Monday, September 30, 2019

Review: Hidden in Darkness by Alice Winters

Hidden in Darkness
(In Darkness #1)
by Alice Winters
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 17, 2018

When Felix lands a job taking care of a man recovering from severe injuries, he thinks his life may have just turned around. Anything has to be better than the place he’s leaving. There’s something about Lane that draws Felix to him and makes him question if this place could finally become a home for him.
But when someone begins stalking Felix, he is left to question who Lane is and what actually happened to him. Together, Felix and Lane will be forced to see just how far they will go to protect each other.

Being chased by cops, kidnapping a man, and breaking into a drug operation seems to be his normal since arriving in Lane’s life. Felix may be out of his element, but one thing he is sure about is that he doesn’t want to leave, even if it costs him his life.

Alice Winters might just be my new obsession. This book is amazeball and a total page turner. It is laugh out loud funny with unique characters and suspenseful plot. Okay, I don't care much about the plot in regards to the drug lord or whatever, but I enjoyed the shenanigans that happened around it.

The first quarter of the book is pure silliness with Felix being a totally inexperience care taker who was hired to take care of the injured Lane Price. Lane got seriously injured from his recent 'job' that lead to his blindness. He is understandably being very grumpy and angst-ing over his new condition. He was mean and nasty to Felix, but the surprising part was Felix can be mean and nasty too. He don't even care that he is bullying a blind man. Plenty of hilarious banter ensure and I'm always caught off guard by most of the things that came out of Felix's mouth.

I know reviewer are complaining that Felix slept with Lane in the beginning and it was so unprofessional, but once I know more about Felix, being professional is the last thing on his mind and is very on brand with Felix's character. He is just plain crazy and reckless most of the times.

The story take a big change of direction when some villain show up and disrupt Felix and Lane's domestic life and that's went things become more interesting. We finally get to know about Lane's job and Felix get to show what an awesome partner he is. Lane is such a different person when he is in working mode, he is all calm and rational. Is hard to imagine him used to being the grumpy nasty jerk in the beginning. Most of the time, they like to make joke at the expense of each other, about Felix's height or lack thereof, but you know they are definitely in love.