Holding Out for a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novel

Holding Out for a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novel

by Codi Gary

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Holding Out for a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novel by Codi Gary

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062441270
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Series: Men in Uniform
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 352,453
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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Holding Out for a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Realistic characters, men who react to situations as expected and women who love them anyway
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended The author wrote a story dealing with very sensitive subjects and did it very well. The one subject - guilt - the man loved his wife from the time they were married and in their teens. Being in the Army they lived on base. One day he and his buddies were watching a big football game and drinking beer at his home. They ran out of food and he asked his wife to run out for some snacks. She called out as she left, "I love you." He didn't reply because he knew he would be seeing her again in a few minutes and the game was really interesting. The problem - she never returned - she was murdered while shopping by a solider who 'lost it.' He not only lost is wife that day but also the child she was carrying. He carried a lot of guilt and anger taking it out on everyone he met until his commanding officer forced him to transfer to another base where he could start over. The second sensitive subject centered on a the lovely woman he met who had very low self-esteem. She was working as a waitress in the place he stopped in every morning for breakfast. To handle both of these subjects in a sensitive manner takes skill and this author did it very well resulting in a sweet (not all the time) love story.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Holding Out for a Hero by Codi Gary.....OMG, I loved this book, I could not put it down. I felt like I was on a roller coaster and loved every minute. I absolutely love the story between Blake and Hannah, it was so enjoyable. As always Codi Gary delivers a fantastic story that you will want to read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Hannah York spends the majority of her free time with her nose buried in a romance book or daydreaming about one of her book boyfriends coming to life and waltzing into the cafe to sweep her off of her feet and give her the happily ever after she longs for. She longs for a hero to give her the love her favorite heroines receive in her books, the forever kind of love, with the ring, marriage, and a future filled with babies and happiness, but so far her hero has been MIA. That is until the super sexy Blake Kline starts making regular visits to the cafe, they become fast friends and the more time she spends with him, she begins to fantasize about him being the "one". But he is quick to make it known that a relationship just isn't in the cards for him... or is it? Blake Kline had love in his life once, and it was stripped away in the blink of an eye, and he's been struggling every since day to move on from it, and let her go. But no matter how hard he tries she's always there in the back of his mind lingering, reminding him of what he's lost, and preventing him from wanting to travel down that path again... but his friends aren't quite ready to let him give up that easily. So, they keep throwing single women in his path hoping for sparks, but they don't come, that is until he meets a beautiful waitress at a local cafe he frequently visits. She's everything he wants, and he thinks they could be really happy...but his lingering past keeps getting in the way. After reading the synopsis for this one I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, not only because it is written by one of my favorite authors, but also because I knew I would be in for some exceptional reading, and I am happy to report that my initial thoughts were spot on...it was SO GOOD!! Blake and Hannah were a real treat to meet, their chemistry warmed up the pages, and the banter they shared had me grinning like a fool the whole way through!! Ms. Gary totally won me over with this one, her emotionally charged story line and well crafted characters kept me captivated from start to finish!! If you have not had the pleasure of reading the Men In Uniform series yet, I highly recommend you remedy that ASAP, not only are you missing out on some exceptional reading, but also the opportunity to meet some seriously sexy heroes that are sure to steal your heart!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars? I requested this book even though I struggled with one of the previous books in the series. I liked Hannah and Blake well enough. They're both good people. Hannah is sweet and she stands up for herself. Blake is loyal and hardworking. Together they're adorable. So, much like the other books, there was just a lot a lot a lot of drama and push and pull. Yes, Blake has some baggage, but he's pretty rude to anyone who brings up Jenny. Hannah included. And there was one plot point at the end that I didn't care for. Overall, it wasn't the fluffy sorbet I was looking for, but there were some sweet moments. Sadly, I probably won't read any other books in the series. **Huge thanks to Avon Books and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. I found these characters so incredibly real with all their flaws and demons. The story is an emotional roller coaster as Blake, 2 years after the death of his wife, is still struggling to let go of his guilt and move on with his life. Hannah was just the ray of sunshine Blake needed to really take a look at his life and deal with all the issues holding him back. Even when he tries to push her away she challenges him and shows him how wonderful life could really be if he would just give it a try. I loved everything about this book and I think you will too. I definitely recommend it.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
I’ve been waiting for Blake's story since I began reading the Men In Uniform series. Blake and Hannah's story is another winner when it comes to these gorgeous military guys that have started the Alpha Dog Training Program. I knew Blake's story was going to be a tearjerker. In the first two books reader find out that Blake's wife, Jenny, had died, and Blake's pain in last two books was tangible. I was so ready for him to find love again to heal his broken heart. And Hannah the romantic was definitely the strong woman who could take on this stubborn, hardheaded soldier and show Blake how his heart can desire to love and be loved again. Blake is in a hard place in his life after the loss of his wife two years ago. Jenny was his first and only love and the only woman he had ever been with. Blake just can't seem to move on, to let go of Jenny, but now that he has met the waitress with the beautiful smile that brightens his day, he finds himself going to the diner every morning just to see if he can make Hannah smile. Hannah is the first woman in two years that stirred feelings and life in Blake, but the guilt that he's betraying Jenny holds him back from giving his whole heart to Hannah. Hannah didn't believe that any men could make her feel like the ones in her romance books. But now her dream man is real, Blake gives her those tingly feelings and makes her swoon. Hannah wants Blake to know that he can love again, that it's okay to love, but as long as Blake feels like he's being unfaithful to a woman that’s no longer here, Hannah knows she will never have all of Blake's heart—and Hannah can't be with Blake that way. Blake's story is an emotional read that had me crying for this broke man and feeling his pain. But I also felt Blake's love and happiness when Hannah came into his life. Blake and Hannah's love story is simply a beautiful must read.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Holding Out For A Hero is much more than the title. Hannah and Blake are two lonely hearts searching for a chance to be whole. Hannah is stuck in her fantasy of what a perfect man should be. Blake is living on heartbreaking memories of a love gone too soon. Basically, Hannah is leading with her heart and Blake his head. Problem is in order to stand a chance at building a future and finding happiness, they have to listen to both head and heart. Not one or the other. One of the reasons that I am a fan of Ms. Gary is that she is not afraid to show the vulnerabilities of the hero. The true measure of a man is not only his strength but the ability to expose his weaknesses as well. Holding Out For a Hero is a story that exudes the power of faith, the strength of love and the pain of moving on in the face of grief. Relate-able for anyone whose ever loved and loss.