Down the Hidden Path by Heather Burch
Series: The Roads to River Rock #2
Published by Montlake Romance on December 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Jeremiah McKinley is the first of his enlisted brothers to return home to River Rock, Missouri—their sleepy but charming hometown in the Ozarks—in the wake of their father’s death in combat. While he’s grateful to be home with his sister nearby, his grief over losing the man known as Major Mack proves almost overwhelming, especially without his brothers around.
After years of guilt and tireless effort, Mary Grace “Gray” Smith finally has her life on track. The last person she wants to see is Jeremiah: her former best friend, former crush, and the man who could easily destroy the one thing she holds most dear. But after one of Jeremiah’s brothers returns home with a head injury, Gray becomes his therapist—and a long-kept secret threatens to reveal itself and alter the course of several lives forever. Could this secret also give Jeremiah and Gray the chance to finally have the future together they always longed for?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This book had my emotions going all over the place. It was sad, sweet, romantic, emotional and with a touch of drama… if you usually get teary with books then you definitely want to keep your box of Kleenex nearby.
Jeremiah aka Miah is a soldier acclimating to civilian life. He’s been back home for a little while and is fixing up the lodge he’s inherited. One morning he runs into his high school best friend… only to have her dismiss him and pretty much run away.
Mary Grace aka Gray can’t believe she just had to face Miah again, she had been dreading this encounter for the last 12 years… because she’s been keeping a big secret from him for those 12 years.
Well, I don’t really know how to write this review without spoilering the plot line so I’ll just say this:
I liked Down the Hidden Past, I enjoyed reading it. Gray was a great girl, dealt quite a crappy hand in life, but she strived to do the best with it, always thinking about others before herself.
Miah was a good H, and he was you know, hot, growly and possessive… but such a jerk to Gray on more than one occasion. At times I was surprised she took him back and gave him another chance.
While I got their relationship was not simple, I really thought Miah should have done some uber-major groveling, he was a complete petty asshole to her on more than one occasion all for selfish reasons and that kind of put me off a bit.
Now, there were a lot of interesting characters. Caleb I think was my favorite since he made me laugh, cringe and pretty much fall for him so I can’t wait to read his story. David was another favorite. He was such a sweetie and I loved how he got his happy ending.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5 Stars
I just happened to hear this song and it kept playing in my head while watching Gray pine for Miah
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