Title: Holding Off For a Hero
Author: Gail MacMillan
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Heat Level: Spicy
Reviewer: Storm Goddess
Review rating: 3.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: Beautiful, vivacious Emma Prescott has a love-'em-and-leave-'em reputation. Fact is, Emma's holding off for a hero. When she moves to a cabin at wilderness Loon Lake and meets her one neighbour, biology professor Frasier MacKenzie, he's still just another guy, even with his killer blue eyes and a body that just won't quit...until he rescues her and her Pug from one danger after another, from drowning to wild animals to a pair of armed and angry drug dealers. Then he definitely falls into hero territory.
But the professor has no intention of filling the role of white knight in Emma's life. All he wants is to be rid of her and her annoying little dog so he can get on with his "research." In fact, he's ordered to get rid of them whether he wants to or not.
Looks as if Emma may have to go on holding off for a hero...
REVIEW: A troublesome neighbor is the last thing he needs, but is the one thing he wants....
Frazier has a job to do, and one thing he never expected was Emma. She drives him mad! Some in a good way, and some...well, not. But Frazier can't shake her, and each time Emma gets herself in a bind, no matter how big or small, he seems to be there to help. The woman is getting under his skin....
Emma is kind of the klutzy, do-before-she-thinks kind of gal. She does have tendencies to be rather annoying, but all around she's a good character. Well defined. Flawed, and full of humor. She lives life like a breeze, enjoying every little bit that she can, which made me wonder what kind of dark secrets were in her past to make her that way.
The tension between Frazier and Emma grows stronger with each page. The more he denies his feelings, the more intense things get. And then there's a little thing like Emma's safety at stake...
Holding out for a Hero is full of emotion, intrigue, and laughs. These are characters that have their good and bad traits and can grow on you. I wasn't always fond of Emma, and the butting heads between the two got a little old, but otherwise I enjoyed this book.
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