An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

Summary of Book: 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.

I read The Military Wife earlier this year on a whim. I saw the cover in the library, checked it out without knowing anything about it and read it in one day. This book had the same result. There’s just something about Laura Trentham and the way she writes that just has you wanting to read everything she writes in one sitting.

Per the description, this book revolves around the military and the after-effects of those both serving in the military and those who had loved ones serving in the military. I thought all of the characters were seriously well developed, likable and relatable which I loved. There was nothing about this book that I was eye-rolling or muttering ‘Come on! That would never happen in real life’, which I do quite often when I’m reading a romance book.

Just like her first book, this wasn’t an easy read. The problems in the book, specifically surrounding two of the main characters were nothing to be taken with a light heart. It was a ‘serious romance’ if such a title exists and I loved that. Quite too often when reading romance, there seems to be a magical dusting over everything and this book wasn’t that. This book gave you a real dose of true life and although it’s a work of fiction, it didn’t read like that.

It’s definitely worth the read.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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