Bradley Greene's family all but discarded him when his brother caught him fooling around with another boy. Now Bradley has seventeen dollars and a gas card, and he's sleeping in his car. He's an emotional mess and if he doesn't land a job soon, he's up the proverbial creek.
Danny Ortega can take care of himself most of the time. When what started as a date turns into sexual assault in a dark parking lot, he's grateful for Brad's helpand an instant admirer of Brad's military school-honed muscles. He certainly doesn't expect to see him again, and definitely not as the newest hire at Ortega Construction.
As Brad and Danny's quiet attraction turns into more, things start to go sour before they've even started. Danny grows frustrated that Brad won't open up emotionally. And Brad is terrified of being responsible for someone else's feelings. When Brad's family makes one last attempt to turn him into an "acceptable" son, all bets are offhe and Danny will need to decide if they're in this together or apart.
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I started reading Nobody’s Hero expecting Danny’s sexual assault that is mentioned in the blurb to be the heavy part of the book. Boy was I wrong. Not to make light of Danny’s situation nor Brad’s willingness to step in, but that scene turned out to be a minor scuffle once we learn why Brad is in the right place at the right time. While this is a new adult romance, the drama and angst isn’t manufactured – sadly it’s reality based (not necessarily a true story, but this stuff happens) and completely understandable. This made for a very moving read as the author dealt with difficult subject matter in a sensitive way. *****THIS SECTION MAY CONTAIN MINOR SPOILERS***** When Brad overhears Danny’s date attempt to force him back into a vehicle to finish their evening, Brad is unable to stand by and do nothing, even if he has no idea of who Danny is. While Brad would prefer to go back to his truck once the incident is over, Danny insists on treating him to a drink while they wait for Danny’s brother to pick him up. Because he was raised by parents who love and accept him for who he is (his dad’s comments later in the book are perfect when it comes to this), Danny has no problem opening up to Brad about being gay and discussing his family, friends, the town, and anything else he can to keep Brad occupied. Unfortunately Brad was not raised by accepting family (