The Heart of a Hero

  • by Amber Burns
  • Narrated by D. C. Cole
  • 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After a botched raid in Afghanistan, ex-army specialist Michel Deverroux returned to Galveston, Texas, with more baggage than intended. Without family, friends, or money, Michel turned to drugs to relieve the horrors of war. He knew it was a dark path, but he saw no other choice. Michel was awash in a world of numbness and addiction until his estranged uncle Andy died, leaving Michel a rundown beach front home and a hefty inheritance.
With something to finally call his own in the world, a spark of hope returns to Michel's life - a spark that is ignited when he sees a somber yet beautiful woman walking along the beach. Michel falls instantly in love with her and nicknames her his "Mermaid". Now, determined to be a man that his new love would want to be with, Michel vows to turn his life around and win over his "Mermaid", Annabelle. Overcoming the shadows of his past seems nearly impossible, but the drive to have Annabelle gives Michel the motivation to overcome his demons.


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Customer Reviews

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The perfect combination of heart and heat

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was so unexpectedly sweet - though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised since Overhaul was also sweet too! I was a little hesitant about the story when I saw that the male lead (Michel) turned to drugs to deal with his PTSD and depression (I tend to stray away from anything that prominently features drug abuse), but it wasn't glorified or focused on too much and the proper message was delivered. Annabelle was a sweet female lead and it was beautiful watching her and Michel come together and grow as a couple and individuals. They both had rough pasts and issues that plagued them, but I really appreciated how they stuck together and communicated openly and honestly from beginning to end and let their difficulties bring them together instead of tearing them apart. The Heart of a Hero was the perfect mix of heart and heat and I look forward to reading more from Amber Burns. I enjoyed listening to the Audible version - the male narrator's voice was perfect (especially at 1.25x speed), but I did find it mildly awkward that it was told in first person POV from Michel and third person POV for Annabelle. Other than that, it was just a good book! I give it 4 out of 5 wine glasses.
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- Sweet Red Reader


A wonderful love story, a narrator that adds to it to make it an amazing experience. Michel and Ana deserved it all! Loved it so very much!
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- Lylian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2017
  • Publisher: Scarlet Lantern Publishing