By Amy Andrews
Jake Prince, ex-footy star, is living an awesome life, thank you very much. He’s running a bar, drinking coronas and signing female body parts. He’s living in Margaritaville where it’s always five o’clock. But what I like about Jake, what I think sets him apart, is his innate sense of justice. Yep, driven by demons he doesn’t even recognise, he’s a sucker for an underdog and a lost cause even when he doesn’t want to be. From taking a street kid under his wing, to finding a home for a mangy stray, to taking on the coach position of Ella’s rag-tag football team, to mentoring her younger disaffected brother – Jake has an honourable streak a mile wide.
He also looks pretty damn fine in a pair of blue jeans!
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When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she’s just buried her mother.
Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a
wrecker’s ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell
bent on self-destruction, it’s the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend
who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his
mother, it’s no wonder the sanest person in Ella’s life is a dog.
With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life.
But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her
As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she’s never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?
Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.
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