Irresistible Heroes is a superb Anthology of stories from some very talented, best-selling and award-winning authors. The stories are all so great- all quite individual to the author, but all are based on the same theme- which is “Irresistible Heroes”. We get to meet all kinds of heroes, and heroines- from cops, to fire fighters, Military personnel, Veterans, and Doctors- there’s a hero here that is bound to capture your attention, and a piece of your heart in the process.
This Anthology is made up of eight wonderful stories that are all really well written, interesting, engaging, and entirely enjoyable. The stories are:
Two Heart Unlikely Heroes By: Tamara Ferguson
This was definitely one of my favourites of the collection. I love Ms. Ferguson’s books and have read pretty much everything she has written. This is the ninth book in the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series- but you don’t need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy this story- as it reads wonderfully well as a standalone. But having said that, you, like me will probably develop a bit of an addiction to her stories and get the desire to explore the rest of her books. Something I have discovered now I have read a lot of her books is the way Ms. Ferguson has cleverly built a bigger picture, a cast of believable and endearing characters, and a supportive community in which to base her stories (for the most part). Everything comes to life, and through each book you begin to see more interconnected details, characters, and situations.
This book is one of my favourites of her, bringing suspense, terrorists, danger and intrigue to Crystal Rock- as we follow Captain Samantha Caldwell and AFOSI Agent Captain Ben Nash on a bit of an adventure as the danger mounts and they try to piece everything together.
As always, Ms. Ferguson doesn’t disappoint!
Simply Love By: Natalie Ann
This is the third book in the Love Collection series by Natalie Ann. It is such a sweet, and emotive story that had me rooting for the characters right from the get go. Gemma and Blake have both endured quite a lot of emotional pain in their lives. So, will they finally find the new beginning and second chance they have both searching for? This book is really worth the read to find out!
She’s Having a Baby By: Suzanne Jenkins
Oh Ms. Jenkins you’ve done it again! Another great read- but I highly recommend having a box of tissues on hand, as this story will give your emotions a bit of a battering. This is the first book in Ms. Jenkins new series, The Saints of San Diego.
With friendship, family, duty, action, drama, love, loss, heartache, pain, joy, and new beginnings- this story may be short, but it packs quite a punch. We meet our main characters, but also a whole cast of wonderful secondary characters- a family of heroes who completely won me over. What a memorable way to start off a new series- and if this is any example, the rest of the series is set to be just as great! I can’t wait!
Johnny’s Girl By: Cynthia Cooke
This is the second book in the Deadly Secrets series by Cynthia Cooke. Full of intrigue, mystery, danger, suspense, action, drama, and more- this romantic suspense had me hooked right from the get-go.
This is my first read by Ms. Cooke and I really didn’t know what to expect going in, but now I am happy to say that I will definitely be exploring more of Ms. Cooke’s work in the future. This is one of the main reasons I love reading anthologies, because it’s a chance to discover new authors to add to your TBR, and therefore more books to explore!!! WIN-WIN!!
Fire Me Up By: Alicia Street
We meet a hunky firefighter looking for a fresh start and a shy schoolteacher who shakes things up and brings a bit of a spark to his life. This was such a quick and easy read- a sweet story with a witty, captivating (second chance) romance…. which also has an emotional element to it too. Well worth the read!
Seal of Refuge By: Alyssa Bailey
Who doesn’t love a sexy Navy SEAL- so add a unlucky in love school teacher, a few surprises, a little bit of drama, and a wonderful romance- and this story really takes off. I didn’t expect to like this story as much as I did- they characters really won me over. A great story to start off Ms. Bailey’s Guardian’s of Refuge series. I for one, can’t wait for the next instalment!
Never Gone By: Stephanie Queen
This is the first book in the Zero to Hero Series by Stephanie Queen. Another 5 Star read in this exciting collection. I love Ms. Queen’s books and was really excited to see it was the start to a new series. Zero Go Team is made up of so many heroes, I can’t wait to follow all the character’s stories as they release.
As expected from Ms. Queen, this story is really well written, sexy, spicy, intriguing, and original. The characters pulled me into the story, and I became completely invested in them and their story- devouring every word! I loved meeting Joe and Mae- and I can’t wait for more.
Handle With Care By: Patrice Wilton
Handle With Care is the second book in the Wounded Warrior Series by Patrice Wilson. Shane Dawson was a medic serving in Iraq when he is captured and tortured. He may be home from the war, but he left a piece of himself behind, trading it for a whole lot of pain and some difficult personal demons.
Lauren Reynolds is a skilled ER doctor- a single mother with a young son who has ADHD. Things haven’t been easy since her husband died, but she and her son Josh make a pretty good team.
Meeting Shane sets them both on a path they never expected. Taking a chance on love doesn’t come easy, or without some risk. What happens you ask? Well you really should read all the emotional details for yourself…. it’s definitely worth your time.
A story of trauma, pain, addiction, struggles, emotion, friendship, trust, romance, spirit, redemption, and love.
As you can see, we meet a variety of charming heroes who will all inspire, captivate, and entertain you. They will entice you into the book and keep you there, avidly turning the pages to follow each as their story unfolds.
So, if you are looking for a book that is full of heroes, romance, and stories that you can connect with- then this is definitely the anthology for you…… And hello, eight books for the price of one…. WINNING!!!!
Thank you to all the contributing authors!
Reviewed by @angelahayes