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Exquisitely Hidden

(Sin City Tales #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  51 reviews
What Happens in Vegas…?

As front man for the band everyone’s eyes are on me.
I bask in the spotlight
But only because it hides the flaws.

Everyone has secrets.

Mine will ruin everything I’ve built.
My career, my music, my life…

But keeping this secret?
It’s breaking my heart.

I knew how we would end before we started
And still I can’t resist him.
Not everyone will understand.
But I d
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 20th 2019 by WBB Press
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Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio - 5 Sexilious Stars

Jacob Morgan and Benjamin Charles did the damn thing right!! I loved both of their performances!

Story - 4.5 Angsty AF Stars

I want to add AF to every adjective in Adam and Seth's story.

Angsty AF
Frustrating AF
Hot AF
Exhausting AF

You get the idea..

The push/pull was ridiculous, but damn if I didn't savor it because when the push turned into pulling these two back together, I loved the intensity. They couldn't stay away from each other.

Their HEA was definitely hard won, and
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"The ache of two breaking hearts replacing our shared passion with unspoken sadness."

I've been excited to read this second installment after being blown away by the author's debut novel, Exquisitely Broken. Yeah, I'm a self-confessed rockstar romance addict and that was what made me give this new author a test drive. I was introduced to Adam and Seth in that first book so I knew going in this was going to be a heartbreaker, especially for Seth. 💔

After spending time in foster care as a kid, A
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Complicated love…

Oh I couldn’t wait to dive back into the Sin City Tales! Sin and Jay hooked me in book one and Adam and Seth’s story was percolating already. Now, not only did I get to hang out with much loved characters but got to dive into a new, oh so complicated relationship…

How do you keep a secret when it seems all eyes are on you? Well, it takes a lot of effort and it’s easy to stomp on feelings along the way… Adam and Seth were electric together but so many things got in their way. Seth
Athena D.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

What a great story! M. Jay has done an incredible job of writing Adam and Seth's story in a way that helps you connect to each man's struggle over loving another without being able to express themselves openly. This story was emotional and definitely worth the read!

Exquisitely Hidden is the second book in the Sin City Tales Series, and can be read as a standalone. I'm looking forward to reading more from M. Jay Granberry. If you are looking for a great MM romance, look no furt
Annette Williams
Grab your tissues and a bottle of wine because, you’re going to need it. Exquisitely Hidden was emotionally draining. Seth and Adam were just exhausting. Adam is the gay lead guitarist in Sin City and still in the closet. Seth is gay and has been out of the closet since he was a teenager. There in lies the conflict for the entire book. What starts out as a one-night stand ends up becoming a relationship Adam refuses to publicly acknowledge. There are multiple break-ups because, Seth grows tired ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

Exquisitely Hidden, M. Jay Granberry

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Genre: Romance

I enjoyed this read, liked catching up with the characters and seeing some of book one's events from a different angle. There's lots of drama for the band here at times, at others it just kind of plods along. I did find myself skipping a little then which is why its four, not five stars.
I love this kind of read where one person is out and proud and the other...well, not. That's Seth and Adam, Seth had been o
Patricia Baxes
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grab your tissues and something to drink before you start the incredible journey that is Exquisitely Hidden. This is a downward spiral of a major rockstar...and his slow moving journey towards truth and love. It’s a masterful storyline, with finely tuned characters who can either make or break the move to “normal”. Plot twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat...until the totally kickass HEA surrounds you in love. There is so much going on in this fantastic book, you almost forget ...more
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
M Jay Granberry slayed this mm book. Seth and Adam are characters that you can’t help but love. This story is sexy with the right amount of drama. These characters are both from the author’s debut novel Exquistely Broken but it doesn’t need to be read to follow this book. It is a beautiful journey as you follow both men discover love and heartbreak.
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first chapter, you feel the sorrow and longing shared between Adam and Seth. Adam's backstory is filled with disappointment and pain. Seth is confident in his sexuality and has a strong support system. The challenges they face to be together is beautifully written and I really enjoyed getting to know these two characters.
Maxine Perry
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Their story was extraordinary! 📖

Seth and Adam's story had all the Delicious elements that made it a great story. I felt all the emotions one could have coming to light while reading along with awesome narration. I tell you, a person who loves a great read that has substance can't go wrong with this story. I highly recommend. ENJOY! ☺
I read an ARC copy of this.

This was a good read. Adam is part of the successful band Sin City and Seth is hired to help out the band on tour. They fall for each other instantly. However, Adam hasn't come out to many people and that of course makes Seth not want to be with him. After being alone and unhappy Adam finally decides to show him how much he really cares. They went through a lot but in the end they get their happy ending.
Sarah Nickerson
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story is deeply emotional from growing up in the broken system to having to fight for your rights to be happy and free to love openly . Beautifully written and Adam and Seth are amazing characters ❤
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Seth hasn't been in the closet in a long time. And he certainly won't go back in just because Adam can't come out. Can the rocker and the bodyguard move beyond this impasse?


I was so impressed with the predecessor to Seth and Adam's story, and I was no less amazed by the second installment. Adam and Seth are a wonderful couple once they finally become one. Before they finalized everything, the push and pull was angsty and delicious, but I admit to wanting to shake Adam for hurting Seth so muc
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This story hurt my heart. I had so many emotions flowing through me that I really had to take a moment to process the feelings. I can’t begin to understand the process of hiding my sexuality so it was quite hard to grasp the fear of coming out to the public. The story is a heartbreaking struggle but so worth the stress.

Adam is a sexy guitarist in Sin City. He is the ‘big brother ‘ to his three other bandmates. They’ve been through so much grief in their lives and Adam has taken it upon himself t
Amy Dufera
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exquisitely Hidden is a spectacular addition to the A Sin City Tale series by M Jay Granberry. Just like in the first book Exquisitely Broken, I was hooked immediately and could not put it down.

A closeted rocker who gets into a secret relationship with his bandmate's bodyguard. What follows is an emotional tale of living in the shadows with one's lover.

Dear god, this story is full of so much pain and hurt. Adam is publicly in denial of his feelings, unable to be out and true to himself. There i
Misty Warner
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be reading more by them. Exquisitely Hidden is book 2 of the series but can be read as a standalone. Although, this book will have you wanting to go back and read the first one too.
Warning: this book is a M/M book.
Adam is a pretty boy in a band. He hides everything from his fame. He's always been good with the media thinking he's in love with Sin his best friend and singer of their ba
Dina Maio
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exquisitely Hidden is Adam’s story and the follow up book to Exquisitely Broken, Sin’s story. This book takes place before, during and after Exquisitely Broken. I concept I love, by the way. :). Adam’s story is just heartbreaking and one of the most angst ridden tales I have read in a while. There were a few times I wanted to reach in and slap some sense into Adam. While this book is M/M there is so much other story including Sin and Jake! It continues on the Sin and Jake saga at the same time a ...more
Debra Phiri (Dragon Nanny)
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I read Exquisitely Broken I was taken in by the wonderful M. Jay Granberry but after reading Exquisitely Hidden I don’t ever want to leave her world! Debra @Janise’s Jivin’ Book Blog

Our main men are so real and deep. Their chemistry is super sizzling and that gets the relationship into a place that there is no going back from. They have issues and hiding is Adams main go to reaction to relationships due to his past. His story is such an integral part of the whys of their relationship issues
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Maria Vickers
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by M. Jay Granberry, and it won't be the last. This is a book two, but you can read this as a standalone. This is an MM romance/Rocker romance...and it was a really good read!

The chemistry between Adam and Seth is scorching, and I love the interactions between them. Great dialogue, moments, and characters. That said, there were a couple of moments when Adam annoyed me, but it was more that I wanted to slap him on the back of the head for how he was acting. The b
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adam is in the Sin City band and he hasn't come out to many people. He grew up in foster care so his childhood was rough. Seth is hired as a bodyguard when a stalker gets involved in the mix. The attraction between Adam and Seth is intense from the start. Seth has been out as a gay man for years and has no interest in being a dirty secret. The heartbreak is real with this story but I loved how the guys eventually get their happy ever after. A great rocker romance.

I received a copy of this book v
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had high expectations for this book, having read and loved book 1, and I wasn't let down. M. Jay writes a great story with a balance emotion, chemistry and angst.

My heart hurt for these characters, they fell for each other at first sight but their situation does make an open relationship possible. Adam is a rock star who doesn't want to be labelled as gay. Fearing the effect that will have on his band but doesn't expect to become obsessed with the new security guy Seth.
Shawn Pinzon
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exquisitely Hidden was a fantastic read. I loved this book. It took Adam awhile to get himself together, but it was worth the wait. The chemistry with Seth & Adam was blazing hot!! I'm looking forward to reading the next book. This book is a must read. I received an ARC for my honest opinion. ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, mm
New author for me. I loved the storyline, with all the feels and frustrations. Lots of great characters throughout. I would read this author again.
Mary Dean
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was hot! Not just romantically (talk about some scenes to make you blush) but emotionally. It's a rock star and body guard love story. Adam is a rock star and Seth is on his security team. They have a secret romance. Adam isn't ready to come out based on past trauma. Seth is out but so patient. But eventually that patience will wear out and Adam will have make a big decision. This story starts before book one's story and that was so cool to me. I love revisiting that story through ...more
Francisca Morar
A hot and frustrating push and pull story with 2 outstanding narrators. Highly recommend it.
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exquisitely Hidden
A Sin City Tale
By: M. Jay Granberry
Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Benjamin Charles

After hearing Jake and Sin's story and meeting Adam, I could not wait to listen to this second story of the series. Adam and Sin are foster siblings and their relationship is special, But even their closeness never gave Adam the confidence to let her know he is interested in men. Now taken with Seth, who is open about his sexuality, Adam has choices to make. And what a story M Jay Granberry has woven
Reviews from the Heart
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exquisitely Hidden by M. Jay Granberry is the second book in the Sin City Tales series and it was an emotional story with all kinds of feels. Adam has it all. As a member of the band Sin City, the band are his family and they always come first. When Seth joins the band’s tour, the chemistry and connection with Adam is instant and strong. But Adam has not come out yet and Seth does not want to hide. Where does this leave them? We follow Seth and Adam as they struggle through their feelings and ne ...more
Amy Stephens
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
When something just clicks with an author and their style of writing, you get all kinds of excited when you learn they have a new book coming out. I adored the first installment in the Sin City Tales series and couldn't wait to dive into book two, Exquisitely Hidden.

This is Adam and Seth's story and boy was it full of drama. There was so much angst between the two of them where their relationship was concerned. One was ready to be seen and the other one was hesitant, hence the heartbreak and em
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great MM read about falling in love despite your own insecurities. Adam is still in the closet when he falls for his bodyguard. Their chemistry is red hot and so sexy but Adam refuses to come out for Seth so we get lots of back and forth, will they or won't they throughout the book that was a bit distracting. There was also so aspects of the story I felt were rushed, like the resolution to his sister's care. Overall a good read with a HEA. I'll look out for more stories from this author. Four ch ...more
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