Samuel Davenport runs his family's New York based advertising agency. His brother, Adam, runs from responsibility and anything remotely boring. And his temp, Haley, runs so she'll never be caught and hurt again. She moved to the city New Year's Day to hide and recover, to build a new life far from her past. In an effort to lie low, Haley never expects to be more than a temp. What begins for Sam as an excuse to get to know her better, ends up being an opportunity for advancement and excitement for Haley. When Sam tries to uncover all of Haley's mysteries, he exposes her hiding place, endangers her life, and threatens to destroy any chance of them ever having a future together
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Haley Iverson is a temp seceraty at Samuel Davenport's Advertising Agency. Haley is a quiet and shy person who hides herself in frumpy clothing and a bad dye job. Her boss, Sam, sees through her act and is intent on finding out what is really going on with Haley. Hiding Out has a great premise, it wasn't the typical story that I've been seeing lately. It kept me wondering what was going on with Haley and if she would be able to stay safe.
Sam was an interesting one too! He is running a very successful company in his early thirties and taking on a serious, tough guy attitude to help him fit the mold. All while his play boy brother, Adam, reaps the benefits of his hard work. Somehow, I knew that wasn't really Sam though. After a couple of awkward encounters with Haley, his walls started breaking and he felt the need to take care of her and protect her.
The build up and sexual tension between the two of them was great. I got so excited around the midway point of the novel. I was rooting for Sam and Haley and knew Sam would get things right. But no, he just didn't get it, at all. I got so frustrated with his attempts to keep Haley around under pretenses of work and his inability to share his feelings with her. It was like watching the two most stubborn people not find happiness because neither wants to make the first move!
I ended up liking Adam a lot! In the short time we spent with him during the novel, I saw him grow and finally got Sam to see the light. Haley's transformation from beginning to end was impressive. She was no longer going to be a victim and took charge mentally, physically and legally. I really liked the ending and was happy with the story overall. The style of changing POVs often was a little confusing at times for me. I will be looking for more novels by Nicole Andrews Moore!
About the Author
Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past two and a half. Her journey has barely begun and she's loving every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She's still getting used to that new life
smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on...)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)
In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki blogs at What Dreamers Do. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on Your Wisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.
Her books can be found on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.