Tuesday 4 February 2020

✪ An Everyday Hero (A Heart Of A Hero #2) ✪ Laura Trentham ✪ Blog Tour ✪

From award-winning author Laura Trentham comes an emotionally layered novel about redemption, second chances and discovering that life is worth fighting for.
At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams of being a songwriter up in flames. To make matters worse, a series of bad decisions and even crappier luck lands her community service hours at a nonprofit organization that aids veterans and their families. Greer cannot fathom how she’s supposed to use music to help anyone deal with their trauma and loss when the one thing that brought her joy has failed her.

When Greer meets fifteen-year-old Ally Martinez, her plans to stay detached and do as little as possible get thrown away. New to town and dealing with the death of her father in action, she hides her emotions behind a mask of bitterness and sarcasm, but Greer is able to see past it and recognizes pieces of who she once was in Ally. The raw and obvious talent she possesses could take her to the top and Greer vows to make sure life’s negativities don’t derail Ally’s potential.

After Greer is assigned a veteran to help, she’s not surprised Emmett Lawson, the town’s golden boy, followed his family’s legacy. What leaves her shocked is the shell of a man who believes he doesn’t deserve anyone’s help. A breakthrough with Ally reminds Greer that no one is worth giving up on. So she shows up one day with his old guitar, and meets Emmett’s rage head on with her stubbornness. When a situation with Ally becomes dire, the two of them must become a team to save her—and along the way they might just save themselves too.

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

This is the second Heart of a Hero story, and can be read totally as a stand alone.

I like Greer and Emmett's story a lot more than the first story (not that I didn't like the first book, just this one better).

This book shows that you that heroes come in every shape and form. Emmett is the quintessential military hero - though he does not see himself that way.

Greer does not think she is any kind of hero, she is just doing what she has to do.

But what neither of them know is that they are a hero of sorts to someone else. Heck, who knows, each of us may be a hero in somebody's life and not know it - though I do feel that the word hero is bandied around too freely at times.

I loved seeing the growth in all the main characters as the story progresses. Greer and Emmett find love when it is least expected, Ally finds growth through her therapy and friendships.

This book has so much hope, getting everyone through the despair they are feeling in their lives.

Wonderful, uplifting story, and I am looking forward to more in this series from Laura Trentham.