Title: Not Your Hero
Author: Anna Brooks
Published: July 7, 2016
My hot new tenant isn’t the kind of woman I usually go for. At all. She’s a single mom and even I’m smart enough to know there will only be complications getting involved with her, no matter how good she might be for me. But when her past comes back into her life and threatens them, I’m forced to face my own demons in order to keep them safe.
Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰
Not Your Hero by Anna Brooks is a book about a man named Sam and a woman named Courtney. Neither are looking for a relationship, but sometimes these things just happen.
Sam grew up the son of a man who hated him and punished him his entire life for being born. He finally gets away with the help of his grandparents who left him everything they had in their will. Sam enjoys women on a one night stand basis, but he is not a relationship kind of man. In fact he doesn’t seem to care for people at all with the exception of a few. This is because of the things his father did to him.
Courtney is a single mom who rents a townhouse from Sam. They are neighbors. She works two jobs to support her son who’s father kicked her out after finding out about the pregnancy. Courtney is alone except for her friend Mona, her son, and sometimes Sam.
As Sam and Courtney get closer, they realize that they are attracted to each other, but Sam keeps pushing her away because she wants more then just a one night stand from him. But he keeps coming back for more of her company and finally decides to give a relationship a try.
The question is, can they get over themselves and make a relationship work?
It was interesting to watch Sam continue denying a relationship to Courtney, even though without realizing it, he was giving her a relationship just in the kind gestures he would do for her and her son. I guess though when you add labels, it makes things seem different then what they are. It was also kind of comical, to see him struggle with the idea of dating. I have to admit though, that when he finally made the decision, he went into it full steam ahead.
It was nice to see Courtney not settle. She knew what she wanted in a relationship, and even though it meant losing the help and support, she was willing to walk away if Sam wouldn’t commit.
I enjoyed reading this book! Good job!
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About Anna Brooks:
Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen State.