Hidden Fate (Sons of Broad #0.6)
From New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me, writing as Tara Thomas, comes an explosive new romantic suspense series.Welcome to the sultry streets of Charleston, where simmering desire and dark danger rule...He’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe…Someone wants Janie dead.Brent will do anything to protect her from a ruthless killer’s hunt. But an enemy this powerful won’t give up easily….And danger and passion will explode as they fight for each other.

Hidden Fate (Sons of Broad #0.6) Details

TitleHidden Fate (Sons of Broad #0.6)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Paperbacks
Rating
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Hidden Fate (Sons of Broad #0.6) Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas that are opening up Tara Thomas’ new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series. The three novellas definitely need to be read in order together as they are all one continuing story line.In the first novella readers were introduced to detective Janie Roberts who had been working undercover as a bartender while working a case searching for a killer. Janie had met the handsome and charming Brent Taylor and became involved with him even though he may Hidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas that are opening up Tara Thomas’ new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series. The three novellas definitely need to be read in order together as they are all one continuing story line.In the first novella readers were introduced to detective Janie Roberts who had been working undercover as a bartender while working a case searching for a killer. Janie had met the handsome and charming Brent Taylor and became involved with him even though he may have been a suspect in the case.Now after being fired for getting involved with Brent Janie finds herself the new target of the serial killer even though she has left the police force. Janie and Brent find themselves growing closer as they try to evade the killer.Being the middle of a three book set this one read just that way picking up where the first novella had left off but leaving the readers up in the air for the set up of the the third and final novella. What I found myself wishing with this one though was for Janie to show that she actually was a cop and a tough female instead of looking to Brent to protect her. Highly interested in the final novella though so hopefully this romantic suspense set will wrap up quite nicely.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....
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  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
    This novella picked up right where Shattered Fear left off. I am still enjoying this series so far. Not loving it, but enjoying it. There is something a little amateurish with the writing at times, but the mystery aspect has me hooked, and the characters are quite likable. I'm definitely onboard to see how this wraps up in the last novella. And I am looking forward to seeing how this author handles a full-length book.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate was another fantastic romantic suspense novella in the Sons of Broad series that picks up right where the first novella, Shattered Fear, leaves off.In the sultry streets of Charleston, a killer is lurking and he will stop at nothing to get to Janie Roberts. Janie and her boyfriend Brent Taylor are doing everything they can to help find this killer and stop him. As the threats made against Janie become more frequent, Brent realizes he will do anything to keep her safe.For this novella Hidden Fate was another fantastic romantic suspense novella in the Sons of Broad series that picks up right where the first novella, Shattered Fear, leaves off.In the sultry streets of Charleston, a killer is lurking and he will stop at nothing to get to Janie Roberts. Janie and her boyfriend Brent Taylor are doing everything they can to help find this killer and stop him. As the threats made against Janie become more frequent, Brent realizes he will do anything to keep her safe.For this novella, we're inside Brent's head whereas the first book was from Janie's perspective. While Brent understands that Janie is a capable woman, he has a deep need to protect her because of how much he cares for her. We see a bit less of Janie's tough cop persona in this novella and she's a bit more reliant on Brent than in the first novella. Brent and Janie's relationship does move forward quite a bit in this novella and I can see why some are saying the relationship is moving very fast. Personally, I'm ok with quick moving relationships in romantic suspense as all the the tension and action ramps up the emotions for all involved.The Gentleman's man is certainly gearing up for a big showdown in Hidden Fate with an increasing number of threats being made against Janie. There's simply no escaping this guy and Janie is getting fed up with his continuing reign of chaos on her life. Janie and Brent slowly start to put together who this guy is and I have to say my guess from book one on who this guy is was revealed to be correct.Hidden Fate ends on a big cliffhanger and I'm anxious to get to the last novella to find out what happens. I would definitely recommend reading all of these novellas at once as the story flows nicely from one novella to the next.**I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
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  • Sophia
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate picks up right where Shattered Fear leaves off with its cliffhanger surprise.It follows, now couple, Janie and Brent, as they try to keep Janie safe from the person trying to drive up her fear with his chilling gifts and make a grab for her at the bidding of the shadowy man known as The Gentleman.While the first novella caught my attention and drew me into the plot and the characters (though yes, I had reservations about how Janie was conducting herself as a police officer- they just Hidden Fate picks up right where Shattered Fear leaves off with its cliffhanger surprise.It follows, now couple, Janie and Brent, as they try to keep Janie safe from the person trying to drive up her fear with his chilling gifts and make a grab for her at the bidding of the shadowy man known as The Gentleman.While the first novella caught my attention and drew me into the plot and the characters (though yes, I had reservations about how Janie was conducting herself as a police officer- they just wouldn't do what she was easily and quickly doing when it came to Brent and her case), this installment took a nose dive for me. I was still into it because I was very intrigued by the kidnapper- had my suspicions of who this was, but even more so by the villain in the shadows behind him, but the romance and the side of the suspense from Janie and Brent's actions was disappointing. I gave Brent and Janie a pass on the instalove in the first installment because it felt more like beginning attraction and lust and made no overt claims to more. This one? Known each other for two weeks and the pair of them are talking moving in together, moving to a new city together and starting a life, and inner thoughts and actions are like a deeply in love and committed pair. Brent, especially has the 'she's the one and we will be together always' behavior then Janie gives his proposals all of one or two days' thought while she's on the run from a creepy person and chides herself for why she has to think so hard about riding off into the sunset with Brent. I had whiplash from how quickly this all came together.And, beyond the lightning fast romance, the way Janie handled the stalker/kidnapper was just all wrong for a police officer. Shoot, Brent acted more intelligent and competent about what she was facing. She goes around 'I am a police officer hear me roar' and then falls to pieces at the sight of a bundle of flowers. Her best friend is tough and thinks more like a cop, but Janie thinks like an emotional, needy victim. And that decision in the end to keep going out in public at a picnic in the park where the potential stalker suspect will likely be and all but waving a red flag to her stalker (and not because she was deliberately trying to be bait)? Going off alone? Getting mad at Brent because he tries to talk sense into her to stay home until the stalker can be caught? And so guess what was the cliffie for this installment?I'll keep going just to see if I'm right about the stalker-kidnapper and maybe learn more about the Gentleman and get more of Alyssa and Brent's sister, Bea- just who is she hiding from her brother? But, the rest with Janie and Brent had me muttering badly.My thanks to St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.As with the middle section of any book, the action can drag and, again, IT IS A CLIFFHANGER!! I really hate cliffhangers. There is no good reason that these very short novellas together couldn't have been a book. Especially at the obscene price the want for each section of what is a good, but not, great story. The Serial is my least favorite format and I try to avoid them. Here Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.As with the middle section of any book, the action can drag and, again, IT IS A CLIFFHANGER!! I really hate cliffhangers. There is no good reason that these very short novellas together couldn't have been a book. Especially at the obscene price the want for each section of what is a good, but not, great story. The Serial is my least favorite format and I try to avoid them. Here, we see Janie come out of the shock of being the pursued instead of the pursuer. She has decided that since she has been fired from her job as a detective for the Charleston police department, she is just going to do some investigating on her own. The mysterious "Gentleman" has ordered Janie's death and his "Procurer" will suffer the loss of someone he holds dear if he doesn't kill Janie. Unfortunately, Janie is a little late putting all her clues together and finds herself in a very precarious situation.
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  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    January 1, 1970
    Make sure you read Shattered Fear before you read this as this continues where book one ends. Brent and Janies story continues as does their relationship. Janies making her own investigations and Brent will do anything he can to keep her safe. I enjoyed the story and like book one I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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  • Ptiteaurel
    January 1, 1970
    Une seconde nouvelle toujours aussi palpitante. L étau se resserre et on commence à tirer des conclusions . chronique complète http://thelovelyteacheraddictions.blo...
  • Amber Hughes
    January 1, 1970
    **3.5 stars** Hidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas in Tara Thomas’s new Sons of Broad series. The story picks up right where the first novella (Shattered Fear) left off. **spoilers ahead if you have not read the first novella in the series**Janie Roberts (a cop) has received flowers and a note threatening her life from the man who has been kidnapping and murdering women from a local “Gentleman’s Club” in Charleston. She’s recently been fired from her job since getting involved wit **3.5 stars** Hidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas in Tara Thomas’s new Sons of Broad series. The story picks up right where the first novella (Shattered Fear) left off. **spoilers ahead if you have not read the first novella in the series**Janie Roberts (a cop) has received flowers and a note threatening her life from the man who has been kidnapping and murdering women from a local “Gentleman’s Club” in Charleston. She’s recently been fired from her job since getting involved with wealthy businessman Brent Taylor, who at one time was a possible suspect in her case. Luckily, she has her friend and former co-worker Alyssa working on the case. Janie and Brent’s relationship is growing stronger and Brent will do anything to keep her safe. He wants her to move in with him, not just because of what’s happening, but because his feelings have grown very strong for Janie. He’s also possibly taking a job in Washington, DC. What does that mean for their relationship? Will they have a long-distance relationship? Would Janie move with him to DC?As things escalate with the threats to her life, Janie and Brent are even more determined to find out who the serial kidnapper/killer is. But as they put together all they know about him and figure out it might be someone they know; will they be able to catch the killer before Janie herself is another victim?NOTE: This novella ends on another cliff-hanger, but I’m looking forward to reading the last novella to see how the story ends.The 3 novellas release a week apart from each other (2/6-Shattered Fear, 2/13-Hidden Fate, Twisted End-2/20) and the first full length book Darkest Night (different characters) releases February 27th!**I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Lauren - SERIESous Books
    January 1, 1970
    **I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is a voluntary review; all opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**This is a good bridging novella. It kept my attention with its pace and suspense. I enjoyed the unpredictability of the killer and not knowing how far he/she was going to take it. I would have liked a few more twists (I think the killer is pretty obvious but again, I think the twists are going to come in the full novel when we get deeper into th **I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is a voluntary review; all opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**This is a good bridging novella. It kept my attention with its pace and suspense. I enjoyed the unpredictability of the killer and not knowing how far he/she was going to take it. I would have liked a few more twists (I think the killer is pretty obvious but again, I think the twists are going to come in the full novel when we get deeper into this world).I know its a novella and you can only do so much with the page count, but I found the romance was a little rushed. But don't get me wrong, I really love the two of them together and I get why they are drawn to each other. Certainly the situation Janie finds herself in has escalated things faster than normal. It's just that it took away a touch of the realism this story had had up until this point. I'm still on the edge of my seat though, waiting to see what happens in the next novella and how this will lead into the full novels. Check out more spoiler-free book and series reviews on my blog SERIESousBookReviews.com as well as read book series recaps! Full Review: https://wp.me/p7hLUw-2sQActual Rating: 3/5
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  • Romance Readers Retreat
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsHidden Fate picks up where the cliffhanger in Shattered Fear left off. Janie and Brent are a couple after a whirlwind courtship and Janie's life is in danger. The is he or isn't he the murderer query resolves quickly as they try to figure out who is stalking Janie and who the actual Gentleman murderer is. I was really anxious to read this conclusion after the first novella because i desperately wanted to know what would happen. Shattered Fear had my attention right away, but sadly Hidde 3.5 StarsHidden Fate picks up where the cliffhanger in Shattered Fear left off. Janie and Brent are a couple after a whirlwind courtship and Janie's life is in danger. The is he or isn't he the murderer query resolves quickly as they try to figure out who is stalking Janie and who the actual Gentleman murderer is. I was really anxious to read this conclusion after the first novella because i desperately wanted to know what would happen. Shattered Fear had my attention right away, but sadly Hidden Fate did not keep my attention the way I had hoped it had. I got really frustrated with Janie as I do not believe she acted the way a smart police officer would. I also am a bit frustrated to see that there is yet another cliffhanger. I'm still intrigued enough by the mystery to want to read the next instalment and Brent continues to be my favourite thing about this series so far.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I should start off by saying that I have not read any of the previous books in this series. That being said, I was easily able to jump right into Janie and Brent's story. Hidden Fate is a fast paced and thrilling novel. It hits the ground running and will have you captivated the entire time. I loved the game of cat and mouse. I enjoyed trying to figure out who was after Janie and who the "gentleman" was. I loved the multiple points of view. I think it really added to the thrill and mystery of th I should start off by saying that I have not read any of the previous books in this series. That being said, I was easily able to jump right into Janie and Brent's story. Hidden Fate is a fast paced and thrilling novel. It hits the ground running and will have you captivated the entire time. I loved the game of cat and mouse. I enjoyed trying to figure out who was after Janie and who the "gentleman" was. I loved the multiple points of view. I think it really added to the thrill and mystery of the story. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and the ending left me begging for more! I can't wait to get my hands on the next novella and see how their story is going to play out.*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Cassandra Caress
    January 1, 1970
    The second installment in Janie’s and Brent’s story and the story is getting more and anxious. The suspense with this series really has me on the edge. More and more hints lead you in the direction of the thread that Janie is under. Even getting away to look at a new part in Brent’s life doesn’t stop the threads. Even if their love story didn’t get me that much, but I love the whole storyline. The suspense is great and has me hooked.******ARC provided by the author for an honest review******
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  • Les Romantiques
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed by FabiolaReview Copy from the PublisherThis is the sequel in the adventure of Janie and Brent, with a heroine grappling with a stalker whose identity we, readers, know. The only unknown element is the Gentleman. This part is read as fast as the first one and one of the reproaches I can make is about the repetitions of the first part in this one. As it’s a serial, the reader must read them in the order. We really don’t need to be told again what happened before.
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  • Nellie Rivera
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC at no cost to author. (netgalley) This is the second installment to this series. The author brings you up to date with what was happening. While these scenarios were a little unbelievable I still had to read because I wanted to know if I guessed correctly. Even though Brent kept thinking that Janie was so smart and brave, I really have no clue how he got to that conclusion, but what the hell it is a book and I kept reading..On the the next one..
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  • Susan Angela Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden fate by Tara thomas.Janie Roberts is no longer a cop. After getting fired for interfering after being suspended she won't stop until she closes the case. Who is it? And are they working alone? A fantastic read. Had my suspicion as to who it could be? Can't wait for next part. Highly recommended. 5*.
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  • Tami
    January 1, 1970
    3.5This picks up where the last cliffhanger left off. Our undercover cop heroine is no longer a cop. She was fired because she got romantically involved with a suspect.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate by Tara Thomas is 0.6 in the "Sons of Broad" series. This continues the story of Janie Roberts and Brent Taylor. This book starts where the last one left off and deals with some of the fall out of Janie and Brent's feeling. This book doesn't end their story it picks up again in the next book installment. Exciting read and a great new series!
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate (Sons of Broad 0.6) by Tara Thomas 4 starsM/F Thriller romanceTriggers: Stalking, cliff hangerI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.This book starts where the previous book leaves off. Janie and Brent are still madly in love and while their romance is a part of the story, it's the mystery behind their romance that I am most interested in.Brent is still struggling with this decision to move to DC, but with Janie no longer being held down by her job, she's free to Hidden Fate (Sons of Broad 0.6) by Tara Thomas 4 starsM/F Thriller romanceTriggers: Stalking, cliff hangerI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.This book starts where the previous book leaves off. Janie and Brent are still madly in love and while their romance is a part of the story, it's the mystery behind their romance that I am most interested in.Brent is still struggling with this decision to move to DC, but with Janie no longer being held down by her job, she's free to go with him and help him choose houses. However, despite them trying to leave it all behind, the stalker follows them to DC and continues to create chaos in their lives.I really enjoyed watching the mystery unfold, but can't wait for the next book to see how it ends!
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  • Bette Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    I read this novella with reading the prior book Shattered Fear - Big Mistake!! This series of novellas should absolutely be read in order. Now after reading the first book I can appreciate this book so much more. The characters are intriguing and the mystery and suspense elements of the story are fantastic. The writing at times wasn't clear to me but overall the point got across. Can't wait to see how this story wraps up in the next novella.I would recommend this one with the caveat that you nee I read this novella with reading the prior book Shattered Fear - Big Mistake!! This series of novellas should absolutely be read in order. Now after reading the first book I can appreciate this book so much more. The characters are intriguing and the mystery and suspense elements of the story are fantastic. The writing at times wasn't clear to me but overall the point got across. Can't wait to see how this story wraps up in the next novella.I would recommend this one with the caveat that you need to read each of these in order.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very faced-paced novella full of suspense and danger. I could not put this story down. I’m fascinated by the idea of “the Gentleman” and I need to know who he is and why he wants Janie dead. It’s a good thing she has Brent on her side. I’m looking forward to the next installment of this series. ARC kindly provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 13, 2018 Welcome to the sultry streets of Charleston, where simmering desire and dark danger rule...He’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe…Someone wants Janie dead.Brent will do anything to protect her from a ruthless killer’s hunt. But an enemy this powerful won’t give up easily….And danger and passion will explode as they fight for each other. ••••••••REVIEW: 3.5 stars--HIDDEN FATE is the second of three parts in the introductory story line of Tar 3.5 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 13, 2018 Welcome to the sultry streets of Charleston, where simmering desire and dark danger rule...He’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe…Someone wants Janie dead.Brent will do anything to protect her from a ruthless killer’s hunt. But an enemy this powerful won’t give up easily….And danger and passion will explode as they fight for each other. ••••••••REVIEW: 3.5 stars--HIDDEN FATE is the second of three parts in the introductory story line of Tara Thomas’ (aka Tara Sue Me) SONS OF BROAD romantic, suspense series. This is police officer /investigator Janie Roberts, and wealthy playboy philanthropist Brent Taylor’s continuing story line. HIDDEN FATE should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately following the events of part one Shattered Fear.NOTE: If you have not read part one Shattered Fear, there may be some spoilers in my review.Told from several third person points of view including Janie and Brent HIDDEN FAT is part two of a three-part serial that focuses on a potential serial killer, and a number of missing and murdered young women in the Charleston area. Former police officer Janie Roberts has been targeted by a potential serial killer-a killer that seems all to familiar to our story line heroine. From Charleston to Washington DC, Janie and her new beau Brent Taylor will find themselves the victim of a stalker who knows a little too much about their whereabouts, and their daily destinations. What ensues are the on-going threats against Janie Roberts, and the fall out when Janie becomes the captive of a once-friendly face.HIDDEN FATE is another quick read; a suspenseful build up that follows a madman as he is forced to make good on a promise to ‘The Gentleman’ in charge. The premise is intriguing and engaging; the romance continues to develop towards a happily ever after. HIDDEN FATE ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.I will add, that in all honesty, I am not a fan of serialized novels, and my rating would have been higher if I did not have to review a little at a time. It is difficult to comment for any serialized story line, when there is little to no difference between each progressive instalment on the author’s writing style, world building etc. A serialized novel is ONE book that has been divided into several instalments with each successive instalment furthering the story-thusly-writing a myriad of reviews for a partial story tends to focus on the events and not on any particular changes to writing skill, structure and sound.Copy supplied by Netgalley
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  • Wendy LeGrand
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate is the second novella in the Sons of Broad series and picks up right where Shattered Fear left us. Whoever has been snatching and killing the girls has ramped up their efforts in stalking Janie. Much of this book is Brent and Janie wracking their brains trying to figure out who it could be.Now that Janie has been released from the police force, her and Brent are left to their own devices of trying to figure out what clues they may be missing. Her friend Alyssa has been assigned to th Hidden Fate is the second novella in the Sons of Broad series and picks up right where Shattered Fear left us. Whoever has been snatching and killing the girls has ramped up their efforts in stalking Janie. Much of this book is Brent and Janie wracking their brains trying to figure out who it could be.Now that Janie has been released from the police force, her and Brent are left to their own devices of trying to figure out what clues they may be missing. Her friend Alyssa has been assigned to the case and she and her boyfriend, Mac do what they can to provide info to Janie without getting Alyssa in trouble. Janie feels like she's missing something, but can't quite put her finger on it. Brent has been struggling with a job offer he's been offered in Washington D.C. but now that Janie doesn't work for the force anymore, what is left to keep her in Charleston? Can he talk her into going with him? The feelings he has for Janie are unlike any he's ever experienced with a woman before, and he knows this is the real deal. Does she feel the same way? We get a few little glimpses of the mysterious Gentleman, who is putting the pressure on the stalker to get things handled, otherwise he's going to demand the stalker's own girlfriend for his "collection" Hmmm I can't wait to find out exactly what this collection is. Again the suspense builds to a crescendo at the end, and just when Janie comes to the realization she knows who her stalker is, we end on another little cliffhanger! I like how Tara is building this story up and leading us to the dramatic conclusion. At least, I hope that's where we're heading! I don't know how much more suspense I can take! On to Twisted End to see what happens! NetGalley and St. Martin's Press provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 starsHidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas in the new upcoming Sons of Broad series by Tara Thomas. This book picks up right where Shattered Fear left off, continuing with Janie and Brent's story. I admit that I didn't really like Janie that much in the first book, but she seems to be getting better as the story goes on. It's not that I didn't like her personality, but rather the way she acted/reacted to certain things, which was the complete opposite of what you would expect 3 1/2 starsHidden Fate is the second of three prequel novellas in the new upcoming Sons of Broad series by Tara Thomas. This book picks up right where Shattered Fear left off, continuing with Janie and Brent's story. I admit that I didn't really like Janie that much in the first book, but she seems to be getting better as the story goes on. It's not that I didn't like her personality, but rather the way she acted/reacted to certain things, which was the complete opposite of what you would expect from a police officer. However, I did start to like her more in this book.With the many threats, as well as being fired from the police department, Janie's life has been turned upside-down. Luckily for her, Brent has been by her side the entire time, and they seem to be getting closer to one another quickly. With his decision to take the position he was offered in D.C., Janie is trying to decide what to do with her life, and with the danger surrounding them, it hasn't been easy. When things escalate beyond what anyone ever expected, Brent knows that he'll do whatever it takes to keep Janie safe, as well as in his life. Can they figure out who's behind the threats to her, the kidnappings, and the murders before it's too late? Will Brent and Janie get the HEA they both want and deserve? All three of the prequel novellas must be read in order to get Janie and Brent's story, as well as the answers to the mystery and suspense aspects of the story. Although one of the unsubs identities are revealed in this book, there is so much more to come. I would recommend this book, series, and author. I have voluntarily reviewed this arc provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
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  • Linda Walters
    January 1, 1970
    This was a novella yes, but it was more like a set-up or foundation of the people and the background. Although I realize now that there was a story before this one. It is actually part 2 of several novellas. Like I said, the story does NOT complete in this book but continues on to another. So yes, it definitely was a cliff-hanger. Something that I wasn't expecting. That was kind of disappointing to me although the actually story I was enjoying up to that point. HIDDEN FATE is serial that focuse This was a novella yes, but it was more like a set-up or foundation of the people and the background. Although I realize now that there was a story before this one. It is actually part 2 of several novellas. Like I said, the story does NOT complete in this book but continues on to another. So yes, it definitely was a cliff-hanger. Something that I wasn't expecting. That was kind of disappointing to me although the actually story I was enjoying up to that point. HIDDEN FATE is serial that focuses on a potential serial killer, and a number of missing and murdered young women in the Charleston area. Former police officer Janie Roberts has been targeted by a potential serial killer-a killer who always seems to be a step ahead of them. Who is the "them" I'm taking about? That would be Janie and her new beau Brent Taylor. It's interesting that Janie was beginning to have some suspicions on who not to trust. It was also different is what the "clue" was that was nagging at her. I did like that. Things were just starting to happen when this book ended.I'm not a fan of books broken down like this into parts but the author did a good job of drawing the reader in. Because of the small amount of pages involved in this one and the next one, I personally would have liked to seen them folded together to make one book. But then again that is my personal preference. It's also another reason why I gave it a slightly lower rating on Amazon. That said I do have the next book, "Twisted End" on my TBR list; once again courtesy of Netgalley. I'll let you know how I like that one. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Fate follows on the heels of Tara Thomas’ Shattered Fear. This series is listed as three novellas, but it read more of a serial release in three parts. Beginning exactly where the first stops, it would be beneficial to read these novellas in order. However, the backstory is given within the pages of Hidden Fate. For those who haven’t read the first this is most helpful; for those who it may seem redundant at times. I am just going to go ahead and say it, I did not enjoy this novella as mu Hidden Fate follows on the heels of Tara Thomas’ Shattered Fear. This series is listed as three novellas, but it read more of a serial release in three parts. Beginning exactly where the first stops, it would be beneficial to read these novellas in order. However, the backstory is given within the pages of Hidden Fate. For those who haven’t read the first this is most helpful; for those who it may seem redundant at times. I am just going to go ahead and say it, I did not enjoy this novella as much as the first one. Perhaps it is because of the backstory being told when I had already read it. Or perhaps it is that the danger increases but not the overall mood of suspense. While one villain is revealed, the one that is most frightening has little to do with this novella. In the first book The Gentleman is running the show with what looked to be a reluctant henchman. Not so much in this installment. Janie and Brent have a solid relationship Hidden Fate which came about in such a short time. Very fast to say the least. The biggest thing that readers would need to know is not the instant-love between Janie and Brent but that there is a major cliffhanger at the end. Talk about instantly, I instantly want to know what happens next in Twisted Lies, the final novella. An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Books and Spoons
    January 1, 1970
    This novella picks off right where the Shattered Fear Ended and continues the story of Janie and Brent.Janie is no longer employed as a police officer. She got fired for interfering with the investigation after being put on an administrative leave because of unprofessional conduct. That has not stopped the killer from targeting her and tormenting her with threating messages. Brent is doing everything he can to help to keep Janie safe. The relationship between Janie and Brent is developing to the This novella picks off right where the Shattered Fear Ended and continues the story of Janie and Brent.Janie is no longer employed as a police officer. She got fired for interfering with the investigation after being put on an administrative leave because of unprofessional conduct. That has not stopped the killer from targeting her and tormenting her with threating messages. Brent is doing everything he can to help to keep Janie safe. The relationship between Janie and Brent is developing to the next level, the feelings between them are getting deeper, and the commitment they have for each other is something to be taken seriously.I enjoy Brent and Janie's story, their characters are likable without many complications. The suspense is intense, and I am invested to see who the culprits are, even though I do have my suspicions.With the first novella, I was under the impression that it was just a little prologue to whet the appetite towards the upcoming series. Now that this has turned into a serial novel of three parts before the first full-length novel in the series, I am apprehensive. Serial novels are a big turn-off for me, and I easily lose interest with them. I liked this story, all right, but I am ready for it to move on and get to the real action, depth, and intensity of a full-length novel. A likable and intriguing continuation to the story of Janie and Brent that again ended with a cliffhanger.~ Three Spoons
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  • Ayekah
    January 1, 1970
    This book follows Shattered Fear and continues the story of Janie and Brent.As the threats increase toward Janie, it's obvious someone wants her dead. We have a mystery man who is taking orders from a second mystery man. Brent is ever vigilant and protective of Janie and Janie is still trying to piece together pieces of the puzzle. Some things start to click into place ever so slowly and Tara really weaves this one on a long thread. Think you know? Yeah, but you don't.Janie's co worker Alyssa ha This book follows Shattered Fear and continues the story of Janie and Brent.As the threats increase toward Janie, it's obvious someone wants her dead. We have a mystery man who is taking orders from a second mystery man. Brent is ever vigilant and protective of Janie and Janie is still trying to piece together pieces of the puzzle. Some things start to click into place ever so slowly and Tara really weaves this one on a long thread. Think you know? Yeah, but you don't.Janie's co worker Alyssa has been helping Janie while still filling her role as a cop as well but somethings off with her also. As the threats get closer and closer, Janie is still trying hard to figure this out. She's so invested in this and obviously now since she's a target but for what reason?She and Brent make a couple of life decisions and they prepare to move forward. As the screws get tightened my the man behind the curtain, it puts more pressure on the our second sick puppy. Quite an interesting combination. And yes, a total cliffhanger at the end of this one. Now we sit on our hands and wait.I think Sons of Broad looks like it will be a good series to read. This is another short read that moved along and kept me turning my pages.**arc from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    This second novella has Janie still investigating the kidnappings and murders that happened at the club where she was working undercover until she fell in love with a suspect and was fired by the police department.Wealthy Brent Taylor was cleared of the charges through the use of DNA evidence. Now his main goal is protecting Janie who is still the target of someone who wants her dead.The assassin who was assigned by The Gentleman to kill Janie is having too much fun trying to scare her by sendin This second novella has Janie still investigating the kidnappings and murders that happened at the club where she was working undercover until she fell in love with a suspect and was fired by the police department.Wealthy Brent Taylor was cleared of the charges through the use of DNA evidence. Now his main goal is protecting Janie who is still the target of someone who wants her dead.The assassin who was assigned by The Gentleman to kill Janie is having too much fun trying to scare her by sending her dead roses and threatening poetry and trashing her apartment. He did make a mistake by leaving some DNA but his is not on file. In her personal life, Janie and Brent and falling in love. She's ready to move with him to Washington, DC, as he serves on a government committee. Thinking they are safe house hunting in DC, they learn they are wrong when the assassin sends pictures of the two of them in an intimate moment in their hotel suite. This is definitely the middle novella in a trilogy because it ends on a major cliffhanger. While the readers knew who the assassin was, the good guys just find out when Janie is kidnapped from a police picnic.
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  • Susan Staudinger
    January 1, 1970
    Detective Janie Roberts and the wealthy, charismatic Brent Taylor, were introduced to readers in the first Sons of Broad novella, “Shattered Fear.” Now, in the second novella, “Hidden Fate,” their story picks up right where the previous one left us hanging. And as Janie and Brent’s burgeoning love story pulses forward, a menacing threat continues to loom much too near. Prompted by Brent’s imminent move to Washington D.C., the setting temporarily shifts to there from Charleston. With the excuse o Detective Janie Roberts and the wealthy, charismatic Brent Taylor, were introduced to readers in the first Sons of Broad novella, “Shattered Fear.” Now, in the second novella, “Hidden Fate,” their story picks up right where the previous one left us hanging. And as Janie and Brent’s burgeoning love story pulses forward, a menacing threat continues to loom much too near. Prompted by Brent’s imminent move to Washington D.C., the setting temporarily shifts to there from Charleston. With the excuse of looking at apartments, Brent brings Janie along in his attempt to keep the threat at bay. But Brent has an added agenda—a secret hope that Janie will make that move right along with him. But there’s no escaping trouble, despite the safeguards Brent has put in place. Because danger follows Janie, regardless of where she goes.I’m now left certain as to the identity of the person behind the threat, but the one actually pulling the strings continues to remain a mystery. While I always enjoy a really good love story, it’s the added combination of suspense and intrigue that I truly find addictive. And Tara Thomas’ Sons of Broad series is off to a really great start. With “Hidden Fate’s” cliffhanger ending added to this story’s mix, this is one reader who has been caught in this series’ grip. I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book, which was provided to me through Netgalley.
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  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    Can we talk about this cover for a minute!? I know you don't know this, but it's so perfect for this novella! I just love it! Anyway, this book picks up where Shattered Fear left off and it held me hostage. I couldn't put it down. This was a very fast read for me. Brent wants to protect his girlfriend at all costs now that there is danger lurking ahead. The danger speeds up their timeline and propels their relationship a little faster than if things were going well for them. I enjoyed watching t Can we talk about this cover for a minute!? I know you don't know this, but it's so perfect for this novella! I just love it! Anyway, this book picks up where Shattered Fear left off and it held me hostage. I couldn't put it down. This was a very fast read for me. Brent wants to protect his girlfriend at all costs now that there is danger lurking ahead. The danger speeds up their timeline and propels their relationship a little faster than if things were going well for them. I enjoyed watching the relationship between Brent and Janie grow, her new relationship with Bea. Due to everything going on around them, Janie and Alyssa haven't been able to get together to discuss anything. And the hits keep coming! Due to the fact that the reader knows the conversations happening between The Gentleman and his henchman, the things happening aren't unexpected but they aren't known so I felt like I was on the edge of my seat waiting with Janie to find these things out. And the ending! WHEW! Hang on! You'll want Twisted End to be able to see what happens next to poor Janie! I certainly can't wait to find out how things will end up.
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