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"engaging contemporary romance"

Holly Hicks works at the New York based VIP Channel where she hopes to become a producer. Her mentor gives her an opportunity to produce a segment of Hero Week. Though she does not believe in heroes, Holly is excited until she learns she must go to Texas. She fled her home state years ago, but if she wants to do the piece assigned to her, she must go home.

Last year Secret Service Agent Calvin Griffin took a bullet protecting President Jennings from an assassination attempt. Still recuperating in his hometown of Honeycomb, Calvin does not want any more media coverage as he feels he only did his job. Additionally, he has other problems to deal with as the bullet scraped his head, wrecking his short-term memory.

Calvin picks up Holly at the Houston Airport. They are attracted to one another, but he feels she needs a whole man. She, in turn, wants nothing to do with a good ole boy. However, love has a way of making for strange bedfellows.

This is an engaging contemporary romance starring two lead protagonists who actually need a hero though both deny such a creature exists today. The story line is fun to follow due to the antics of the lead couple. Fans will feel for Calvin, who feels diminished in many ways until Holly opens his heart. Though she ultimately learns one can go home if the right person is waiting there, Holly receives less empathy as she spends too much time in denial. Still Mary McBride shows that love makes everyone a hero.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 8, 2003

SUMMARY

Holly Hicks grew up in rural Texas with one desire - to leave her unhappy childhood behind and become a TV producer. She makes her way east via small TV stations to eventually land in New York at the VIP channel. At the age of thirty-one, she is finally given a shot to produce a segment for Hero week. Her hero, Cal Griffin, is a former Secret Service agent who took a bullet for the President the previous year.

The catch: she has to go back to Texas where her "hero" now lives. Cal is working hard to recover from his injuries, but most people doubt he'll ever be good enough to get his job back. Holly fights her attraction for Cal, wanting to stay professional. He tries not to get to close in fear he's not the man he used to be. But could they end up healing each other?

 

My Hero
by Mary McBride

Warner Books (Forever)
June 1, 2003
ISBN #0446611263
400 pages
Paperback
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