Review: Nowhere To Hide

Book Title: Nowhere To Hide

Author: Leslie A. Kelly

Series: Hollywood Heat, Book 2

Rating: 4.5⭐

Release Date: August 25th, 2020

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Synopsis: Evie Fleming is a writer and she’s working on a new book about the most notorious crimes in LA. As someone who survived a horrific incident in her past, Evie’s mission is very clear. Rowan Winchester is an LA cop with a few skeletons of his own, especially with the kind of history that his name carries. And when they cross paths and start working together, everything from every corner of the world starts to surface to ruin their lives one step at a time. Please note: “Nowhere To Hide” was previously released as “Wanting You”.

Review: It’s so hard to write a review for a romantic suspense when the entire book hinges on the suspense! But that’s just proof of how nicely everything is tied together. And good god, Leslie A. Kelly delivers a book that is packed with so much, you’ll be wishing you could go back and read all the other bits again. So I’m going to do what I can to tell you why you need to add this book to your TBR right away.

Evie is a writer of true crime. Having been a key witness in a murder trial during college, Evie’s life has never been the same. She took the witness stand and put the man behind bars. And since then she’s been digging into murders and serial killers and making a life for herself writing these books. Evie’s more or less famous for the books she’s publishing and now, she’s in LA trying to get one of her books made into a movie while also working on her next book about notorious crimes committed in the City of Angels. Evie doesn’t always have her head on a swivel, but she’s careful. And the last place she expects to get mugged is LA. And then she meets gorgeous and secretive Dectective Rowan Winchester.

Rowan wasn’t always a cop. As a child star and a member of a famous Hollywood family, Rowan and his two brothers lost their sister to suicide and then the man responsible for that suicide is killed and the crime is too close to home. So Rowan stepped away from everything and became a cop with the LAPD. He’s got enough and more skeletons in his closet that it’s bursting at the seams. But that doesn’t stop him from getting involved with Evie.

Thanks to him saving her and Evie trusting Rowan, they’re paired together while she’s working on her book. Rowan has to fight his attraction to Evie while they’re working and she’s doing the same. It’s a constant battle that they’re at, but eventually things start to slip. And their desire for each other overpowers everything else. But in the middle of all of this, there’s someone out there trying to hurt Evie and stop her from writing her book. Someone who has no love for her or her writing.

“Evie wasn’t exotic, orange, yellow, and red sunshine. She was quiet midnight, mysterious and alluring, from her coloring to her personality. After this afternoon, though, he also knew she was cool breezes and churning waves and hot skin on cold sand.”

The twists and turns, the bumps and slopes and everything in between just totally captivates you. I had an inkling of who the ‘killer’ might be when we met them, but I kept telling myself that I was wrong. Which is great, because it just goes to show how much work was put into this story. It’s dark and twisted and it’s gruesome and it’s hot and steamy and it’s so brilliant.

As a new romantic suspense reader, I am always afraid of what kind of books I’m going to come across in the genre, but every single time, I’m so impressed with what I find. And Leslie A. Kelly has truly introduced me to a whole new world of romantic suspense that I’m going to happily live in.

And I must not forget, a quote that truly made me chuckle when I read it:

“Tell me you aren’t Veronica Mars’ing your way onto another serial killer’s radar.”

Thanks to Wildfire Marketing Solutions and Leslie A. Kelly for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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