Hidden Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler


Title: Hidden Hearts

Lines in the Sand Prequel Novella

Author: Lindsay Detwiler

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Genre: Contemporary/MM Romance

Release Date: September 29, 2018



Not all secrets can stay hidden when it comes to love.


“All along, Reed Wilder’s been this crazy rebel just waiting for me to let my guard down. And so, here we are, standing at the bar waiting to get the party started.”


Sexy entrepreneur Lysander Wyatt has always believed in happily-ever-after thanks to his picture-perfect family. Now orphaned, he’s made a family of his own at his popular beach bar, Midsummer Nights. There’s just one thing missing—the forever kind of love he’s been looking for.


Reed Wilder, a guarded corporate man from Philadelphia, is looking for himself when he moves to Ocean City, Maryland. However, a rocky childhood makes him afraid of commitment. When he walks into Midsummer Nights and meets the attractive bartender who owns it, he’ll have to decide if love might actually be worth the risk. Will Lysander and Reed get on the same page about commitment, or will they continue hiding the true desires and fears of their hearts?


This sweet m/m standalone 35,000-word novella is also a prequel to the popular Lines in the Sand series.



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Hidden Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lysander is lonely. He is tired of going on blind dates that his best friend Jodie sets up. Spectacularly unsuccessful dates. He just wants to find a man to love, the happy ever after.

One day Reed walks into his bar. A tightly buttoned up beautiful man. He comes back every day. Lysander thinks Reed is interested in Jodie. She is certain Lysander is the draw. When she bluntly ask Reed if he is gay, Lysander hears the answer he was hoping for.

They begin to date, taking things slow. The more he gets to know Reed the more Lysander comes to believe he is the man he’s been waiting for. But Reed doesn’t want forever, doesn’t think it’s real. Both of these men living their lives by the lessons of their past. They just have to decide which path is the one to take.

Sweet story with very little heat and a lot of heart.

Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.

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An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she loves cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job.

Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.


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