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Review by Suze
Violet has a lot of responsibility for someone her age. Raising her siblings Daisy and Casey isn't an easy task, especially not after all they've been through. Violet rarely has time to do something just for her. She wants to be young and free for a change. That's why when she does finally have the chance to go out she decides to make the night as memorable as possible. She can only handle something casual, just to have fun and that's exactly what Dean is looking for as well.
Dean loves being in the army. While recovering he works with teenagers who need help putting their life back on track. It isn't what he intends to do forever though, he can't wait to be declared fit for active duty abroad again. The last thing Dean expects is meeting Violet through his job. They keep seeing each other and maybe that's a sign they should spend more time together. Will their love be able to grow or will Dean's job and Violet's busy life stand in their way?
One Lucky Hero is an impressive story about two people who deserve to be happy. Violet's past was difficult and now she's taking care of her siblings. She does everything she can to keep their family together and I admired her strength, unconditional love, perseverance and determination. Dean is a good guy and I enjoyed reading about his job. What he does for the kids and how he takes care of his animals is fabulous. I like it when books have strong characters, people who do everything they can for others, even if it's a struggle sometimes, because that's who they are. This element is largely what makes One Lucky Hero a very special book.
I love Codi Gary's easy flowing writing style and I like the originality of her story. It's romantic, but there are plenty of unexpected elements. I'm a big fan of books about heroes and in this case both the male and female character are equally amazing and Codi Gary writes about their problems and achievements in a beautiful empathic way. One Lucky Hero is a strong beginning of The Men in Uniform series and I can't wait to read more.
If you like books about men in uniforms and capable female main characters you will love this story.