No One’s Hero (Chadwell Hearts #2)
by Kelly Walker
Tired of living for the one who died, Lexi Feron is ready to throw caution to the wind. For eighteen years she’s been careful not to upset her fragile family, all the while knowing she’ll only ever be half of enough. Now, she’s done with careful. College is her chance to escape, to be free. To love. To live.
Someone wants her to die.
Kevin Morrison is haunted by the one he didn’t save. The one he wasn’t supposed to love. The mistake he can never take back, but is determined never to make again. A cushy job guarding a college freshman is exactly what he needs to get his confidence back. He’s just got to keep her safe until the drug dealer out for revenge goes on trial, then he can move on and forget all about her.
She has other plans.
No matter how much Lexi insists she doesn’t need a bodyguard, especially not one as mercurial as Kevin, she might be exactly what he needs. Because despite his best efforts, the spunky girl with a smart mouth and reckless streak awakens something in his heart that he thought was lost. But what if the real danger to Lexi, is Lexi?
This is the second book in the Chadwell Heart’s series. While it is not necessary to read book one, it certainly helps. There is some overlap in the series and things will make more sense if you start from the beginning.
Lexi is a young woman who may be small, but she is full of fire. She is set to testify against a very bad man, and that puts her in danger. Lexi has been working on the ranch tending horses but she is off the get a degree and college is her opportunity to start a new life for herself. She has lived in the shadow of her dead twin for most of her life. She wants a chance to live her life the way she wants to live it.
So when she is assigned a body-guard, and told that she is not going to get her fresh start, she doesn’t take the news well. Kevin is former military and he knows all about protecting his mark. So when Lexi attempts to lose him, he is not having it. She begins to hate everything about Kevin.
When they finally make it to campus, Lexi discovers that her room-mate is not at all who she thought she would be. Lexi had envisioned them being good friends.
Lexi is an accomplished rider and the other students don’t take kindly to her stepping in ahead of the rest of the class. She makes enemies quickly.
The sexual tension between Lexi and Kevin escalates quickly as the lines between love and hate being to blur.
Kevin tries desperately to protect Lexi but someone is out to get her.
The question is, will they figure out who, and can he save her in time?
This book was very well written and very entertaining. The sexual tension was absolutely delicious! I loved that Lexi was such a tough cookie. Kevin was a tortured soul who lost a great deal. He was ex-military and he had deep emotional scars. Together they were an unlikely pair but somehow, it worked.
Kelly Walker is a seasoned writer and it shows. Her books are polished and well-developed. There are no holes in the plot lines, the dialogue flows and the characters are multidimensional. The sexual build up was divine and the sex was yummy. Overall, this one was a solid four star read for me. Well done!
****ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.****