Hey lovely readers!
Soooo I’ve been avoiding writing this review for quite awhile. It’s a little difficult for me to right a not glowing review of a book by an author I adore. Now I’m not saying the book was bad, rather I just found it kind of difficult to get into. Let’s get to it!
Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark, it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.
But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?
You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me–and have ever since I was a girl–I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.
I will never betray him. So sit tight. On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.
You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.
No one can know what I’ve turned into. I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over. I want my life back.
But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be. So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out. I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.”
Alright so, I absolutely love Penelope Douglas and her books. She’s probably one of my top 3 favorite romance authors. I’m not sure why I waited to read the Devil’s Night series, but when I started I became obsessed and I flew through the three currently released books. Corrupt was absolutely captivating and scary and oh so good. So maybe I expected to automatically love Hideaway, but this one had a slightly different feel to it.
This whole story is a big mystery that the characters are working to unravel. Who is Kai’s mystery girl? What did he do that could get him in so much trouble? Is Damon still a threat? Now of course all of these things are meant to pull you in, and they certainly do. But for me I think I just didn’t care enough about Kai to love this book as much as the first. Kai is really struggling after the events of Corrupt and throughout the book he’s trying very hard to get back to his former self. I had a bit of a hard time believing Kai’s struggles. But I very much did enjoy the overall story of the secret floor in a hotel and the groups search for Damon.
I really loved Banks. Her whole story is so interesting and heartbreaking. It was really cool to see her character development throughout the book. And of course her connection to the Devil’s Night boys is a very interesting discovery 😉 I did appreciate what this book added to the overall series, but this book itself was just a bit on the slow pacing side for me. Definitely worth a read and you should read it if you love the Devil’s Night series!
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads