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Black Hills Secrets (Black Hills #4)

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Blake Phails is struggling with the loss of his best friend and brother-in-arms. He is desperately choking back the guilt of not dying and now must face the emptiness of the world alone. It is difficult to find peace anywhere and home, well, he has no idea where that even might be. It is not a concept he is well acquainted with.

His mother gave him a picture. There was a d
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Paperback, 246 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Annette
Jan 26, 2015 Annette rated it really liked it
I have a soft spot for broken soldiers. Blake is just so perfect, and yet all he sees is the mess his life has become. A notation on the back of a photo is about to change his life in more ways than one. Bailey's holding on by a thread that is ready to snap, her flat tire is about to change her life. What an amazing story of love, hope and healing. I have not had a chance to read the first books in this series and yet I felt I knew every character. Very well written and truly shows the struggles ...more
Kat
Jan 30, 2015 Kat rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance lovers
Recommended to Kat by: Me
This series keeps getting better and better.

I have followed Author A.C Wilson since I was gifted Black Hills Angel to review. I have a secret hankering to be a cowgirl - ride the plains, mountains on the back of a horse and reading this series is an escape into that world for me.

In this story the book features on Blake Phails, who is struggling with the death of his brother-in-arms. He is desperately choking back the guilt of not dying and now must face the emptiness of the world alone.

Seriously
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Angela Cruz
Feb 01, 2015 Angela Cruz rated it it was amazing
This is a young adult contemporary romance. This is the forth book in the Black Hills Secrets series, but this can be read as a stand alone. I have not read the other books and was not lost in the story. But I now want to read the other books. I recommend this for teens and older. This story pulls at all the heart strings, it is a tearjerker. This book is very descriptive and somehow you can feel the emotions yourself. I normally am not interested in military romance but this book is wonderful. ...more
ByoBook Club
Feb 01, 2015 ByoBook Club rated it really liked it
Shelves: diane
Loved it!

Bailey Campbell and Blake Phails meet by chance and again by fate. Both are struggling with pasts that refuse to let them move forward with their lives though for very different reasons.
Bailey continues to live in Hot Springs, the small town she grew up in, even though she has few friends and knows many of the residents don’t take a positive view of her or her small family. Her stepfather is abusive but she needs to be strong for her young sister Taryn. In a few more years, Bailey knew
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Sara
Dec 29, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**A complimentary copy was provided in change for an honest review.**

The fourth in the Black Hills Series, Black Hills Secrets is a return to Hot Springs, South Dakota and several characters from the prior books: Lacey and Travis, Andy and Matt, Garrett and Rayne and Nora and Randy. This book though, while including them, focuses on Blake, a decorated veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

He is suffering from PTSD, and the pain of losing a comrade that he considered to be his brother in that war. Fr
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Diane
Jan 09, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it
Loved it!

Bailey Campbell and Blake Phails meet by chance and again by fate. Both are struggling with pasts that refuse to let them move forward with their lives though for very different reasons.
Bailey continues to live in Hot Springs, the small town she grew up in, even though she has few friends and knows many of the residents don’t take a positive view of her or her small family. Her stepfather is abusive but she needs to be strong for her young sister Taryn. In a few more years, Bailey knew
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reading the sheets
Feb 01, 2015 reading the sheets rated it it was amazing
Blake has lost his best friend he was like a brother to him and the only family Blake had.He feels the guilt for still being alive he feels alone with no place he calls home.He has a picture given to him by his mother a small town called Hot Springs so he decides to go there.
Bailey hasn’t the best of lives her step father is abusive he keeps Bailey in her place by threatening her half sister,she longs to be free and lives for riding her horse .Bailey keeps her life hidden until a broken soldier
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Indies Heart
Jan 31, 2015 Indies Heart rated it it was amazing
This is the best one yet of the Black Hills Series! A.C. Wilson has delivered a story that will live in your heart long after you finish reading it. With a story line that so many can relate to, it takes a lot to put into words the emotions that come along with such a powerful story. From the heartache, to the fear, to the friendships, and to the love that Blake has and finds in Black Hills Secrets, you ride every emotion with him. Bailey will tug at your heart strings as well. The whole Johnson ...more
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Blake and Bailey are both broken souls from two different situations. Fate steps in and brings them together. Together can they overcome what is plaguing them? Will love be able to make them feel whole again?

This is an emotional story, you will definitely need tissues to get through this one. The characters are so real, the storyline is amazing and you feel you are right there with them as they go through their trial and tribulati
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Kimothy
Jan 30, 2015 Kimothy rated it really liked it
Well what a gut wrenching story losing your best friend and brother and hen having to go in search of your father. A.C. Wilson has written a story that is emotional and i feel gives true light to what emotions the serving personal who protect our countries can feel when losing a comrade/family/friend.I have got to say despite the darkness in the story there was moments of light and love. I have not read the earlier three books in the series but i would like to in the future at some point to see ...more
Chris Murray
Feb 03, 2015 Chris Murray rated it it was amazing
A chance meeting, struggling with their pasts, a journey to find their future. This is a beautiful story that deals with some very hard subjects. A.C. Wilson has masterfully crafted this story. I love how she has accurately describes the symptoms of PTSD and offers explanations of dealing with it. But do not let that put you off reading this book. You will feel the loss, the sadness but you will feel the emotion of discovery of love, trust and family. You will also learn a few "secrets". Everyon ...more
Sharon Obelenus Holland
The best so far!!

Actually does an amazing job of bringing PTSD to light. Blake is broken. He lost his best friend and brother while serving in the military. All he has left is a picture of his mother with a man and a town written on the back. Bailey comes from a abusive home. Now she lives and works at Matt's equestrian center. While Bailey helps Blake work through his nightmares, she is thrown into her own. See if they can each be the beacon in the dark for each other!!!
Heather Schrader
Jun 29, 2014 Heather Schrader rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better. From the first page I was hooked about this raw and emotional book about Blake and Bailey. This book has so many twists and turns till the very end and kept me guessing on alot of things that were eventually answered towards the end of the book. AC knows how to draw her readers in and not let go and its been that way with me since I started this series last year. So looking forward to the next book in the series and seeing more from all the couples in ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
I received this for an honest This was a good story with lots of heart and feeling in it. This is a story of two broken people who meet by fate and circumstance. Both are trying to get away from their past and both find each other when they needed each other. I thought this was a good story with a nice story line that was done very well by the author. It was really nice to see the other characters from the other books in it as well.


I am giving it a 3.5
Maria York
Jan 19, 2015 Maria York rated it really liked it
This is a good read, long but good all the same! Blake has just lost his brother, friend and best friend. Tanner has been all these things to him even though they weren't blood related! He was the only family Blake had. His mom gave him a picture before she passed away that was of his father but didn't tell him his fathers name! Now Blakes on a journey that will save him, help him and change his life forever!
Sharon Obelenus Holland
Feb 03, 2015 Sharon Obelenus Holland rated it it was amazing
Actually does an amazing job of bringing PTSD to light. Blake is broken. He lost his best friend and brother while serving in the military. All he has left is a picture of his mother with a man and a town written on the back. Bailey comes from a abusive home. Now she lives and works at Matt's equestrian center. While Bailey helps Blake work through his nightmares, she is thrown into her own. See if they can each be the beacon in the dark for each other!!!
Teresa Richards
Feb 02, 2015 Teresa Richards rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. This is one of my favorite series and this one did not disappoint me at all. Blake and Bailey, two broken people, just made to be together. I can't say much about this book, without giving to much away. Just read it for yourself. I recommend this book and am waiting for the next.(I hope)
Carrie
Feb 01, 2015 Carrie rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Absolutely loved this book! Blake and Bailey are both very loveable, and I enjoyed getting to know both. The inclusion of the Johnson family--who I adore--as secondary characters, was fantastic. Sweet romance with a little steaminess. Highly recommend the entire Black Hills series.
Maari
Jul 22, 2014 Maari rated it it was amazing
A captivating, emotional read, you will want to read in one sitting!!
I finished Black Hills Secrets in a matter of hours, but I have no doubt that this book & the lessons conveyed through Blake's story are going to dwell within me.. most likely, forever.
Deb
Jan 09, 2015 Deb rated it it was amazing
This whole series is fantastic. She hits the nail on the head with every book. You laugh and cry in each of them and feel like you have known them your entire life. Can't wait for the next one.
Lori Garside
Mar 19, 2015 Lori Garside rated it it was amazing
Well written, sexy, and intriguing. I love this series!
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A Nebraska native, A.C. Wilson now lives in historic Abilene, Kansas with her husband and two boys. Always an avid reader, A.C. first fell in love with historical romances both Regency and Western. The world was a wide open place where adventures could happen even between the pages of a book. Deciding to give the characters in her head some room to breathe, A.C. started typing and hasn't looked ba ...more
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