Review: One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye

One Night with a Hero
(The Hero, #2)
By: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: Oct. 20, 2012
Genre: Contemp. Romance

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He wants just one night…

After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?


1thoughtsLaura has done it again! I must say that I am in love with her Hero series. I loved the characters in this story. From first glance Joss appears to be this tough girl with tattoos, piercings and pink highlights in her hair but deep down she’s insecure. She was abandoned as a child and was sent through the system. Brady’s childhood was even worse. His mother passed away when he was a teenager leaving both himself and his younger sister to deal with their father’s down fall. He was abused a lot as a kid but he would prefer his father took his frustration and hurt out on him rather than his sister, Alyssa. The result of that has left him a very anger filled man. Both of these characters really had a lot of emotion behind them. They were not one dimentional characters, they were real and their story made me both laugh and cry.

From the synopsis I thought that Joss was going to become pregnant right from the start. So imagine my surprise when I was halfway through the book, and she was still not pregnant. I thought maybe I read the synopsis wrong. The majority of the book is about the two of them feeling each other out and getting to know one another while dealing with their issues. It isn’t until much later that the baby bomb drops. Which for me was sort of perfect because nothing felt rushed. These two characters had a one night stand, thought to never see each other again only to find out that Joss’ new neighbor is the man from last night. They try to tread around the awkwardness while fighting their hormones for one another. There was no crazy love at first sight or instant soul mates. These two had a lot of issues to work out and in showing their vulnerable side, they built a connection with each other.

I think Laura’s Hero series is going to be one of the few series that I will actually keep up with. I usually get bored with a series but so far we are 2 for 2 in the Hero series and I don’t see myself getting bored with it anytime soon. I actually hope there is another book in the works.

Joss babysits a young toddler named Claire. One night she gets really sick and Brady hears the baby screaming and crying and knows that something must be wrong with Joss. He rushes next door and quickly assesses the situation. Joss asks him to get Claire for her and with her being the first baby he’s ever held, he’s not sure how to get her to stop crying. He doesn’t know kids songs so instead he starts singing the Army song.

“Uh… uh… First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might, And the Army goes rolling along, Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s won, And the Army goes rolling along.”

This was probably my favorite part because not only does it show Brady’s softer side but, I mean, c’mon, only a military man would sing their branch’s song to a screaming child. I can picture the Mr. singing the Marine Corp hymm to a crying baby… that or maybe the tune to Star Wars tune. The jury is still out…

One Thought on “Review: One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye

  1. LOL. I *LOVED* that part with him singing to the baby too. I was dying! Glad I wasn’t the only one 🙂


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