what?  Volunteer firefighter.  Wasn’t it bad enough he came back into town as the new Sheriff?  Guess not.  As she was trying to put out the fire she burnt her arm so after the fire he sees her with the EMT working on her and he ask about her.  Before she can really say anything she gets a call then jumps in her old beat up VW and halls ass out of the parking lot.
     Taylor gets worried and drives out after her good thing because she has broken down and is sobbing on the side of the rode.  He ask and she says Stacy, Greg and their little boy were in a car accident.   The boy was the only one who made it out.  He says okay come let me take you home she starts fighting him.  She says no that Stacy left her as his guardian and he could be scared looking for them or her.  So he said he would take her to the hospital.  When they get there, the other side of the Hill family the rich side, boy do they rake her over the coals calling her not fit.  Not good enough, a tramp, and low life.
     Taylor gets so mad he said she is none of those things, plus she’s not alone, she has him and that they are getting married.  Oh Boy!
     This book was so good there is so much love in this couple not only for each other but for this little boy.  Reed the villain is perfect and Aunt Bea is too.  I give this book 5 stars.  Provided by Netgalley.com.
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