Second of three in Robin Patchen’s Beauty in Flight trilogy, Beauty in Hiding continues the suspenseful tale begun in Beauty in Flight. Having fled Maryland and more than one threat, Harper Cloud and Red Burns take up residence in Nutfield, New Hampshire. Posing as Red’s granddaughter, Harper’s plans to lie low are jeopardized by Red’s memory issues and the generosity of their new landlord.
Sure that Jack Rossi must have an ulterior motive, Harper takes some time to warm up to him, even as she finds herself beginning to build relationships in the small town. And they are all thanks to Jack. But as expected, their randomly chose location does not go undiscovered and danger once again threatens by the end of this second installment.
Having a truly decent man take an interest in Harper, and her slow acceptance of idea of a man treating her decently, is an enjoyable development in what is very much the calm within the storm of her life in this series. But while this brief interlude sees Harper and Red tucked away and relatively safe, the tension and suspense never fully abate.
While introducing the possibility of romance and a decent life in Nutfield, all of the elements that made Beauty in Flight an enjoyable read are still in evidence. This is a series that should definitely be read in order, with the endings of the first two installments leaving the reader in anticipation of the next. Fortunately, the entire series is now available.
Beauty in Hiding (Beauty in Flight, #2) by Robin Patchen | JDO Publishing, January 2019 | ebook, 201 pages
This review refers to a digital copy received courtesy of the author to enable participation in review tour with JustReadTours. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.
Nutfield, New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who her enemies are.
Jack Rossi is mystified by his beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper, she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.
Derrick, Harper’s ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for what she’s put him through.
Harper and Jack grow closer, but so do her enemies. If the truth comes out, she may lose her freedom—or her life.