Book Reviews

It Takes A Hero by Lynn Lorenz

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Interracial / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 02-March-2018

Book Blurb

When life knocks you down, sometimes you need a hero.

Lt. Tony Richmond has had his legs cut out from under him. Literally. After losing one leg below the knee, he's lost his career as a Marine, his lover leaves him in the hospital, and any sense of worth he had has flown. Staggering from these blows to his body and heart, he refuses to deal with his situation, until his sister brings him home to live with her. Once she sees the state of depression and denial Tony is living in, she hires a physical therapist, Marcus Jamison, to work with Tony.

Marcus is too hot for Tony to resist, but Tony thinks sexy Marcus is just another man who won't want him because of his amputation. Tony fears Marcus sees him as nothing more than a patient. Tony refuses help, but through Marcus' patience and insistence, he wears Tony down.

But Tony wants so much more of Marcus than just his help. He wants all of Marcus, especially that cafe au lait body and those soft, strong hands. And the hope that Marcus holds out to him -- that Tony can regain his life and maybe even his career.




First Edition published by Loose Id November, 2008.



Book Review

This was a truly good short story that really hit home with the war that we continue to wage in the Middle East. It reminded me how hard it is for men and women coming home debilitated and no longer having their career or their health. The fact that some of them have no one to come home to is even worse although Tony was not in that position.

Tony lost his right leg below the knee in a mortar explosion in Iraq. Twelve years into his career, what he thought would be the full thirty, and he's done; no career, no life, no goals, no lover. He does have an amazing older sister, though, who lets him brood and be pissy for awhile and then she hires a physical therapist for Tony. Marcus is gorgeous and just as stubborn as Tony, maybe more so. Tony is falling for his therapist, but Marcus is falling for Tony, and on a scale of one to ten of professionalism, well, you can see Marcus's conflict.

I really liked this story of finding oneself and finding the way back. It was a great message about  accomplishing whatever you want, no matter the odds. Good one, Lynn!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 89 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-February-2015
Price $3.99 ebook
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