Jayden Chapman may have always been the quieter twin, but deep inside lay the heart of a protector.
When he came upon a young woman stranded on the side of the road, he recognized her as someone he had seen before…and not been able to help. Determined to not let history repeat itself, he befriended her, as well as took care of her car.
Ruby Mantle had worked hard for years, just to pay the bills and take care of her grandmother. The weight of the world was on her shoulders and she was wary of the large man who came to rescue her. But, soon, she learned that Jayden was determined to help her in any way that he could.
Allowing love to bloom as their friendship grew, life began looking up for them. But, then a problem from her past reared its ugly head, and Jayden stepped in to protect her once more.
Loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood.
Scenes in the book are similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie. 18+ readers only.
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Miss Ethel is magical!
This is book 5 in the Heroes at Heart series and it features Jayden and Ruby. I absolutely LOVE Miss Ethel! I love the tight family unit Miss Ethel has bred in these men since they were young boys. The techniques she used to help these boys were brilliant and I do believe she’s a little magical herself. The fairytale twist in the story was completely fitting. Jayden is a very honorable man, not to mention sexy and alpha-to-the-core. The sex was completely awkward because Ruby’s self-esteem is so damaged that it interferes with every kiss, every touch and every compliment he gives her. She is intimately and socially stunted.
This story did have great flow and amazing characters. The last chapter with the two and three year unlabeled epilogues were FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to read more from this very talented author.
Jayden is book five in the Heroes at Heart series and boy can I say it was one fantastic addition to this already exciting series. Maryann Jordan just does an incredible job of bring these stories and these characters to life. This was a story with action, love of family and caring friends and definitely some sizzle. Jayden Chapman is a man with a big heart and a deep love for his family he is happy watching all his brothers find the women they love. But He feels that finding love may not be in the cards for him. Ruby Mantel is a hard working woman who is taking care of her grandmother and just trying to make ends meet, then she finds herself on the side of the road with a broken down car, when the handsome Jayden stops to lend her a hand. This is where this story will grab you and won’t let go till the end. For me I think this may just be my favorite of the series. I absolutely loved and highly recommend this great book, hope you will enjoy as much as I did. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
What a wonderful story! A great addition to a favorite series!!
Jayden is a standalone story in the Heroes at Heart series. Each story follows one of Miss Ethel’s boys, the foster children she took in.
The stories also have a small connection to a fairytale and this one has a bit of a take on Little Red Riding Hood.
“I promise I’ll never do anything to make you fear my size,” he vowed.
She blinked and looked up at him, a crinkle between her brows. “Jayden, I’ve never been afraid of you. I always think of you as my protector.”
Jayden is an amazing and thoughtful hero. He goes the extra steps to do what he is able to when he sees Ruby needs help. And Ruby is a strong heroine who has always been the one who does for others but has to find it in herself to accept the helping hand that Jayden offers.
I loved everything about this book, this series and these awesome characters!