Author Guest Post
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They can be firefighters, military, police, or anyone that lays their life on the line to protect others.
Then there are personal heroes. Maybe someone's parents, a sibling. Someone you look up to. There could be young heroes that go above and beyond to make something special for someone else.
Then of course, there are the romance heroes we love to read about in books!
Let me introduce my latest hero. His name is Hunter Beckman. He wouldn't agree, but Hunter is a hero, and I mean that in more ways than he's the hero of my book.
Hunter is Rebecca Lange's hero.
Becca is the heroine of A Masterpiece of Our Love. And why is Hunter her hero? See, when they were kids, Hunter and Becca went through a tragic loss. They were two young survivors of a plane crash that left them orphaned. Hunter saved Becca - pulled her from the water, brought her to dry land and he was her protector for five days alone until they were found.
Fast forward twenty years, and Hunter is still her hero. He never gave up, he never walked away. Becca suffers from long term traumatic brain injuries. Now, she still lives as normal as she can, but there are times where things don't work out in her favor. She lived with guardians that held her back. Becca had a long road ahead of her, and when doctors and her grandparents dubbed her a lost cause, Hunter didn't. He's always found a way to keep her going.
Sometimes when we think of heroes, we tend to think of the ones that are more obvious. But to one person, a hero could be as simple as the person who brings a smile to their face every day. The person that takes care of someone that may be unable to do it themselves. The word hero has a different meaning for everyone. For me, a hero is a person that takes the time to give. Takes the time to do something for someone else, no questions asked and never asks for anything in return. They do it out of the goodness of their own heart.
My own real life heroes in my heart have a big inspiration and role in this book.
What does a hero mean to you, and who are some of your heroes?
Thanks for letting me drop by!
About The Author
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A Masterpiece Of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Book 1: The Masterpiece Trilogy
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: March 17, 2014
Format: Paperback - 398 pages
Kindle - 1602 KB
Nook - 2 MB
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
BUY THE BOOK: A Masterpiece Of Our Love
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Eight-year-old Becca and twelve-year-old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families.
Two Souls Seeking Love.
Each year, from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever.
Until he stopped showing.
Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye.
Two Lives Bound by Secret.
Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort, the island where he and Becca met. It was the place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn't been back or spoken to Becca in four years.
Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve-year-old boy of yesteryear.
But someone isn't happy about their reunion...
Strange things begin happening. Letters start showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages.
Two Broken Hearts Heal as One.
With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him, both for safety and to give them a chance to discover the adults they’ve now become.
Will love get a chance to blossom, or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart once and for all?
My Book Review:
In A Masterpiece Of Our Love, the first book in The Masterpiece Trilogy, author Nikki Lynn Barrett weaves an intriguing romantic suspense tale that follows the relationship of two young people brought together by a horrible tragedy that forges a connection and an unbreakable bond between them.
Twelve year old Hunter Beckman and eight year old Becca Lange are the sole survivors of a plane crash that tragically took the lives of their families. Their strong connection and bond formed a special friendship that they shared over a span of twenty years, as they annually returned to the island that forever altered their lives, until the past four years when Hunter suddenly stopped coming to the island. When Hunter shows up on the island the following year, they easily rekindle their comfortable friendship, but as they have grown into adulthood, they are no longer able to deny the intimate feelings that they have for each other. As Hunter and Becca try to heal and find love, someone doesn't want them together, and threatens to undermine their blossoming relationship.
A Masterpiece Of Our Love is an emotional story filled with tragedy, love, struggle, secrets, passion, mystery, and suspense. Author Nikki Lynn Barrett easily draws the reader into Hunter and Becca's love story as they struggle to deal with the tragedy and its aftermath that forever changed their lives. The attention to detail, the haunting flashbacks to their tragic past, mixed with the intriguing twists and turns surrounding the mystery and suspense of the stalker, keeps the reader guessing what will happen next. I loved how the author develops Hunter and Becca's blossoming relationship with drama and emotion, while interweaving it with the mystery of the stalker, it kept me engaged and turning the pages ... but alas, the author leaves the reader wanting more as the story ends with a cliffhanger, enticing them to eagerly await the continuation of the story in the next book in the trilogy.
RATING: 4 STARS
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