Reviewed by Kat
AUTHOR: Ronni Meyrick
PUBLISHER: Wicked Publishing
LENGTH: 182 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2016
Major Jackie Holmes is a career soldier with nearly twenty-one years of service under her. Returning home from Afghanistan injured makes her evaluate her life. After her husband’s strange behaviour, she realises the only people in her life she can count on to help with her recovery are her twins, her parents, and all the medical teams she finds herself surrounded with. Could a chance encounter with an old school friend turn her life around?
As a physiotherapist at a military rehabilitation centre, Carrie Spencer treats all kinds of people and injuries. She just didn’t ever consider running into an old school friend, and end up treating her.
In the midst of an abusive relationship, Carrie is struggling to decide how she needs to act to safeguard herself and her boys, Charlie and Richard. Jackie is her bright light in a dark place, and Carrie begins to rely on her friend more and more as she comes to terms with what she must do.
Everything comes to a head at a party held at Jackie’s house…the only question is—Will Carrie do the right thing and turn her back on her relationship, or will she follow her lover and suffer more of her abuse?
When a friendship turns to more and two hearts beat as one, is it possible for that bond to be torn apart?
I absolutely LOVED Hero!!!! The best lesbian romance I have ever read!!!!
Major Jackie Holmes is the epitome of the word Hero! She protects with her total self, whether it is the soldiers in her brigade, or her family and friends back home. She stands for all that is good in this world but she is also a prime example of how things can go really bad in an instant. She has had some seriously bad cards dealt to her recently but she is also the epitome of perseverance. She is the person who picks themselves up after tragedy strikes, dusts herself off, evaluates the situation and puts a new plan in place. It is what has made her an amazing leader and how she has risen to her rank that she rightfully deserved. Carrie Spencer tries to remember where she knows the beautiful woman who was just wheeled past her at the rehabilitation center that she is a physiotherapist at. “Hero” is story of how these two women forge a friendship and support each other through bad relationships and the difficult times that follow.
There was only one love scene in “Hero” but it was done so tastefully and was just enough. And there was only basically one thing in the story that bothered me and that was how fast they rushed to say I love you when they finally admitted that they wanted each other. I know that “I love you” can just rush out in the throes of passion but it is just a pet peeve of mine. The other thing I would have liked to have known was what happened with Toni. That woman was one nasty and spiteful piece of work. I am in hopes that there might be sequel in the works to answer these questions and a few more.
I know that I typically review m/m books but I highly suggest that you consider trying this amazing f/f romance. Not only was it truly uplifting, how a person can rise above such a physical and emotional tragedy, but it it was heart warming to witness such love and devotion to the service of her country and to her family. The sacrifices that our men and women of the armed forces endure are truly inspirational. Can’t recommend this fantastic book enough!