Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Review: No One's Hero by Kelly Walker

Title: No One's Hero
Author: Kelly Walker
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Genre: New Adult
Series: Chadwell Hearts #2
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Kelly Walker
Publication Date: 26th May 2014

Tell Me About It
Tired of living for the one who died, Lexi Feron is ready to throw caution to the wind. For eighteen years she’s been careful not to upset her fragile family, all the while knowing she’ll only ever be half of enough. Now, she’s done with careful. College is her chance to escape, to be free. To love. To live.

Someone wants her to die.

Kevin Morrison is haunted by the one he didn’t save. The one he wasn’t supposed to love. The mistake he can never take back, but is determined never to make again. A cushy job guarding a college freshman is exactly what he needs to get his confidence back. He’s just got to keep her safe until the drug dealer out for revenge goes on trial, then he can move on and forget all about her.

She has other plans.

No matter how much Lexi insists she doesn’t need a bodyguard, especially not one as mercurial as Kevin, she might be exactly what he needs. Because despite his best efforts, the spunky girl with a smart mouth and reckless streak awakens something in his heart that he thought was lost. But what if the real danger to Lexi, is Lexi?
My Thoughts
I began reading No One's Hero with some trepidation, I requested No One's Hero without knowing it was the second book in a series. After looking at the synopsis for both books it looked like this could be read as a stand alone as No One's Hero follows different characters to the previous book.

Lexi is escaping the pressure from home and going to college hours away, but her plan doesn't go like she wanted it to and she finds herself accompanied by Kevin, her bodyguard hired by Axel to keep her safe from Nick. Her only reason for agreeing to this, is that Axel will support her Mum, Dad, and her studies while she is away.

No One's Hero was a quick read, one I finished in a couple of hours, and while I did enjoy it there were a lot of references to Nick and what happened in the previous book, which made me occasionally think I was missing out on something.No One's Hero can still be read as a standalone and still be enjoyable even with the references to what happened earlier on. No One's Hero has romance, mystery and some great friendships that really stand the test of distance and events. I liked getting to see the different aspects all combine together to make an interesting read.

I did manage to guess who was responsible for things happening that Lexi was getting blamed for, which is an achievement for me, although I did not guess the full list or how things were getting done, but I still liked seeing all the dots connect. A certain aspect of the book however was slightly unbelievable. I don't want to say what it really is, but how easy this was smoothed over even with the back story to go with it, just didn't sit right with me. It felt too easy to be resolved without a lot of heartache and feelings of loss rising to the surface.

Overall No One's Hero was a good read, and I intend to tackle the first book in the series to see what I potentiality missed out on.

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