Review: Not A Hero by Sarah Robinson

‘NOT A HERO’ IS NOW LIVE (Oct 4, 2016)!


From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor. 

Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be–possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.

Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive–in more ways than one.

A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.

Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn’t actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he’s going to have to tell her the truth–the one thing he can’t do.

NOTE: This novel contains graphic content, violence, and sexual scenes. Meant for 18+ years of age. Available for free on Kindle Unlimited, or for $2.99 on Amazon.

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“Miles Kydd doesn’t think he’s a hero, but he is. A tall, sexy, damaged hero. My favorite kind!” – Award-winning Author Wendy S. Marcus 

“This is my first book by Sarah Robinson, and it was wonderfully written, with a heart-wrenching, engaging plot and endearing characters. I finished it in one day, which shows how much I enjoyed it.” – Lady with a Quill Reviews
“Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is a perfectly crafted military romance. Miles and Zoe’s love story has strength, tenderness, heartbreak, and passion. A must read!” – Alana Albertson, Bestselling Author of Beast
“Emotional, sexy, raw, and compelling…Miles Kydd will be your next hero! – Katie Rose, bestselling author of Hard to Hold
“I loved the emotional depth of the characters and their chemistry was breathtaking.” – Goodreads Review 
“Not a Hero made me feel so many emotions–shock, happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, and a few others I’ll come up with as I think about this book over the next couple of days. It’s that good.– Goodreads Review
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to honor our military families and loves a true happily ever after. – Goodreads Review  
“OH MY GOSH, THAT FERRIS WHEEL RIDE!! *fans self* Wow.-Goodreads Review

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Aside from being a Top 10 Barnes & Noble and Amazon Bestseller, Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to a wonderful man who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues including everything from mammals to reptiles to marsupials, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters.

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Our Review:

Thanks go first to Sarah Robinson and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Ok so I am going to start this with the part that I have commented about most. I was very happy to be at RomCon when I read the most heartbreaking parts of this book. Because at least being at RomCon I could openly cry and not have people looking at me like I was crazy, I was in a room with a bunch of readers and authors. Sarah Robinson found a way to shatter my heart and then put me back together slowly but thoroughly. This was such a wonderful book I loved Miles and the things he has been through was so intense. Then you had Zoe and her heart. She is such a loving character one that is so easy to love and to want to protect. She went through something at such a young age and she not only survived it but was stronger in the end. She is also a great example for Miles in that things that happened in your past don’t have to define you. I loved the interaction she has with Miles best friend as well. Which brings me to him…I would really love to see something come from him soon. *Hint Hint Ms Robinson*.

I loved this book and give it 5 heroic kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Erin’s Review

I cannot say enough about this book. It dealt with some very serious subjects, like ptsd, domestic violence, terminal illness, and Sarah handled each one of those subjects with dignity and in such a heartfelt way that the reader could empathize with each of these characters. The way the characters are written, any one of them could be your brother, your father, your best friend, or sister. She encapsulated the essence of a small town where everyone knows the image that they see, but not the person behind it.

I liked that the story dealt with heavy subjects, but didn’t go too dark. It wasn’t about the darkness, it was about overcoming and stepping in to the light. Every book that I have read of Sarah’s has a central theme of family, and this one is no exception.  Family is your rock, and it doesn’t have to be defined by blood. Love and loyalty is what family is all about. It’s also about telling you the things you don’t want to hear and being there for you when you need them most.

Miles and Zoe are two of my favorite Sarah Robinson characters. Both so broken. Both so hesitant to let anyone in. They are the kind of characters you need good things to happen too. And do they? Well, that is for you to find out.

I give Not A Hero 5 ooh rah kisses and I cannot wait to see what Sarah does with some of the secondary characters

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