Some men are hard to quit.
Beth Schaefer isn't just on the partnership track at her Portland law firm, she's in the lead. Unfortunately, she's about to fall at the finish line. When she makes a list of Breakdown Destinations, she can't even manage to choose between them. Which means she has to come home to Wild Horse, Idaho, for her breakdown. She has exactly eighteen-point-five days of accumulated vacation time to devote to it.
Evan O'Donnell's girlfriend took off when their baby girl was a month old, and that's just fine by him. His daughter Gracie is all the female companionship he needs, thank you very much. Beth Schaefer's not even in the running. Eight years ago, her parents convinced her to give him up, and he's had enough of snobs and women who don't stick. Evan's a blue-collar guy from his too-broad shoulders to his scuffed work boots, and he's nobody's white knight and nobody's hero. Not anymore.
But what if Beth isn't the only one who needs saving?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a friend
Ms James is one of those authors whose books make it feel like I am visiting with friends while I am reading.
In No Kind of Hero, Evan and Beth maybe "prettier" than they would have been in real life, but the issues they are facing are real and it's easy to put yourself in their shoes.
Well written in Ms. James unique style, this book pulled me and I had a hard time putting it down. Beth, Evan, the great secondary cast, and their issues cast a light on the idea that sometimes our hearts can guide us as well as or better than our heads. We also get a look at some of the different shades of prejudice and what standing up and true friendships look like.
This is the second book in a series and is very much a stand alone. There is some useful back story in the first book, but it's not required. I am very much looking forward to more from this author. The various series I have read have me excited about where she'll go next.
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