Friday, June 3, 2016

Falling for the Hometown Hero

GIVEAWAY

OBENHAUS, MINDY
FALLING FOR THE HOMETOWN HERO

The soldier's second chance

After returning home wounded from an IED attack, former soldier Kaleb Palmer is hailed as a hero. But survivor's guilt makes him feel like a fraud. He hopes setting up a business in Ouray, Colorado, will give him a purpose and help him forget. But his new office manager has her own plans. Grace McAllen brings light and hope wherever she goes, and she's getting Kaleb to open up. As she helps him make Mountain View Jeep Tours a success, Kaleb realizes a happy ending is in reach, if he can convince Grace to stay in town -- and his life -- forever.

My Review:

 A heart-tugging tribute to hometown heroes everywhere. I was moved to tears in places as I lived Kaleb's pain -- and his triumphs -- right along with him. A truly humble hero; a man of faith with a surprisingly optimistic outlook on life...as long as he doesn't have to be confronted with his hero status and all the memories that stirs up. Kind of hard to do in a town that won't let him forget.

Grace is a feisty heroine with a chip on her shoulder and a stubborn desire to keep it there. She's prone to hoarding negative emotions until she's wallowing in them. But there's something about Kaleb's relentless, easy-going ways that have her dropping her guard. Opening up more than she wants to. He has the ability to make her look beyond herself. That's both difficult and rewarding even though she fights change with a dogged determination.

What a great set-up for their ensuing romance. Attraction versus caution keeps Kaleb and Grace dancing around the truth. A riveting read right to the very last page.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Falling for the Hometown Hero please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 5 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

18 comments:

  1. Survivor's guilt has to be hard to deal with.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. The author does a great job of capturing all those emotions. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. Sounds good. :D lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  3. Please enter me into this drawing. This book sounds like another great one to read. Thank you! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It certainly is. Good luck, Donna.

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  4. O, this sounds good. Love the dynamics of Grace and Kaleb! Please enter me!

    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're entered, Just commonly. Good luck.

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  5. Kaleb sounds like a wonderful hero, please add me, I would love to read his story!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Sigh -- yes he is. Good luck, Merry.

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  6. I'm looking forward to meeting Kaleb and Grace and would love to win this book. Great review Kav!
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  7. They say opposites attract and I say it's true! My husband and I are in some areas like that, but it makes for a perfect balance in our marriage. Sounds like this one I could really get into! But I haven't met a LI that I didn't love :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. And that makes for a reader dilemma -- there are so many LI to choose from it's hard to keep up. Good luck, Trixi.

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  8. Nice review. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me.
    fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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