Title: Never a Hero
Series title: Tucker Springs, 5
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Page Count: 174 approx.
Everyone deserves a hero.
Owen Meade is desperately in need of a hero. Raised by a mother who made him ashamed of his stutter, his sexual orientation, and his congenitally amputated arm, Owen lives like a hermit in his Tucker Springs apartment. But then hunky veterinarian Nick Reynolds moves in downstairs.
Nick is sexy and confident, and makes Owen comfortable with himself in a way nobody ever has. He also introduces Owen to his firecracker of a little sister, who was born with a similar congenital amputation but never let it stand in her way. When she signs the two of them up for piano lessons—and insists that they play together in a recital—Owen can’t find a way to say no. Especially since it gives him a good excuse to spend more time with Nick.
Owen knows he’s falling hard for his neighbor, but every time he gets close, Nick inexplicably pulls away. Battling his mother’s scorn and Nick’s secrets, Owen soon realizes that instead of waiting for a hero, it’s time to be one—for himself and for Nick.
Review of book:
Never a Hero by Marie Sexton is the fifth book in the Tucker Springs series. This one is really heart meltingly sweet.
Owen is a recluse. He has half of his left arm missing since birth. He stutters, and has an over bearing mom who always downs him. With so many strikes against him you would think he had no spirit left. Enter someone worth fighting for Nick.
Nick on the outside appears to be all Owen is not. He is charming, sweet, kind, loving. But he hides a terrible secret pain. When he starts to get to know his upstairs neighbor Owen, he really likes him. He wants to spend time with him. Maybe even date. When they start to get close though Nick pushes Owen away.
Owen has no idea why but he pushes through his own pain to help Nick through his own turmoil. I liked that both men have strengths the other needs. Together they are better, stronger than alone.
The love and understand both men have made me just cheer for them. I wanted them to be what the other needed to break through the walls around their hearts. Ms. Sexton brings an emotionally charged story with Never a Hero. Both of these men are true heroes they just have to open their eyes and see it for themselves.
Though part of a series this book can be read as a standalone novel. I highly recommend picking it up for one heart melting emotional read you will never forget.
Five Shooting Stars!!