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Hidden Paradise

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  48 reviews
I’ve never been the type of woman to have a casual fling. But after a fight with my boss that ended in a forced vacation and one too many drinks in the hotel bar, I found myself enjoying the company of a man who went by the name of Thorn.

A man whose accent I couldn’t quite place and whose black eyes could command anyone to do anything he desired.

We had seven days to enjoy
Published March 23rd 2018
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Rady Reads
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story about Lilly and Thorn was truly amazing. About finding themselves about getting things, they never have thought they ever wanted. 

Lilly is strong, independent workaholic. She is literally married to her work. Never has she wanted anything other than to do her job. She loves what she does and she lives for it.  When she was forced to take a paid vacation, she flew to her destination with just only one thing on her mind. She never imagined to have a smoking hot vaca affair and so much fu
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic romance read that's steamy, funny and a book all romance readers will enjoy. Lily is such a workaholic and a vacation trip she desperately does not want to take, ends with her having everything and more than she ever dreamed of having and wanting. I enjoyed all of the characters in this story, but Arie (Thorn) is definitely my favorite. He was not only swoon worthy, but he was sweet, thoughtful and caring from the very beginning and I enjoyed him a lot. Readers will abs ...more
Crystal Wilke
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Swoon Worthy Overload!!!! Make my heart & ovaries explode!!!

I am claiming Thorn! #mine

I devoured Hidden Paradise. I was in book funk and Amanda got me out of it. I love her work. She continues to surprise me with her books.

What can happen in a weeks worth of vacation? Well Lily is about to found out. She will be in for some surprises. Thorn can't get her out of his system, a week wasn't enough. He tried to find her but with no such luck. It's as fate had it's own plans for Lily and Thorn.
Thuy Taylor
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lily is a workaholic. She is a travel blogger. She's constantly on the go to a new destination. She never takes time to just take vacation for herself. Even though she travels, its work work work. So she is forced to take a vacation. Bossman books everything and makes her go. She furiously goes. Ends up on a beautiful resort, meets Thorn and they have 7 days of non committal, no last names, no personal questions affair. There were sexy HOT scenes! I was like wow! I don't want to say anymore, bec ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hidden Paradise by A.M. Guilliams is a super HOT story!!
Lily goes on a mandatory vacation given to her by her boss. She meets a man and sparks fly, like the chemistry is off the charts!!!
I will not give anything away, but let me say this....this book is FANTASTIC. I really didn't expect what happened to happen. That's all I will give away.
I couldn't put this book down, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I was sad when I finished the book. I am really hoping th
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a HOT and FUN read Hidden Paradise was. It's the perfect story to make you want your own sex God and a vacation. I devoured this book!

Thorn is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy and did I mention he will melt your heart? Yes, he will. Lilly is strong, and a workaholic, never taking an adventure until her boss forces her to so. Arriving angry she wasn't prepared to actually have fun...

You don't want to miss out on this SEXY read.
Lisa Marie Barrera
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMFG!!! A.M. Guilliams is a First time AUTHOR for me and She BLEW ME AWAY with HIDDEN PARADISE!!! This Book Has All the Feels you can ask for in a Story!! Lily and Thorn Steamy off the Charts story begins in a forced vacation of 7 days on a Paradise Island! Their story had me at the Very First chapter alone and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN because you wanna know what is going to happen next!
You see Lily is a Workaholic and always GIVES AWAY her "vacation" time but Her Boss Trevor will NOT LET her do it
Eileen Robinson
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads, arcs
This is a book that will be loved by any romance fans. It's Sweet, it's funny, Sassy and hot !!

Lily a workaholic travel writer and blogger is forced into taking a vacation by her Boss. Although totally against it, Lily accepts it and wants to spend the time mulling over her relationship that has kind of run its course with her long term boyfriend, and its really only one week Right?
Well hello !!! She did not expect the week to go as it did. Everything went right out of the window when she met Th
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
3.5 Cranky stars

Lily is a travel blogger for Hidden Pleasures. Her life revolves around her work and she likes it that way. Her boss and family send her on an unplanned vacation and cut her off from work for a week. Lily thinks this is the worst punishment until she collides with Thorn.

Thorn lives to travel. He lives out of a suitcase and wouldn't have it any other way until the collision known as Lily happens. Now he can't see beyond the beautiful woman and he finds himself making plans for the
Danielle Swainston
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Man oh man did i love this book. I read it in one sitting i just couldn’t get enough.

Lily ever the workaholic is forced to go on a vacation by her boss, its during this vacation that she meets Thorn. Thorn is the type of guy every girl should have in her life, he encourages Lily to have fun and enjoy life. However neither of them could have prepared for what life was about to throw at them!

I adore Lily, she is strong, independant and caring, the type of girl you would want as your best friend.
Sarah Green
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC #BookSmacked review

A very sweet romance that all started as holiday fling. Lilly certainly got more than she bargained for when she got home. Without exchanging full names she was left in a right old pickle.

Fast forward a year and Thorn gets quite the shock.

A perfect story of a sweet romance. Thorn is quite the perfect man. 💜
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-books, arc
This is a new author to me. Once I started I could not put the book down. Workaholic Lily doesn't like being forced to take a vacation. The love scenes between Lily/Thorn were hot. This was a short and straight to the point book with a HEA.
Candice Shaffer
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
First book from this Author and all in all it was pretty good, it kept me intrigued and I enjoyed the characters although I do wish it had a bit more detail within the story.
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lily and Thorn have a HOT week together but since they didn't exchange any info they cannot find one another after their time is up, but they both wished they would have. This was a story that grabbed your attention and kept it till the end. It was enjoyable and Thorn was just one of those guys you just want to grab and hold on to.
Amie Francis
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Day after day Lily works from sun up to sun down. She never takes a break and her boss has told her on more than one occasion that she is a workaholic.

Trevor, Lily’s boss, decides it’s time for her to take a break. He insists she leave and sends her away for 7 days. He books her an island getaway and tells her to enjoy the scenery, learn to relax and work was off limits.

Lily, a getaway, tourist, travel blogger is excited to discover a new destination. Being the dedicated employee, Lily is determ
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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Ashley Sledge( UnderCoversBookBlog)
This is a swoon worthy sexy book!
Lily is a workaholic and is forced to go on vacation,by her boss no less.
She ends up in beautiful Bora Bora
Where she meets Thorn.
Thorn is like the man every woman wants, he attentive, caring and ready to give Lily the adventure of a lifetime.
7 days was all they were supposed to have.
But Lily returns home with a surprise.
Her and Thorn reconnect and he gets the surprise of a lifetime.
This book was so good!
Dimaris rossy
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a very romantic perfect life story that you will wish you had for yourself. Lilly is a lucky girl to have found in paradise the perfect guy that later becomes so soon worthy that he will be crucial to her happiness. A week of adventure in paradise made her realize that she needed to make changes in her life. Even when she wanted more and made the mistake to let Thorn go once, fate had other plans for her. By chance they ended up finding each other again and he will show her that with her ...more
Scarlett Ian
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Being forced to travel isn’t the end of the world for travel blogger Lily; what IS the worst is that her boss is forcing her to take a vacation. Meaning no work for an entire week. Resigned to the fact that she will just have to find a work around for the week she’s out of the country, she heads to the beautiful Hidden Paradise. Once there she meets Thorn and they quickly become inseparable. They have such a strong connection to each other, right from the start; but what happens when the week en ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A.M. Guilliams is one of my top go to addictions, as there's nothing that she's written that I haven't absolutely LOVED, and Hidden Paradise is no exception. Once again, her brilliant writing style is showcased perfectly in her newest emotional, and awesome story that I couldn't get enough! Lilly is a true workaholic, who is also a very independent woman married to her job. When she's forced to go on a vacation, she never thought she would have such a hot fling with a man. However, when it was o ...more
Stella Thompson
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lily is a travel blogger and a workaholic. Even though she travels for her work, she doesn’t ever take time for herself and relax. Her boss decides, it’s time for Lily to do just that, and her boss makes all the travel arrangements without Lily’s input! Lily has no choice and she is not happy about it! But it’s just a week that she needs to vacation!

Lily end up at Hidden Paradise and there she meets Thorn. The chemistry is instantaneous and they decide to have a week long, no-commitment, nothin
Sassy Southern
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a wonderful romance story full of steamy moments, funny ones and definitely had all the feels you could ask for!

I wasn't really sure when I started reading why Lily, a traveling workaholic, would be forced to go on a vacation alone in order to slow her down, but really it worked for this story. When she meets Thorn, he is exactly what the doctor ordered to help her unwind. When their time together is up, they part ways without even exchanging full names. Now, 1 year later Lily has
Terri Handschumacher
Guillams is a new to me author and I will say is an author that I will enjoy ready more work from.
Lily and Thorn's story was one that had me turning the pages and wanting more of them. Their chemistry is hot and it's this that made me really get sucked into this book.
Raquel Auriemma
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I started Hidden Paradise, I wasn't sure what to expect and for a little bit there I honestly thought it was going to be sex scene after sex scene. But boy, was I surprised. It turned out to be a story so different from anything I'd read before and I ended up loving it. I found it refreshing and just an enjoyable read.
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars! Totally enjoyed the book. The characters are not immature and irrigating!! Nice easy fun read. I received a copy for a honest review and would recommend the book.
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

When Lily is forced to take a vacation, that's right forced, she doesn't expect to start it with being broken up with. But determined to get this vacation over, she lands in paradise, you know the place where you have fish swimming under your room, how freaking cool. Lily never thought that these seven days would change her life, but from the moment she meets Thorn, that's just what happens. Thorn opens her eyes as to what she is missing in life, the fun, the adventur
Jillian Kerr
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hidden Paradise was my first read by A.M. Guilliams and I absolutely loved it!! It was fun and sexy and hot! Thorn was perfection! I loved him and his tender loving care towards Lily. Very swoon worthy!! Lily was a strong, independent woman who changed her life for the better. I loved how she opened up to Thorn and the relationship they built. Hidden Paradise had a great story line and we'll developed characters! Definitely fun and refreshing!!
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story about Lily, a workaholic, who is forced to take a vacation. Her boss is so serious about her taking time off that he puts her on a plane to an unknown place and without access to work computers. The first day, she meets Thorn. They agree to only use first names for the 7 days they are there. Thorn is very thoughtful and sweet, not to mention that he's very handsome. Lily has come to care for him very much but decides that it wouldn't work out between them so she leaves ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall a good read. I enjoyed the storyline & characters in this book.
Haddie Harper
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won an ARC of this book in a giveaway. This is my voluntary review.

This was a great read. Lilly is a woman who hasn't settled down yet. She works all the times, she's strong-willed, independent. I love that she's a travel blogger. There's just this fleeting feeling I get when I read a book with a character that is a blogger. And then there's Thorn. I want him to be a real person. He was so sweet and caring-ly aware. Thorn was perfection.

A.M. Guilliams is a new author to me. Her writing was ama
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A.M. Guilliams is a romantic suspense and women’s fiction author who currently resides in Virginia with her husband, three children, and fur babies. Books, flip flops, coffee, chocolate, The Walking Dead, and Chicago Fire are just a few of her obsessions. Her love of books began with novels by Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. When she’s not writing, you can find ...more