Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hiding Out by Nicole Andrews Moore Blog Tour Stop!


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

Lesley's Review
When we have been wounded and hurt we run away from what is causing the pain.  We use band aides to cover the wounds. Band-aides are temporary because we all know if you leave that Band-Aid on, it exacerbates the wound. Bacteria festers, the wound infected. Fear of taking the band-aide off or the fear of the damage, actually causes more damage. Sometimes we have to be pushed to take the Band-Aid off ourselves. Sometimes we need someone's help. Someone to either rip the band-aide off or push us to rip it off ourselves.

Samuel Davenport is a busy man running his family's business and keeping business social events. He doesn't have the time for much of a personal life with his job.  He is so busy he needs a personal assistant to help with the load. So, when his assistant left on maternity leave and recommended a friend to fill in, he jumped on the opportunity. He just didn't expect to want personal time with her. He is curious and slightly worried about her. She comes off as timid, shy and downright jumpy. Almost scared.

Haley Iverson is enjoying her knew found job. It may be temporary but she’s determined to do her best. She like to stick to her routine and be home before. She would go without groceries if she couldn't make it from work to home in time before dusk.  Haley comes off as a bit of an enigma. You can tell she's been traumatized but by what exactly? We just don't know.

Samuel works hard to make Haley fit in and feel SAFE. He sends his friend and PI out to investigate and find more information about Haley. He truly wants to help. At first, Haley doesn't know how to react to his advances. To keep from scaring her away, Sam comes up with Job related excuses to spend time with her. The more time you spend with someone the more you get to know. Well...not exactly Haley keeps her secrets hidden and her true self hidden. She wants to trust Sam but holds back. Sam falls madly in love with Haley, as he watches her emerge and blossom into a confident and strong woman. Haley’s past come back for her and she must learn to get rid of the Band-Aid. Her past not only affects her but those in life now.

"With Haley, it was different. He wanted to kiss her safe on her forehead, touch her with a hint of romance on the cheeks, give in to the impulse with those amazing lips."

Can I just say, That Sam was a sweetheart in this book? He may not have went about things the right way, but he made it work until it didn't. Haley was written in a way that you felt sorry for her, but you didn't get annoyed with her timid actions. I loved this cute story and was drawn to all of the characters. In the beginning I had a rough start with it but I hung in there and it proved to be an interesting story. I love the little bit suspense and mystery that came with the story as well.  I can’t wait for the next book, Adam’s story, Sam’s younger play boy brother. 

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 YourWisdom 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.

Author Links
Website: http://thenicknick.wix.com/novels-by-nicole
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6870143.Nicole_Andrews_Moore

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