Hidden in Darkness (In Darkness #1)

Title: Hidden in Darkness (In Darkness #1)
Author: Alice Winters and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: October 9th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


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.

Such terrific narration! I honestly don’t know if I would have kept going if I’d tried only visually reading the book. The humor in this is brought out so much more (and better) in Joel Leslie’s delivery of the lines than I think in the actual written word. It’s all in the delivery.

The two main characters, Felix and Lane, have the sort of “I hate that I kind of like you” attitude in the beginning with one another and Leslie not only pulls off their banter beautifully, but made me believe these two snarky lovers were perfect for each other.

Notice I don’t say they’re perfect. They aren’t. They’re assholes that are individually so far from perfect they couldn’t find it on a map, but together they make sense. I can see those two crazy kids really making a go of it, if Felix doesn’t get them both killed with his shenanigans.

I loved listening to this and will absolutely be checking out book 2, A Light in the Darkness, pronto.

Though Lane does have a POV chapter, Hidden in Darkness is mostly told from Felix’s POV. There’s plenty of action, humor, heat, and a HFN ending. Definitely check it out in audio for the best experience.

In Darkness series

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Audio copy of Hidden in Darkness (In Darkness #1) provided in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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