No Kind of Hero : Portland Devils

  • by Rosalind James
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • Series: Portland Devils
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Some men are hard to quit.
Beth Schaefer isn't just on the partnership track at her Portland law firm, she's in the lead. Unfortunately, she's about to fall at the finish line. When she makes a list of breakdown destinations, she can't even manage to choose between them. Which means she has to come home to Wild Horse, Idaho, for her breakdown. She has exactly 18.5 days of accumulated vacation time to devote to it.
Evan O'Donnell's girlfriend took off when their baby girl was a month old, and that's just fine by him. His daughter Gracie is all the female companionship he needs, thank you very much. Beth Schaefer's not even in the running. Eight years ago, her parents convinced her to give him up, and he's had enough of snobs and women who don't stick. Evan's a blue-collar guy from his too-broad shoulders to his scuffed work boots, and he's nobody's white knight, and nobody's hero. Not anymore.
But what if Beth isn't the only one who needs saving?

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Heartwarming and Heartwrenching

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I'm not always a fan of second chance romances...not because I don't think there should be a second chance, but because all the years that were lost kind of make me sad. And while I'm a little sad that Beth and Evan didn't make it work the first time around, this story of second chances is full of hope for the right ending this time around. Beth and Evan are great examples of good people who become better as they've grown up and become more comfortable with who they are now.

Beth has what should be the perfect life, but she is smart enough to recognize that something isn't right. When she returns home, she thinks it's just for a break, but she slowly realizes that she doesn't fit into her life anymore and she wants something different. Taking up with Evan again reminds both of them they can't go back...but lucky for all of us, this author has the talent to take them forward in a heartwarming and heart wrenching story.

A very strong addition to this new series and another strong performance by Tanya Eby. I look forward to the next installment of the happenings in Wild Horse, Idaho. Who will fall in love next?

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- Mom on the Run

Why Another Wimpy Woman?

Considering that Ms. James is an incredibly gifted writer who CAN create sassy, interesting female characters, I don't understand why she seems to specialize in romanticizing wimpy, spineless women and controlling, selfish men.

In the first few chapters its appeared that passive Beth was going to break free of her controlling parents and take charge of her own future. Unfortunately, she just went from allowing her parents to bully her to becoming a doormat for her high school crush Evan.

Throughout book 1, Evan seemed like a good-hearted, loving single dad to Gracie. After being raised by a single mom, having a female best friend and baby daughter, Evan should have liked, appreciated and respected women.

Although Evan didn't beat Beth senseless, he did slap her several times without remorse or regret. At least once he tied Beth up and screwed her like an animal while his baby slept in the next room. How would Evan feel if a man treated his daughter with such contempt?

Of course, Beth was portrayed as wanting to be treated like shit; as if all woman enjoy being degraded and humiliated. Why does the author think that violent and erotic are synonyms? That women must be weak and passive to be sexy? That there is something manly about be domineering and arrogant?

This book had such potential for being an engaging, modern romance, minus the 5-10 minutes of rough sex and demeaning, creepy behavior. Beth could have been strong, smart and sexy; likewise Evan could have been confident and masculine, treating Beth like a equal adult rather than a pathetic wimp.
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- Rusty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2017
  • Publisher: Rosalind James