Book Author: Penelope Douglas
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"Hideaway" by Penelope Douglas is a thrilling journey that will leave you breathless. Set in the shadows of a city, the story revolves around a mysterious hotel called The Pope. This hotel, ailing and dark, sits abandoned, surrounded by a forgotten mystery. The protagonist, Banks, is a strong and determined woman who has known the enigmatic Kai Mori since she was a girl. Kai, a man who has transformed himself to survive a three-year prison sentence for a crime he would gladly commit again, seeks something hidden within the hotel.
He believes Banks can help him find it. As the story unfolds, Banks and Kai's relationship evolves, revealing hidden emotions and secrets. The plot thickens on Devil's Night, a night of mischief and mayhem, where the hunt for the truth begins. Will Kai find what he seeks? Or will he realize that what he's looking for is closer than he thinks? Dive into this gripping tale of suspense, mystery, and romance to find out!
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Date Published: October 2, 2017
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Hideaway: Main Characters
Banks: A strong, determined woman who has known hardship and struggle. She is fiercely loyal, especially to her brother Damon, and is not easily scared or pushed around. Her strength is evident when she stands up to Kai and his friends, refusing to betray Damon.
Kai Mori: A man transformed by his time in prison, Kai is driven and relentless in his quest. He is protective of Banks, a trait that becomes more pronounced as their relationship evolves. His determination is shown when he relentlessly pursues the truth about the hotel, despite the obstacles in his path.
Damon: Banks’ brother and the antagonist of the story. He is a complex character with a cruel and vile nature. Despite this, he shares a unique bond with Banks, who remains loyal to him throughout most of the story.
Loyalty: This is shown through Banks’ unwavering loyalty to Damon, even when he uses her for his own benefit.
Transformation: Kai’s transformation from a prisoner to a man on a mission is a key theme in the book. His journey shows that people can change and adapt to their circumstances.
Love: The evolving relationship between Banks and Kai explores the theme of love. Despite their differences and the secrets they keep, their love for each other grows stronger throughout the story.
Truth and Deception: The mystery of the hotel and Damon’s true intentions provide a backdrop for the exploration of truth and deception. The characters must navigate through lies and half-truths to uncover the reality of their situation.
Survival: Both Banks and Kai are survivors in their own right. Banks has survived a harsh life, while Kai has survived a prison sentence. Their survival instincts drive them as they navigate through the challenges they face.