Not A Hero (A Bad Boy Marine Romance) by Sarah Robinson


December 13, 2016


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Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Not A Hero

Author :           Sarah Robinson

Series :            A Bad Boy Marine Romance

Release date :   04 Oct 2016

Rating :           3 Stars



Blurb : From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor.


Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be–possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive–in more ways than one.A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn’t actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he’s going to have to tell her the truth–the one thing he can’t do.


This book is suggested for 18+ years of age, contains graphic content, sensitive subject matters, and sexually explicit material.


Review : As much as I liked “Saving a Legend” by Author Sarah Robinson as hard it was for me to find connection points with her new novel “Not a Hero”.


The writing style of Ms. Robinson was as well developed as it had been with the first book I read of her, yet somehow the plotline refused to connect with me.


I felt out of the place like the lead Miles and I am still not sure what to think of Zoe.


It might be that I liked Miles best friend more than him because he seemed to be more present in the story.


For me, Miles as a supposed to be story-carrying lead was kind of floating through the plot in a there but not yet there kind of way.


I get that he was supposed to be finding himself but somehow on the way he lost me as a reader. It will definitely not by my last book by this author, it was just that Miles was so unbalanced that it reflected not only on his actions in the story but on the whole story flow – at least it felt that way.


Still I liked the plotline a lot and I could understand where the characters where coming from. Maybe I am the odd one out there but not all the leads can appeal to a reader in the same way and Miles & Zoe were just not for me.


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