Review: Holding Out for a Hero by Codi Gary

Holding Out for a Hero by Codi Gary
Series: Men in Uniform (# 3)
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher:  Avon Impulse
Pages: 261
Source: Book provided by publisher for review



He wasn’t looking for love . . .

Two years after the death of his wife, Sergeant Blake Kline is still hurting. He isn’t ready to date, but whenever he stops by his local diner and sees the friendly smile of his favorite waitress, he feels a spark of true happiness again. And when her life is unexpectedly threatened, Blake discovers his feelings for her might not be as platonic as he thought.

She was holding out for the hero of her dreams . . .

Bookworm Hannah York has always been a hopeless romantic—preferring book boyfriends to blind dates—and she’s been day-dreaming about Blake since the moment he came into her diner. She’s convinced they’ll never be more than friends . . . until Blake kisses her and “weak in the knees” becomes more than just a line from her favorite romance novel. The closer Blake and Hannah get, however, the harder he fights to keep her at a distance.

But forever has a way of sneaking up on you . . .

When their blossoming relationship takes a complicated turn, Blake will have to face his past . . . or risk losing Hannah forever.


Review: From the blurb on the book I thought it was going to be a slow read.  Boy was I wrong.  I could not put this book down.

The author does an amazing job with giving you a backstory throughout the book without doing all of the flash backs that I get tired of.  Sometimes a book is just filled with flashbacks and I find it takes away from the actual story.  That is not the case here.  I was drawn to the heartache that can be felt coming from the male lead Sergeant Blake Kline.  There is so much strength in his character but at the same time so much sorrow.

It is clear that there is only one thing that can make him happy and that is Hannah.  The relationship that blossoms between Blake and Hannah over the year that he has been in town has been a slow one but it is one that was built from the ground up.  One that makes a person think that there really is someone out there for everyone.

The detail given to the characters, their background and the connections that are revealed in this book pulled me in and made me want to read the rest of the books in the series.

Because of the attention to character development and the personal and emotional growth between the main characters I give Holding Out for a Hero a Rose That Rules All rating.

Favorite Quote: “I think that little demon is a lost cause.”