Sunday, November 04, 2012

One Night With a Hero - Laura Kaye

Book Blurb:
He wants just one night…

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?

In My Own Words:
While trying to out run his inner demons, running has become his life line.  When he ends a run in the park to see a stunning woman gazing out in to nothingness, his first response was to leave it alone, he doesn't do relationships, but breaking his own rule, he ambles over to cheer her up.  One thing leads to another, and they end up together when he walked her to her truck.

Dealing with demons of her own, Joss decides to not to feel slighted when the stranger doesn't ask for her number.  Waking up to find the stranger is her new neighbor brings issues of its own.  When the chips are down, she wonders if he will ever be able to see her as an equal and as someone he could share his life with.  When the strip turns pink, she gets her answer, but not the one she wanted.  Now it is up to Brady to change her mind.

I enjoyed the interaction with Brady and Joss, and even Brady and his family, what I didn't enjoy was how he professed his love within like a week.  I felt the time tables in the book were way off.  Brady's reaction to his father's passing was understandable, even his reaction to the pregnancy, but I find it hard to believe that he had an epiphany immediately and decided he wanted the baby he swore ALL his life he didn't want.  I just found parts of this story very rushed and not completely thought out.

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