Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review: One Lucky Hero (Men In Uniform #1) by Codi Gary

"Don't get cocky. I know self-defense, and if you try to put my head in a jar, I will not hesitate to make you a eunuch." - Violet Douglas

One Lucky Hero
Series: Men In Uniform #1
Author: Codi Gary
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review

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She was looking for a little fun…

Violet Douglas wants one night where she can be normal. Where she can do something for herself and not be just her sibling’s guardian. So when she spies a tall, dark and sexy stranger, she’s ready to let her wild side roar. The last thing she expects is to see her one night stand one week later, when she drags her delinquent kid brother to the Alpha Dog Training Program.

He wasn’t looking for a commitment…

Sgt. Dean Sparks is used to keeping women at a distance, and yet he can’t resist Violet’s snapping wit or smile. So when he suggests a friends-with-benefits arrangement, it seems like the perfect solution to their undeniable attraction. No emotional entanglement, just mind-blowing sex.

But with their lives becoming more and more entwined, Dean realizes that casual isn't enough for him anymore. And as Violet finds herself leaning on Dean in a way she never has, will her fears put more distance between them? Or can she let go of the past, and take a chance on happily ever after?

One Lucky Hero, the first full length book in author Codi Gary's new Men In Uniform series, was a fun, flirty, and sexy book filled with characters that I can't wait to see more of. In this one, we meet Dean and Violet, two characters that are more similar than they think. At first glance, it may seem as if they are on completely different paths with Violet as the sole guardian of her siblings and Dean on medical leave but itching to return. Although both proclaim they are not ready for commitment, both need the unwavering love and support from a partner. They need that special person that will stand with them and fight for them. To get to that point, however, is a long road filled with obstacles. I loved One Lucky Hero for many reasons, two of which were Dean and Violet. I loved their personalities and their determination to do right by others. Both are incredibility strong characters that, after some convincing, are willing to show their vulnerable side to each other. Another element of this book that I thoroughly enjoyed was the passage of time. Rather than a one-night stand that is over in one or two chapters, Codi took the time to set up the scene. From how the characters move from that first bolt of lust to the sexually charged aggravation to finally the all-consuming sexual desire that fueled their need. Codi continued that slow build throughout the book as Dean and Violet's relationship grew. Even though One Lucky Hero is a fast paced novel, Codi certainly took the right amount of time to make it feel like we're with them every step of the way. If you are a fan of fun, flirty romances with just a right amount of spice, then definitely pick up this book. And even better, it's the beginning of a series that I know I'll continue to fall in love with.

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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