David Callaway Robert De Niro and his daughter Emily Dakota Fanning whom he shares a troubled relationship, moves to a new home to hopefully have a fresh start.
David meets local woman Elizabeth Elisabeth Shue and her niece, Amy, who is roughly the same age as Emily. Hoping to cultivate a new friendship for Emily, David sets up a play-date for her.
The play-date is spoiled however when Emily cuts up the face of Amy's doll. Despite the unsuccessful play-date, David and Elizabeth hit it off, though Emily acts in a hostile manner towards her as well. A family friend, Dr. Katherine Carson Famke Janssen - herself a fellow psychologist, visits David and Emily to try to help David and talks to Emily about her obsession with Charlie, her only new and imaginary friend.
Over time, odd events start to happen in the house: among other things, late at night David finds angry messages written on the wall directed at David: in addition, the family cat is drowned in the tub. He naturally assumes Emily is the culprit, but she frequently denies any participation, blaming it on Charlie.
Also when he looks at Emily's drawn pictures, they show the murders along with her and a black figure appearing to be Charlie although Emily doesn't say. Later, Elizabeth visits again, hoping to make peace with Emily. When Emily says she is playing hide-and-seek with Charlie, Elizabeth indulges her by pretending to look for him.
Logan Malik is man that takes his job seriously. When he vows to protect you, you know he'll do it with every fiber of his being. I love how he takes to caring for Devon right from the start. He's a man of many talents. The connection between the two is electric, their sparks fly off the pages.
They may have come together because of Devon's predicament, but their bond is deep and profound. Hide and Seek is an intense, thought provoking, page turner that you won't want to put down. The twists turns this read takes will keep you guessing who really is behind all the intrigue. Desiree weaved a story that captivates the reader from start to finish.
The story line is riveting, the characters engaging, the drama intense, and the passion sizzling. Hide and Seek is the first book in this series and I can't wait to see what Desiree will bring us next. If you are looking for a romantic, suspenseful read, then I highly recommend you pick Hide and Seek and go an adventure that will leave you with a satisfying book hangover.
Oct 24, Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it. Devon had been run off the road and threatened by two thugs about her father. Then she finds out he is missing and she has no idea where he is. Then a good samaritan comes along to help her and it turns out to be Logan who is a bodyguard in the Vigilance Security Agency Devon realizes someone is after her. Devon is a strong independant woman. Logan realizes Devon is in danger he is hired to protect her.
Logan and Devon have a hot chemistry. Devon and Logan work on finding her father and what hap Devon had been run off the road and threatened by two thugs about her father. Devon and Logan work on finding her father and what happened to him. He had been pulling away and acting strangely recently.
Logan blames himself for his deceased girlfriend's death. Devon starts getting threatening calls, break ins, and thugs seeking information on her father. I liked this story a lot. This book had : danger, mystery, romance, drama, suspense, surprises, humor, action. Threats, hpt chemistry, guilt, secrets, and a lot more This story did feel realistic This definitely keeps your interest all the way through this book.
At times you are on the edge of your seat. I was glad for the backstory. I felt this had a good plot and pace. I enjoyed the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend. Nov 02, Merissa Archaeolibrarian rated it really liked it Shelves: romancesuspense. Hide and Seek is the first book by Desiree Holt that I have read, but it won't be the last. We start off with Graham, who has somehow been in bed with a drugs cartel, but didn't realise it.
He decides that he needs to escape from it, meticulously planning everything. However, best laid plans and all that His daughter ends up being smack-dab in the middle of everything, with the drug cartel goonies coming at her from all sides. The only help she has is the town sheriff and her sister who runs a security agency. Luckily for her, that is all the help she needs. The attraction between Logan and Devon is instantaneous, with some inopportune and poorly timed reactions thrown in for good measure.
Devon is a strong character, and doesn't do anything ridiculous because 'she knows best'. Logan has his own secrets, but finds the attraction for Devon to be stronger than his hesitations. On the whole, I enjoyed this book. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The pace was smooth and the transition from one scene to the next flowed. I think the only thing for me would be the timing of certain things, but then there is no 'ruling' of when the time is right.
I hope this is the first in a series, and if so, I look forward to reading further along. Definitely recommended by me. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. But frankly, it was a difficult book to get into, not least because of the style of writing that I had a problem getting used Hide And Seek - Winston Wright / John Holt - Hide And Seek / Come Out Of My Bed (Vinyl) as well.
The writing and the characterisation did seem inconsistent and that did throw me off course, quite unexpectedly so, sometimes all within a chapter.
I did as well, have an issue with believability at times, along with the plodding dialogue and the numerous characters which suddenly waltz in and out of the pages like old friends. Needless to say, I struggled with this book despite thinking that Devon Cole and Logan Malik did generally seem like decent protagonists. Nov 18, Valeen Robertson Live Thru Books Blog rated it really liked it Shelves: arcsromantic-suspensemilitary-former-milsecurity-private.
Hide and Seek is a good start to what apparently will be a series. Devon's father has disappeared and people are coming after her to find information they think he has. But, the people coming after her don't expect her to be protected by Logan Malik and his private security company, Vigilance.
And when Logan's protection of Devon turns into more than just bodyguard and client, will it help or harm Devon's life? In Devon's case, it helps. It helps to have a strong, skilled protector.
And just as i Hide and Seek is a good start to what apparently will be a series. And just as important, it helps to have a man who's falling for her just as she's falling for him. I found both Devon and Logan to be likable, interesting characters. Devon is not a wimpy, fall apart kind of woman and yet she appreciates the strength and comfort Logan offers her. Logan has some demons he's working through, but they just add to his character. There's also a good cast of secondary cast in Logan's fellow security agents, and they give Hide and Seek a well-rounded feel.
I'm hoping that the rest of this series will be stories featuring them. If they end up being as interesting as Hide and Seek, I'll definitely be reading them. Oct 17, Merle rated it really liked it Shelves: i-own-itromantic-suspense. I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Graham Cole has disappeared and his daughter Devon is distraught.
They haven't been as close lately because he's pulled away from her. She is baffled by the strange happenings and then she is attacked on the road. The good guy who comes to her rescue - Logan Malik - happens to work for Vigilance and takes her to his leader - Avery, one of Devon's good friends I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
The good guy who comes to her rescue - Logan Malik - happens to work for Vigilance and takes her to his leader - Avery, one of Devon's good friends. As the plot gets deeper, it's interesting that Holt allows you to learn more about her dad than about Devon.
The reader can begin to see what type of setup got all of them into this mess. You're rooting for the dad, even though he has left Devon and Logan to face all the fallout alone. The bad guys are very bad, including one the reader won't see coming. While Devon and Logan are falling for each other, he is conscious of the danger she faces and worries whether he can keep her safe.
Holt's writing here is excellent and makes you feel the tension when the attacks continue. I look forward to the next book in the series. Arrowhead Bay is so small that these things shouldn't be happening there, but Oct 26, Dita rated it it was amazing. This one is definitely one of my fav suspense romance books. A hot Vigilance agent an ex-Marine met a damsel in distress. I'm a sucker for ex-Marine, so this book got my name written all over it.
This book hit me with suspense and mystery from the beginning, so many actions and thrills through this book and plenty questions that need answers. All those things make this book unputdownable. As for characters, I loveeeeee Logan, I always love when Mr. Ice Box melting and don't know what to do becaus This one is definitely one of my fav suspense romance books.
Ice Box melting and don't know what to do because of love, and when a tough hard man like him fall in love, he'll do anything to protect the one he loves. And Devon, she's not your typical damsel in distress, she's strong, smart and determined to find all the answers to crazy messed up things that happened to her. I admire this girl. I love this couple, I love those flirty banters, it always bring a big smile to my face, and their connection is so full of Hide And Seek - Winston Wright / John Holt - Hide And Seek / Come Out Of My Bed (Vinyl).
Yesss I love this couple. I love the story, love the twist, love the characters, loveeee everything, Hide And Seek - Winston Wright / John Holt - Hide And Seek / Come Out Of My Bed (Vinyl).
I can't wait to read what's next in this series. You must read this book. Sep 13, Nikki Brooks rated it really liked it Shelves: military-spy-spec-opsnetgalleyseries-boxsetsrevieweddesiree-holt.
Devon has never taken much of an interest in her fathers company. But when he goes missing, she rushes back to Arrowhead Bay to get answers. When she manages to land herself smack in the middle of danger, a twist of fate leads a knight in shining, bulletproof Hide And Seek - Winston Wright / John Holt - Hide And Seek / Come Out Of My Bed (Vinyl) to her rescue!
Logan is an agent with Vigilance, a local private security agency, run by the sister of the local Sheriff. As a known entity to Devon she accepts his help when she is accosted by strangers. Soon wrapped in a cocoon of sa Devon has never taken much of an interest in her fathers company. Soon wrapped in a cocoon of safety Devon digs further into her fathers business dealings and does not like what she finds.
But the Cartel is not ready to let go of her father just yet I loved out imperfect hero. Logan struggles with guilt over the death of his previous girlfriend and as he falls deep and hard for Devon, his old worries resurface that he won't be good enough to save her.
Devon is capable and determined, just out of her depth when dealing with Drug Cartels! Great read and adrenaline pumping scenes. Oct 02, Annetta Sweetko rated it it was amazing. A story that will grab you and not let go! Vigilance is a private security agency and just what Devon Cole needs when her father disappears and she is threatened.
Logan Malik steps in to do the bodyguard job, but the one thing he never plans to do is fall for the client. Strange how fate has other plans.
What can I say but It is chock full of mystery that will test you, tension that will have nibbling on your nails or fanning yourself depending on the type of te A story that will grab you and not let go! It is chock full of mystery that will test you, tension that will have nibbling on your nails or fanning yourself depending on the type of tension and a group of people that will give you chills or have you cheering. I loved Devon and Logan. They are perfectly matched in dialogue and feelings, even thought Logan tries very hard to keep his feelings and Devon at arms length.
Doesn't work, of course, and even after it was all over and he tried to sneak away, she went after him. Gotta respect a woman for going after what is hers. Oct 18, Angela rated it it was amazing. Hide and Seek is the first book in the exciting new Vigilance series by bestselling author Desiree Holt. A sexy, action packed, romantic suspense that's a definite must read!
With an intriguing storyline, complex characters you can't help but love, steamy love scenes, secrets, mystery, intense situations, and surprise twists, you'll be turning the pages faster to see what happens next. This emotional roller-coaster of a story will pull you in from the beginning, and you won't be able to put it d Hide and Seek is the first book in the exciting new Vigilance series by bestselling author Desiree Holt.
This emotional roller-coaster of a story will pull you in from the beginning, and you won't be able to put it down till the very end. This was a fantastic book, and I can't wait for the next one in the series! The writing was exceptional, well developed characters, and many twists and turns to keep your interest.
Desiree Holt has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and I look forward to reading all of her work. I strongly recommend this book and incredible author! I have voluntarily reviewed this arc provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Sep 26, Marybeth rated it really liked it. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Really good start to this new series by Desiree Holt. Interesting storyline full of suspense, drama, romance and even a couple of twists thrown in. Plot Keywords.
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