Hideout – The Wanderers Book 5 by Becca Jameson

The world is no longer a safe place,
especially for women.
For several decades, the birth rate of females has been declining.
Militants, the government,
and private citizens alike will do anything
to find young women and force them
into unthinkable arrangements.
The Wanderers are a secret
underground society, born to provide
sanctuary for anyone who believes in
free will and democratic notions.
They have grown in numbers for many years
and have several compounds
where their citizens live in safety.

The Wanderers Book 5
USA Today Bestselling Author
Becca Jameson



Grecia has never known security or kindness. Stolen from her parents at a young age, she was raised in a girls’ home and later moved to a women’s shelter. At twenty-one she was abducted and held by militants for a year. Pregnant and alone, she knows this cruel life is almost over.

Jeremy has been with The Wanderers for many years, but he’s never pursued a woman. Until Grecia moves into his spare room with her baby girl and her emotional baggage. He’s determined to help her even if she never returns his affection.

When Elias meets Grecia, all he wants is to help ease her pain and make sure she gets a good night’s rest. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with her baby, Amelia. And he certainly doesn’t expect Grecia to bring him to his knees.

Dawson lost his wife and baby to militants. He’s jaded and reluctant to love again. He knows he can’t survive another love loss. But Grecia and her sweet baby worm their way into his heart like they do everyone they encounter.

Grecia will have to battle a lot of demons before she can open herself up to even one man, let alone three. But they’re a package deal and growing on her every day. What if she’s never able to be the sort of woman they deserve?


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At the beginning of this book, we meet Jeremy he’s sharing his apartment with Grecia and her newborn Amelia. He wants to help her and she’s very resistant due to her upbringing and the kidnapping that resulted in her pregnancy. She’s exhausted and has mastitis which makes nursing and pumping painful. She needs rest and finally gives in and lets Jeremy help with Amelia.

When Dawson and Elias see how tired Jeremy they sympathize, their situation is different as their roommate Atlas has begun a relationship and they just feel weird since they aren’t part of it and don’t want to be.

When Grecia approaches them at breakfast with Amelia she feels like she’s intruding but slowly comes to realize she’s not. While Dawson leaves quickly, Elias stays and when she comes to the point of finding Jeremy it’s Elias who steps up. She needs someone to watch Amelia while she attends the support group Julie recommended.

It’s in that support group she gets to know Dawson. He walks her home knowing Elias is with Amelia. They would need to talk. He’d also need to talk to Jeremy.

These guys are something else and that night Dawson joins them all at Jeremy’s. They noise in his apartment just became too much.

They all settle in when Grecia has a nightmare, and they join forces to soothe her.

This is a favorite scene.

When she opened the door to step into the main room, she was surprised to find all three men sitting in the living space. They all straightened and turned their attention to her.

She felt self-conscious as she hurried to the fridge to put the bottle inside. When she turned around, she crossed her arms. The nightgown covered her, but she felt oddly exposed. Probably a result of the nightmare still lingering.

Grecia always felt out of sorts for a few days after that particular nightmare. Mostly because it wasn’t a nightmare. It was a reality she’d lived through. Haunting her whenever it pleased.

Jeremy stood and held a blanket up, coming toward her to wrap it around her. “Would you like to sit for a minute or go back to bed?”

She appreciated the gesture and the warmth, so she shuffled over to the open armchair and curled up in the bucket seat, tucking her legs under her. “Thank you. All of you. I feel much better.”

“I changed your sheets. Hopefully you can sleep several more hours,” Jeremy said.

She smiled at him. “I guess Amelia went back to sleep?”

“Like an angel,” Elias confirmed. “Sucked down every drop of milk and nodded off. She’s in her crib. I’ll sleep in there with her tonight in case she wakes up again.”

“You’re all a godsend.”

“We’re just humans helping another human out. It’s what people do,” Dawson said from the other armchair.

She shook her head. “Not most people. Maybe down here in this bunker, but you know good and well that the majority of society above ground has become savage and inhumane.”

Dawson nodded. He knew. He knew things no one should know. He’d been through things no human should face. She’d heard some of his story this morning at the group meeting. It had made her chest seize. She had her own burden to carry, but in some ways, she thought what he’d gone through was worse. Watching another person suffer was harder to bear than one’s own suffering.

Dawson nodded again. “It’s true. It takes time to trust people. I struggled for a long time when I got here. I had nightmares like you. Not the same ones I’m sure, but I woke up screaming more than a few times. It never goes away, but it gets easier.”

“He’s right,” Elias agreed. “We’ve been friends since we were kids. Dawson’s wife…” He drew in a deep breath and stared at his feet before lifting his gaze and looking at Dawson. “Stacy was my friend too. I wasn’t married to her, but I felt her loss deeply. I’m sorry we don’t talk about it enough. It’s hard.”

Dawson smiled at his friend. “I know you miss her too.”

Grecia cleared her throat. “And you had a child?” she asked gently. She got that impression, but she wasn’t sure.

Dawson nodded. “Justin. Cutest baby ever.” He smiled. “Except for Amelia of course.”

Grecia smiled back. It felt weird. Smiling. Unnatural. She didn’t know when she’d last smiled. “I bet he was just as cute.”

“Babies are all cute,” Elias added.

“Truth,” Jeremy agreed. “Except the ugly ones. And no one ever mentions that out loud.”

They all chuckled.

Grecia took another deep breath. Not deep enough though.

Suddenly, without overthinking, she rose and moved toward the sofa where Jeremy and Elias were sitting on opposite ends. She lowered cautiously between them and then leaned to one side, pulling her legs up against Elias’s and setting her cheek on Jeremy’s thigh.

Jeremy set his hand carefully on her shoulder.

Yes. This. Grecia took a deep breath and let it out slowly. It hadn’t been a coincidence. She She really could breathe easier when he was touching her.

Elias set his hand on her ankle over the covers. “Rest, sweetheart.”

She thought she might finally be able to do just that. She closed her eyes and relaxed her muscles. She had a fleeting thought that no one else was going to be able to rest if they had to watch her and also take care of the baby, but all she could focus on was how good it felt to be treated kindly and gently.

It meant the world. It filled a huge void that had never really been filled in her life. She drifted off to the feel of Jeremy’s palm rubbing her shoulder.
Becca Jameson. Hideout (Kindle Locations 787-822).

One of the things that worried Grecia was work, she has no real skills. But then again childcare was something she could do. She also finds she can aid a young mother who was having difficulties with her milk coming in for her son.

Of course, not everything stays peaceful, and my emotions really ran the gambit. Laughter, tears, the gentle romancing and the simmer to sizzle all are paced perfectly into the story.

I really can’t wait for another book in this series!

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

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Becca Jameson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 100 books. She is most well-known for her Wolf Masters Series, her Fight Club series, and her Club Zodiac series. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and Goldendoodle. Two grown kids pop in every once in a while too! She is loving this journey and has dabbled in a variety of genres, including paranormal, sports romance, military, and BDSM.A total night owl, Becca writes late at night, sequestering herself in her office with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate, her fingers flying across the keyboard as her characters weave their own stories.

During the day–which never starts before ten in the morning!–she can be found jogging, running errands, or reading in her favorite hammock chair!

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