Rafe (Heroes at Heart)

Rafe (Heroes at Heart)

by Maryann Jordan

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Rafe (Heroes at Heart) by Maryann Jordan

The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes…but in how he handles those mistakes.

Rafe Walker gained fame while in the Army when he was photographed for a Military Calendar.  Afterward, modeling contracts rolled in but he found his life in California lacking and longed for a change.

Accepting an offer to work as a groundkeeper for a shut-in one summer, near his family in Virginia, he jumps at the chance to return to his roots.

But as he got to know the enigmatic woman, he began to desire a more permanent change with her.

But secrets abound between the two and when they are revealed, will he have lost his chance for a new forever?

Subject  matter is similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie.  Please be advised,  for 18+ readers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155395645
Publisher: Maryann Jordan
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Heroes at Heart
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 53,469
File size: 513 KB

About the Author

As an Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. I joke that I "cut my romance teeth" on the old bodice ripper romance books. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created.
My first novel, Emma's Home became an Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love's Series.
My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with. 
When not writing, I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have just retired and look forward to more time with family and writing!
I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 34 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.
When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!
I love to hear from readers, so please email me!

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Rafe (Heroes at Heart) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the characters and storyline.
17939996 10 months ago
What a heartwarming and intriguing story. It has drama, romance and some very real challenges. The way the story line is written it keeps your interest from start to finish. The characters are well developed and loveable. I really like that Rafe isn't ruined by what his good looks can offer him. The plot reminds us that there is more to a person that looks, good or bad. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from this series. I highly recommend.
Melodyslove4books More than 1 year ago
Rafe by Maryann Jordan is a novel loosely based on the fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, although the author puts her own spin on it. In Rafe's story, he has been modeling since leaving the army, but has become disillusioned with the life associated with that type of career. Needing a break he returns home and as usual, Ms. Ethel is there to guide him. I love her character. She knows just what her boys need yet she doesn't force anything on them. Ms. Ethel tells Rafe of a gardener job working for a shut-in. He believes she is elderly and wants to do everything he can to help her. Rafe has no idea his boss is Eleanor, a beautiful woman scarred from an accident while she was in the army. My heart went out to Eleanor. I can't imagine what she went through physically, mentally, and emotionally. The two meet by accident and Rafe feels drawn to take care of her. I enjoyed reading the slow burn between the hero and heroine. It was a beautiful thing to watch as their hearts became one way before they were intimate with each other. Rafe had me in tears with how sensitive he was to Eleanor's insecurities and how he went out of his way to make her feel beautiful. Rafe is definitely a 5 star read and I highly recommend it to everyone. One click it right away and if you aren't familiar with this series, start with Zander's book. You'll love it just as much. Congratulations, Maryann Jordan, on a fabulous novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rafe, OMG. I fell head over heals for Rafe. The connection between Rafe & Eleanor was so sweet. Every time I read one of Maryann's books I say it is the best yet, but I have been wrong. Rafe's book is her best. I love this series
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Heroes at Heart series. It can be read as a stand alone but the first one was a great read too so I recommend reading it also. Especially so you fully get the relationship between the "brothers". This one is about Rafe Walker and Eleanor Bellamy. Rafe is looking for a change in his life. He has always known modeling wasn't what he wanted to be doing forever after his stint in the military but now that his contract is finally up he doesn't know what he wants to do. So he goes home. Miss Ethel tells him about an opportunity to work for the summer as a landscaper for Bellamy house for a shut in. And since he loves working with plants and such he decides to do it. Not realizing that what he assumed was an elderly woman who couldn't get out was in actuality a young woman with secrets of her own. I absolutely loved this book!! I knew there would be something special about Rafe after reading the first book and seeing his concern for his brother. I just didn't realize exactly how much I would truly love him. Yes, he is a beautiful man. But he doesn't let it go to his head or even to define who he is. Not after how he grew up or after hearing the words of wisdom from Miss Ethel. I love her by the way, LOVE HER!! Eleanor has issues of her own. And I don't want to give away what they are but when you read about it, you will understand why she is the way she is. And why she has such a hard time with her life now. It's heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking. But then they spend time together, and come to realize that they not only need each other, but they complete each other. Even when outside influences try to tear them down, they work through it and become so much stronger than they could be. And the ending! I loved it!! Absolutely great book!!
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of Ms. Jordan's books, but this series is truly touching my soul. The loose reference to the fairy tales and the stories are absolute perfection. Rafe and Eleanor's story is one of incredible loss and tragedy and digging deep to overcome so much pain. This story definitely should be read with a box of tissue handy. The tale will run you through every emotion. Eleanor has so much strength and when you first meet her, you don't realize what an incredible person she is and what a strong woman she is. I loved Xander's book and Rafe's book just takes it to another level for me. The beauty and the beast play of this story was absolute perfection. I love the group of guys that Ms. Ethel has raised. This is such a special group of stories. Ms. Jordan gets better with each book. I always think this one is my favorite and she always tops it the next time out. This is a definite must read series!
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Whenever I pick up a book by Ms Jordan, I know I will be reading another wonderful story. This one is no exception. Though this a stand alone, I would encourage you to read book one, ZANDER. The background of all the stories centers around foster boys who spent their youth in the loving home of Miss Ethel. As adults ,they have grown to be honorable men. Rafe served his country, and by chance became a model. But that life is no longer for him. He returns home for the summer to ponder on his future and ends up working for a recluse as a grounds keeper. Eleanor, the recluse has suffered great pain and losses , both emotionally and physically. Injuries have caused her to hide . Will Rafe open the world up for her? This was a heartbreaking but also heartwarming story. The journey these two take individually as well as together is touching. One discovers himself , the other realizes that love can heal if you trust and believe in the one who loves you. Loved the various quotes from classical books intertwined in the story. In addition to some of the author’s quotes. I specially loved, “the measure of a man was not in the mistakes he made, but in how he handles those mistakes” and “…roses take a long time to cultivate…but when they bloom, it’s worth the wait”. Lastly, Ms Jordan reminds us that the brave men and women who fight for our freedom , frequently return with emotional and physical injuries. We as a society, need to embrace as well as help them in their return to civilian life. Another wonderful story by this talented author. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.