Hidden Deep

Hidden Deep

Hidden Deep was written by Amy Patrick and first published in 2015. It is a paranormal romance about a teenage girl who falls madly in love with a mysterious stranger who lives in the woods near her home. The novel forms the first part of The Hidden Trilogy but at the time of writing no further instalments have been announced.

Ryann’s life is thrown into disarray due to her father’s affair. Her mother has become bitter about relationships in general and they have been forced to move out of the city and to the edge of civilization. The one good thing about moving to her Grandmother’s log cabin are the woods that surround it. The forest holds a special importance to Ryann and she is eager to explore them once again.

Ten years previously, Ryann got lost in the woods and nearly froze to death. It was only the intervention of a strange little boy that saved her life. As Ryann hikes in the woods, she soon comes face to face with that same boy. Now aged seventeen, Lad is beautiful and perfectly proportioned but there is still something odd about him. He never wears shoes, seems to have no knowledge of pop-culture and can move through the treetops with unnatural grace. Yet, despite his eccentricities, Ryann quickly finds herself falling for him.

Yet their relationship is not meant to be. Lad’s people are incredibly secretive and would not welcome Ryann into their community. To make matters worse, Lad’s time is running short. He will soon come of age and be expected to play a more important role in his family’s business. Although he wants nothing more than to be with Ryann, he will soon have to make a terrible decision – his own happiness or the safety of his people.

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Hidden Deep

Author:  Amy Patrick

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Page Count:  319

Release Date:  23 March 2014

 

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit under-dressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist.

After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann’s recently moved back to her childhood home in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died.

She’s still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He’s still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she’s with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann’s strict policy– never want someone more than he wants you.

Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don’t get careless and Don’t get caught. It’s allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore…

Lad’s never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He’s not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.

And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.

 
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