Werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers want to give their four-year-old twins, Kate and Logan, something their parents never had: a nice, normal holiday. No Pack responsibilities, no homicidal half-demons or power-hungry sorcerers to deal with – just the four of them, alone, at a chalet outside Ontario’s Algonquin Park.
Then a strange werewolf shows up at their door…while the town is buzzing about a young man, back from college, found half-eaten in the woods. And there’s the missing little girl …
With all the signs pointing to a rogue mutt with a taste for human flesh, Elena and Clay have no choice but to investigate. But are they the hunters – or the hunted?
Hidden finds Clay, Elena, and their twins on a family Christmas get-away. You can read this novella as a stand alone but it really helps if you’ve at least read the books in the series starring Clay and Elena. While there is a bit of sleuthing in the book, to me, the best part is seeing Clay and Elena in a very warm family setting. They are dealing with a major decision as parents. What and how soon do you tell your children things they really need to know. Clay and Elena, after a very rocky start to their relationship in previous books are depicted as a united couple in their child rearing. That’s not to say they agree on everything, they don’t. The novel shows their back and forth on a huge issue involving their children. It also shows their growth as characters. They discuss and listen to each other instead of just fighting about it. Over the series, Clay and Elena have fought a lot.
The twins. Kate and Logan, are larger than life. The reader learns more about their personalities and their thought processes. I fell in love with their characters. They are so different but complement each other nicely. You can actually see and feel Clay and Elena in their personalities.
Hidden gives additional insight to Elena’s insecurities as a pack master in training and Clay’s unconditional support. This novella is strong on Clay and Elena as a couple with a bit of mystery thrown in. To me, the rogue issue is almost an afterthought to give the novella some action. It plays okay in a novella where it would have been ho-hum in a novel.