A Hero to Keep
#1, Hawkins Family
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Sometimes you have to fight for what - for who - you love.
Shannon Vanderhoff’s childhood taught her early on that nothing was hers to keep, not clothes, or toys, or even people. So she lives, loves, and lets go. She’s not looking for a hero.
But with custody of her traumatized six-year-old nephew on the line, she needs help. Charming Greg Hawkins, a comic book artist and art therapist insists he can coax Ryan into speaking again, enabling the boy to reveal what he saw the night of his mother’s death at his father’s hands. And though Shannon’s skeptical of Greg’s methods, there’s no denying that he brings light and color to their lives.
Greg, one of twelve siblings, knows anything worth having is worth fighting for. If anyone can prepare Shannon for the upcoming battle, it’s Greg and his family.
But will she fight to keep him, too?
A Hero to Keep is a contemporary family drama romance set near Lake Erie, featuring the Hawkins Family. Grab your copy today!
With close to a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Susan Gable is known for her ability to weave realistic characters and powerful emotions, to make readers both laugh and cry.
"Emotionally charged scenes and a terrific plot make this novel a must-read. Gable's writing is clever, and the emotions she portrays are exceptionally realistic."- 4.5 Stars, Top Pick Alexandra Kay - Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
***This book was originally published under the title A Kid to the Rescue.***
A Hero To Keep is a wonderful romance story between a young woman who holds on to nothing, and a young man, Greg Hawkins, who believes in family and love. Shannon Vanderfhoff learned early in life not to hold on to things, because they will always be taken from you. She has spent her life letting things go until her sister is murdered and she inherits her nephew, Ryan, to raise. Greg, a therapist who utilizes art therapy, is recommended to help Ryan. Ryan saw his mother killed and has not talked since.
Gables characters are fully developed and believable. I found Greg to be a knight in shining armor and Shannon a young woman who has deep insecurities and hurts. Ryan's characters is a sweet heart; typical little boy full of energy once he comes out of his shell. His antics at his grandparents home were hilarious. The secondary characters in this novel add depth to the story and chances for future books. I loved the Hawkins family as they fully love and have each others back. I found this novel entertaining and the correct length for a lazy afternoon read.
Although a free book I would have been willing to purchase this book for myself or a friend. It does contain an intense love scene, therefore I recommend this book for young adults and adults.
A Hero to Keep
A wonderful book by a wonderful writer. Though new to me, I will certainly be reading more by this author.