Hidden Passions

Emma Holly
Hidden Passions
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Publisher
Emma Holly
Release Date
November 2013
ISBN
9780988894341
Genre
GLBT, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

SUMMARY
Sexy fireman Chris Savoy has been closeted all his life. He's a weretiger in Resurrection, and no shifters are more macho than that city's. Due to a terrible tragedy in his past, Chris resigned himself to hiding what he is-a resolve that's threatened the night he lays eyes on cute gay werecop Tony Lupone.
Tony might be a wolf, but he wakes longings Chris finds difficult to deny. When a threat to the city throws these heroes together, not giving in seems impossible. Following their hearts, however, means risking everything . . .

Author's Note: Hidden Passions is best enjoyed after reading Hidden Dragons.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Feb 12, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
85 people found the following review helpful
Tigers, wolves and dragons, oh my! This paranormal smorgasbord is not to be missed. HIDDEN PASSIONS is a 3.5 star, fast-paced story.

The timeline in this story occurs in parallel to Hidden Dragon. The main character is sexy Tony, Rick's brother and fellow cop. Tony is an omega werewolf shifter. He's a cop in Resurrection. He's totally sexy with just one drawback--he is gay. In this paranormal world, gay men are frowned upon. So when Tony falls for a sexy tiger shifter, Chris Savoy, it's a problem. Chris is deep in the closet and has no desire to be outed. He is a fireman who saves lives. As a gay shifter, it could mean his job.

Ms. Holly does a great job of showing how difficult it can be when one person is out to the world and the other lover is not. The conflict Chris and Tony experience is heartbreaking. Chris wants more, but he can't give it. Tony wants more, but he is afraid to ask for it. The sexual tension in this story is delicious. Plus, they get a little kinky with rough dominance sexual play, which just increases the heat.

Ms. Holly shows the world from a different perspective, which is pretty cool. When the dragons are rescued, the reader saw it firsthand through Cassie and Rick's view in a prior book. This time around, it comes through secondhand from Chris and Tony. Seeing how Tony is impacted and supports the pack is illuminating. It helps this world become more complex and rich.

The characters are what really make this story work. Tony is strong yet yields so sweetly. He's the voice of reason and the one people rely on. He's constantly underestimated. The way he supports Chris is moving. He's a beautiful soul with the sweetest disposition. It is so easy to fall for him. It's understandable why Chris is so torn. Chris seems to be very simple, yet as more is revealed about him, the reader sees why Chris is the way he is. It comes to a point where it's questionable if the two can overcome all the obstacles and still have their happily ever after.

Ms. Holly magically brings it all together in the end. Recommended for m/m paranormal lovers who enjoy alpha males and happily ever afters.
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