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Hidden Fires

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  2,790 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
Hidden Fires
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Vision (first published 1982)
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Sep 29, 2014 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In 1800s Texas, a wealthy matriarch makes a scandalous offer to a preacher's daughter: to marry, in name only, her rebellious son. Now, embroiled in a nightmare of distrust and betrayal, the innocent young lady must try to melt the ice of hatred around the playboy's heart.

I enjoyed this one. One of her older books. Maybe the reason it has stood the test of time is because it is a Historical. I find a lot of her older books set in the 80s or 90s are just too dated.

“Don’t be afraid of loving t
Sep 26, 2016 Viri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acabo de darme cuenta de que este libro ya lo había leído... que mal que no lo recordará antes. En serio, ha sido como "oh, y luego pasara esto, no sé cómo pero lo sé" y pasaba hahahha le pongo 3 estrellas porque no recordaba el libro y no pienso volver a leerlo. No sé si saben, pero NUNCA he releído un libro en mi vida. No quiero empezar con este hahaha. Lo que puedo decir es que la narración de la autora es tan simple, natural y atrayente como en sus otras novelas, me encanta como escribe y la ...more
First published on my birth year, Hidden Fires by Sandra Brown is a romance that stands true to the test of time. Trust on Sandra, one of my all time favorite authors to deliver a romance as sizzling as hot coals and a story that is so engrossing that I couldn’t bear to let this one go even for a minute. Even being the second time round that I was reading this, I was completely riveted on the events that took place in the novel, a woman’s hatred and vindictive and controlling behavior that drive ...more
Mar 13, 2016 Tanya rated it it was amazing
FANTASTIC BOOK!!! I love Sandra Brown, absolutely love get books!!! I really enjoyed this book, I went through an emotional rollercoaster with this book. I cried and constantly had a lump in my throat. Did I mentioned how much I loved it???! My only regret is how long I waited to get to this book. Why!?!!??!
5 Amazing Stars

This book was

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I had the greatest pleasure that this book was my very first read and my introduction to the romance books many years ago and to say that holds a very special place in my hart is not enough.

I simple love this book and with every re read and they were many and will be many more to come i have the same feeling. Like it's the first time. Sandra Brown was the author who make me to fell in love with the romance books and i don't regret it. She is really in class by it se
La leí varias veces en estos años, sólo que ahora le hago un review.
Me gustan los protagonistas rebeldes y despeinados, con un whisky en la mano y semblante abatido (se me aparece la imagen de un joven Marlon Brando), así que todo lo que sea parecido es muy atractivo para mí. Y ella es una pobre inocente que no tiene idea de la vida pero va madurando, y eso es, también, lo que me encanta de una protagonista... Ergo, esta es una de mis novelas favoritas.
Sandra Brown no falla es el suspenso y te m
Dec 15, 2015 -Ya rated it really liked it
Recommended to -Ya by: Oana
Shelves: hr, sandra-brown
Good lord. Hidden Fires is definitely packed with the good, the bad, and the very ugly. The storyline isn’t really unique, but the characters, angsty drama seriously make this old book a great pick for fans of Sandra Brown.
May 08, 2016 [Aengell] rated it liked it
Really not comparable to what SB writes nowadays, but still easily better than many other similar HRs out there.
Rachel Regina
Overall rating: 5 stars!

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Brandy *Ahviel*
Lauren Holbrook leaves South Carolina for Texas in hopes that Ben Lockett will be there to help give her a new life. A life different than the one she had.
When she arrives in Texas it is as Ben described it except for the fact he is not there waiting for her and she is kept waiting in the heat. When the station manager realizes he quickly gathers her up and transports her to the Lockett's where she learns of Ben's death. From that point on her life is about bargains, empty promises and manipulat
Nov 23, 2010 nurmawati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ini ttg lauren, si ce yatim piatu yang terpaksa pergi ke daerah yang dia gak kenal karena terpaksa...
di tempat tinggalnya dia dipaksa merit sama co jahat yang hampir memperkosa dia dan keluarga angkatnya lebih percaya sama pengakuan si co daripada pengakuan berangkatlah dia ke texas buat bekerja sebagai sekretaris dari istri mr. ben yang berbaik hati menawarkan dia pekerjaan .....
sampainya di sana dia baru tau kalo ben locket udah meninggal.....jadilah dia ketemu sama O
A marriage of convience a popular theme of romance and this one has a bad boy twist. The bad boy is sexy, angry, and unwilling to love anyone- a real selfish guy who is the perfect magnet for Lauren a native and kind woman. Set in early 1900's on a Texas ranch the wilderness of the land and passion which of course is filled with torment makes this a fun western romance!
This is probably one of my favorite Sandra Brown books, if not my most favorite. This is a book that I can, and have, read over and over again and never grow bored.
Bowie Preeyaporn
Sep 28, 2015 Bowie Preeyaporn rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Para quem não sabe, Sandra Brown começou a sua carreira como autora de romances históricos, sob vários pseudónimos. Este foi um desses livros, publicado originalmente sob o pseudónimo Laura Jordan. Ganhei o livro no Goodreads e, para ser sincera estava um bocadinho receosa, porque a Sandra Brown é uma das minhas autoras favoritas. Mas afinal não tinha nada que recear...

Hidden Fires é a história de um casamento de conveniência, entre Lauren, uma jovem órfã e desamparada e Jared, um rebelde playbo
Jun 05, 2010 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Call me weird but I like a romance novel that has tension in it and I enjoy them when the true feelings of love are not expressed until the end. I enjoy a book where the characters fight their feelings and the books where the characters become intimate early on & express their undying love after the first time gets on my nerves.It also had a good amount of drama that was spread out well throughout. The one downside I found was the sex "scenes". I'm all about the steamy sex but I found the se ...more
Lynsey A
This book was surprising. I thought it would be all hateful hero and annoying heroine throughout. Not at all. Oh the hero could be hateful but they did have some good moments together.

This was a very enjoyable read.
May 27, 2012 Rebekah rated it did not like it
I'm not a huge fan of any male character who calls women sluts, drinks heavily and constantly, "accidentally" hits the female character twice, and acts like a child 90% of the time. Not the author's best work.
Diah Didi
Aug 09, 2010 Diah Didi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown, own
One of my friend recommended it to me. And I loved it! As Sandra Brown's fans who read almost all of her books, especially those that were translated to Indonesian, I was kinda surprised to know that she wrote this kind of story. Unfortunately it hadn't been translated yet.
Jun 20, 2015 Cindi rated it liked it
Don't really like historical novels. Not into Victorian times. But for some reason I enjoy books about the old west. This book was good and kept you guessing.
Bruna Vraničić Vujević
May 17, 2015 Bruna Vraničić Vujević rated it it was amazing
Predivna ljubavna priča! Vrlo dinamična radnja i simpatični likovi.
Shelley Knee
Dec 29, 2016 Shelley Knee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The old west

Really enjoyed the story, the characters, the suspense and the excitement. Love that time in history. Interesting twist at the end.
Jan 08, 2017 Jgratri rated it it was amazing
Sandra Brown never ceases to bore you. I am not much on cowboy romance, but this book had all the twist and turns of the other books have read by her
Dec 11, 2016 Celina rated it it was amazing
I've read this book so many times and I still love it!!
Jan 15, 2017 Mandie rated it really liked it
This was an amazing book. There were so many times I hated to put this book down. I fell in love with Jared and Lauren. I would hate Jared then I would love him. I really feel like the only couple issues I had with this book is that I fell in love throughout the book and the ending just came so fast compared to the rest of this book. :( ....I wanted chapters on the rescue...More at the end with Olivia...I think the end just happened so fast like there was a limit on how many pages could be place ...more
Oct 04, 2016 Penny rated it it was ok
I gave up on this one, thinking it was one of her new books, but it was old-school for sure and I just couldn't waste anymore of my precious reading time on it.
Feb 12, 2016 Kelly rated it it was ok
'Hidden Fires' was a quick, light read that whiled away a few lazy afternoon hours without engaging the brain. Well maybe once or twice my brain kicked up a fuss at some of the 'plot points'. Overall I quite enjoyed the main plot, though felt it was a little unfocused at times, and loved the supporting cast of characters, but would say that the leading couple ruined the novel for me.

Jared was essentially a womaniser and alcoholic who spent half of the book being emotionally, and even physically
Tracy Westmeier
Sep 15, 2016 Tracy Westmeier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Although the reader knows the roughness will succumb to her innocence, this is a truly rough ride into true love. Brown does an incredible job of bringing the reader into the time and nuance of the rugged terrain and rough and tumble life leading to sweet and unconditional love. Wish she could've written my life's story.
Dec 13, 2011 LindyLouMac rated it it was ok
I registered a book at!

This arrived in my postbox at the end of last year along with a give away I won by the same author Fanta C. I must admit to being disappointed that both these titles were originally published in the 1980's! I doubt I would have entered the give away had I realised this. I have enough trouble keeping up with new titles.

I was very disappointed in this mainly as stated above, never mind I will be more careful when
Feb 14, 2016 Lizzy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O que pensar de um herói que diz: Obrigado por me amar!? Esta frase é uma breve degustação de mais um romance arrebatador de Sandra Brown. Uma história cheia de intrigas, traição, cobiça, sensualidade e amor verdadeiro. O tema de fundo é um casamento de conveniência totalmente inesperado para a jovem Lauren. A heroína é vítima de um absurdo engano, de modo que não teve alternativa senão aceitar a atraente proposta de Ben, um texano bem sucedido, no sentido de que ela se tornasse a secretária de ...more
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“Jared hadn’t planned it, had never even thought about it, but he couldn’t control taking complete possession of her mouth with a bruising kiss. He wanted to insult her, to further humiliate her, to shatter her damned poise. But her body was so female, her lips so soft, warm, virginal, that what had been hurtful and brutal became tender, seeking, questioning.” 7 likes
“Lauren could smell the starch that kept Jared’s shirtfront crisp, which blended intoxicatingly with tobacco and champagne. When he spoke in confidential tones to the silly woman, Lauren could feel the vibration of his voice in his chest. The bank director’s wife moved away, and still Jared retained his possessive hold on her. His hand trembled slightly as his thumb moved upward and lightly stroked the side of her breast. Or did she only imagine it? Lauren thought she would die from the constriction in her chest that pounded up into her throat and sought release in a small moan.
Another guest walked toward them. Slowly, reluctantly, the strong fingers were withdrawn, leaving behind an imprint on Lauren’s skin as scorching as a brand.”
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