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synopsis
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? 

To save her life, he’ll have to surrender his heart. 

**contains mature language and sexual content. Not for readers under the age of 18**

 
review

*A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

~~ 4.5 Stars ~~

No One’s Hero is the second book in the Chadwell Hearts Series.  This was a quick read, but an enjoyable one.  I will say that I think I liked No One’s Angel a little better, but this was still a great book.  This wasn’t the typical NA college story that are out there.  I loved that the hero wasn’t a player and the girl wasn’t a young naive girl.  Don’t get me wrong Lexi is young, just starting her freshman year at college, but she wasn’t naive or really gullible (even though she does do something pretty dumb towards the end that I wanted to smack her for).  I also liked the background theme of this story.  I haven’t read many books were the story is based around horses and horseback riding.  I learned some fun things about the sport.

Like in the first book, I liked the flow and pace of this story.  I really like Kelly Walker’s writing style.  She does a great job at character development and comes up with some creative plot twists that you don’t see coming.  I will say that I was originally going to give this story 4 stars, but the last 30% of the book punched it up another 1/2 star.  So much happened in that last part of the book, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.  Let’s just say it kept me on my toes 😉

This book is about Lexi and Kevin.  We meet both of these characters in book 1, but we got to know them so much more in this book.  Like I said before….I really liked Lexi’s character.  She was young but not overly naive.  She was a feisty one and really gave Kevin a run for his money.  I loved that was also willing to stand up for herself. (Goodness knows she needed to with a few of the B*tches she meets at school).  I loved her and Kevin’s banter…I will say they had me laughing out loud on many occasions.  Kevin was also a great character…he was a little broken, but not for the normal reasons we see in books these days (I won’t say anymore about that, you have to read the book to find out what happened).  What I loved was that all he really did was close down his heart a little, he didn’t do the normal thing most male characters do, he didn’t turn to alcohol or drugs or women.  That was totally refreshing.  The only thing I would’ve like to see with Lexi and Kevin, was that they would’ve gotten together sooner.  I thought that was a little slow.

I know I haven’t talked about the plot and storyline much and that is because I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone who hasn’t read this book.  What I will say is that you should read this book…you won’t be sorry.  My only suggestion is that you read No One’s Angel first.  These books are both standalones, but we do see a lot of Angel (Tess) and Axel (Arion) in this book and the author does reference book 1 quite a bit in the beginning without really recapping anything that happened.  So to make sure you have all the facts and details, you should read book 1 then this one.

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