Heroes ~ Book 3
Author: Nic Starr
Release date: September 29, 2017 Price: $3.87
Reviewed by Lilith
Cover Art: The cover shows two men with a silhouetted ambulance over their chests. Looks of good quality but I’m not sure the models fully convey how the characters are written.
Synopsis: It tells enough to get you interested without too much detail to give the story away. Has a note that it’s part of a series but can be read as a standalone. No adult warning is needed as it’s not a sex heavy book.
Plot: Patrick is feeling unsafe in his home due to unwanted advances from his housemate’s boyfriend. Simon has a room to rent and shares mutual friends. They are introduced at a party where they agree to become housemates. Over time a mutual attraction builds and Simon helps Patrick with a stalker problem.
The plot is well thought out and written with twists and turns that keep the pages turning. I had problems putting it down and couldn’t wait for the next chapter.
Main characters: Patrick Edwards is an Administrative Assistant who is not only dealing with unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend, he’s also dealing with an uncertain employment future.
Simon Dawson is a paramedic who is dealing with guilt over someone he couldn’t save but also has a room to rent. Not to mention an attraction to Patrick that he’s not sure if or when to act on.
Secondary characters: Dion is Patrick’s former housemate whose boyfriend Ian is hitting on him. Josh and Charlie are mutual friends of both main characters who happen to be dating and it is their party where Patrick and Simon meet. Mike and Bruce are Simon’s existing housemates and Lisa is Bruce’s girlfriend who often uses the kitchen to cook in. They all blend, except for Dion and Ian, to form a family group.
Editing and flow: Editing and story flow was good, I honestly had a hard time putting it down.
Conclusion: Good storyline and characters, the author also did a good job mixing Australian and American terms. A very enjoyable read. Only thing that bothered me was Patrick being almost too naive and caring. Even when the stalker was revealed he seemed more concerned with his welfare than his own. Would have liked to see a little more spirit or anger. This was the person who had stalked and terrified him, yet he still had almost too much compassion for him.
I give this book 8 out of 10