Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town!


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By Blake Roland
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 9 hours.

“Nothing is going to keep us apart.”

Dalton Powell has been living a lie. Terrified of coming out as bisexual, he’s given up on romance. Instead, he finds solace in hard work on his family’s struggling ranch. But his life is turned upside down as his past mistakes come back to haunt him—and steal his heart.

Thomas Reed never expected to come back to Hidden Creek. Old wounds are reopened as he returns to his family’s ranch and finds himself face to face with the last person he ever wanted to see again: Dalton. Despite his initial distrust, Thomas can’t deny the overpowering attraction between them.

Letting go of the past is hard when their families’ generations-long feud throws up obstacles at every turn. Forgiveness never comes easy, but they are determined to prove to their families that love really can overcome anything. But can they hold themselves together long enough to succeed?

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains romantic horseback rides, a thrilling rodeo, and a kiss that could finally end a bitter feud.

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

This book is something special! Healing and Heartfelt!!

I loved this one. Dalton and Thomas have an unfortunate past and I really liked how Blake approached this. Bullying through silence can be just as bad as being the instigator. Dalton has regretted his treatment of Thomas for as long as he’s known him and I felt for Dalton’s secrets and heartbreak. Fear can cause people to do unwise things and I’m glad we got to see both Dalton and Thomas grow from their pasts, heal and become better and stronger for it.

I felt for Thomas and his conflicting feelings and struggles as he tries to re-adjust to his new life back in Hidden Creek. He feels like a failure but must brush himself off and face his past to move forward. I like his journey and strength and how he continued to stay out and round even when it was hard. It was great to see familiar faces in this story and how the town has changed and is growing with the times and support.

I felt this story had a little bit of an underlying Romeo and Juliet or really, Romeo & Romeo element to it, with the two waring and competing families, always trying to outdo each other and Dalton and Thomas coming together despite it all. I loved the Bi awakening Dalton was able to get through and the growth and healing both characters and their families when through was beautifully written. This was a truly special read.

I loved it and can’t wait for more from Blake and more from Hidden Creek!!!

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51C7pd0bNBL._SL500_-2Realize (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4, Book 2)
By Susan Hawke
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 7 hours and 48 minutes.

“What we have can’t be faked.”

Max Jackson’s life is pretty close to perfect—except that he’s secretly in love with his straight best friend and roommate. He’s got his dream job and a family he secretly pretends are his own. But they aren’t… no matter how much he might wish it were true.

After the tragic death of his wife, Parker Wilson didn’t have time to wallow in grief—not when he had two young children to raise. He’s not looking for romance or a new partner. He doesn’t need one anyway… he has his life-long buddy Max to help him through every struggle.

When Parker loses his job and can’t afford his daughter’s pricey insulin, Max suggests fake marriage for insurance coverage. Since he’s already a second parent to Parker’s cute kids, it should be easy… until the marriage becomes a little too real.

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains dad jokes, a pair of kids that will steal your heart, and more heat than a Texas summer.

Book Links:
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.25 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

A brilliant demisexual tale with healing, hope, and deep friendship.

The first chapter of this story is devastating and I’ll admit it had me in tears and hugging my loved ones close. As the story progresses we see the process of grief and moving forward for Parker and his children. Max is a pillar of strength and always there for them, however, he can be and 3 years later they have formed a little defacto family of sorts. Max loves Parker with all his heart and always has. He wants Parker in his life and loves the kids as his own. For Parker, the hits just keep on coming and for the love of his daughter, he enters into a fake marriage with Max. With the fake wedding being able to solve some of his problems, he thinks; why not?

When a fake marriage turns into a (rather large) backyard family wedding, feelings change and emotions are tested. I really enjoyed this approach to a fake marriage and its organic progression into more. I enjoyed the demisexuality being discovered and thank Susan for not including any stupidity or second-guessing. Once they realized they were more they stuck to it and I loved that! Max and Parker are so good together and I loved the family dynamics. I’d have to say the book may have started with sad tears but it definitely ended with happy ones. An ending with all the feels that you just can’t help but smile! This story is a really great addition to Hidden Creek Season 4!!

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Rescue (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4, Book 3)
By Alison Hendricks
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 8 hours and 1 minute

“I don’t need you to rescue me.”

Tiberius “The Beast” Caulville is the bad boy of the NFL: an arrogant PR nightmare who doesn’t care about his public image. But when an off-season fight lands him in hot water, he’s forced to hide out in Hidden Creek and clean up his act with the help of the one person who doesn’t buy it.

Caleb Brower has lived in the shadow of his manipulative ex-boyfriend for years. One breakout client will give him the freedom he needs if he can withstand that client’s outrageously inappropriate behavior. But Caleb is used to entitled athletes and can tell there’s more to Ty than the mask he wears.

Volunteering at his uncle’s dog rescue could save Ty—or bury him under the fears he thought he’d left behind. Caleb can’t help being drawn to the broken man beneath the bluster, and soon business gets personal. Can he show the rest of the world the sweetheart Ty really is?

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains a pair of irresistible rescue dogs, a Beast who’s really a softie, and plenty of healing for two lost souls.

Book Links:
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

A beautiful story where there is much more than meets the eye!

I loved the intrigue Alison created throughout this story. We only learn small pieces of each character as their journey unfolds and their pasts collide with the present. I loved Ty and his truely wonderful and caring hidden nature. He is always protecting someone and has a heart of gold. He is able to overcome some of his greatest fears and trauma from his past to help a desperate dog in need! I found this part and Ty’s overall healing really touching and relatable. I loved that this story focused on the characters individually more so than “just another love story”. I felt there was real relatable depth to both these characters and the fact that they were attracted to each other was a bonus and happened organically even if lust was ever-present.

I felt for Caleb and his asshole ex’s pestering and interfering and I’m so glad he was able to finally stand up for himself and let himself accept and care for Ty. There were definitely some hard moments and challenges for both characters throughout this story but I loved the growth, healing, care, and love at every turn.

A beautiful addition to the Men of Hidden Creek and the perfect example of why this town is so special!! I loved it!

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Reveal (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4, Book 4)
By HJ Welch
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 8 hours and 47 minutes.

“I wish this were real with you.”

Geeky Jason Miller has never really been with a man, and his bullying colleagues at NASA know it. But when an innocent white lie gets out of hand, Jason never would have guessed his gorgeous-but-straight childhood friend would leap to his rescue.

Firefighter Channing Forster saves people every day, so when protecting his former next-door neighbor turns into faking a relationship for a work getaway, he doesn’t hesitate. As the weekend goes on, though, Channing starts to think that he doesn’t just see cute Jason Miller as a buddy anymore.

Are Channing’s feelings for Jason real enough that he could be his first? Jason needs to accept his true self before he can love another. But when his colleagues and boss discover his many secrets, will he lose everything forever, including Channing?

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains not-so-fake boyfriends, a stowaway kitty, and enough fireworks to out-shine the Fourth of July.

Book Links:
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

Pure Magic!!

I have only just found HJ Welch and their stories are truly magical. I feel their empathy, talent, and passion in every word of their stories and this one is just as amazing as the last!

Poor clueless Channing will melt your heart and make you laugh throughout this whole story! When he jumps in to help a childhood friend he doesn’t truly realize how much his life is going to change but it’s an adorable journey to watch. I loved his care and friendship for Jason and his somewhat cluelessness is adorkable, funny and endearing!

Now Jason is a special character! I felt of him from the start and could feel every dig and frustration along with him. I loved his innocence and smarts, his humor and guts. As the story went on Jason opened up and was finally able to discover and embrace himself in a way that felt cathartic to read and I feel like I was on that journey with him. This is probably weird but I feel like Jason spoke to me and people like me, who are still learning and discovering themselves especially with regards to gender identity.

HJ’s writing (especially the last few chapters) feels like the perfect hug that makes you feel like it’s all going to be okay (even if you don’t know who you are yet). I wish I could have Kris (& Jason) give me a makeover and help me discover myself though! I found this book really special and like it spoke to me on another level! This one will stay with me! I just loved it!!

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Rise (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4, Book 5)
By J Hayden Bailey
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes.

“You’re the sweetest thing at the Fair.”

After leaving the military, Todd Hudson has avoided putting down roots, living with his best friends in Hidden Creek. Entering the Summer Fair baking contest sounds like a sweet time. The cute guy he takes home the night before the competition runs away, but he hasn’t seen the last of him.

Charlie Deacon never puts himself first—in bed, at work, or in life. His rescue dog, Geri, is his only company at home. Pressured to enter the baking contest, he doesn’t expect to find the hunk he regrets ditching. The competition forbids fraternizing, but their bubbling feelings are rising to the surface.

Charlie and Todd couldn’t be more opposite, and they fit together like chocolate and caramel… but they only have a week together. When Charlie’s bullying father and Todd’s career call, can they make it work when the Fair packs up for the year?

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains a naughty half-Daschund, a giant fairground prize teddy bear, and kisses hotter than fresh-baked cupcakes.

Book Links:
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.25 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

A matched baked in heaven!!

Frustratingly fun! There was so much back and forth and second-guessing throughout this whole story that I just wanted to scream “talk to each other!” “say what you really feel!!!” and I know it’s easy for me to say and hard to do in real life but OMG the frustration LOL. I’ve got to hand it to J Hayden though, that if it wasn’t so well written and crafted I wouldn’t have been as invested in the characters and wouldn’t be as frustrated as I had become.

While Charlie and Todd are opposites they are also so similar and want the same things in life with the same love and care everyone wants. I enjoyed their journey and the lust that seemed to be either sparking or simmering between the two. I feel they matched each other well and once they could finally communicate properly they could finally move forward how they were meant too!

I loved this story and now I need all the recipes!!! So good, deliciously sweet and wonderfully written. Another winner for Hidden Creek!!!

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Redemption (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 4, Book 6)
By E. Davies
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Listening Length: 9 hours and 54 minutes

“I’ll make up my own mind about you.”

Months after he was mugged in Houston, legal secretary Jasper Barnes is still hiding out in Hidden Creek. Self-defense classes would boost his confidence. Problem is, the guy offering them is Chad Allaback, and he has a reputation, to say the least. So why does Jasper feel an irresistible pull toward him?

Six months after his wakeup call, Chad is too afraid of his past to reach out to those around him in his hometown. Accepting help from Jasper when he finds out he’s about to lose his home is the hardest thing he’s done. Can he really change now?

Self-defense lessons quickly turn into a sizzling, secret connection. When neither man is sure if they can trust their heart to the other, they hit a breaking point all too quickly. It’s going to take a Hidden Creek miracle to heal their scars and find redemption in each other’s arms.

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains a changed man, gossip text chains, and a sassy twink kissing his unexpected savior.

Book Links:
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5

A perfect, powerful and redeeming redemption story! Proves how valuable second chances can be!

I haven’t read the previous seasons of the Men of Hidden Creek, so didn’t know the troubling past of Chad and his previous actions. However, I felt Ed was able to draw us into Chad’s life, mind and past regrets that I didn’t really feel like I was missing anything. I felt for Chad and his overwhelming regret, guilt and his desire to change and grow in spite of his past actions and less than savory dealings. Chad wants to change and is trying so, so hard.

My heart did break at various points throughout this story as Chad had to face many roadblocks, the backlash from the town and continually face being seen as the same ‘disgrace’ he felt he was before.

I loved Jasper, his story and his attraction to Chad, that, thankfully he doesn’t fight and decides to make up his own mind about the person in front of him rather than judge Chads past. As they both face their own hardships, I loved the simmering attraction and fledgling relationship they start in spite of it all. There back and forth and miscommunication is endearingly adorable and I felt Jasper and Chad are perfectly matched and make each other want to better versions of themselves!

This was an emotional read but I loved it! A fantastic redemption story to prove people can change and heal from the guilt and mistakes of their pasts!

As with this whole season of Hidden Creek Nick’s narration is fantastic!

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