Friday, October 6, 2017


Title: Hideaway
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: October 2, 2017

My Rating: 5 STARS!
DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back...


Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think that maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.


You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

*Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this. It is currently on sale for $0.99.
HIDEAWAY takes the Devil’s Night series to a darker and more twisted place. It's not a perfectly coiffed and sweet story. It’s gritty and gut-wrenching. It’s scary. That’s one thing that Penelope Douglas does better and better with each book. She brings her love of horror into romance in just the perfect dose. Every bit of fear that both Kai and Banks felt screamed through me. Stepping so far over that PC line stopped my breath every time.

This story weaves in and out of “oh this normal” and “wow this is truly f*^#ed up.” But in the end you’re taken on an even greater deep dive into these four twisted men and the what makes each of them tick. For Michael it was Rika. For Kai it was Banks. These two were simply undeniable. Nothing would keep them apart even though just about everything and everyone tried.

And I’m going to be brutally honest. I wanted this series to go next to Will’s book and then stop. Even with the revelations in HIDEAWAY I can’t relate or empathize with Damon for some reason. It’s possible that he’s just that much more scary because he’s so unpredictable or it could possibly be that I’m watching too much Criminal Minds right now and I see a lot of his antics in these serial killers. Dramatic much? Possibly. But we do get to know so much more about him in this book despite it being Kai and Banks’ story because Damon is more interwoven in their narrative than he was in Rika and Michael’s. That all being said, I’ll read his story. Every couple Penelope Douglas has ever written as had a satisfying closure for me and I doubt she’d lead me astray now. But until he can truly win me over I’ve got one eye on Damon and I don’t trust him. But much the same could be said about all of these guys. They’re all a little screwy. But that just makes the ride that much more fun. Kai and Banks stole my heart, especially with that last scene, and I’ll  be anticipating (and I’m sure failing) EVERYONE’S next move.

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily.

Her books include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as, Corrupt and Misconduct. Please look for Punk 57, coming September 2016 and Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella), coming January 2017.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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