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The Safe Bet is a fantastic romantic suspense written by Brittney Sahin. I even found myself thinking about these characters, when I had to walk away from the world she created and back into my real life. In this book you meet Kate Adams and Michael Maddox. Kate has come to Charlotte in interests of opening another branch of her event planning business, but when she arrives, she gets far more than she bargained for. Michael Maddox is a former Marine who has taken his knowledge of military intelligence into the private sector. I enjoyed the way Brittney Sahin developed her characters in this story. This is a stand alone story, but the minor characters she has written about has me intrigued!This book kind of had everything in one story, action, suspense, romance, and a mystery.
The final chapters of the book were better, and I felt her decisions and actions were much more in keeping with the character; I would just have liked to see more of that I throughout the story. I also felt like Michael was difficult to know, even though the book included his POV. The Safe Bet is a fantastic romantic suspense written by Brittney Sahin. I even found myself thinking about these characters, when I had to walk away from the world she created and back into my real life. In this book you meet Kate Adams and Michael Maddox. Kate has come to Charlotte in interests of opening another branch of her event planning business, but when she arrives, she gets far more than she bargained for. Michael Maddox is a former Marine who has taken his knowledge of military intelligence into the private sector. I enjoyed the way Brittney Sahin developed her characters in this story.
What happens when a controlled event planner collides with a multi-millionaire, Marine veteran, confirmed playboy; a life altering explosion. Kate Adams is an organized list maker, which makes her a great event planner. If she can just land the coveted event that seems to be in the works for Michael Maddoxs company, it could be a game changer. It has worked well for him until the night he literally collides with Kate at a bar. The writing was easy reading and the characters were interestingly complicated. However, with each revelation of his inner turmoil, I understood him better and his ultimate transformation was more believable. Kate was likable from the start, but it became obvious that there was going to be some emotional pain in her future.
While the attraction is mutual, Michael confesses hes not into relationships and Kate informs him that she doesnt do one-night stands. When Kate is threatened by a stalker, Michael takes her protection in his own hands. The sexual tension is palpable and complicating matters is Michaels PTSD. Devastatingly sexy, Michael Maddox, is a former Marine who is immediately smitten with Kate Adams. But, he has a dark past that hangs over him like a thick cloud, and bringing Kate into his life would only complicate things and be a mistake. . . or would it?Kate only knows what she feels, and getting him to open up to her about his past doesnt seem like it will ever happen despite her many pleas to do so. Usually when you read a romance book that has an element of Mystery One usually overshadows the other.
I love the way the author portrayed aftermath of the lives of veterans and I like that she shows how difficult it is for them to be in a relationship this book was a good read, not my usual genre, but a good read nonetheless and I will definitely be picking up the next copy. Kate Adams is a consummate professional, she assists in planning the perfect events and keeps her personal and professional life separated. Helping plan an event for the Maddox siblings should be no problem, except for those butterflies she gets around Michael that leave her tongue tied and incapable of thought. When a stalker threatens Kate’s safety, Michael finds himself willing to do anything to protect her, anything except share his secrets and open his heart.
Silenced Memories is Brittney Sahin’s debut novel and the first novel in a standalone series titled Hidden Truths. This captivating book mixes romance with suspense, taking the mixture of business and pleasure another step further. I found my anxiety growing as the action picked up and I love a book that can make me experience the peril alongside the characters. I loved the multifaceted story line, I felt like I got to really know the characters outside of their romance and the threat of the stalker. I loved Kate, she’s a strong female character that knows herself, but isn’t immune to the power of the Man of Steel. I loved his character background and how much went into showing his successes as a business man and hidden flaws as he struggles with his past in the military.
There is a ton of character development in Silenced Memories, especially when the characters recognize their feelings and start looking at themselves in new ways. If you are looking for a hot, sexy, and suspensful read, let me assure you that this is it. Silenced Memories is just the tip of the iceberg in the Hidden Truths series, you’ll definitely find yourself eager to know more about all the secondary characters you meet in Silenced Memories. Our CoBlogger Kate read the second book mentioning to me that she had a problem with the Character named “Michael” as he interfered everywhere.
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And after reading this book now I also understand Kates request that the next book should be about Connor – honestly speaking I would have already expected the second book to be about him. I can hardly wait to get my fingers on Connors story – I can already sens something good there if it is written anywhere near to this book hereKate is an event planner who has been hired by the sister of a mega millionaire (without his knowledge) to plan a fundraiser for the company. Ok, it doesn’t hurt that she gets to look at the one and only Man of Steel himself, Michael Maddox. As if the stress of planning an event within a week wasn’t enough to drive anyone crazy, Kate has a stalker who’s putting not only fear in her life, but has dug up some issues from her past that has Kate completely questioning who she is and where she’s come from.
While the attraction is mutual, Michael confesses he’s not into relationships and Kate informs him that she doesn’t do one-night stands. When Kate is threatened by a stalker, Michael takes her protection in his own hands. The sexual tension is palpable and complicating matters is Michael’s PTSD. *I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Suspenseful and sexy, the twists kept me glued to the book. I hate when I can read similarities to other books (biting on the lower lip) which reminds me of a book (50 shades) en then a moment later there is a reference to that exact book. Silenced Memories is the first book in the Hidden Truths Series but can be read as a standalone. Silenced Memories is about a woman named Kate Adams who has always been able to have a professional relationship with her clients, that is until Michael Maddox.
As the tense between Kate and Michael heats up, Kate discovers that she has a rather large problem – an untraceable stalker. . . and a dangerous past. When Michael offers his protection, Kate is grateful and afraid because as they grow closer she realizes that Michael has his own secret past and well he might save her life, he will surely break her heart. The characters, the plot, the whole novel was so well written and intriguing that I found myself unable to put this novel down. The plot twists, suspense, and overall mystery made Silenced Memories even more amazing. I recommend this novel to anyone that enjoys romance thrillers, plot twists, and deliciously good characters. Thanks to Brittney Sahin (Author of the Silenced Memories) & Lisa (Tasty Virtual Book Tour) for giving me the opportunity to review Silenced Memories. 5 Stars to The Safe Bet by author Brittney Sahin. Fantastic!
I read a lot a books in this genre, however I can honestly say that Brittney Sahin is on the top five of my favorites list. This book had so many feels, great tension between the H/h and a cast of secondary characters with their own complexity which you will read about in their own books. Michael Maddox is a multimillionaire, sexy, gorgeous, arrogant and former military. So now, not only is he fighting the demons of his past, he is fighting his feelings for Kate. Kate is an event planner brought to Charlotte to work with the Maddox corporation to plan a fundraiser for military veterans in the hopes to help them through their struggles in the civilian world. While she is working with Michael and his sister, Kate finds herself having more attention than she can handle.
Additionally coming this summer will sadly be the last in this series so while that is sad, it also means you have plenty of time to catch up with all the books. The Safe Bet is a fantastic romantic suspense written by Brittney Sahin. I even found myself thinking about these characters, when I had to walk away from the world she created and back into my real life. In this book you meet Kate Adams and Michael Maddox. Kate has come to Charlotte in interests of opening another branch of her event planning business, but when she arrives, she gets far more than she bargained for. Michael Maddox is a former Marine who has taken his knowledge of military intelligence into the private sector. I enjoyed the way Brittney Sahin developed her characters in this story. This is a stand alone story, but the minor characters she has written about has me intrigued!
The Safe Bet is book #1 in the Hidden Truths Series and trust me. . . you’re absolutely going to feel the need for more!!!I’m currently reading book #2 Beyond The Chase and I can tell you this series just keeps getting better and better!!I’ll look forward to reading Jake’s and Connor’s story in the near future!Reading the debut novel by Brittney Sahin, I didn’t really know what to expect but I love suspense romance so was intrigued to find out more about the story. In Silenced Memories she transports us to Charlotte with the love story that unfolds between Kate Adams and Michael Maddox. Brittney takes us and her characters on twists and turns full of secrecy, betrayal, danger, steam, and let’s not forget all the hot ex-marines. . . hmmm. The story kept me guessing and Kate and Michael were hot and mysterious.
Amidst all the confusion is her uncontrollable desire for Michael, the one and only person who can help her discover the truth about her past and protect her from the danger that surrounds her. Kate is intelligent, has a mind of her own, and refuses to play the damsel in distress. Since leaving the Marines, Michael has devoted his life to philanthropy for veterans from behind the scenes and avoiding relationships. When Kate is thrust in his life to organize a very public fund raising event, he finds himself immediately enchanted by this beautiful woman who calls upon his baser possessive male instincts. While secrets are coming to light and enemies are surrounding, Michael can’t help but feel his cold exterior melting towards Kate. Michael seduces the reader with his Man of Steel persona and rugged, man on a mission good looks.
I cannot wait to read more about these sexy, gun toting, muscled, ex-marines that find love while navigating through suspenseful waters and saving their head strong, beautiful, damsels in distress. First I have to apologize to the author, I reviewed the older version of this book not realizing that it had been updated. I was frustrated with Michael and Kate, his tendencies to go cold and allow women to saddle up to him in front her but no one was allowed to go near her, as well as the way he treated her in the penthouse. There were differences in almost every chapter but the main difference was the better POV that was written on Michael. His going cold towards Kate is explained, what he thinks about other women, what he feels for Kate. . . . WOW
It’s about a military man, Michael, who has many demons in his past and an event planner, Kate. During their time together planning the event it gets harder and harder between the two to not give into the attraction but when Michael finds out that Kate has a stalker he does everything in his power to protect her and keep her safe. A much much better read with even steamier scenes, a more lovable and vulnerable Michael thus protraying Kate as a stronger woman at the same time and an epilogue that made me laugh. ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a satisfying read. Kate has had an interesting life, which has undoubtedly shaped some of her views about herself – and which Michael is perfectly happy to dispell, except he never gets involved with the women in his life . . . as you can imagine the tension grows!
Kate arrives in the town that she was born to work for Julia and Michael, whilst there she attracts some unwanted attention of a stalker and the attention of Michael. Kate is torn by her feelings for Michael, Who is the type of man that only does one night stands and nothing serious, the opposite to Kate. I found the suspense in this book had me guessing who the stalker was and second guessing, which was brilliant. The romance of the story was also brilliantly written, the sex dirty, hot and steamy and wanting more. I honestly can’t wait to read Innocence & Betrayal next, which is another standalone like Silenced Memories in the Hidden Truths series. When Kate and Michael meet the attraction is instant and intense. Problem being that Michael does not do relationships, and Kate does not do one night stands. When Kate is threatened by a stalker, Michael steps in as her protector.
Brittney has done an amazing job in writing a wonderful story, and I recommend and look forward to reading more of her work. Given his history with women and the Marines Michael is not ready to be with someone of Kats caliber. Trying to focus on work and not Michael, she develops a stalker!Kate Adams goes to Charlotte, NC for her job as an event planner. First her father doesn’t want her in Charlotte and then the person paying the bill Michael Maddox for the event in Charlotte doesn’t want her there. Things get more complicated when Michael let’s her know he wants her, the problem he only does one night stands and she doesn’t do one night stands. **Special thanks to Goodreads First reads, and the author who sent me this book in exchange for an honest review***
Once I discover an author I love I read everything they write- so I hope she is working on another book!Reading the book felt like I was watching a movie- I absolutely loved Kate and Michael!The characters were dynamic and interesting and what an alpha male Michael was (yum!)Brittney Sahin brings solid writing, great characters, and a strong plot to the table. It’s a safe bet I won’t be reading any additional books in this series. . . . Kate’s blindsided by her attraction to the rich and mysterious (but hot) Michael Maddox. When Kate reveals that she’s being threatened by an unknown stalker, Michael realizes that he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe, even though it means stepping back from their developing relationship. However, when Kate discovers the truth about her past, she’s devastated — can Michael heal her wounds?
And then goes downhill fast — Kate seems rather cold when she decides to use Michael for her ‘walk on the wild side’ and never warms up. I get that he has Baggage from his military service, but he needs therapy more than he needs a relationship with a twit like Kate. Then there’s all the author’s attempts to ratchet up the sexual tension by interrupting the sexy times (I mean, I guess that’s what was supposed to be happening) — usually it’s Michael deciding to be noble, or Kate having second thoughts. Then there’s the WTF moment when Michael says: I dont do relationships, Kate. There’s the stalker, and then the separate, but somewhat related mystery surrounding the long-ago death of Kate’s mother. Kate, an event coordinator, who does not do casual relationships, is hired by the sister of a mega millionaire who owns a company that does something or other for veterans.
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- 'The Safe Bet (Hidden Truths Book 1)' is Top 10 Selling Book in Amazon Under 'Romance Books' Category.
- 'The Safe Bet (Hidden Truths Book 1)' is Top 10 Selling Book in Amazon Under 'Romance Books' Category.