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Hush (A Tangleheart Romantic Suspense) [Kindle Edition]

Carey Baldwin
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Scintillating suspense" - Cindy Gerard, New York Times Best-selling author

A romantic suspense novella (100 pages) from award winner, Carey Baldwin: Anna Kincaid was the turned-down page corner in the book of Charlie Drexler's life. When the reformed bad boy returns to his hometown of Tangleheart, Texas to make peace with his dark past and make amends to those he's wronged, he's also hoping for a second chance at love with the girl he left behind.

Charlie "Drex" Drexler was the love of Anna's life but she never found the courage to tell him. Not surprising, since silence was a way of life for Anna. When her mother left town, abandoning seven-year old Anna and her big sister Simone, Anna didn't speak above a whisper for years. Now Charlie's back looking to reconnect and Anna's big sister and infant nephew have suddenly gone missing.

Will Anna find her voice in time to save her beloved sister? And can Drex and Anna mend their broken hearts while dodging bullets and racing to bring mother and baby home safely? Coming home has never been this sexy...or this dangerous.

Editorial Reviews


"Engaging, witty, intelligent and fresh.  Add in hot romance and scintillating suspense and Carey Baldwin has penned a winner!" ~Cindy Gerard, New York Times Best-selling author on First Do No Evil

"A dazzling talent." ~Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"Already a huge fan of Carey Baldwin's talent in suspense I didn't expect anything else from her here and I wasn't disappointed. Hush's complexity, its twists and turns keep you guessing right up to the moment all is revealed, all the while keeping the second chance at love alive and steamy."~ Unwrapping Romance

From the Author

Thanks for reading Hush! I hope you enjoy the story. Hush is based in part on my novella Solomon's Wisdom which was previously published in the charity anthology Three Weddings and a Murder (a limited edition anthology published as part of a fundraising effort- the anthology is no longer available).

Product Details

  • File Size: 272 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491215372
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carey Baldwin (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DTK5C10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demands to be read! July 13, 2013
By carmen
Format:Kindle Edition
My only criticism is that it's over. I love a man pining for the one that got away! And when the woman doesn't resist (too much) and react out of spite to "show him!", I'm an even bigger fan.

Beautiful, descriptive writing! Charlie was charming and swoon-worthy and Anna was quietly confident and courageous. I know I'm thankful to Ms. Baldwin for allowing us to visit Tangleheart and fall in love with Hush.

REVIEW: I could not wait to read Hush by Carey Baldwin! Do you remember how I gushed over First Do No Evil (I'm sure you can access it here, by the way!)? I put the family to bed (Albert didn't need much prodding) and sunk right in! It started off so descriptive, so lovely, so swoon-worthy...I tweeted my love for it before I was done with the first chapter! Without further delay...Charlie Drexler ran away from his problems 6 years ago, but breaking hearts left deadly impressions and he's back in Tangleheart, Texas to right those wrongs. Will the town be so welcoming? Anna, aka "the one who got away", sure isn't. And the more Charlie looks at her and calls her "Peaches", the more she's fighting herself for resisting! Once you meet Charlie...who would want to?!

Anna Kincaid was the turned-down page corner in the book of Charlie Drexler's life. With a placeholder like Anna he had to question his decision to skip ahead in the first place.

In all fairness, the suicide of Charlie's ex-girlfriend, Megan, was the impetus behind his departure. What weighed heaviest on his conscience, however, was that his too quick escape resulted in losing contact with his best friend, Anna. Back in Tangleheart (pretty apropos), Charlie is resigned to facing his demons.

What he hadn't prepared for was this. This neutral look on her face.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another hit for Carey Baldwin July 16, 2013
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I adore reading and what I love even more is reading a novella what keeps me glue to each page until I devour it in one sitting. That's exactly what HUSH by Carey Baldwin did, it's a delicious, small town, gritty suspense romance that I could totally see myself reading again.

I love the fact that I never felt rushed or hurried through the story. The characters where complex, life like, and the story was detailed enough that it didn't feel lacking. And all this done in under 100 pages.

Well Done Ms. Baldwin.

This is the second book by Carey Baldwin I have read and I must say that I'm looking forward to her next book, whatever that may be. She is a must read author for this reviewer.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense-filled Read! July 8, 2013
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Author Carey Baldwin has a wonderful talent for creating protagonists who are as smart and likable as they are resourceful--people you'd actually want to be friends with. This novella's small town setting plus the gritty mystery are the perfect ingredients for a quick, suspense-filled read. Fans of FIRST DO NO EVIL will love HUSH. And vice versa.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A small town tragedy six years ago sets up this mystery that's full of secrets and complex relationships.

Tangleheart, Texas is the backdrop for what looks like a suicide that affects the lives of many. Charlie Drexler didn't have a good home life. The one good thing he did have was a friendship with a young quite girl named Anna that he wished could be so much more. After breaking up with his girlfriend Megan and going off to work on the pipelines he returns home after hearing she isn't taking the breakup well. Before he gets to see her she commits suicide and Charlie leaves Tangleheart and Anna whose always been in love with him behind and joins the Army.

Six years later he comes home hoping to win back the girl he never forgot. But with guilt still deep inside him from Megan's death and the loss of this platoon in Afghanistan Charlie is still trying to heal emotionally. Anna who's not ready to forgive Charlie for leaving her all those years ago doesn't make things easy for him.

Along with Charlie and Anna the supporting cast of Anna's sister Simone and her husband Nate who was Charlie's good friend in high school round out what turns into a suspense when Simone goes missing with her young son and Charlie finds out that maybe Megan didn't kill herself. With an attempt on Anna's life and the search for Simone the story wraps up with a shocking conclusion.

Even though this was a short novel you still got the feel of a good small town mystery with plenty of angst and a good romance.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrills and Passion July 7, 2013
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An exciting novella that catches you with its suspense and keeps you with its wonderful characters. I loved seeing Anna grow and find her voice. And Charlie is dreamy- I especially enjoyed his playfulness. Together, they have a great mix of chemistry, sweetness and broken hearts. I would never have guessed the ending- I was totally gripped and couldn't read fast enough to find out what happened next. I was gripped by the mystery and rooting for Charlie and Anna to overcome their past and fall in love again. Just what I want from romantic suspense! Great read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Chose a 5 star rating, due to the book itself. It was one of the best novellas I have read. In the entirety, it was very well written and clear about the characters. It was easy to fall in love with the characters, and even being a novella, the plot was fulfilling and didn't leave any important details out. I would most definitely recommend to others. It's a smooth read, something to read while inside on a rainy day. Knowing so many avid readers, I have already passed on the title and told others to look it up and read it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
This is About young love that causes pain and loss then a reconnection and a mystery solved. It is a sweet read.
Published 7 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Short Story
This was actually a pretty thorough short story.......all the points necessary were made. There were twists and turns and well outlined characters. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Susan
1.0 out of 5 stars Could not believe one of her books.
Loved Loved her other two books I read. This one not so much. Sadly, I did not like nor would I be able to recommend.
Published 1 month ago by Dixiecash
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
I thought this was okay. It was easy to get into even if there was a little confusion in the beginning. The writing was good too. But by the end I wasn't over the moon over it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by elgato
5.0 out of 5 stars Hush
Great story of love that last with a mystery thrown in for added interest in the story.could not put down.
Published 2 months ago by Bertha Belt
3.0 out of 5 stars Rewritten from an earlier version
Hush is an expanded and rewritten version of the story Soloman's Wisdom in Three Weddings And A Murder, a limited release 2012 anthology that is no longer for sale. Read more
Published 2 months ago by E. A. Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline kept me reading from the first page to the last in one sitting. The characters were absolutely brilliant and the turn of events was great. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Loved it ! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to give it a try. I don't think you'll be sorry you took the time to read it -- I know I'm not.
Published 2 months ago by Tink
3.0 out of 5 stars Hush
This was a quick read. It was well written. It had a bit of mystery to it, but a lot more sex than I need or want in a book.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING GOOD BOOK
Published 4 months ago by NORMA L CUMMINGS
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More About the Author

Carey Baldwin is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. She loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.

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