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Title: Not Your Hero
Author: Anna Brooks
Release Date: April 18, 2015
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Sam Monroe is cynical and trusts no one. He lives his life just the way he likes it – no promises and no regrets. All he wants is a willing woman a couple times a week to give him a few moments where there are no painful memories. 

Courtney Gallagher is a single mom doing her best at raising her young son. She longs to feel wanted again, to receive the touch of a loving man. Even though her heart is fragile, she has hope there’s someone out there for her and her son. 

Courtney rents a place from Sam, and their relationship becomes complicated. Sam is willing to let her in his bed, but not his heart. Courtney feels a pull towards Sam, but learns that trust is definitely something to be earned. 

Can she forgive his mistakes? Does he want to be forgiven?




Courtney and her son Ben are tenants of Sam’s. Courtney is looking for a good guy to be in Ben’s life but when she starts thinking maybe that guy could be Sam, Sam puts a stop to that real quick! Sam trusts no one and never lets anyone get close enough to break down the walls he has around his heart. He will allow all the girls in his bed but not close enough to have feelings for them.

Sam has been hurt pretty bad in his life by his dad and by his ex-fiance. It’s not surprising that he won’t trust anyone. Just keep having girls come in and out of his bed almost every night is fine with him. That is until him and Courtney get together. Sam just can’t get her out of his system but he isn’t willing to let her in completely. But when someone from her past comes out of nowhere and wants to take Ben away from her then Sam starts realizing that he may want more out of life than just girls he doesn’t care about. Could he want a family? He wants to protect Courtney and Ben. He will do anything to keep them safe and to help them even if it means contacting the one person who has hurt him so bad in the past.

Reading about how Courtney will do anything for her son Ben even if it’s working in as topless bar and a grocery time just to put food on the table. When her past catches up to her, she isn’t sure what to do when she realizes she could lose Ben. Her son, the one she has raised without any help, the one she will put her life on the line for. But when Sam steps up and tries to help her keep Ben, is it to late? Can Courtney really let Sam help her? Can both of them realize that fate has put them together? Grab a copy and read this story. I can’t wait to read more from this author!! The characters are so down to earth, have real life problems and sure don’t seem real or fake. I love this story and want to read more!!


“Is it really gonna be like this?”
“Like what?”
I sit in my chair, back to him, and start twirling pasta. His arms cage me in from behind and his stubble tickles my cheek. “You acting pissed at me. I told you. I fucking told you that I can’t do more. I told you to make me leave, but you didn’t.”
He runs his nose behind my ear, and I clench the arms of the chair, forcing myself to stay still. I don’t want him to see how affected I am. “But you didn’t. So we fucked, Courtney. And we could do it again. In fact, I jack off thinking about doing it again. You know where I live if you want a repeat.”

Anna has always had a passion for writing, and is thrilled to have published her first novel. Along with several other projects, she is currently working on the next book in the It’s Kind Of Personal series. Born in Wisconsin, she’s lived in several Midwestern states. Anna enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.

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