It has been a long time since I read Elisabeth Naughton and her latest release “Repressed” is the perfect book to dig into, captivating me as always with her suspense and romance, bringing back memories of why she’s one of my favorites!

For Samantha Parker, coming back to Hidden Falls after eighteen years brings back hazy memories and nightmares that seem to haunt her. Teaching high school chemistry and living in Hidden Falls is not on her agenda, yet she gets herself sucked into helping a troubled teenager stay out trouble. But the handsome child psychologist Ethan McClane doesn’t make it any easy for as she tries to figure out if he’s a friend or a foe.


Coming back to Hidden Falls brings Ethan face to face with a past that was incidental in him becoming a psychologist. It also brings him face to face with evil among friends and face to face with the charming and stunning chemistry teacher. Helping Sam understand the mystery behind her nightmares as well as help a teenager doesn’t seem to stem the chemistry between them.

But along with love and romance, comes danger and death, comes secrets and betrayal that puts Sam right into the path of a past that wants to silence her forever. A past that Ethan is intertwined and Sam’s repressed memories once surfaced can put an end to their love.

Gosh how I missed reading Elisabeth Naughton!!! Sam and Ethan were perfectly imperfect, the plot was tight and gritty, and the suspense was stretched to the penultimate pages keeping me rooted to my chair keeping me awake into the wee hours of the morning to finish the book.

A definite more than 5 stars in my opinion and a definite paperback addition to my library.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.