25 August 2014

Be My Hero by Linda Kage

Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3)
by Linda Kage.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Abuse.
Publication: August 25th 2014 by Self.
Once upon a time, there was this pampered rich girl who was kind of full of herself. She really only cared about appearances and hiding all her dark, ugly secrets under the guise of an opinionated snob. But then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how?

On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending the last damsel in distress while trying to help her support her child, but all he wants is to find his one true love. He knows this woman by scent, smile, and laugh, but he’s never actually met her. He doesn’t even know her name. He just knows she’s the key to fixing everything.

One kind of hero can save you from physical harm. Another can rescue you from a different kind of doom. To reach their dreams, Eva and Pick can save each other. But first, they must open their hearts and learn how to trust.

Reviewed by Kelly.

I haven’t read the other books in the series when I got this for review. But, I am definitely going to go back and read the others while I am waiting for the next book!

Pick, SIGH, is all tattoos and piercings and a look of don’t mess with me on the outside. But on the inside, he has a giant heart. He knows how to treat a woman and will be there for you no matter what and even above himself! He is selfless.

Pick comes from foster homes. His oldest friend, Tristy, is now a crack head and had a baby. She needs help and Pick decides to help her by marrying her so his insurance could help her baby Julian on the condition that Tristy cleans her act up. The marriage is strictly platonical. He ends up being Julian’s sole parent because Tristy doesn’t want anything to do with him.

Pick goes after this “witch” when he was a teenager because he thought she was ruining Tristy’s life. But he gets caught in a moment of vandalism. The “witch” looks him over and gives him a “vision” of his life to come. In that vision he meets his future wife, Tinker Bell, and his kids and how happy and complete he feels with them. He sees a lot of places too. From that day on, he had some hope of a life like that. But ten years later, after thinking it wasn’t going to happen, he finally meets Tinker Bell.

Eva came from a have everything you want life. And she appeared on the outside to be taking as much as she can. But on the inside she was broken and doing what she could to survive her father’s (he was really her stepfather) groping hands and abuse. She never told anyone. Her ex-boyfriend was a jerk too and wanted her to abort the baby they made. She is just messed up. She went to live with her cousin and best friend, Reese. She believes all men are jerks and tries to prove it to Reese and expose him. But Mason is definitely not a jerk. She learns that there are men out there who are good guys! She meets Pick while seven months pregnant at the bar Mason and Pick work at.

Eva comes into the bar, with her pj’s on. The shirt is a picture of Tinker Bell. Pick is in a state of shock. He also realizes he can’t have that life with Eva, aka Tinker Bell, because he is currently married and he loves the little boy of Tristy’s, whom he claims as his own. The other thing that cinched it for me, is that Pick, even though his marriage is not one based on love, tries to honor his marriage and not entangle himself with Eva. But the connection between the Pick and Eva is undeniable. Neither can seem to keep from being around the other.

When I started reading it, I was like, meh. But after the first few chapters, I couldn’t stop. I wanted to see how the two would ever come together with the odds seemingly stacked against them. They both deserved a happily ever after with the horrible lives they had to face thus far.

Eva fell in love with not only Pick but the little boy Pick claimed as his own. But when things seem alright, both of their pasts come to bite them in the butt. It even takes a chunk of it away, it is so bad! Both are willing to sacrifice themselves to save their seemingly perfect family. Because that’s what you do when you love someone!

In the end, Eva claims Pick to be her hero and Pick claims Eva to be his hero. They both saved each other. They both are loving and selfless even with all the stacked up junk they are given in life. It is a story that will make you feel that all is ok in the world. Be My Hero settles deep in your heart and squeezes it!

P.S. I am a labor and delivery nurse and would not recommend trying the jelly on your vajajay, unless you want a yeast infection. Just sayin…

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  1. Wow! Thanks for the amazing review. And I'm so glad you hadn't read the other two first. I just realized all of my beta readers had read all the previous books in the series, so I got scared that this one would make a really crappy standalone. But I'm glad it wasn't too confusing for you!

    And LOL! about the Jelly. Yeah, there are plenty of things I read or write about that I probably would never try at home!

    CONGRATS on your baby. That is so awesome.