Abby Blake
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
April 2011
Book 3 of Altered Destinies
Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Alana wakes to find herself handcuffed to an old bed in a hunting cabin in the middle of nowhere. After six years of being held against her will and subjected to horrifying experiments she's learned to deal with almost anything.

Gabe and Rafe, twin brothers working as special agents, have been given an unusual assignment. Locate and rescue a woman who was handcuffed to a bed three days ago. When they get there she is not only exhausted and injured but also completely pissed off and telekinetic.

Alana has spent many years using the only currency she had to make her life better in captivity—her body. But, despite the attraction and rampant arousal she can sense coming from both men, they both turn her down time and time again.

But Gabe and Rafe want more. Can they convince Alana they want her love as well as her body?

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 10, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
202 people found the following review helpful
HIDDEN is the continuation of a fascinating series that continues to intrigue me as much as it titillates.

Alana has been handcuffed to a bed for three days not knowing where she is or how she got there. After being held captive in a secret facility for the last six years, this is hardly a step up. As her hope for escape dwindles, she senses two people approaching her cabin, but she has no idea just how significantly her life is about to change.

Gabe and Rafe are twins and agents with The Agency. They have been dispatched to rescue Alana, but they aren't expecting her to be such a hellcat. She fights them the best way she knows how, but Gabe and Rafe sense the vulnerability underneath the tough exterior. Their protective instincts go into overdrive as well as their libidos. Alana is more than willing to share their body with them, but Gabe and Rafe want more than that. They want her heart.

HIDDEN is the third book in the Altered Destinies series by Abby Blake, and it picks up right where the last one left off. It can be read as a standalone easily, but I have enjoyed reading the series in sequence.

This story dealt more with the emotional trauma that these "lost children" have suffered due to the experimentation that has been performed on them in a secret facility. Although there wasn't as much action in this book, I really appreciated the emotional component more.

Of course, the sex was hot. That's a given at this point in my opinion. But this wasn't scene after scene of different sexual positions. Gabe and Rafe really wanted Alana to be with them because she wanted to, not because she felt gratitude for them rescuing and taking care of her.

My only complaint about this book is that I felt that Alana, Gabe and Rafe got robbed. The book was short, and a lot of time was spent with the other people who have been previously featured in the series. I would have loved to see more of the trio together, even if it made the story longer. Having such an emotional story this time, I wanted to see more of the relationship development.

Overall though, HIDDEN was a great story with a suspenseful plot and steamy eroticism that I have come to expect from this series. There is so much more to discover with this series, and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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