Synopsis: Violet and Chain are trying to build a loving and trusting relationship, but life has a few more obstacles to throw at them.
Violet wants to know more about Chain's rocky past with his father, whilst Chain is more interested in getting Violet to commit to their relationship in a more permanent way: marriage.
To complicate matters, Chain's past holds a secret that could tear them apart forever, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the secret hidden.
Review: "I don't care what it costs." - Chain Alexander, Hidden Truths
In the context of his statement, and the scene in which it takes place, our MC Chain Alexander is a man that I believe many men would like to be like. Powerful, rich, good looking, great taste in women...he would appear to have it all.
He is a confident man who knows what he wants. In book one he comes across a little bullish and possesses the kind of self belief that would make people shrink in his presence.
What was clear that this high flyer has fallen completely for our other MC, Violet, and it's a roller coaster ride as the book reaches its close.
I think the series has to been viewed in the context that book one is really part one, so I was more excited at the prospect of a second book in the series rather than think the ending of #1 left me hanging. It did - but in a good way. There is nothing wrong with that.
The revelations about Chain unravel in a paced and measured way, ensuring we are gripped until the very end of the tale.
I would suggest that author Miss Kahele knows what her fans want, and she delivers here in spades.
I still find Violet a likeable, enjoyable character. She doesn't play hapless waif to Chain - she is a strong character, a woman that also knows what she wants.
The mature scenes are exactly that - from the opening pages Hidden Truths is brutal but utterly realistic.
Let's see where book three takes us!