Two outcasts shared a friendship in childhood, but for Asher Swain, his memories were tortured by an accident that claimed his only friend.
Years later, he met a woman reading as she sat by a pond in a park. The two strangers began a friendship over a love of literature that developed into love for each other.
But, when Asher realized they shared a past as well as their present, he kept his secret, afraid for Penelope to find out who he really was.
When the truth is revealed, will they be ripped apart or will their love make them stronger?
Loosely based on the fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling.
Language and sexual situations similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie.
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A truly touching romance!
I love nothing better than a romance that hits me right in the heart. BULLSEYE! This is book 6 in the Heroes at Heart series and it features Asher and Penny. These two have a past that stems back to kindergarten and tragically ends in first grade. Their story is so very sad and had me in tears. 24 years later he’s jogging in the park and meets a woman sitting on a bench reading. They click right away. This woman’s childhood stories broke my heart. Her adult story still brings tears to my eyes. His childhood during foster care was such a blessing. I think Miss Ethel was sent from above. With her strangely accurate intuition, she just might have been. She is amazing and I truly hope there really are some Miss Ethel’s out there.
I can’t tell you much without giving it all away but just know if I could give it more than 5-Stars I would. The story line is brilliant! The characters are fabulous! I can’t wait for more.
Review This was a heartfelt twist on The Ugly Duckling. No one was ugly in this story except for the niece of Penny’s boss. Nice tribute to classic reads and Asher is an awesome alpha. Penny learns to accept herself and Asher is able to let go of guilt he was holding onto for years. Completely safe and inspiring story.