Title: One Night with a Hero (The Hero #2)
Author: Laura Kaye
Source: Received from publicist in exchange for an honest review
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?
One Night with a Hero is the second book in The Hero series by Laura Kaye. I liked the first one so much, I couldn't wait to read this one. This book features Brady – a soldier who is on leave from the war. He has some deep issues he needs to get past, including major anger issues, before he's allowed back in battle. Because Brady grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father – he is afraid he will turn out the same way. He is determined to never have a relationship with anyone, and especially not ever have a family of his own.
Shortly after arriving back in the states, Brady meets Joss and is instantly attracted to her. They agree on a one night stand – Joss also has issues of her own so she is afraid of relationships. After going their separate ways, Brady finds out that Joss is his new neighbor. Brady doesn't seem to handle stress very well. I actually had a love/hate relationship with him. He's either awesome, or a huge jerk – not much in-between. There were a couple of times where his reactions were unforgivable. His issues with his dad all those years ago were not enough of a reason to excuse his behavior.
Joss had issues too, but she was a very likable person. She's probably one of my favorite heroines that I 've read about in quite awhile. I love her tattoos, pink highlights, and the fact that she works in a kids home. The book didn't really delve into her past much, it was too focused on Brady's. However, in the end Brady redeemed himself. He did a complete 180. I was glad that Joss didn't forgive him right away. These two did have great sexual chemistry. It was there from the very beginning. I prefer the books I read to have the sexual tension building up throughout the book, instead of the characters having sex right away though.
This was another quick read. The pacing of the book was great though considering the length. It didn't feel rushed in the least. It was a little predictable, but for the most part I really enjoyed the story. It was nice seeing the appearance of Marco and Alyssa from the first book. I'm hoping there will be more books in this series, and if so – I wonder who the next one will be about.
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