She can buy anything she wants…except the courage to stand up to her family. That's where he comes in.
Jessica Trove is a billionaire Cinderella, bullied by her family, and terrified of the responsibilities crashing down on her shoulders. She knows what she needs to do – she just needs to find the courage to do it.
That's where Brodie Carlton comes in. Jessica is used to buying anything she wants, and what she wants right now is a hero. She's going to make Brodie Carlton an offer he can't refuse: be her emotional bodyguard, and she'll make him rich. The only question is who will guard their hearts?
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Jessica just found out that she inherited a billion dollar company from her grandfather. She didn't know she owned it until her father died many years later. Her father, step-mother and step-brother were nasty to her and had always made her feel like she was a burden to them so she had no self confidence. She knew she would have a fight on her hands to take control of the company but didn't think she was strong enough to win the battle. She hires Brodie to be her emotional bodyguard to give her the strength to stand up to her step family, offering him one million dollars for the job. When an author takes the time to get the reader to feel a connection with their characters - any sort of connection - that author has succeeded in one of the most difficult tasks they can have. Jenny has done just that in Hero Duty. You can't help but feel sorry for Jessica even though she is so wealthy. Brodie was ex-military, supportive and protective without being over-bearing, making him the perfect hero for her. He always had her back, helping her to stand up for herself and be the strong woman he knew she was. Ms. Schwartz is very detailed in her writing. Everything is precisely worded to convey a specific thought, feeling, or image. Each and every word seems to have been carefully chosen to build a cohesive overall picture. Everything is vivid and extremely well laid out. She creates a world that you can imagine yourself walking into. I loved that this book had so much drama as well as romance. Even though we find out that the bad guys were so nasty to Jessica so they could have the power of running the company and money, it was fascinating to see just how evil they could be. On the romance side, I liked that Jessica and Brodie got to know and like each other before they started to have more romantic feelings. Please note that I won this book in a giveaway.
Title: Hero Duty Author: Jenny Schwartz Publisher: Escape Publishing Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Hero Duty" by Jenny Schwartz.... What is this book about: "She can buy anything she wants…except the courage to stand up to her family. That’s where he comes in. Jessica Trove is a billionaire Cinderella, bullied by her family, and terrified of the responsibilities crashing down on her shoulders. She knows what she needs to do — she just needs to find the courage to do it. That’s where Brodie Carlton comes in. Jessica is used to buying anything she wants, and what she wants right now is a hero. She’s going to make Brodie Carlton an offer he can’t refuse: be her emotional bodyguard, and she’ll make him rich. The only question is who will guard their hearts." What I like about "Hero Duty" This author did a wonderful job with "Hero Duty" being so well written told with such wonderful descriptions of the area of Jardin Bay and Sydney. I will say that once I started reading this novel I wasn't able to put it down because it was very interesting quick and emotional read that did hold my attention till the end. The author really knows how to give twist to her characters in presenting such an intriguing read. Both the hero and heroine had some issues that needed to be fixed and with them being brought together and embarking on an adventure that would enhance their best qualities was seer icing on the cake. I don't want to tell you what it is all about because I want you to pick up "Hero Duty" to see for yourself how this author brings it all out so well to the reader. It will be quite uniquely done seeing the hero (Brodie) who was so protective, supportive and encouraging and heroine (Jessica) 'dubbed billionaire Cinderella' who needed help to stand up to her family finally finds the strength to takes back her own power and then when it's all said and done... well, I will just say it was a enjoyable romantic read that I would definitely recommend to you.
Read on May 21, 2014 Book Info ebook, 114 pages Expected publication: June 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing ISBN 139780857991645 edition language English URL other editions None found Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS She can buy anything she wants…except the courage to stand up to her family. That’s where he comes in. Jessica Trove is a billionaire Cinderella, bullied by her family, and terrified of the responsibilities crashing down on her shoulders. She knows what she needs to do — she just needs to find the courage to do it. That’s where Brodie Carlton comes in. Jessica is used to buying anything she wants, and what she wants right now is a hero. She’s going to make Brodie Carlton an offer he can’t refuse: be her emotional bodyguard, and she’ll make him rich. The only question is who will guard their hearts. My Thoughts They say write what you know, Australian author Jenny Schwartz knows her sites as evidenced with the glorious descriptions of Jardin Bay and Sydney. It has been a lifelong dream to go visit parts of Australia, cannot tell you how many times have read a book featuring places in it or watched movies with scenes set in the outback while imagining myself there! Hero Duty came to me via publisher from Netgalley and it was such a great joy when approval was granted for me to read the book having enjoyed previous works by Jenny. Jessica Trove is not your normal damsel in distress, she is not lacking in funds nor is she running from an abusive ex. However Jessica is someone who hates confrontations, someone whose family knows just what buttons to use to guilt her into doing things that are not in her best interest and in light of that she goes in search of Brodie Carlton after his admirable defense of a friend at the expense of his own military career. Jessica wants Brodie to be a buffer, someone who can keep her on course with the path that she has chosen to take control of her life now that her father is dead and her stepbrother and stepmother are working together to try and convince Jessica the only solution to keeping the family business Numbat strong is to allow Derek her stepbrother to gain control of both the business and the family fortune. Brodie is a hard sell at first but than he agrees to the terms she has set forth and travels with Jessica to Sydney for the meeting with the estate lawyers and her family members. While it is true at first he was not sure that he could actually provide Jessica with the help she requested he quickly changed his mind when she demonstrated just how vulnerable to being browbeaten she really is. Things progress over the course of the story, Jessica finds the inner strength that she has previously lacked with support from Brodie and in the process also finds that he is truly one person who understands her without judgement. I would go so far as to say that he proves to be one in a million as we learn more and more about the characters innate kindness as well as his common sense that lets him provide Jessica with support without taking over for her when she falters. This is a wonderful look into bits and pieces of two beautiful areas of Australia, both Jardin Bay and Sydney have lovely scenic views and also scrumptious sounding venues for dining that are showcased quite nicely a few times as backdrops for Brodie and Jessica’s scenes together. The romance of the main characters is sweet, sexy and very well developed as is the fact that by the end Jessica Trove has finally opened herself up to what she wants in her future. A future that most definitely includes “hero” Brodie Carlton! [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]