Review | Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

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29082755“Run. Because I turn into a very different person when no one’s looking.”

Published: October 1st, 2017

Publisher: Penelope Douglas LLC

Pages: 437

Series: Devil’s Night #2



5 Stars


The only ones who can hurt you are the ones you love.



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.


Ever since I read Corrupt back in 2015 I have been stalking book sites just waiting for this book to release. When I saw Penelope’s Instagram post that it was live (and on sale) I got right on Amazon and one-clicked it I was so excited. (Hint: this book and the first book are still on sale on Amazon if you don’t have them yet!)

This is my first New Adult book in a while as I started to veer more towards YA fantasy, but this book brought me right back. This reminded me why I loved New Adult romance so much. That giddy, toe curling, butterflies in your stomach type feeling that only a good sexy scene can give you. This book was everything I was hoping it would be and everything I needed. Unfortunately, my book hangover is now hitting me HARD.

One of the reasons I love this series so much is the darker element, I was constantly on the edge of my seat and I had this feeling like I was stuck in a horror movie the entire time (in a really good way). My heart was pounding and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. I never knew what was going to happen or when, and I was constantly waiting for all Hell to break loose. There were so many twists and turns and all these moments were I said “Oh, shit” out loud. It was honestly the best feeling, I haven’t been that ‘in’ to a book in a long time.

I really enjoyed both characters in this book as well. Banks was such a strong female lead, and I loved that she didn’t just fall right into Kai’s arms. One of my biggest pet peevs is when a ‘strong’ female character just falls for the bad guy right away, it seems unrealistic and kind of takes away the character’s strength. In this case, Banks and Kai were ‘together’ but each were still sticking to their guns about whose side they were on. It was more realistic in terms of what the story was going for, and I loved that aspect of it. Kai was just the all around perfect bad boy book boyfriend and I’m 100% totally in love with him at this moment.

This was one of those books where I didn’t want it to end. I couldn’t put it down and when I was out shopping or cleaning or at work I just couldn’t wait to get home and give this book my full attention. This series is one of my absolute favorites, and I really cannot wait for Kill Switch to go live next year. Here’s to another book hangover, and another year stalking Penelope’s social media!

Happy reading


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The Devil’s Night Series



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