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Lauren and her son moved back to New Zealand to get away from her abusive husband. Nate is a globe-trotting photo journalist who buys the run down house next door. Lauren is afraid to let anyone into her life and Nate never wants to be tied down, but with a lot of help from an adorable four year old they get to know one another. There are no big dramas or fights in this story but Ms. Alvarez has no trouble keeping you interested and invested in the story. Ms. O’Toole’s narration is very good. She doesn’t do a lot of big changes between men and women, which is fine. Most important for me is that the narrator never takes you out of the story. I received an advance copy of this book and voluntarily left an honest review.
Lauren is been hiding in Bounty Bay for two years with his son Drew, running from her past life as supermodel in New York and his abusive ex-husband. When she mets Nathan, a photojournalist and her new neighbour for two months while he is reforming the his new house. Can Lauren trust Nathan enough to open her heart again? Is Nathan ready to settle down and have a family after been traveling since his childhood? A love story about trust, commitment and happiness. The audible version is great. You feel as you were inside the story.
Where does Hide Your Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is the first audiobook I have listened to and I loved it, I have read Hide Your Heart in book format, but was sent this as a free download on audible and was at how much I enjoyed listening rather than reading. The audio version gave me a completely different view from reading it, helped I think by it being read with a New Zealand accent!
What other book might you compare Hide Your Heart to, and why?
You cannot compare Tracey's books with anything else, they have a unique power to suck you in.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Any scene with Drew in has to be a favourite, they burrow deep in your heart and the gentle, nurturing way Nate handles him has you melting
Any additional comments?
This is a lovely but emotional book, the first in the Far North series I cannot wait to listen to the second.Lauren is an amazing, beautiful woman who had a very rough few years but found the strength to escape to protect her son, Drew, a gorgeous, bubbly four year old boy. Although in day to day life both Lauren and Drew are happy, confident, strong characters it takes very little for them to be plunged back into the memories of the nightmare that was their life and become skittish and withdrawn. They live a life of hope and you cannot help but cheer them on as the book progresses and hope alongside them.Nate is big, hard and brash....but only to the outside world, inside he is a giant soft, gooey mess desperate for love and a family- even if he doesn't realise it! He may be all growly alpha male when challenged but this is never converted into aggression. At all times he remains gentle and nurturing, no matter if he is soothing Drew or coaxing Lauren to be the sassy woman he knows she can be. The three of them just 'click' like puzzle pieces, even if Nate is too stubborn to see it and Lauren too scared to acknowledge it! Drew however is the star of this book and he embraces every moment of it, showing the adults exactly how life should be.This is a book full of hope, laughter, tears, hot sex and love. Three fantastic characters, complete with faults that make you want to shake them at the same time as you are falling in love with them, the more of the book you listen to the further into your heart they take up residence.