HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT (The Silver Oaks Series #2) by KATE MATHIAS ~Blog Tour Stop (Review, Excerpt and Giveaway)

Graham Reynolds has always taken on the role of the protector in his family. He’s a hard working DEA agent but he has a secret that he’s been keeping his whole life — he can jump to a parallel universe. It’s on one of these jumps that he faces an impossible dilemma. Will he make it in time to save his half sister from the wrath of a mad man? Will Graham be able to deal with the consequences of his actions?

Lily Bennett is the girl next door that Graham remembers as the shy, quiet childhood friend. All grown up, Lily is now a powerful CFO of her family's business. Graham saved Lily once when they were children but now Lily may be the only one who can save Graham from his past. Will she be able to pull him out of his darkness and back to her or will he be forever hiding in plain sight?


Hiding in Plain Sight is the second book in The Silver Oaks Series. Kate Mathias has weaved us through the emotional plot of this paranormal romance, it is a definite page turner.

In Worlds Apart we fall in love with Piper, Pip and Joe. Their story is so amazing and heartbreaking. In addition, we meet to Piper and Joe’s children Arie and Graham. The story is expanded in Hiding in Plain Sight to include Pip and Joe’s daughter, Palmer. I truly enjoyed how Lance and Lily joined the story and the role Cole plays helping Palmer embrace her jumping capabilities.  

Hiding in Plain Sight is about forgiveness and starting over. We learn that sometimes the unexpected is truly the path to your happiness. Joe and Pip’s marriage suffers while she is pregnant with Palmer. It isn’t until Joe thinks he has lost her for good that he realizes Pip is his whole world and he can’t live without her.

The story jumps ahead 20 years and we see Arie, Graham and Palmer as adults. Graham is the only link to Palmer since he is the only one that can jump. However, after a near death experience Palmer learns she can jump. We are pulled into their adult lives and all the relationships they are forming.

Graham and Lily develop a steamy romance that turns into a more permanent relationship as the book comes to an end: 

“Graham tightened his arm around her back and pulled her closer to him. Lily snuggled into his chest and let out a sigh. He kissed the top of her head and his lips lingered in her hair. She smelled of strawberries and he breathed in her scent. He whispered into her ear “I’ll want you forever.” 

Kate does an amazing and seamless job pulling the realities of two worlds into one book. You will become so invested in the characters that you will not be able to put the book down.  As with Worlds Apart, Hiding in Plain Sight ends leaving us on the edge of your seat for the release of Spitfire (coming out this fall).


Graham’s eyes snapped open and he slowly moved to a sitting position. He gazed up at the green canopy of trees that swayed slightly in the breeze with a few rays of sunshine separating the leaves with their light. It was midday and the birds were sweetly chirping to one another. He moved swiftly to a standing position and began to take in his surroundings.  

Graham knew that he had “jumped” to Pip’s world, but upon closer examination of the area around him, he thought he recognized the field as the Miller’s farm on Appleside Drive. Graham trudged through the knee-high wheat and made his way up the small hill. He came to the dilapidated fence that had been painted a crisp white at one time, but now the paint peeled where the fence was still in tact. He found that he was drawn toward the small shack that was about a hundred feet to his left. It was an old tool shed that at one time held small equipment for the farm. 

Graham began to wonder why he was here. He’d gotten used to jumping into Pip’s world since he had done it so often in the last twenty or so years of his life. He found that he was drawn toward the woman from a parallel reality that shared his mother’s looks except for her golden hair. Graham had begun to enter her world after his own mother had died and Pip had saved his life with her bone marrow. He’d jumped to Pip’s world too many times to count and usually did so when Pip was hurt or scared. His mother and Pip had been connected when his mom was alive and both women had been in each other’s worlds numerous times over the years. When his mom died, Pip stopped showing up in Graham’s world — Pip no longer had the connection of his mother.   

He was easily lost in his own thoughts as he began to think about his mom and back to the day of the accident. A shrill scream penetrated the air and startled him out of his thoughts. Graham’s hand immediately reached for his Glock 23 which was in his holster low on his hip. His muscles tightened as the adrenaline pumped through his veins. 

Graham drew his gun and swiftly began to race through the wheat, closing the distance to the shack in a few seconds. He crept up quietly to the edge of the north wall. Graham inched his way pressed against the rough wood. He could hear a man’s voice clearly and muffled crying of a woman, he slid to the broken window and peered in, careful not to be seen. 


Kate Mathias is former elementary teacher and real estate agent. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

Fun Facts about Author:
I've been skydiving and have flown a small airplane. 
My dad's a pilot and I've taken a plane off numerous times.  
I'm an adventure junkie and love the thrill of roller coasters and anything that moves high and fast.  
I can't get enough of sweets and often have dessert after breakfast.  
I don't drink coffee or tea.  
I'm a night owl and tend to stay up every night until midnight even during the week. 
My family and friends always come first and I'm dedicated to other's happiness almost to a fault.

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