I Need a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novella

I Need a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novella

by Codi Gary

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Sergeant Oliver Martinez joined the military to serve his country—not plan parties. But after a run-in with his commanding officer, Oliver is suddenly responsible for the Alpha Dog Training Program's upcoming charity event. Worse, he's got to work with the bossiest, sexiest woman he's ever met—who just happens to be the general's daughter.

When it comes to military men, Evelyn Reynolds is not interested. And with the opportunity to launch her new PR firm at the charity event, she doesn't have time for some sexy, arrogant jerk with a hero complex. Evelyn is determined to keep things professional—if only she can ignore how Oliver's muscles fill out a t-shirt and the infuriating way he makes her heart pound.

But when tempers flare and a scorching kiss turns into so much more, Oliver and Evelyn will have to decide if this attraction is forever…or just for now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062441249
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Men in Uniform
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 125,834
File size: 487 KB

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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I Need a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
JosephinesLibrary More than 1 year ago
Codi Gary has done it again. I don’t know how she does it , but somehow I always find myself falling head-over-heels in love with the characters she creates. It’s when your standing in the checkout line at the grocery store or some random place and you find yourself thinking about them. How intense they’re story was and how damn it all what a love like that must be like. And for weeks to come, they still linger in the back of your mind. Begging for you to reread they’re story and experience it all over again. That’s.. I Need a Hero. I was excited when I found out that Ms. Gary was releasing a new series. And I was even more excited when I learned that it was going to be about yummy military men and filled with adorable rescue dogs. Oliver and Eve were fabulous characters and they’re story was even more than I imagined. It was riveting and compelling and HOTT !! Those two…the chemistry is undeniable. And no matter how hard they try to avoid each other, when they touch it ignites the pages. If your into delicious military men and adorable rescue dogs then this is the series for you. And ohhh….those secondary characters ! I am dying , dying I tell you. For the next book in the series !
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pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it!!!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Absolutely adorable story, with fun and charming characters, and sweet dogs, who steal your heart away. This story is truly a feel-good romance, I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it. The characters have charisma, the banter is hilarious, they are not afraid to use their words in any situation, defending whom they love. Oliver and Eve are so perfect together, they both have flaws, but the kind heart, giving nature, and the stubborn streak in both of them does not give up easily, and they are willing to fight for what they want. The steaming physical attraction between them develops into something much more, as they spent time together, while working for the benefit. There are many laugh out loud moments, especially with Beast, oh that dog with all his problems melted my heart completely. Word of warning, this story might make you want to run for the local shelter to adopt a pet! This is the first story in the series, a novella, and this series definitely looks like something entertaining and fun to follow. Can't wait to read the next story, cause this was so delightful! ~ Four Spoons
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Sergeant Oliver Martinez has a streak of chivalry that's a mile wide and is willing to step up for anyone at any time and he would do it several times over, even though his last altercation with a bar patron who turned out to be his commanding officer's son landed him a reassignment to a planning a charity event. The upside to this reassignment is Evelyn Reynolds, who it turns out, is his CO's daughter and off-limits. But Oliver has never let that stop him. Eve has seen enough to decide that military men are not for her, but her new assistant Sergeant Martinez is giving her reason to rethink her stance. Organizing the charity event is her opportunity to put her new PR firm on the map and being distracted by Oliver is not on her agenda. I NEED A HERO is a cute and easy story about an unexpected attraction between two people whose resolutions are tested by their connection to each other and how they are able to reach an acceptable compromise. Eve and Oliver are easy to like characters and share some things in common, like their close relationships with their families and friends. I like that there was no drama here, and I love how Ms. Gary pulls together troubled kids and shelter dogs into Eve and Oliver's story and lifts the story beyond passable. For me, the dogs really are the stars of the show. 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.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Amazing beginning to a new series! Oliver is a sexy and determined soldier who doesn't give up on Eva even though it might mean his career in the army is over. Eva is equally determined to not fall for Oliver, but she's no match for his charm - or his canine companion Beast. Cute, fun and sexy, I loved every page and the sneak peek at the next book! I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first in a new military-themed romance brings us the story of Evelyn and Oliver, in a story that shows what you think you want isn’t always what you need, or get. Evelyn is determined to have a relationship with a serious 9 – 5 man, one that isn’t in the military, or a cop, or lawyer or or or. She’s the daughter of a General, and is determined that her life will be settled and diferent from everything she has known to this point. Starting her own PR company, she is determined to make her first big event a success, not only to start her company out with a bang, but to prove to her father that she is on the right track. The Alpha Dog Training Program event will be fabulous, even though she has to work with that clean-freak MP who sets her nerves alight. Oliver is an MP stationed on the base, reporting to Evelyn’s father, the General. After a good Samaritan act gone horribly wrong, he is relieved of duty, but assigned to work with Evelyn to make the event a success. Oliver is a bit of a clean-freak, he likes things the way he wants them, and he’s never met a more bossy, opinionated woman in his life. And he’s met many. Worse still, she’s one of the sexiest women he’s met in a long time, and she is completely hands off. The thing is, everything about Oliver ticks each box in Evelyn’s chequelist, but the fact he’s in the military makes him not worthy of her consideration. Mostly. "There are no details to tell. I don't even know if I like him, it's more that I just-" "Want to strip him naked and eat chocolate off his abs?" Megan offered. Eve thought about that, grinning. "His butt too. He's got a great butt." So we have the polar opposites and clashes, plenty of heat and a slowly developing understanding between the two as they realize that they can work together productively, and actually enjoy their time together. And perhaps that spark, that flame is signifying more. These two are real and complete in this story: Evelyn is a bit of a loose cannon with her spark for life, her inability to take things slow and her lack of housekeeping skills, or the desire to change that. Oliver’s family and his own relationship with them is wonderful, his rather naughty sofa-snacking dog and his good-natured protectiveness for all he meets are obvious and apparent throughout. Neatly adding in family, friends and animals to build the world around these two provides wonderful insight into the characters, and everyone feels so very real and plausible, you want to have them as friends and neighbors. Surprisingly, for a novella-length story, it never feels rushed or forced, this is simply a story that flows well to an inevitable happy ending full of heart, a touch of heat and plenty of moments to laugh. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Cody Gary. I don’t usually read military romance books, but let me tell you I was surprised. I totally enjoyed it and it was a perfect read for a Sunday, yes I read it all in one sit. Sergeant Oliver Martinez gets punished by the General for getting into a fight at a bar, so he is removed from the field, and placed at the Alpha Dog Training Center, where he is set to help Evelyn Reynolds with a charity function. Problem arises when Oliver finally meets Evelyn, an attractive young woman who thinks has her future already planned and getting involved with a military man – like her father – was absolutely out of the question. Both are stubborn and don’t like to relent into anything, so what happens when they have to work together, trying to leave feelings aside, but the attraction between them is undeniable. This is a novella, the first of a new series called Men in Uniform, I’m going to recommend you give it a shot, I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. I will also be looking forward for One Lucky Hero, the next book
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Eve Reynolds is determined to make her new PR business a success, and wants to prove to her tough as nails general father that she can make it on her own. So, when he offers her her first big job, she jumps at the chance, not only will it help put her name on the map, but also prove to her dad that she can handle all the responsibility that goes along with it. He hires her to host a charity event for the Alpha Dogs Training Program, which is something that she knows she can handle, but what she doesn't expect is the handsome soldier that he has appointed to help her plan the event. Working along side of the sexy soldier should be a piece of cake for her since she has officially sworn off dating them...right? In a attempt to rescue a few ladies from a annoying drunk at the bar, Oliver Martinez steps in to play hero and tries to remedy the situation and ends up decking his commanding officer's son. This little stunt has landed him in hot water with his commanding officer, and also found him assigned to a new post at the Alpha Dogs Training Center. As part of his new duties he is expected to help plan the upcoming charity event for the center, which puts him working along side one of the most beautiful, and bossiest, women he's ever seen. When he learns she is his commanding officers' daughter he immediately decides she is hands off. But there is just something about this raven haired beauty that has gotten under his skin and has him reconsidering his hands off approach... This is the first installment in the "Men in Uniform" series and also the first book I have read by this author. And I have to say Ms. Gary has created a literary masterpiece with this one, it had all the makings of the perfect romance story and left me looking forward to future visits to the series! I loved reading Oliver and Eve's story and I cannot wait to see what she has in store the other characters in the series. I love a good enemies to lovers story, and this one DEFINITELY hit the mark, I loved the heated banter between Oliver and Eve, they had me laughing and smiling the whole way through!! Definitely one that should be added to the tops of everyone's reading lists, it is sure to satisfy all your reading needs...and then some!! ARC requested through Edelweiss, and kindly provided by Avon Impulse Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
An excellent start to what should be a great new series from this author. This is a quick fun read and was completely entertaining. I loved Oliver and Evelyn. Oliver is temporarily assigned to work with the Alpha Dogs Training Program and Evelyn is handling the PR for and upcoming fundraising event for the program. Having to work together may be more than either one can handle, or maybe it might be the best thing that ever happened to either one of them! This is a wonderfully written story and one I would recommend to everyone.
AReaderLivesa1000Lives More than 1 year ago
As a HUGE fan of Codi Gary's 2 other series, I can tell you I was nervous to dive into a THIRD series by her. Could she do it again? Could she win my heart with her words the way she did in Loco, Texas and Rock Canyon, Idaho? The answer?!? HELL YES! You find yourself at the Alpha Dog Training Center with Dean (Sparks) and Tyler (Best) when they are joined by the reluctant Sergeant Oliver Martinez. Oliver was removed from the field and placed on PR duty until General Reynolds deemed him "fit" to return to regular duty. Enter the beautiful, Evelyn Reynolds into the picture. (Note the last name!) Eve is the publicist hired to help with the event that Oliver has been assigned to during his punishment. The attraction was immediate. But, neither were going to act on it. He was her type, and she wasn't his. The General created some other issues, as well. He was stuck in this task, and it was far from what he wanted to do. He liked to be out and about in the field, while Eve craved stability and an uneventful home life. Falling for a military man - like her father - was OUT OF THE QUESTION. But, she couldn't get Oliver out of her mind. "There are no details to tell. I don't even know if I like him, it's more that I just-" "Want to strip him naked and eat chocolate off his abs?" Megan offered. Eve thought about that, grinning. "His butt too. He's got a great butt." So begins the slow build-up. Man, does Codi write a mean build-up. But the passion behind Oliver's eyes and his seduction skills - Eve is a goner! "I'll tell you one thing, Oliver Martinez. The next time you want to seduce me in Spanish, you better be prepared to follow through."
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Codi Gary is in spectacular form for the first book in her new Men in Uniform series, I NEED A HERO. Oliver Martinez has to do a stint in the Alpha Dogs Training Program because he stopped a bit too energetically his General’s son in a bar brawl. Oliver will be working in public relations, which is not his forte, but worst of all, his superior will be the General’s daughter, Evelyn Tate. Oliver is seriously attracted to Evelyn, who tries her hardest not to respond to Oliver’s advances; Evelyn has sworn to never get involved with a military man, but can she resist? I NEED A HERO is a lovely romance, where the characters have issues, but nothing is convoluted. Ms. Gary’s writing is very smooth, and so is the story. I really felt the chemistry between Oliver and Evelyn; in fact, everything rings true in I NEED A HERO. I have been a fan of Codi Gary for a good while, and I think this is her best book so far. I loved Oliver and Evelyn; they are very engaging characters, and you cannot but root for their Happy Ever After. I cannot wait for the next book in what promises to be a very exciting series! Brava, Ms. Gary! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Codi Gary combined two of my favorite subjects in order to create an awesome story that is both informative and inviting. I love animals particularly dogs. These beautiful creatures play a central part in helping with worthy causes through the charity which brings the two main characters Eve and Oliver together. Eve is rebellious, guarded and wants to prove to herself and her father that she can take care of herself without his interference. Oliver is military down to his combat boots. When a random incident leaves him tasked with helping to plan a charity event, he starts to realize there may be more in store than just a life in fatigues. I Need a Hero supplies a fascinating close up look into a wonderful charity which leads to romance. Codi Gary crafted a read that appeals on so many levels. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. AM DOUBLING MY FIVE STAR REVIEW TO TEN!!!