Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review: I Need a Hero by Emma Bennet

I NEED A HERO a fun summer romance you won't want to put down by Emma Bennet
163 pages, July 2015 by Joffe Books romance and suspense novels
Source: I received a copy from Netgalley, via the author, in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars


A lovely summer romance read that you won’t want to put down
Romance writer Bronte Huntington has vowed she will never settle for anything less than ‘the one.’ When pleasant red-haired dentist Ryan moves in next door he just doesn't fit the bill. They have plenty in common but Bronte wants nothing more than friendship with him.

Then it looks like Bronte’s dreams have finally come true when dashing Sebastian Fairfax rescues her on his horse after she has an accident in the countryside around her idyllic little cottage. Sebastian is tall, dark, handsome, and heir to a massive country estate!

But is Sebastian the one? Or will Bronte’s romantic dreams of the perfect hero turn out to be as fictional as her novels? And will Bronte's temperamental cat ever stop getting in the way?!

My Review:

This is a delightful, yet predictable, clean romance. Bronte is a romance writer and for all of her ideas, she sure can't seem to realize just where her true inspiration comes from. She has very high expectation, because of her books, and just won't settle for anything less. She has an ornery cat, Mr. Darcy, and I loved reading about his antics and the almost human-like way he had of conveying his opinions of people. Bronte goes to such lengths to impress people that it's humorous and I had quite a few chuckles over the predicaments she found herself in.

Ryan, a red haired Irish dentist, is a new neighbor, living in his aunt's house, and he doesn't fit Bronte's profile for the perfect man at all. So...they become good friends. I couldn't help but like him. Looks aren't always everything because Ryan's a really great guy and a true gentleman, unlike our next character.

Sebastian has it all--a title, money, and definitely good looks--yet he's kind of a jerk, even though he did rescue Bronte after an accident. I had fun reading about the dinner at his house and the food his "mummy" cooked. Ugh. He acts like he's all that, but he's really just a spoiled little boy.

The journey Bronte takes to realize who she really wants is definitely a fun one. The author is from the United Kingdom and I enjoyed reading phrases and words that aren't common to my area. I really felt immersed in the story because of that.

Content: mild romance (talk of sharing a bed with nothing inappropriate happening, very mild kissing); a few expletives; no violence or religious elements. Clean!

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About the Author:

Emma grew up and lived in London, before falling in love and moving to Wales to marry her own hero. Emma now lives with her husband, children, and many animals in a small Welsh market town, fitting in her writing around the many demands of little people and cats.The beautiful landscape around her home gave her the inspiration for ‘The Green Hills of Home’.

Her second novel, ‘His Secret Daughter’, is available now.

Emma likes (in no particular order): cake, books, Cary Grant films, prosecco, chocolate, guinea pigs, knitting, quilting and happily ever afters!

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