Audiobooks Hidden WitnessAuthor Beverly Long –

I had the unique opportunity for an advance copy of the book When I started, I could hardly put the book down and was often caught by my hubby up late at night reading because I was anxious to learn what was happening next I have read many books by this author and the suspense that the author added to this book was amazing Ms Long was great at creating the mental picture so you could see the scene in your mind Awesome Series A must read for Romance Suspense Fans Their Marriage Was Fake How He Felt About Her Was Anything But Detective Chase Hollister Knows The Perils Of Protecting A Witness He S Got The Bullet Wound To Prove It But Getting Shot Is Nothing Compared To His Next Assignment Fake Marriage Gorgeous Fake Wife Living Together In A Fake House All To Protect Witness Raney Taylor From A Very Real Assassin As Chase And His New Wife Set Up House, He Realizes There S Something Very Genuine About His Smoldering Attraction To Raney Then Her Safety Is Threatened And His Every Protective Fiber Goes On Alert Suddenly, Although Their Wedding May Have Been A Sham, Chase Knows There S Nothing Fake About His Feelings For This Witness I really enjoyed this book Raney s location in the witness protection program is compromised The Chief of Police wants her close by to testify at the trial, and with the death of Chase s stepfather, they have the perfect cover A fake wedding and an inherited house I like that Chase, while struggling with the job versus his response to Raney, doesn t do the angsty I made a mistake, I can t do that again dance Once he s made his decision, he stands by it The suspense kept me reading and the straightforward way in which the characters interacted rang true with their characterization Just the right amount of steam to go along with this type of story, and enough hints at the stories to come in the series to make me want to move on to the next book. I really enjoyed this book Chase is a detective What better way to protect Raney, than to marry her Raney is a Key witness in a big case Chase, and the Police department will do whatever they have to, To keep her alive, and get her to trail Chase, and Raney feel hard for one another in a sweet kinda way Chase took Raney to his childhood home He needed to paint it, to get it ready to sale The argument over paint colors was funny I really enjoyed the banter back and forth You could tell the two was having fun together while working on the house I m giving the book a 3 because I felt it just ended Chase was keeping her alive to get her to trail, but the book cut off before the trial date Other than that it was a really good book. I m not a big reader of category romance, but I bought this book for two big reasons 1 I was taking a holiday vacation, and nothing makes for better travel reading than the short, light category romance 2 This book features one of my favorite things the fake marriage Even better, the fake marriage that allows law enforcement to stay close to protect the heroine from assassination My favorite crazysauce.It satisfied exactly what I needed it to do It was distracting but not challenging enough to be a bad vacation choice There was a fun suspense plot, some decent character development given the book s size, and some good chemistry Although, to my dismay, all the spicy bits were fade to black.It s not super memorable, and I don t think I ll be reading book two, featuring the battered wife and hero s brother But it made for great vacation reading Chase is a detective..His assignment to watch over Raney is one he really isn t looking forward to..he is going to have to act like their married plus go back to his childhood home that has no good memories for him He and Raney fake the marriage and head to Ravesville to hide out in his childhood home where he was beat and took beatings from his stepdadThey are enjoying their time and enjoying each others company while he works on the house..But danger comes calling They are trying to escape it and do when Chase kills a couple men than Raney doesShe is in hiding from a mad man that held her captive but she escaped..Chase is trying to keep her alive to help testify again the man. Keeping her safe endangers his heart.Detective Chase Hollister is experienced at providing witness protection Posing as a newlywed while getting his late step father s house ready for sale sounds like a win win But soon after he starts the assignment he knows he s in trouble.Raney, a kidnapping survivor, is scheduled to testify against a rich and powerful criminal if the police can keep her alive until the trial next month.Ms Long uses the setting of a small Missouri town and the personal histories of her characters to advantage I read this book in a hurry, because it was difficult to put down. Great story but not much of a ending Found it totally lacking, we never find out if his co workers survived the crash among other things coyer Chase is still trying to recover from a gunshot wound but when he s called in to offer protection for a witness he s ready to jump in and protect Raney After recently learning of his step father s death Chase knows that the best place to hide is his childhood home But recovery from physical wounds is not the only thing Chase needs to do, he needs time to recover from his emotional wounds as well Raney wants to do the right thing and help in the prosecution of a killer but becoming a protected witness is not all it s cracked up to be She appreciates the little bit of freedom she gets at Chase s childhood home but danger seems to be lurking behind every corner And the fact that they have to fight their attraction doesn t help, either I really enjoyed the connection between Chase and Raney and the little bit of danger helps to move the story along Excited to continue this series