By: Melody Anne
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: March 2016
Reviewed by: Diane Lunsford
Review Date: February 16, 2016
In the final installment of her Unexpected Heroes series, Melody Anne delivers Her Forever Hero; an entertaining story of mystery and romance.
Ten years after her departure, Grace Sinclair returns home to her Sterling, Montana roots. She stands on the rickety porch of the once proud structure she grew up in. Happy memories and the warmth of growing up in her childhood home weren’t her first thoughts as she stood on the dilapidated porch of the once bold and prominent Sinclair mansion. Rather, the ghosts of a miserable childhood wasted no time in reminding her of the many reasons why she left. She thought about her one and only true love and felt the tightness in her stomach at the sheer thought of seeing Camden (‘Cam’) Whittman again. Much to Grace’s displeasure, their reunion was inevitable.
Grace was having her doubts about returning to Sterling. The reason she had left in the first place was to get as far away from Cam as time and distance would allow in order to mend the broken heart he so generously delivered. New York was a colossal failure in the love department the years she was gone. It’s not like her heartless mother, Victoria Sinclair, was ever there for her. The only comfort she and her father ever offered Grace was money—the answer to everything that needed fixing. Grace had a bigger problem. It would seem a large sum of money had been misappropriated under the guise of charity and her name was all over it. Sadly, the only person who may be able to get her out of the deep water she was treading was one Cam Whitman.
Melody Anne has penned the perfect weekend read. The pace is quick and the dialogue crisp. The situation is an age-old plot of love gone wrong and too much time between past and present. The plot lends ample opportunity for the reader to engage and interact in the challenge of whether or not the guy and girl will find their way back to each other. Ms. Anne blends a back story of mystery and peril that complements the premise of consistently throwing the two estranged lovers together; forcing them to play nice and find their way together once more. With each turn of the page, the reader anticipates this to be the outcome only to be hoodwinked into yet another roadblock that precludes the inevitable of true love reigning. Ms. Anne carries the suspense to the very end of the read. While her audience may think they have it all figured out, the surprise ending is one that makes this book a worthy read.
Quill says: Her Forever Hero is the perfect book to have along for that weekend getaway of R&R.