• Hidden Away

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,261 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks received a RITA nomination for Hidden Away, the third novel in her captivating series starring the Kelly brothers.

After Sarah Daniels witnesses Marcus Lattimer commit murder, she’s paralyzed by fear. Garrett Kelly agrees to keep her safe, mostly to get a shot at Lattimer, whom KGI has been after for years. Garrett never planned on falling for Sarah - but when she disappears, nothing will stop him from bringing her home safe.

©2011 Maya Banks (P)2012 Recorded Books

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My Favorite So Far...

I love this series! Garrett is my favorite so far! He seems like a grumpy, tough guy but he isn't especially when the women are around!!! Again, Harry Berkeley is the PERFECT narrator for this series!!

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Good....Wish it was "Hotter"

It's a good listen like the previous books in this series but I wish they were a little more steamy in the romance department. I love Maya but sometimes her books don't impress me; are average; or they are smoking hot. I prefer the smoking hot ones. This is in the middle for me. I like the concept of this series. My only complaint is that I want those men to be more dominate like her characters that are in her Sweet Series. Otherwise it's good.

I prefer getting these books on sale and save my credits for something I'd think I'd like better.

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Hidden Away is a Hidden Treasure

If you could sum up Hidden Away in three words, what would they be?

Intense, Suspenseful, Romantic

What other book might you compare Hidden Away to and why?

Hidden Away is in a league of its own.

What does Harry Berkeley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The talented Harry Berkeley brings an added depth and warmth to the story with his characterization.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Take one strong man and one slightly bruised woman and Maya Banks gives you another excellent story of love and betrayal. The whole series I’d rank with 5 stars so I can’t wait for the rest of the audiobooks!

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Let's get all her books I love them

Would you listen to Hidden Away again? Why?

Yes I would listen to all of them again. Just a great read with all the twists and action and romance I like to see in books.

Any additional comments?

I wish they would get the books in order. I read a few an then seen that audible had a couple in there list. They have romance, mystery and action. I love the Kelly men, who wouldn't! I can't wait for audible to get more of Maya Banks books.

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A WELL WRITTEN 5 STAR ACTION ROMANCE ADVENTURE

If you're a MB fan then you know by now what this fantastic series is all about - some really gorgeous alpha males (mmmm delicious) who risk all to save the world of it's darkest enemies and in the process find true love (ahhh be still my heart). I think this has been my favorite so far, a broken damaged heroine is saved but is it for the right reasons?

Action, tension, great characters both good and evil, a brilliant plot that will have sub plots and, of course, romance and passion. Yep, it's all here just waiting for you to discover the ever-growing KGI family and their team as they take on missions and we discover more about their lives.

Worth a credit? Don't delay - download today - so that's a YES and I can't wait for the next instalment.

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Love Maya Banks!!!

Maya Banks has become my new favorite author. Harry Berkeley did another great job (loved his narration of Whispers in the dark) Hope he does the rest of KGI series. Thanks Audible. Can not wait for Rio and Grace's book on audio.

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Caution... You won't want to press stop!!!

Where does Hidden Away rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is easily in the top five, if not number 1, of my top audiobooks. I'm a graduate student, so I don't have much time put keep my nose and anything outside of text books. I started buying audio books because since I can't read while driving, or on the bus (because the constant shaking of the book gives me a headache) so I thought listening to audio books would help me get my fiction fix. So in general I just listen on the road, then turn it off until my next outing... NOT WITH THIS ONE. Its 11+ hours long and I've finished it in two days. I listen to it while at home because I'm so stuck on whats gonna happen next. I've got a new fave author to add to my list.

Which character – as performed by Harry Berkeley – was your favorite?

Garrett, lol hands down.

Oh and I must also say Harry Berkeley is a VERY TALENTED reader. I generally steer clear of audio books red by men because I'm to distracted by how they attempt and usually fail (in my opinion) to portray the female characters. Harry did great, I'd listen to a book read by him any day.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It moved me, I didn't laugh or cry (Francine Rivers is the only author who has ever made me cry) but I felt bonded to the characters like I was in the drama with them, trying to get out alive and in love.

Any additional comments?

Worth every dollar or credit.

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I love this series

What made the experience of listening to Hidden Away the most enjoyable?

The men. They embody what I think a man should be

What did you like best about this story?

Stomping on the enemy

Which character – as performed by Harry Berkeley – was your favorite?

The lead male

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I have always had this thing about bullies. I love to see them get stomped.

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My first Maya Banks and I am now a FAN!

Would you listen to Hidden Away again? Why?

This is a great book, and I will most def listen to it again. I didn't know it was a series and I started in the middle and now I must get the others...Even though I started with this one it did not take anything away from it as other series I have listened/read often does.

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Really good addition to the series. Great couple!

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This was a really good story. I really liked Garrett and Sarah and enjoyed their story. This was a very good addition to the series and it's my fave so far.

Sarah is a sweet woman that hasn't had things easy most of her life. Recently, her half-brother, Marcus, found out that her ex-boss raped her and he murdered the man. Sarah tried to stop him but when she can't, she goes on the run to trying to protect herself and Marcus from the backlash of the murder. The problem is that Marcus is a very bad man that's wanted by many people for much worse things than murder (and she doesn't realize this because he keeps his business far from her) so when others find out about their connection, Sarah becomes a target.

Garrett is one of the Kelly brothers that run KGI (Kelly Group International), a private company that performs Ops like hostage/kidnap victim recovery & intelligence gathering among other things. He's ex-military and a good guy that loves his family and protects the people he loves. He's contacted by the CIA when they find that Marcus (who is an enemy of Garrett's since Marcus turned traitor and got many of Garret's team killed during a mission) has a sister they may be able to use to find Marcus. Garret agrees to go shadow Sarah to see if Marcus shows up. Garrett certainly isn't expecting Sarah to make such an impact on him.

Even though her rape took place a year ago, Sarah has a hard time trusting men around her. When she first meets Garrett, she's kind of freaked by him (he's so big and strong and could cause her damage) but yet she feels the first niggling of attraction to a man that she's had since the rape. She finds him interesting and watches him out the window of her beach cottage frequently. Garret, while attracted to Sarah, recognizes that she's very skittish and seems to have suffered a past trauma. Due to this he goes very slowly with Sarah, first becoming friends and getting her trust. As they become friends, Garrett realizes pretty quickly that his feelings for Sarah are very possessive and he's getting in to the whole "mine" mindset with Sarah. He decides to keep her safe, keep an eye out for Marcus and try to get through this in a way that he'll be able to keep Sarah in his life afterwards. This becomes harder than he expected when Sarah gets spooked by a possible intruder in her cottage and escapes with hardly a trace. Garrett is forced to regroup and try to locate where Sarah went to.

Sarah ends up in Mexico but Garrett is able to track her down. When he comes back in to her life he can't act like he's just run in to her again by chance so he tells her that Marcus sent him to keep her safe. Sarah is relieved when Garrett walks back in to her life. He was the first man she started trusting again and felt an attraction to in a while so she was sad he wasn't around any more. When he tells her he was sent to protect her, she agrees to go with him to a safer place. While on the move, they run in to some major issues and they're both taken captive by some bad guys. They escape (with some help from KGI) but while in the situation, Garrett and Sarah become even closer emotionally and also physically close as they rely on each other and bond even more. When they get out of the situation, Garrett and Sarah get even closer and share some tender moments. Just when Garrett is getting ready to tell Sarah the truth about everything, all hell breaks loose and Sarah ends up finding out the truth but in a very bad way. Thinking that Garrett doesn't return her feelings and that he just used her, Sarah is crushed and doesn't want anything to do with Garrett. Garrett is forced to go after Sarah and do some quick talking to convince her that his feelings for her are true. Garrett does a very good job though and is able to get Sarah to believe he loves her and to give them a chance, leading in to a nice, satisfying HEA.

This was a really good book. I loved Garrett and Sarah together and their story was well done, a perfect mix of romance and action/suspense. The story was interesting and engaging and I didn't want to stop until I was done. I'd recommend this book. 2 thumbs up! :D

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