Author: Linda Kage
Publisher: (August 25th, 2014)
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Check out my review: Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1)
Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was this pampered rich girl who was kind of full of herself. She really only cared about appearances and hiding all her dark, ugly secrets under the guise of an opinionated snob. But then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how?
On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending the last damsel in distress while trying to help her support her child, but all he wants is to find his one true love. He knows this woman by scent, smile, and laugh, but he’s never actually met her. He doesn’t even know her name. He just knows she’s the key to fixing everything.
One kind of hero can save you from physical harm. Another can rescue you from a different kind of doom. To reach their dreams, Eva and Pick can save each other. But first, they must open their hearts and learn how to trust.
Review: 5 Starts - Be My Hero, the third title in the Forbidden Men series from author Linda Kage is a new favorite! After reading the previous two titles in this series this one is now a tie with Price of Kiss.
Before I start in talking about and swooning over Patrick Ryan, aka Pick I wanted to mention that while these books are a series, they are stand along titles. Each book is about a different male and female lead character, yet all of their stories are a bit intertwined. You won’t miss anything by not reading the previous books, but by reading them you’ll get a fuller idea about everybody and how they relate. So with that out of the way…. Let’s talk about these two characters featured in this title!
We’ve had a chance to meet them in the previous installment yet in this title we find out who these two really are. So, we have Eva and Pick, both from different walks of life. Eva the rich girl who wanted for nothing and had everything handed to her. And Pick grew up in the system taking care of those around him who he loves and cares about. And when these two meet, the attraction is there, yet it couldn’t be at the worst time for both – Eva is pregnant, broke and without a job and Pick, well… you’ll have to read the story to find out what’s preventing him from pursuing his feelings for Eva.
Eva we’ve known since the first book – Price of a Kiss, to say she’s changed from that book to this one is an understatement. She’d be on her own without her cousin by her side and it works to humble her. It might take a bit of time but between having no one to lean on, at least as she’s accustomed to, it does affect her and readers have a chance to see it happen right before our eyes.
And Pick… what can I say about this good guy in a bad, bad boy shell? WOW! SWOON! And it’s heartbreaking at all the same time. He a hero through and through and you can’t help but cheer for him from beginning to end. His choices might not be the best but you see how he’s just trying his best to do what he thinks is the right thing in the moment. He’s been dealt a terrible hand time and time again and yet he makes the most of it. Works hard for what he has and to give to others and seriously, my heart couldn’t take it for this guy!
The whole story is somewhat magical due to a vivid memory that happened when Pick was younger. He has believed his soul mate is out there and he knows exactly who she looks like so when Eva walks into his life he can’t believe those memories from when he was a kid are finally coming true.
They each have their scars and issues with trust and with good cause. It isn’t until both of their lives come back to haunt them, more than once that you see just who these two really are and, man… let me tell you… there’s some heart stopping moments that’ll make you hold your breath and your heart race.
In the end I can’t talk enough about this book… or this series as a whole. I LOVE them! These guys and their stories, along with the women they find to fill in that place in their hearts and souls, I can’t get enough! Linda writes some truly great characters! I commend her and she’s one of those authors that I’ll read anything she writes.
If you are looking for a great contemporary “New Adult” title, you’ve come to the right place. These are perfect and I can’t recommend these books more! So, what are you waiting for? Go read!!! Get all three and Read, read, READ!