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(The Grimm Cases – Book 4)
by Lyla Oweds
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Extremely Slow Burn RH, Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Book 4 in this emotionally charged Urban Fantasy Series picks up right where Book 3 leaves off, throwing us neck deep into drama, trauma and Paranormal Intrigue. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I finally found somewhere to belong, only to be ripped from the four men who complete me. They are the only ones who’ve ever helped me feel normal.
This was my greatest fear—being locked away, alone with those who would call me crazy. No matter how much everyone tries to convince me otherwise, I won’t admit that there’s something wrong with me. But when the voices keep gaining strength, everything I fought to hide comes to light.
Everyone says I’m broken, but this time, things are different. I‘m different. It doesn’t matter that I don’t fully understand it myself. I refuse to let them win.
This is a Slow Burn Reverse Harem series, featuring a struggling Female Protagonist with multiple Romantic Connections.
Thoughts on Hidden
After immersing myself in Bianca’s world for the last couple days (I enjoyed a reread) this book proved to be the cherry on top of that, somewhat confusing, cake. Here we find some answers and actually get somewhere, delving deep into the plot and discovering more about why things happened the way they did, misconceptions, misunderstandings, and even a couple resolutions.
There is still far more to discover and secrets to unveil, and fair warning, though this is a reverse Harem, romance is NOT the prime focus…. and probably won’t be for quite some time. There’s interest, but for once, an author is actually respecting the backstory created for a character and is proceeding with aplomb and dutiful caution.
There is trauma here, and Oweds is respecting that deeply, presenting a story of strength and rebirth – while truly addressing that issues remain. Love doesn’t conquer all, not all the time, and fears linger long.
- Well written.
- Emotional, with a true focus of physiology, despite the Paranormal aspects.
- We get answers!
- Bianca… She is as flighty and as imaginative as always, but there is an understanding coming through.
- Still Some confusing parts.
- Minor editing issues, does not detract from the tale.
- That final but if the epilogue…. seems out of character.
First Person, Multiple POV
PG-15 to R
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Hidden
This book is the first in this series that has gained almost a full 5 stars from me, smoothing the rough edges that flowed through the first 3 books (along with the Novella) while crafting a solid direction for the rest of the story to proceed. It’s well paced and highly emotional, giving respect and full attention to the characters that make this series so great. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published January 24th, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What about another book by Lyla Oweds? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!