Zander. Serious to a fault, he had no time for anything other than focusing on running his bar, Grimm's. Until he saw her… and pushed her away… right into danger.
Racked with guilt over what happened, he could not stay away from her hospital room. Hoping Sleeping Beauty could hear him and know that he was near.
What started as guilt, became so much more. But, when Rosalie awoke, would she remember the night he pushed her away? Or just remember the man who rescued her?
A Heroes at Heart novel. These men, raised in the loving foster home by the benevolent Miss Ethel, discovered there lies a hero in all of us. Based loosely on the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.
Themes, language, and adult situations are similar to an R-rated movie. For 18+ years.
A new series and what a start! Strong caring hero with a huge support system meets his princess. A tragic assault on her brings out the his protective side. Helping her rediscover herself and memories becomes his goal. Will he be able to help her while protecting her at the same time? Another great book from Maryann that I know is just the beginning to another great series.
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If you like ultimate cheese-fests then this is the book for you.
Fairytales Do Come True
All Zander, former Army now bar owner, wants in life is something of his own that makes him proud. He's read all the classics and fairytales, but doesn't believe they'll come true for him. Zander had a rough start in life before finding his forever home with Miss Ethel. After Miss Ethel's husband passed away, she began taking in foster kids--all boys. She gave them a foundation based on love, caring, and hard work. Although Zander and his "brothers" have become successful men, none have found their fairytale ending...
During one chaotic evening at the bar, Zander crosses paths with a "fairy princess". Looking too young to drink, Zander goes to check her ID when he finds her being harassed by a drunk gentleman. After kicking the guy out, then asking her to leave as she's too "innocent" to be in a bar like his, a fight breaks out. In all the confusion, she doesn't quite make it into the cab Zander called for her, before she's attacked. After closing, Zander finds her unconscious body outside by the trash can.
Initially, Zander stays with her at the hospital out of guilt. The more time he spends reading and talking to "Jane Doe-Rosamond", the more feelings begin to develop. Zander even begins to wonder if fairytales really do come true.
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this story! What an impressive way to start a new series. I loved how Miss Ethel's boys all doted on her. She was their salvation and they KNEW it. They knew they owed their successes to her. She was witty and smart, but always let Zander figure out his problems and correct his mistakes. What an incredible woman! We definitely need more giving people like her! I can't wait to read about the remaining brothers. I also enjoyed the added touch of suspense at the end! Kudos to Maryann!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.