Friday, February 27, 2015

Hidden Secrets (The Pub Series #1) by Nicole De La Cruz Review

After a night of fun and drinking, Scarlett Collins' past comes rushing back into her life. Instead of facing it, she runs away like she always does, this time straight into a broom closet. Not sure how she is going to get out of this one, the gorgeous British bartender rescues her from the locked room. Little does she know her life might have changed in ways she would have never dreamed.

Kyle Harrington has had one hell of a night, it isn’t until he lets out a beautiful green eyed woman from his broom closet that his night might be looking up. That is until he lets her go without a number or a way of ever finding her again. When a second chance is put in front of Kyle, he knows he won’t let her get away that easy again.

Both have a past they wish they could change, but now they can have a possible future together. As long as hidden secrets don’t keep them apart...

I rated Hidden Secrets by Nicole De La Cruz Four and One Half Leaves!

Hidden Secrets is one of those books that grabs you right from the beginning and never lets up. Everything around you simply slips away. I am absolutely astonished and amazed this is a debut novel. The storyline made me experience every emotion possible and I connected with the characters instantly!

Scarlett Collins needs a new beginning. She had her heart broken and decides to start over and move on from her cheating ex-boyfriend of nine years.  Scarlett and her best friend, Amy open a beauty salon together which she loves dearly.  Everything is about to change when Scarlett meets one hot Brit, Kyle Harrington.

Kyle and Scarlett paths cross just when they were suppose to come together.  They discover an attraction, instant chemistry, and so much sexual tension.  However, Scarlett holds a lot of insecurities and issues that prevent her jumping in head first; but with Kyle everything changes.  I loved that we were able to read both of the Scarlett's and Kyle's point of views.

There are a couple of factors that I  REALLY liked about this book.  I liked that the storyline was not rushed between Kyle and Scarlett and we were able to connect to them interdependently and learn about their families and issues. The character growth happens at a steady pace which makes for a great book. In some stories I get kind of annoyed when the authors make the characters act like they are thirteen and silly  when they start their relationship. In this book the author kept the characters with their heads straight and their relationship progressing. 

To wrap it all up, I loved how simple the story felt to me. I absolutely loved the secondary characters and was excited to learn about each of them. The characters were all friends and they all enjoyed spending time together. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author and see what happens next in The Pub Series! ALSO, there's a little twist at the end in which I did not see coming and I must say it was kind of brilliant.

Nicole is a new author that has recently decided to pursue her passion of writing. Something she has been wanting to do since she was a little girl, and thanks to the push of her husband she is now living her dream.
Almost every single day you can either find her reading or listening to music. She got into reading when she picked up her first Sarah Dessen book and hasn’t stopped since.
She is an easy going person that likes to spend time with her husband and their three cats, drink wine, listen to Breaking Benjamin, and try out new recipes.


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