THE SAFE BET
A Hidden Truths Novel, One
Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Ex-Military, Some Violence
My Rating: 5
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
Series: Hidden Truths: A Safe Bet; Beyond The Chase; The Hard Truth; Surving The Fall; The Final Goodbye
Michael Maddox thinks he has his life under control. No attachments, no relationships–he’s too busy transforming his knack for military intelligence into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. But when headstrong event planner Kate Adams comes barreling into his life, everything changes.
From the moment she arrives in Charlotte, Kate is tongue-tied by Michael. She’s never fallen for a client before, but then she’s never had a client like him–sleek, hard, and impenetrable as steel.
While Kate struggles to keep her distance, a stalker sends her tumbling more deeply into Michael’s world. The former Marine is equipped and willing to protect her, and yet Kate finds herself growing more terrified than ever in his care. For as they grow closer, she realizes that Michael has his own secret past. And while he might save her life, he will surely break her heart.
Author’s Note- Previously titled: Silenced Memories
This is a STAND-ALONE romantic mystery novel. Hidden Truths: Former Marines. Strong female leads. No cliffhangers.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to The Safe Bet by author Brittney Sahin.
Fantastic! This was another amazing book by Brittney. And since I have read several of her books, I am not surprised. The Safe Bet is the first book in the Hidden Truths series. Strangely enough, I started this series with book four (Surviving The Fall) which was so good. As a matter of fact I remembering recommending that book to anyone who would listen. If you are interested, you can find my review here on GR.
That said, this book is romantic suspense at its best. I read a lot a books in this genre, however I can honestly say that Brittney Sahin is on the top five of my favorites list. She has a talent for writing mystery and intrigue with a side of anxiety and angst at is best. This book had so many feels, great tension between the H/h and a cast of secondary characters with their own complexity which you will read about in their own books. This book is a fast-paced page turner.
The road to HEA is not easy.
Michael Maddox is a multimillionaire, sexy, gorgeous, arrogant and former military. He has a list of personal issues that will break your heart. He is a man who doesn’t believe in happily ever afters. Especially not where he is concerned. As a result, Michael does not let feelings get involved when he is with a woman. But that all changes when he meets Kate. So now, not only is he fighting the demons of his past, he is fighting his feelings for Kate.
Kate is an event planner brought to Charlotte to work with the Maddox corporation to plan a fundraiser for military veterans in the hopes to help them through their struggles in the civilian world. While she is working with Michael and his sister, Kate finds herself having more attention than she can handle. Especially when some of that attention is brought on by a mysterious and dangerous stalker.
What I loved about this storyline was its unpredictability. Part of my reading enjoyment is trying to guess the plot. But it was not easy in this book. There was more going on that I guessed. And while I was able to figure some of it out, there were occurrences I did not see coming.
Unfortunately, this is one of the reviews I have to be careful with my words. I don’t want to spoil any of this book for you.
As of right now, the Hidden Truths series has four books available starring Michael Maddox and his equally sexy and flawed friends. Additionally coming this summer will sadly be the last in this series so while that is sad, it also means you have plenty of time to catch up with all the books.
If you are are fan of romantic suspense/mystery, I wholeheartedly recommend this author. I promise you will not be disappointed!
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
in Shreveport, The United States
It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again.
In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.
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