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Hideaway Hideaway is the latest standalone novel from bestseller Nora Roberts I didn t realise it was romantic suspense but I enjoyed it despite not being into anything romance based Caitlyn Sullivan, a daughter of Hollywood royalty, was already a star at ten, but still loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur It was during one of those games that she disappeared Despite her glamorous background, Cate was a shrewd, scrappy survivor, and she managed to escape her abdu Hideaway is the latest standalone novel from bestseller Nora Roberts I didn t realise it was romantic suspense but I enjoyed it despite not being into anything romance based Caitlyn Sullivan, a daughter of Hollywood royalty, was already a star at ten, but still loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur It was during one of those games that she disappeared Despite her glamorous background, Cate was a shrewd, scrappy survivor, and she managed to escape her abductors Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bruised and terrified girl huddled in his ranch house kitchen but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge and comfort, reuniting her with her loved ones Cate s ordeal, though, was far from over First came the discovery of a betrayal that would send someone she d trusted to prison Then there were years away in Ireland, sheltered and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul Then, finally, she returned to Los Angeles, hoping to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life What she didn t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long ago night one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance This is a high stakes contemporary love story with lots of action and a decent pace Cate is an interesting protagonist who is gritty with a strong and charismatic personality, even at the tender age on ten, and as the book unfolds theintense it becomes it has you hanging on every word desperate to know what happens I loved that I immediately felt a subtle darkness and sinister atmosphere and it is so sophisticatedly done that it puts those opposite to subtle thrillers to shame this is what Ms Roberts excels at It addresses the issues of family ties, the unremitting desire for revenge, and the complications of love This is the perfect escapist read for those looking for something easy and unchallenging as it requires no thinking at all The cast of characters, however, do feel a little cliche or stereotypical, which was a shame I will pick up her next book written under this nom de plume as so many people rave about them but I think my favourites will always be the ones written as JD Robb This will appeal mostly to those who enjoy women s fiction chick lit and or those into lighter suspense novels rather than those that are full on Many thanks to Piatkus for an ARC Hideaway was my first Nora Roberts read I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be readingfrom her This was a family drama with plenty of suspense I loved the beautifully descriptive narrative, the settings of LA, Big Sur and New York so clear in my mind This would make a great movie This story had something for everybody, greed, love, family, betrayal, fame and fortune It kept me hooked from the beginning.Caitlyn Sullivan is just 9 years old when her life changes forever Her family are Ho Hideaway was my first Nora Roberts read I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be readingfrom her This was a family drama with plenty of suspense I loved the beautifully descriptive narrative, the settings of LA, Big Sur and New York so clear in my mind This would make a great movie This story had something for everybody, greed, love, family, betrayal, fame and fortune It kept me hooked from the beginning.Caitlyn Sullivan is just 9 years old when her life changes forever Her family are Hollywood royalty, her dad, grandfather and great grandfather all screen actors At a family function at the family ranch she is kidnapped and held for ransom But she is not your typical 9 year old and she manages to escape and get back to her family If that isn t bad enough the people behind it all are very close to home.The events of that evening shape her future She can never escape from it and struggles with relationships and finding her career path But she is smart, and she is a survivor and won t let anything get in her way Can she return to the family home and make a life for herself or will the ghosts of the past haunt her forever Thanks to Hachette Australia for my advanced copy of this book 2.5 Sullivan Stars Again, I wish Goodreads would let us put half stars in our ratings as it wasn t exactly a two star read and it didn t quite make the three star rating but I am feeling a bit generous so will up it to three I can be nice sometimes Talk about a letdown I know some of you might think I choose books with Irish themes just to slate them but that is not true I have read and enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts granted, some I have not enjoyed But this is a new re 2.5 Sullivan Stars Again, I wish Goodreads would let us put half stars in our ratings as it wasn t exactly a two star read and it didn t quite make the three star rating but I am feeling a bit generous so will up it to three I can be nice sometimes Talk about a letdown I know some of you might think I choose books with Irish themes just to slate them but that is not true I have read and enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts granted, some I have not enjoyed But this is a new release not one of her earlier books which were usually a miss for me I do sometimes feel she is just churning out stuff to make a deadline she puts out one or two IN DEATH books per year plus a standalone usually Romantic Suspense I know she was in Ireland last summer so maybe that sort of egged her on to have a bit of an Irish theme with this book but, c mon, don t just put in every fucking Irish stereotype you can just to appease an audience that is looking for that, as I am sure there is such an audience I, for one, am not one I am Irish, I visit Ireland regularly, I hate the stage Irish shite that is thrown out there by some authors Characters with red hair, Irish soda bread, every Irish person drinks alcohol It does my head in.I couldn t even warm to Dillon, our hero The setting was nice, Monterey Spent some time there Would love to revisit.My last few books have been duds Maybe it s me, not the book It will get plenty of great reviews and folks will love it I didn t Even the ending felt a bit rushed and a bit silly, to be honest I just couldn t buy the characterisation of Jessica I did roll my eyes a few times My review isn t going to affect the sales of this book or any of her other books Good for her for being able to write at least three books per year I wish some of my favourite authors could would do that Then again, if they did, the standard might not be very high Sorry to be a Negative Nora excuse the pun but, you know me, I will tell it as I see it or should I say read it It s 2001 and on the Big Sur the family of recently deceased Hollywood icon Liam Sullivan 92 are holding a memorial The day goes well although there are tensions between his grandson Aidan and his high maintenance wife Charlotte who wants to get away from Sullivan s Nest as fast as possible The great grandchildren are playing in the large, secure grounds and the final game is hide and seek Aidan s daughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan knows just the place to hide and win the game with her cousi It s 2001 and on the Big Sur the family of recently deceased Hollywood icon Liam Sullivan 92 are holding a memorial The day goes well although there are tensions between his grandson Aidan and his high maintenance wife Charlotte who wants to get away from Sullivan s Nest as fast as possible The great grandchildren are playing in the large, secure grounds and the final game is hide and seek Aidan s daughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan knows just the place to hide and win the game with her cousins The unthinkable happens and Caitlyn is kidnapped and a ransom of ten million is demanded As the site is so secure it becomes clear this is an inside job The story is told principally by Caitlyn and takes us from 2001 to the present day There are a number of elements I like about this book The Sullivan family with one exception are very likeable and they all have a lovely bond which is heartwarming The care and devotion they show to Caitlyn comes across well There is another family that are important characters too Caitlyn is helped after the kidnap by the Cooper family grandma Maggie, mother Julia and son Dillon who is close in age to Caitlyn They are all delightful characters and I love their lifestyle on their farm The characters are the strongest element in the book in my opinion The locations are wonderful too and the book brought back lovely memories especially of the Big Sur However, although I like the book I didn t love it for the following reasons It s all a bit predictable, the insider for the kidnapping is obvious from the get go and these characters feel stereotypical There isn t enough suspense or fear created and to me it sa love story between the families and Caitlyn and Dillon than a suspense novel The elements of hate, revenge and greed are not strong enough either in my opinion The ending should have been muchdramatic and I think it sort of fizzles out Overall, very good characters and a heartwarming story of Caitlyn s survival and love but unfortunately it s not very memorable Many thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group for the ARC Cold, calculating, rather sterile No passion, no hot, steamy emotion Prodding story line from the beginning with Cate s great grandparents to Cate s kidnapping, which was great early in the book action, taking her along through her life to bring her back to Big Sur almost twenty years later At twenty eight Cate has become a voice over actor and is thinking about the boy, now a man, who found her when she escaped from the kidnappers when she was ten Like I said, no passion there, not much mor Cold, calculating, rather sterile No passion, no hot, steamy emotion Prodding story line from the beginning with Cate s great grandparents to Cate s kidnapping, which was great early in the book action, taking her along through her life to bring her back to Big Sur almost twenty years later At twenty eight Cate has become a voice over actor and is thinking about the boy, now a man, who found her when she escaped from the kidnappers when she was ten Like I said, no passion there, not muchthan curiosity Based on the recent past NR romantic suspense books, I m wasn t sure there is going to be any red hot passion Half way through the book and you ve got no romance and no suspense, just 250 pages of background Interesting, for sure, but the last 150 pages are the pay off Nora Roberts needs to go back to her Bantam roots of the late 1980 s to 1990 s and relearn how to craft an awesome Romantic Suspense plot This one just doesn t cut it Caitlyn Sullivan comes from acting royalty, beginning with her great grandfather Liam Sullivan, a Hollywood legend She began her own acting career young and became a child star in her own right However, her abduction at age ten during a family celebration in Big Sur permanently changed the course of her life As she matured, Cate s path led her in a myriad of directions and relationships until she settled into her true calling as a voice actress, which led her back to the home where she was ta Caitlyn Sullivan comes from acting royalty, beginning with her great grandfather Liam Sullivan, a Hollywood legend She began her own acting career young and became a child star in her own right However, her abduction at age ten during a family celebration in Big Sur permanently changed the course of her life As she matured, Cate s path led her in a myriad of directions and relationships until she settled into her true calling as a voice actress, which led her back to the home where she was taken and to the family and boy now man that once provided her refuge.In recent years, Roberts seems to be driftingtowards contemporary fiction with elements of romance and suspense I m one of those fans whose loving the shift as no one writes these kind of stories better I was only a few moments into the book when it started to captivate me, pulling me into the warmth and strength of the Sullivan family and its strong ties and history Cate was surrounded by love, tradition and multigenerational family members so her abduction disrupted a life that was predestined for success The impact was portrayed subtly and with authenticity, not going down any dramatic tracks but showing how that trauma influenced her personal and career choices.I m being deliberately vague about the details as this book covers Cate s life as a child through adulthood One aspect I will elaborate on, though, is her career as a voice actress If you entertained thoughts of what that entails you might want to reconsider Much is shared not only about the business but the creative art of the performances It was illuminating and fascinating, made evenexciting because it was being delivered by one of the best voice actresses in the business, January LaVoy, my personal choice as most favorite She delivered her typical great performance but I have a new level of respect for her artistry Despite the story having a low level of suspense except at the beginning which had my heart racing , I very much enjoyed being in a Nora Roberts world that spanned a couple of decades The richness of the characterizations, settings and storytelling is always a staple and I loved being in it If ever there was a time to choose the audio version, this is it given that the main character is a voice actress and it s narrated by one of the best Cate s romance with Dillon Cooper is a slow burn but in today s market of instalove, it was a welcome change And, she took a circuitous route to get back to him This one really worked for me and I was sad when I reached the end Posted on Blue Mood Caf Thanks to Macmillan Audio for my complimentary copy All opinions are my own Hideaway feels very much like a family saga in the first half, and a romance in the second half, with minor romantic suspense elements.DILLON WAS MY KIND OF HERO.SWOON Dillon was down to earth, kind, hard working, protective and someone who wanted to take care of his woman but knew when to let go and step back There was this amazing balance between Dillon and Cate A give and take Support, understanding, love, but also friendship The whole enchilada On top of that Dillon had the most amazi Hideaway feels very much like a family saga in the first half, and a romance in the second half, with minor romantic suspense elements.DILLON WAS MY KIND OF HERO.SWOON Dillon was down to earth, kind, hard working, protective and someone who wanted to take care of his woman but knew when to let go and step back There was this amazing balance between Dillon and Cate A give and take Support, understanding, love, but also friendship The whole enchilada On top of that Dillon had the most amazing relationship with the two other women in his life, every time he called them his ladies I swooned.AND I ABSOLUTELY ADORED THE SULLIVANS.Big families, like the Sullivan s enchant me The entire Sullivan clan minus ONE was charming, charismatic, and loving, so very loving They stole my heart with their level of support, love and understanding and most of all the willingness to let people be themselves, and love them for who they were.The book was filled with amazing characters, and amazing friendships It was filled to the brim with laughter, banter, and dialogues that made me smile My heart was full of love for the Sullivans and everyone they called family.BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSING Although there was no doubt about the couples feelings towards each other, I neededtime with them Slow but steady their relationship built to a palpable crescendo But compared to some of the author s other books, the couple didn t spend as much time together as I would have liked And I think that s mainly because the story focused on the Sullivan family, and Cate s personal journey.But all in all, this novel was a solid performance by the author Captivating, especially the part about the career Cate eventually settled on, it couldn t have beenfitting Heartwarming, thanks to the many amazing relationships And charming my heart belongs to the Sullivan men.I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review My opinions have not been influenced by the publisher or the author.Findreviews and book recommendations on my blog.Find me on Bookstagram HIDEAWAY was a rich melding of a family saga with suspense and a gentle romance It was also only my second stroll with Nora Roberts The story started with an almighty thrilling bang and then the rest of the tale played out over decades This growth of the readers knowledge and affection for the family was facilitated by great writing and a solid plot.Caitlyn Cate was at the centre of a kidnapping plot, age ten, all due to the fact she was from a famous family of actors The Sullivans as a fa HIDEAWAY was a rich melding of a family saga with suspense and a gentle romance It was also only my second stroll with Nora Roberts The story started with an almighty thrilling bang and then the rest of the tale played out over decades This growth of the readers knowledge and affection for the family was facilitated by great writing and a solid plot.Caitlyn Cate was at the centre of a kidnapping plot, age ten, all due to the fact she was from a famous family of actors The Sullivans as a family made for great reading even though I got confused with the many names and who was who in the first quarter of the book The whole kidnapping plot made for tense reading and this tension ebbed and flowed through the years as the crime was never really put to rest.The characterisation was the key strength in this read, all the characters, good and bad, had great depth I loved to read about Cate s mother, Noah, Dillon, Red, Michaela and of course Cate herself There were a few niggles for me, some of the darling world and privileged life of the Sullivans was a little irritating at times and I didn t like Dillon s consistent reference to his mother and grams as my ladies.The plot was interesting, I wanted to get back to the book and although there were some unexpected twists, many of the twists were pretty predictable I can t say that aspect spoilt the read at all The wrap up at the end was a little too swift and I would have liked a bit of the calm after.HIDEAWAY has definitely made me want to readof this genre from Nora Roberts and this family saga is likely to appeal widely.Thank you Piatkus Little Brown UK for the early review copy.This review can be found on A Take From Two Cities Blog My reviews can also be seen at the years I ve enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts Her last two novels, Undercurrents and Shelter in Place were both very good reads After reading the description for Hideaway, I was excited to get started.The Sullivan s were a talented family Liam Sullivan was an icon whose career spanned decades Liam s great granddaughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan Cate made her movie debut at just 21 months old She starred in anoth My reviews can also be seen at the years I ve enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts Her last two novels, Undercurrents and Shelter in Place were both very good reads After reading the description for Hideaway, I was excited to get started.The Sullivan s were a talented family Liam Sullivan was an icon whose career spanned decades Liam s great granddaughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan Cate made her movie debut at just 21 months old She starred in another movie at age six, delivering her lines with ease That movie had been her great grandfather s last film At age 92, Liam died in his sleep with his beloved wife of sixty five years next to him.Three weeks after Liam s death everyone gathered at his Big Sur estate to celebrate his life It was a large affair with music and laughter Ten year old, Cate was organizing a game of hide and seek with her cousins She knew the perfect spot to hide She s on her way to her hiding spot when she sees a man in a server s uniform She tells him she s playing hide and seek He moves quickly and she doesn t see the needle coming.It isn t long before Cat s family realizes she s gone They are terrified Where could she be Then the phone rings Cate wakes up in a strange room Although she is scared, she manages to escape Her family is relieved she s safe But who was responsible for her kidnapping Cate changes after the incident She used to be very independent but now she s afraid to be alone The ramifications of what happened that day, will stay with her for many years to come.Time passes and just when things seem to be going well for Cate, something happens that brings the nightmares and anxiety flooding back.Then the phone calls start, taunting and terrifying A voice tells her it s far from overSomeone wants vengeance against Cate and her family.Will Cate ever have the life and love she wants and deserves I thought this was a good read, though it wasn t my favorite novel by Nora Roberts The story is broken into four parts and takes place over many years I found part one and part four most enjoyable, but I thought the middle parts were long winded There was some suspense though I did find it a bit predictable However, I still liked the story, many of the characters, and I wanted to see how things turned out for all of them.Overall, I thought this was an interesting story about family, betrayal, vengeance, and love.I d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own. A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts emotional new suspense novelCaitlyn Sullivan, a daughter of Hollywood royalty, was already a star at ten, but still loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur It was during one of those games that she disappearedDespite her glamorous background, Cate was a shrewd, scrappy survivor, and she managed to escape her abductors Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bruised and terrified girl huddled in his ranch house kitchen but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge and comfort, reuniting her with her loved onesCate s ordeal, though, was far from over First came the discovery of a betrayal that would send someone she d trusted to prison Then there were years away in Ireland, sheltered and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul Then, finally, she returned to Los Angeles, hoping to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life What she didn t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long ago night one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance


About the Author: Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the 1 New York Times bestselling author ofthan 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One the first book in The Chronicles of The One She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D Robb There arethan 500 million copies of her books in print.


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