Derek Rison has returned home after two
tours of duty in Iraq. He doesn't have an apartment anymore
because of a fire and has nowhere to go. Resigned to
spending the night in yet another motel and using money he
really doesn't have, Derek is surprised when the trusting
waitress offers him her couch for as long as he needs it.
Jordan Minx, while attracted to Derek,
knows that her offer of a bed for the night can only be
temporary. Thoroughly under the thumb of her freakishly
controlling boyfriend, Jordan cannot afford to anger him.
But, with Derek, she doesn't care. For the first time in a
very long time, Jordan is being treated with respect.
Derek and Jordan begin an affair hot
enough to melt the most frozen of icebergs. Their one
argument? Jordan's adamant refusal to discuss her foul
I was instantly intrigued by the blurb
for Some Kind of Hero. This lasted until I
realized why Jordan's boyfriend treated her the way he did.
AND she let him. I found it genuinely disheartening to read
Some Kind of Hero because I lost faith in
Jordan's ability to be a worthy heroine to Derek's hero. I
thought Derek was loyal to a fault and felt that
realistically speaking, no man such as Derek would have put
up with Jordan's other man and even worse, no man would
allow the woman he loves to be treated as Randy treated
Some Kind of Hero had the
plot and premise to be a truly terrific book and it was a
good read. But my aversion for Jordan's character
interfered with my overall enjoyment. I even went back and
reread Some Kind of Hero just to make sure I
wasn't being overzealous in my perception of Jordan, and
alas, the second time around I abhorred her even more.
Some Kind of Hero was definitely not the book for
me at this given time.