Holding Out For A Hero
When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she’s just buried her mother.
Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker’s ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it’s the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it’s no wonder the sanest person in Ella’s life is a dog.
With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life. But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her school.
As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she’s never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?
Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.
The cover has a guy on a motorcycle. Of course I am going to read this!
This book takes place in Australia so the football you are thinking of may not be the football in this book! (Sorry, I had to sneak in hot guys! You’re welcome.)
I really did enjoy this story. All the friends are such different people and they all get along and it is great. A sensible school teacher and a dominatrix best friend… you can’t go wrong! Those aren’t even all of the people we get to read about in this story. And don’t worry, this isn’t one of those books that goes on and on about the side characters. (I hate that!) The friends are mentioned because they are all so close but they aren’t fighting for being the main story line and I liked that.
This is a great story about learning to accept your past and just move forward and to just be yourself. It is also proof that family doesn’t have to be a blood relative. When you are close enough friends with somebody they are your family.
Ella and Jake both grew up in the same small town together and they both had their problems. Small towns can be like that. Almost two decades after leaving town, Ella’s past rears its ugly head.
This book has a former sexy rugby player, ex circus folk, dogs, and even tarot cards. It was a nice, easy, fun read and I would recommend it.