Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ARC Review: Hide Me by Lexi Scott

Title: Hide Me
Series: Silver Strand, #1
Author: Lexi Scott
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Length: 224 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-339-6
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Imprint: Embrace

Sometimes it's easier to run...

Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who's-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything...

Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there's more to life than being a beach bum. Now he's falling for Whit...and hard.

But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she'll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth...

*previously released under Lengths in 2012

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Whit Conrad is living in her brother's shadow and retracing the footsteps of a ghost. After his death, she has mourned him and closed herself off from the world, including her parents. Moving to the sunny California town that her brother loved she follows his steps - breakfast at his favorite place, a job at the tattoo parlor he loved. Her life is mundane until she meets Deo Beckett, a surf bum who is determined to break through the walls she hides behind and get her to feel.

HIDE ME gave me the feels. I loved the relationship between Whit and Deo and that he was the only person who could get under her skin and bury himself deep as he knocked down her walls one brick at a time.

I loved Deo's mom and his relationship with her. As a single mom, Deo's mom and Deo depended on one another and it made them as close as two peas in a pod. As a single mom, I could relate to this. I hope my son and I have a close relationship like theirs someday. I also really enjoyed the fact that Deo's mom is a hippie. She was absolutely wonderful. 

Speaking of Deo's family...His grandpa is pretty awesome himself. I loved the banter between grandpa and Deo. It was one of a kind, that's for sure. Deo has such a wonderful, loving family and that helps give him strength to be what Whit needs, even if she thinks she doesn't. I loved what Deo was willing to do for Whit, no matter the cost or toll. He kept her interests in mind and did a lot of growing up within this book.

As for Whit herself, she is complicated at times, but hidden under the layers of grief and guilt is a woman who wants to be loved and Deo is the one that can give her that. 

I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book and all the feelings it gave me. I cannot wait to continue on with this series. Lexi Scott has written the perfect summer beach read book full of drama, romance, family, and second chances at living. 


"What are you honking like that for? You got no manners, you know that? You do that when you pick up girls? 
'Cause if any girl comes when you honk like that, she's a damn floozy." 
-The wisdom of Deo's grandpa.

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