REVIEW: Always The Hero by Anna Stewart

Posted March 8th, 2018 by in Blog / 2 comments

In AAlways The Hero by Anna Stewart, I enjoyed the opportunity to revisit the town of Butterfly Harbor, which I first read about in the story of Paige and Fletcher, earlier in the series.

Getting the opportunity to read about Paige and Fletcher and their daughter Charlie once again was a pleasure, as they were characters in this story as well. The main characters were deputy sheriff Matt, and local hotel manager and aspiring landscaper Lori.

Matt deeply admires Lori and wants a future with her; he also hopes to adopt a troubled teen boy from juvenile detention- and he needs a stable female influence in his life to do so. Thus, he has an additional need for Lori in his life. Lori, meanwhile, really adores Matt but guards her heart due to her experiences being mocked for her weight as a teen. She believes herself unworthy of a romantic relationship and of a husband.

Matt and Lori start to rekindle their relationship, all while the town throws them together in the process of fixing up old homes before the town’s butterfly festival. Lori starts to believe in a future with Matt, until she learns inadvertently what part of his reason for dating her is. When she finds out, she must decide if she can trust Matt. Throughout, Matt wrestles with his conscience.

This is a touching story in many aspects, both the relationship aspect, and the way the town comes together to bring about revitalization. I recommend this story to fellow readers looking for a “happy ending, a feel good story”.

Book Info:

Publication: March 1, 2018 | Harlequin Heartwarming | Butterfly Harbor #4

Butterfly Harbor deputy Matt Knight wants two things: to date Lori Bradley and the chance to adopt Kyle, a troubled teen. Wounded in Afghanistan, Matt knows he can’t move forward anchored to the past. But once he regains the guarded hotel manager’s trust, will his need to protect those he loves cost him a future with this extraordinary woman?



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