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New Release Review! Resisting the Hero by Cindi Madsen (Accidentially in Love #3)

Resisting the Hero
by Cindi Madsen
Genre: contemporary romance
Published: 2014
Pages: 197
Format read: ebook


Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. Burned one too many times in the past, she’s now sworn them off completely. And when her brother’s best friend, Connor, convinces him to join the dangerous SWAT team, Faith has never been more anti-hero. What’s wrong with having a safe job? There’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be illegal, he’s everything she doesn’t want.

When his best friend’s sister moves to town, local cop Connor Maguire knows he’s in trouble. Faith is feisty, funny, and talks trash like nobody’s business. She’s also his partner’s sister—and so totally off limits. Working on the Fall Festival together, they agree to a truce and become friends. But the more time Connor spends with Faith, the more he’s willing to risk the wrath of her brother. If he could only convince her to take a risk on him, too.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored the hero in this one. Connor is drool-worthy, swoon-worthy, and loved by both small children and dogs–what more can you want? 😉 I liked that he knew himself and recognized what he had to do to change his ways and be the kind of guy that Faith’s family would approve of for her–I for one would not want to mess with her brother, even before he made it onto the SWAT team!

Faith was ultimately a very likable heroine, though she was a bit too hung up on her past for someone with her career aspirations. But at least she knew and acknowledged her issues. I totally got where she was coming from here, but it was frustrating to watch her shoot Connor down over and over when he was trying to prove himself to her (though of course she didn’t have the insight into his character that we did, but still). She came to her senses at the end, at least–very satisfying ending.

Faith’s niece is a great fictional child–not too sweet, and not too obnoxious–very true-to-life. She’s also proof positive that permanent markers have no place in homes with small children, just in case anyone needed it!

This is my favorite in the series so far! Definitely recommend.

B+ rating.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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