Review: Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine

Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine
Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine
Release Date:  February 20, 2012
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Page Count:  90,000 words
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him.

The question isn’t can she … but will she?

Review:  Greek Mythology never looked so hot!  Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine is a true treasure among the galaxy of reading.  Packed full of suspense, steamy romance, intrigue and twists and turns of the paranormal and love kind, this is a book that will hook the reader from the beginning to the end!

Lexi has never had much luck in the romance area.  Add to that the curse (or gift, whichever way you would like to look at it) given to her by the all-powerful Zeus and the poor woman has an anything but easy time.  Her gift?  The ability to focus in and find things for anyone.  Lexi is the seeker.  Though she could use this ability to great extents, she has some very firm rules that she has set for herself and her talent.  One of those rules is to not seek out and find people.  Lexi is also someone who likes to settle in with the tried and true methods that keep her life safe and secure.

The complete opposite?  Tripp.  Tripp is the one with the talent and ability to hide.  He can also never get caught.  Using this talent, given to him by Zeus, he sometimes walks a very fine line that gets awfully close to crossing the line into a moral dilemma.

Can two people be any more different than Tripp and Lexi?

No matter how opposite their talents may be, there is an incredibly strong chemistry between them that cannot be denied.  Can they figure out a way to break the curse bestowed upon them so that they can be together, or will the stars black out on them, leaving them alone and broken?

Hide & Seek was such an amazingly wonderful read.  I loved both the characters of Tripp and Lexi.  They definitely had that push and pull attraction and relationship going on.  The chemistry between them was sizzling and fairly radiated from the pages.  I also loved the Greek Mythology link twisted and intertwined within the story and the characters.  Aimee Laine manages to seamlessly blend together sassiness, humor, suspense and steaminess all in one marvelous story.  Never is there a dull or “down-time” moment in the story and because of this, Hide & Seek is a very quick read.  The connection between Tripp and Lexi is excellent – and I am not talking about just the chemistry connection, but rather the connection that is between them because of Zeus’ gift.

For lovers of paranormal, romance and suspense, Hide & Seek is the perfect story to delve into.  I truly loved it and cannot wait to read more by Aimee Laine!

Quote:  He laid his lips against hers – soft, gentle – keeping his hands at his side.  As he pressed forward, Lexi fell into the kiss.  Her hands slid up his chest, careful to avoid his arm.  She snaked her hands around the back of his neck, pulling him down as their tongues sought each other.

A bolt of lightning cracked the sky.

Lexi jumped back from Tripp.

“Do it again.”  He urges her back against him.

“Do what?  That was coincidental.  A storm’s coming.”

“I don’t think so.”  One side of is mouth curled.  “Kiss me.”

Lexi’s brow arched.  She stepped back to Tripp, drew his head forward and rained kisses from one side of his lips to the other, spreading them with her tongue.

Lightening flashed again.  A crash reverberated from above the porch, and a shower of sparks rained around them.

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