on October 15, 2013
When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she's just buried her mother.
Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker's ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it's the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it's no wonder the sanest person in Ella's life is a dog.
With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life. But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her school.
As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she's never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?
Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.
This is the first book I have read by Amy Andrews and it did not disappoint! The cover instantly drew me in! I think most of have had Charlie Hunnam(SOA) on our minds lately. A cover with a hottie on a motorcycle? I’m in!
Holding Out For a Hero is about so much more than just a Romance. This story follows Ella a High School Principal fighting to save her school from closure and Jake a retired football star( I think it’s rugby? Australian based book) . These two grew up in the same small town and faced similar hardships growing up. Although they were not much more than acquaintances during that time period they find themselves in each others lives much later in life. These two characters were hot together! I am so glad this story didn’t take the typical story line of throwing in other women fighting for the hero’s attention. I found myself waiting for the bimbos to show up especially since he was a retired Football Star. SO glad there wasn’t much of that!
This book has so many different elements! I do feel like a few of the characters should probably of had their own book. (Rosie and her man) I want more of Rosie’s Tarot card reading Aunts! That being said I did love all the characters and different parts to this story and how everything came together in the end. Truly this book was not at all what I expected from the cover (did Jake have a bike?) and so much more than the blurb. At times this story was very emotional, heart warming, sad, inspirational and quite humorous (gotta love those Aunts)! And like the blurb says, “Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.”
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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