Her Hometown Hero

Her Hometown Hero

by Melody Anne

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ISBN-13: 9781476778587
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Unexpected Heroes Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 700,214
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Melody Anne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unexpected Heroes series—a spin-off of her wildly popular Billionaire Bachelors novels featuring the handsome Anderson men—as well as the Tycoons series and the Surrender series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Her Hometown Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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khulseman More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for sweet stories with a bit of steam and a definite HEA, Melody Anne's novels are a sure thing for you. Book two of Unexpected Heroes series is more of what you expected from her. Spence and Sage grew up in the same small town where Sage had a school girl crush on our Hero. Fast forward a few girls past college and medical school, add in meddling family, and one minor accident, you get your road to romance all paved up. Both characters were strong and not too angsty or hung up on not being in a relationship. They both seem to be in good points in their lives in finding Mr/Mrs Right. There are a couple of trip ups along the way that forces Spence to become Prince Charming to a resistant Princess. Although Sage puts up a bit of a wall, she overcomes it with some good advice from Grandma. Even though I enjoyed the story, there wasn't any thing unique or captivating in the storyline to make the novel a re-read category. I enjoyed this author's series in the past, and will continue with this one. If anything was intriguing, its what is going on with the minor characters in the book who will get their story next. This series you don't need to read the other books. However, there are reoccurring characters briefly discussed that may peak your interest to pick up book 1 and the Billionaire Bachelor series. This book is perfect for a light, summer romance read.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
With one Whitman brother settled, the matchmaking seniors have set their sights on Spence and they have the perfect match for him - Sage Banks. With some creative manipulation, both Spence and Sage end up working at the hospital in Sterling, with Spence as Sage's trainer during her residency. Sage had a major crush on Spence when she was much younger and still bears him a grudge for not returning her feelings, so their relationship is pretty much a tempestuous one from day one. Spence can barely remember the young Sage who professed her love for him but this Sage is very distracting and he's very much interested in getting to know her and even her hostility towards him isn't going to deter him. I really looked forward to reading HER HOMETOWN HERO because of the glimpses of Spence from the previous book, but for some reason, it took me a while to finish this book because it was difficult to connect with Spence and Sage and get into their story. Sage read like a modified version of Alyssa from HER UNEXPECTED HERO. Their bickering was annoying and long and he came across as arrogant a few times. Even when he tried to romance Sage with the gifts and flowers, the motions, while admittedly cheesy and sweet, felt a bit unrealistic. What redeemed this book for me was the ease with which Spence admitted to his feelings for Sage and the fact that even when he found out about the matchmaking, it did not lessen how he felt for her. My favorite quote : "Love isn’t logical, Sage. It isn’t something you can put in a box, take out when you want to play with it, and then put it back away when it frightens you. It’s imperfect, comes with fits of emotions, and makes your insides flip out. There’s no reason to it, and if it doesn’t scare the hell out of you, you aren’t feeling it strongly enough. Love is scary because when we love someone, we fear losing them. But without love, what’s the purpose of life? If we give ourselves over to love, we win—we always will win." In spite of my issues with the main characters, I still enjoyed the budding romance within the group of seniors and general small-town vibe Ms. Anne has going on in the series. The glimpses of the Grace's relationship also have me interested in their story. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was just ok not typically melody anne...she lost me when spence dumped sage after finding she was a virgin...in my eyes there is no coming back for him no matter how many gifts!! Sage should have found someone else who respected her. Long and dull
Kittyluver More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is second in a the Unexpected Heroes series and that series is a spin off from the Billionaire Bachelors series. I have not read any of these books, yet I was not lost in reading this book and it could be a standalone book. The hero is Spencer Whitman MD (age 34) and the heroine is Sage Banks MD (age 26). Unknown to them, They are being set up by a senior citizen matchmaking group that includes Sage's grandmother Bethel and Spence's father. This was a pretty good book, but I agree that the main characters were at times irriating. Sage is a twenty six your old virgin who treats Spence rudely when she first sees him in the hospital as he is her treating doctor after she has a car accident. She is treating him rudely because when she was sixteen she told twenty four year old Spence that she loved him and he kindly rejected her. She even admits that nothing could have come of this admission. I don't think a relationship at that age is legal! I was also scratching my head at her anger when she found out about the matchmakers and that Spence knew before she knew. It was mentioned repeatedly how Sage doesn't take care of herself despite being a doctor. Her diet and some symptoms made me think that she'd have a disease, but this seems to have been dropped. It seems out of place in this book. Maybe it will come up in another book in the series. Spence at times seems overly confident and it seems Sage's rejection of him makes him want to persue her even more. He can't wrap his mind around a woman not falling to her knees for him. He does seem to respect her especially professionally. Yet his low point was not really taking her v-card. Spence goes all out to win her after that when his father gives him romance advice. The sex scenes are not too explicit or numberous. The subjects of the next book are Grace and Camden and they get some time in the book to set the scene for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok, a little boring, but I got through it....
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Matchmaking family members connive to get their single loved ones together even if they have to fake an illness to do it. Sage is tricked into returning home to serve her medical residency, when her grandmother pretends not to feel well. Thrusting her in the path of her high school crush, Spencer. Although Spencer puts his sights on Jade, they definitely have a rocky road to traverse. Spencer might comes to Jade's rescue but he also makes a some major asshat choices that disinclined me to think of him as a hero. The story was an enjoyable and entertaining read. I really enjoyed Sade character as well as the careful manipulations made by certain family members. In the end, Her Hometown Hero pleasant contemporary romance. I received this ARC copy of Her Hometown Hero from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for a honest review.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3.5 - "You're the type of woman a man wants on his arm forever, not just for a night." Stars. I really enjoy Melody Anne’s writing style, and her Unexpected Heroes series is how I discovered her, so because of that I do have a bit of a soft spot for the people, not to mention the town of Sterling, Montana where most of the stories in the series have been set around. I will be honest and say this book so far is my least favorite, mainly because I really struggled to like either Spence or Sage that much, both of them seemed to struggle to make up their minds with what they wanted, and there were several parts of the book where I happily could have given one or both of them a really good shake, and at one point (view spoiler) I actually cringed for them both, I was that uncomfortable for them and the situation they were in. Sage is inexperienced and Melody has written this part of her character so well it bordered on annoying on more than one occasion, ten years younger than Spencer and returning to town to take up her residency at the local hospital as a way of being closer to her grandmother, you really to get the impression that this is a woman with very much a teenage girls mentality when it comes to men and relationships. Having professed her love for him as a young girl and been promptly given the brush off, as you would expect she’s a tad miffed when she goes unrecognized by our dashing Surgeon when he rescues her from a car wreck, on her way back into town. The tantrums, disagreements and assumptions and dramatics between them both go from there… ”Dealing with a grown woman who’s acting like a child required some extra strength.” This isn’t a bad book by any stretch, and although the most stuffy of the Whitman brothers to date, Spence does go out of his way (after an extremely shaky start) in the second half of the book to repair some of the damage he has done, and to build a solid foundation in the hope of moving forward with a relationship with Sage. That said, from his mannerisms, and some of their conversations it really did highlight the age difference between them as well, as some of it felt more father berating errant daughter, than lovers. This isn’t the end of the Unexpected Heroes series, and I certainly will be looking out for future books from the author, especially as more of the Whitman Brothers are due meet their feminine matches. I also really loved the continuing building of the series in relation to all of its secondary characters and the town as a whole as each book progresses. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The Unexpected Heroes series is another Melody Anne winner. Have already read Her Unexpected Hero (Jackson and Alyssa). Spence and Sage's story is even better. With Her Hometown Hero Ms. Anne takes a reader through the journey of two doctors as they reconnect and discover something special. Along the way they endure matchmaking friends and family, insecurities and career obstacles. Sage is a smart person that has allowed life experiences to past her by. Spence has a large capacity for love but is scared to pursue a chance at happiness. Like every story there are moments that make you smile and others that break your heart. However, the true test of an exceptional read is that it leaves you wanting more. This book and series does just that. Received an ARC for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great experience
jeter2 More than 1 year ago
Very good book, always love a Melody Anne book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love. I absolutely love thus aurhor and her books. Great read