Monday, 25 August 2014

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Linda Kage's "Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3)".

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway for Linda Kage's "Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3)".
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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.

Blitz Review-Jo 

After I read "To Professor, With Love, " I swore I would read more from Linda Kage and so when the opportunity arose to read the third book in the "Forbidden Men" Series, I jumped at the chance and I'm so glad I did because I was not disappointed. 

"Be My Hero" was not the kind of story that I expected it to be and I loved that. It really did take me by surprise, captivating me in a way that I was truly not expecting.

So the main character in this story was Patrick or Pick. Now, let me tell you girls. I fell hard for this man!! At first glance you would make assumptions that he was a bad boy. However looks could be deceiving and I soon discovered Pick was one of the good guys, not a bad bone in his body. He was just lovely. Kind. Caring. Patient. Loving. Hardworking. Loyal. He truly was genuinely nice. Sometimes a little too nice and he often paid the price for his kindness. Pick longed to be loved, to one day find that one girl, his soul mate and he yearned for a loving family of his own, something he had sadly missed out on in his early years. Pick's story certainly pulled at my heart strings and I truly hoped that he would one day find his forever girl. 

My happily fucking ever after certainly wasn't going to come to me, 
so I guess I'd have to keep working my ass off to make one of my own.

Eva or Tink, as she was affectionately re-named by Pick, was also not the girl I assumed her to be. First impressions were that she was just a spoiled rich girl who got everything her heart desired from dear old daddy. However this was not the case. She  had lived a dark and ugly life hidden behind all of her families riches and she really needed a hero to rescue her from her brutal past. 

God could anyone be so thoughtful, sweet, flirty, and too hot for his own tattoos? 
Pick Ryan was too good to be true.

Pick and Tink were adorable together. For a such a young couple they were faced with a mountain of problems but they were determined to pull together and stay strong. I was impressed with their maturity and despite life being tough, Pick and Tick were truly a great team and I hoped that at some point they would reap their rewards that they so richly deserved. 

"Its going to be fine now, Eva. No matter what happens next. 
Everything's going to be fine. I know it." 

Be my Hero was so more than a forbidden love story. The plot kept me engrossed from start to finish and I read this book in no time at all. I just couldn't put it down. I was desperately seeking a happy ending and just when I thought I might get one, BAM! I was totally floored with the unexpected turn of events that happened. Would this cute couple ever find happiness together? Would Tink be Picks soul mate? I'm not going to say anymore. Read it, peeps and find out for yourself! 

Although this book is part of a series you can read it as a stand alone. The story is set around the same time as book #2 "To Professor, With Love" because some of the scenes are shared between the two books however not much is given away from Aspen and Noel's story if you haven't read that book yet. 

Another brilliant book from someone who is fast becoming one of my favorites! I look forward to reading another Linda Kage book soon! 

Be My Hero gets 4.5 captivating hearts from me!


“Does she need a blanket?” I asked when her tiny frame shuddered in her sleep as if she was shivering. “She looks cold.”

The nurse’s lips pinched with irritation. “She’s fine. But you really need to get back to your own room. They said you just got off dialysis yesterday. You don’t want to overdo it.”

I nodded as if agreeing, but answered, “Just a little bit longer.”

With a grumble, she spun away and stalked off. When I heard the phrase, “...typical single teen mother. Thinks she knows everything...” I turned and stared after her, watching the extra twenty pounds of weight on her waistline shift back and forth as she marched off in an angry huff.

I don’t know why I let her comment get to me. Maybe it was still pregnancy hormones swimming through my veins, the start of some baby blues, or normal insecurity issues of a typical new nineteen-year-old mom. But tears immediately filled my eyes. I turned back to my child, small and helpless, fighting for her life, and the floodgate opened even more.

What the hell did I think I was?

I’d gone into this with my usual fake confidence, thinking sure I could raise a kid. Millions of women popped out babies every year. Why would I have a problem with it? And look, I’d almost gotten Skylar killed.

I sobbed even harder, my chest heaving. I had to pull my hand free of Skylar’s incubator and bury my face in both my palms to muffle the gut-wrenching sounds so I wouldn’t wake her.

She was here, like this, because I was unfit, because

“Hey,” a cheerful voice interrupted my pity party. “Well, looks who’s up and out of bed already.”

He sounded so relieved and happy. I turned to look up at Pick. He stood in the doorway with the biggest grin and a pink gift bag dangling from his hand. When he saw my face, his smile dropped flat.

“What’s wrong? Skylar?” He dropped the bag as he hurried to the incubator.

The worry on his face warmed my heart and helped calm my tears. “No, she’s okay. Getting better every day.”

A heavy sigh escaped him as he set his hand on the clear plastic separating him from my daughter. “Thank God.”

I blinked, still in awe over how worried he’d been. “How did you get back here?” They hadn’t even allowed Reese into the NICU. She still had to look at Skylar through the window in the hall.

“Being a flirt comes in handy sometimes.” He finally turned to me and winked. “The nurses love me.” His grin was brief though. His worry returned almost immediately as he reached down to pluck me out of the chair. “Now what’re all these tears about? You’re looking better, by the way. The yellow skin and swollen face scared the shit out of me.”

I didn’t realize he was going to sit me in his lap until he was already settling me into place. I felt even younger, and stupider than I had when I’d started my crying jag. A silly little girl needing to sit on a nice comforting lap to get over herself.

“I don’t know,” I mumbled, wiping the drops off my cheeks and feeling lame. “I’m just so...overwhelmed.” Along with scared, worried, lost, unsure—ugh! What happened to the cocky Eva Mercer I’d been a year ago? I’d take a nice, big dose of her right now.

Pick chuckled and kissed my forehead, stirring up a nest of butterflies in my stomach. Or maybe it was the staples in the c-section cut that created such a sensation, except I really couldn’t feel much in that area. Awesome drugs and all.

Unable to help myself I plunked my head onto his nice, wide comforting shoulder. I mean, he was offering it. I couldn’t resist. And it felt good, so amazingly good to let someone hold me for a minute.

Author Info:

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks. My life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part my world, and I'm so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers. 

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  1. i dont think I have read any yet :(

  2. Wow, thank you for the amazing review! I loved it.

  3. I dont really have a favorite