Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Book Tour and Review: Innocence & Betrayal - Brittney Sahin

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Hidden Truths #2
Brittney Sahin
Releasing March 1st, 2016Reserved biochemist Ava Daniels has spent the last six months working on a top secret assignment for Homeland Security. One morning, after a night of finally letting loose, she discovers her lab empty and her boss missing. Interrogated by the very organization she works for, followed by unknowns, and attacked, Ava finds herself in search of answers as the clock winds down.

Aiden O’Connor, Irish born and raised, attempted to put his past behind him when he opened a bar in the heart of Boston. Until one night, when Ava Daniels shows up asking for help. She is like no other woman he has ever met—breathtakingly beautiful, brilliant, and in terrible danger. Once he learns the true nature of her problem, Aiden realizes she is the key to unlock his past . . . and perhaps to get a second chance.

Innocence & Betrayal, Book 2 of the Hidden Truths series, is a stand-alone novel that features appearances from some of your favorite characters in Book 1: Silenced Memories.

Hidden Truths is a new romantic suspense series, which features ex-Marines in these stand-alone novels--no cliffhangers. To avoid spoilers though, it is recommended that the books be read in order, as characters make cameo appearances in other novels. Each book in the series is riddled with mystery and romance, as lies and corruption are unraveled to reveal the truth.



Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing--never stopped imagining.

It wasn't until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students' advice and begin to write again.

In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of a spunky toddler and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

Ava doesn't know what to think, but she has to find Henry, her boss, who's gone missing along with the entire lab she used to work in. The highly secretive project leaves her with no one to talk to and when she's turned away from her own agency, she does something she'd never expected, take matters into her own hands. Hunting down Henry's family is one thing, finding his handsome nephew and getting him wrapped up in things is another. But Aiden has secrets of his own and protecting Ava comes before his deep seeded family hatred. She may hold all the answers to his past and be able to help him get a second chance.

My new found love of romance mixed with suspense can be perfectly explained by Innocence & Betrayal, book two in the Hidden Truths series. The characters, sexy, flawed, and guarded, the scenarios intense and full of suspense. The combination makes for some amazing attraction and instant chemistry, two people fighting for their lives and leaning on each other to ignore reality. I really enjoyed the concept of terrorism, running from the agency you expect to protect you, and finding a hot Irishman to help protect you. Ava is strong, she's nerdy, she's shy, but she's also incredibly beautiful and determined, a combination Aiden can't ignore. Aiden, our man of secrets, brings a lot of action to this book, both during fight scenes and bedroom scenes. He's got a rough family past that he hangs onto, military memories he can't let go of, and a secret that twists the entire story up. I really enjoyed the constant flow of feelings from both characters and both of their desires to fight whats going on between them, but being stuck so close together that they have to face them head on. 

While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I found myself wanting to know about the previous book's characters, Michael and Kate, so I will be going back to read it. There is a lot going on in this book, as long as terrorism doesn't spook you, it's definitely a worthy read. Brittney has done her research, created an incredibly believable plot with a wide range of characters, and I really recommend it.


  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing INNOCENCE & BETRAYAL today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Oh wow. Thank you for the great review! You made my day :-) And thank you for participating during the blog tour!


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