Hidden Deep (Book 1 of the Hidden Trilogy)
by Amy Patrick
Release Date: 03/23/15
Oxford South Press
Give in to the Glamour…
Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You
might think she'd be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She's a bit underdressed (as in skinnydipping)and he's not supposed to exist.
After her father's affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little
peace. She also wouldn't mind a first date that didn't suck, but she's determined not to end up like
her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann's recently moved back to her childhood home
in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods
overnight and nearly died.
She's still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from
freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived.
He's still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she's with him, the
greater the threat he poses to Ryann's strict policy-- never want someone more than he wants you.
Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don't get careless and Don't get caught. It's allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore…
Lad's never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her
again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the
rules. He's not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.
And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is
widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and
influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially
Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review when I signed up for the book tour.
I loved this book so much that I had to stay up late to finish reading it because once I started I could not put it down! Ryann is a teenage girl living with her mom and grandmother and due to an "incident" that occurred when she was young, she is overly protected.
Lad is a young and mysterious man who is keeping secrets from Ryann and who also finds himself with some important decisions to make.
Nox is the arrogant band leader who also has a secret that will in time be revealed. You want to hate and love him as you find yourself questioning his ulterior motive.
The storyline kept me on my toes. I was surprised, shocked, happy and sad as I read this book and I love how the author pulled me in from the very beginning. Smooth flowing storyline and well developed characters make this a must read book and I cannot wait until the next book in this trilogy is released.
Amy is a two-time Golden Heart finalist (2013 and 2014). She lives in Rhode Island with her
husband and two sons and actually craves the heat and humidity of Mississippi, where she grew
up. She's been a professional singer and news anchor and currently narrates audio books as well
as working as a station host for a Boston TV station.