Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hidden Miles, by Claire Kingsley


“I wasn’t ready for this. Hannah deserved a man who was whole, not a broken shell. But I couldn’t resist her. Couldn’t resist this. It felt too good.
And would that be so bad? To have something that felt good for once?”


Title: Hidden Miles
Author: Claire Kingsley
Release Date: March 22, 2019


“I wasn’t ready for this. Hannah deserved a man who was whole, not a broken shell. But I couldn’t resist her. Couldn’t resist this. It felt too good.
And would that be so bad? To have something that felt good for once?”
My name is Leo Miles, and I’m not a hero.
I came home broken—wounded and scarred. It’s been five years, and I haven’t left my family’s land. Not once. It’s not much of a life, but with the way I look now, I prefer to stay hidden.
My only reprieve is her voice. I put on my headset, log in to my game, and she’s there. We talk while we play, sharing everything but our personal details. She’s my best friend—my happy place—even though I don’t know her real name.
Until one day, I hear a voice I recognize. She’s here, at my family’s winery. Meeting Hannah Tate in person rocks my world. And discovering she’s in trouble—serious trouble—changes everything.
Hannah is my every fantasy come true. And this badass gamer girl is determined to break through my defenses. But between the mess that is my life, and the threats to my family’s safety, I can’t be anyone’s hero, least of all hers.
But maybe we both need saving.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

It’s no secret that Claire Kingsley is one of my favorite authors. And I have loved every book in the Miles Family series. But I was REALLY anticipating Leo’s story the most. What made him tick? We knew he was an injured war vet, but what had happened? Would he ever leave the family’s winery?

Outside of his family, the only person Leo socializes with is his online gaming buddy, Gigz. Needless to say, he’s shocked when he hears her voice at a wedding reception being held at the family winery. He’s even more shocked when Gigz later tells him that she had an intense reaction to a Beast-like guy she saw at the winery. But Leo is so stunned that she found him attractive, the poor guy can’t speak up. The scene where he talks to Cooper is so sweet, my heart ached for Leo!

When fate intervenes and puts Hannah back at The winery, it’s hysterical that Coop is the one she runs into first. But it’s not a happily ever after for Leo and Hannah, because girlfriend has major situation she needs to extract herself from. With Leo’s help, she does… and the former soldier gets to play hero in the best possible way. With his awesome brothers behind him, naturally!

I love the slow burn between Hannah and Leo after that, once they become roommates. He is so tortured, and doesn’t think he deserves to be happy. Hannah breaks down all of his defenses, little by little, and brings Leo out of the darkness. In more ways than one. They are so perfectly matched, and I was so happy to see Leo step out of the shadows (not just with Hannah, but to protect his family as well) and get a well-deserved HEA.

Hidden Miles was everything I wanted to see happen for also, and more. All of my questions about Leo’s past were answered, and the throughline story of father Lawrence and what he’s done to the family was wrapped up in an awesome way. I’m so glad that Claire is kicking off her next series with half-sister Grace and giving Ben and Sharon a story, because I don’t want to say goodbye to this wacky family!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Claire Kingsley writes smart, sexy romances with sassy and often quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and ALL the big feels.

​She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

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