Title: Everyone Loves a Hero
Author: Marie Force
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
About the book: Cole and Olivia meet by accident when he stops to buy some Mentos at an airport kiosk. Olivia was working the register and the guy she was waiting on was being rude. Cole stepped up to ask him to be a little nicer and received a punch in the face for his efforts. When he opens his eyes he finds Olivia hovering over him trying to find out if he is okay.
They don't find out much about each other that day, all they know is that they each received a jolt (unbeknownst to each other) when she touched his face. He is a pilot, so she sends a note to the airline to find out how he is. Meanwhile, he stops back by the kiosk to try to see her - only she was just filling in there for the day, it was her normal stand. But, as Fate would see fit, he does end up finding her and he asks her out on a date. They hit it off really well, but there are a few things standing in their way.
He is a pilot based out of Chicago. He shot to fame a year earlier when his copilot had a hard attack and he landed a plane in a blizzard and then gave the guy CPR until paramedics arrived. Since then he has been on the cover of many magazines and has women throwing themselves at him. She is a 27 year old business student, still living at home and trying to work her way through school - in a major that she hates. She is really an artist at heart but doesn't have the self-confidence to pursue it. She also has an agoraphobic mother who shops excessively online and TV.
They begin this relationship and both admit fairly quickly that it is different from anything that either has experienced before. Olivia has a lot of doubts about Cole's feelings though, especially the way they seem to run into old girlfriends where ever they go. Cole, sensing that Olivia is a little skittish, isn't entirely truthful with her about all the women in his life and so doesn't tell her about an old girlfriend that he calls "Nutty" Natasha. Well, good intentions puts a definite crick in this relationship.
I did enjoy this book and really wish that I had a pilot with me when I flew to let me know what all the noises and bumps were about! Olivia had never flown before, so when Cole took her on a trip he told her everything that was going on. (I don't care for flying - so this would be great!) Cole and Olivia were fun to get to know and I liked the way that Cole encouraged Olivia to follow her dreams and to give her the space and time to do just that. Warning - book does contain a lot of sex scenes.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review from Sourcebooks.~
You can find more about this author at http://www.mariesullivanforce.com/, on her blog Marie Force, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Everyone Loves a Hero: ...and that's the problem
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 1, 2011