In Review: One Night with a Hero (The Hero #2) by Laura Kaye

Posted March 11, 2015 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: One Night with a Hero (The Hero #2) by Laura KayeOne Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye
Series: The Hero #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eBook, 230 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

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?

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in review my thoughts

You know all those feels I talked about having while reading Her Forbidden Hero? I had even more in One Night with a Hero. I enjoyed this book so very much. It was super sexy and emotional and the total package. I was a fan of Laura Kaye’s work before this book, but this moved her onto my auto buy list.

The characters are what really make this book. Joss was sassy and amazing. I loved her from the first page until the very last one. I loved how determined she was to live her life on her own terms. I liked Brady in Her Forbidden Hero, but I absolutely adored him here. Yes, even when he was being a jerk. These two had tons of chemistry from their very first meeting and the spark just got stronger. Their sexy times were super hot. But it was the emotion they brought to the whole story – the good and the bad – that made me love it so much.

Just typing this review makes me want to go back and read this book again. It was far too short for my liking. Not because it felt unfinished, but because I just loved these characters and I wanted more. Everything about them – from the dialogue to the situations they were in to how they handled themselves – was so realistic. This book never felt forced or fake. It flowed along, punched me in the feels and then made it all better again. I just can’t ask for more than that.

This is a great series and I really wish it would continue. It’s worth mentioning that the main characters from the first book, Alyssa and Marco, play a pretty large part in moving Joss and Brady’s story along. I loved them even more this time around. If you’re in the market for a quick, sexy read that packs an emotional punch, you should check this series out. They’re standalone novels, but I would definitely recommend you read both of them. You don’t want to miss these characters.

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About Laura Kaye

New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over twenty-five books in romantic suspense and contemporary and erotic romance. Among her many awards, she recently won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense of 2014 for Hard As You Can. A former college history professor, Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. Laura also writes historical fiction under the name Laura Kamoie, also a Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestseller. Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Maryland Romance Writers, the Washington Romance Writers, and she is past president of the RWA-Contemporary Romance Writers.

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