Her Son's Hero
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Her Son's Hero

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"Unacceptable." Fiona MacAvery works very hard to help her son find nonviolent ways to protect himself from the bullying he can't seem to avoid. She's never believed in violence. Then along comes mixed martial arts champ Dominic Payette, and that's who her son turns to for guidance?Dom clearly has a heart under all those... "gorgeous..."muscles, but there are shadows, too....more
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published January 1st 2011)
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There was a link on a page or maybe it was Twitter that took me to Vicki Essex's site. There was a picture of a guy and she asked a simple question: do you knew who he is. I totally did being an MMA fan and shot my answer off to her email and I won. (GSP - fantastic MMA fighter with a body to die for).

I was really intrigued with the idea of an MMA fighter for a hero. You have to have mad love and heart to be in the sport, IMO. So why wouldn't they love and live the same way in their personal liv...more
Wynne Channing
Great read. Vicki Essex's story is as real as life can get with genuinely interesting and complex characters. Your heart breaks for the kids in the book and you're moved by both Dom and Fiona's strength and vulnerability. As it goes in MMA - kick ass.
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I don't read much category romance. As a matter of fact, I've never bought any for myself. But my man told me about this book, and then he also asked me to buy it. So, you know, I just couldn't refuse him that. So I went and bought it, and read it. And didn't regret it.

The reason why my boyfriend knew about a romance book at all is that he follows all MMA-related news closely, and one of them mentioned Her Son's Hero's author in it. Vicki Essex is a mixed martial arts fan in real life, and natur...more
A good HSR, with realistic (and realistically flawed) characters and a balanced look at small-town life. I especially appreciated the heroine's sensibleness and complexity, and I was impressed by the portrayal of her gradual (and very believable) changes as a mother. The issue of domestic violence is addressed throughout the book with careful sensitivity, though not particularly subtly. I did want a little more nuanced emotional depth rather than the strained-angst sort of emotional depth from t...more
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Vicki Essex (pseudonym) is a romance writer in Toronto, Canada. She’d never read what she used to call a “real” romance book until she started working at Harlequin Enterprises, the world’s largest publisher of women’s fiction, as a proofreader.

After reading her first few romance novels, she thought, “If they can do it, so can I!” After all, she believed, like so many people still do, that romance...more
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