One Night with a Hero
(The Hero #2)
by Laura Kaye
ebook, 183 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)
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After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.
…what they need is each other.
Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?
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Laura Kaye does it again, bringing to life a story full of heart and soul, with her latest release of, One Night With a Hero!
We first met Army Special Forces Sgt., Brady Scott in Her Forbidden Hero as Alyssa's big brother and Marco's best friend. Brady has an anger management problem resulting from an abusive childhood where he had to dodge his alcoholic father's fists and protect his younger sister, Alyssa. Because of this, his view on marriage, children, and relationships period are pretty black. He doesn't want anything to do with them and is always honest in this with the women he hooks up with. Brady is a damaged hero and as the story progresses you can understand why Brady feels this way despite him sometimes coming off as a jerk towards Joss.
When Brady first spots Joss Daniels in the park his attraction is instant and feeling lonely herself, Joss takes Brady up on his offer of one wild night. The chemistry between these two is burning and all-consuming right from the start. However, their one night turns into more when they find out soon after that they're neighbors. Joss expects some kind of attention from Brady after their encounter but he pretty much gives her the cold shoulder even though he can't stop thinking about her himself. This doesn't last long however and Brady soon breaks down, succumbing to the undeniable passion that flares between them. They go pretty hot and heavy for a while but Brady still has his walls up while Joss is falling quickly. Their sexcapades come to a screeching halt though when Joss realizes she's pregnant. Nervous about sharing the news to begin with, Joss is devastated by Brady's icy reaction. This is where my heart broke to pieces. Joss is so full of love despite her solitary upbringing, she is destroyed by Brady's attitude but determined to stay strong for her unborn child, and this is where I root for her! Her character is incredibly strong, you can't help but get in her corner. But don't start bashing Brady yet because the main motivating factor behind his actions is fear, fear for turning into his father. Brady's character is a multitude of layers and by the time you peel off the last one you'll be smitten. Brady has to confront his past before he can find a future with Joss...
A roller-coaster ride of hurt, heart break, fear, passion and love; Laura Kaye finds the perfect balance of sweet and sexy in One Night with a Hero. Despite its short length, Joss and Brady's story is replete. The characters are multi-dimensional, the plot moves at a well developed and steady pace, the story is believable and Laura Kaye's voice adds magic to the pages. Readers, be prepared to be swept away! There is a reason why Laura Kaye is on my auto-buy list and this is on prime example as to why!
*One Night with a Hero can easily be read as a stand-alone
Rating: 4.5 Wine Glasses