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Be My Hero

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Nathalie Mayer is thirty-four. On the surface she is an attractive, happy, single, successful woman running her own bridal business. Despite her line of work and her obvious delight in other people’s weddings, including that of her twin brother, Nate. Nathalie has always declared that a settled relationship is not for her. There has only ever been one man whom Nathalie fel ...more
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Published 2012 by Astraea Press (first published 2008)
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Literary  Chanteuse
Oct 02, 2012 Literary Chanteuse rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-contemporary
An estimable story for those who have wondered about the one that got away. Nathalie is dealing with infertility and her emotions are running high at the exact time that Evan re-enters her life and turns her world on it's side. Not only by his presence but by his secrets that she has yet to discover. A genuine look at a possible senerio that many woman can relate to. I was truly attached to the characters and felt Nathalie's heartbreak and hope. A slight feeing of sadness lags throughout but onl ...more
Jan 12, 2016 Dina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook and was pleasantly surprised. It is a British book and the plot is about a second chance at love. It's a sweet romance and deals with infertility issues. It's a very short, fast paced book. I loved the characters and the addition of Polly. All said it didn't blow me away but I enjoyed it anyway. It was something different. 3 1/2 STARS.
Very Good read
Feb 02, 2013 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2013
Be My Hero is a quick and enjoyable read with very likeable characters and a sensitive look at infertility. Having a hero with the same name as my son was an added bonus!
Oct 28, 2016 Barb rated it it was amazing
Nathalie Mayer might be thirty-four, but she's very happy with her single status. And she might run a bridal business, but that doesn't mean she longs to be a bride. She doesn't believe in happily ever afters since Evan Davies abruptly walked out of her life six years ago without a word of explanation.
But now he's back and he's brought his explanation with him. A daughter who needs all the love and care Nathalie can give her. Can she take a chance open her heart to this child and the man who bro
Romancing the Book
Sep 07, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I loved the cover of the book and how I was immediately drawn in to the Mayer’s family at Nate’s wedding. The family bonds were strong and there was laughter, heartache, sorrow, happiness, friends reunited, family, friends, romance, love and a happily ever after. Tali (love Nathalie’s nickname) had a lot to deal with in her life – her business, her health issues and an old boyfriend returning
Apr 05, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This was a toss up between "it was okay" and "I liked it" for me. It was a quick book to listen to, but the narrator annoyed me. I'm trying not to factor her into my rating, but I don't know if I would have liked it better if I had read it vs. listening to it. Nathalie is in her early 30s struggling with medical problems that affect her fertility. Her story isn't far fetched and the conversations are fairly believable, which is what redeemed it as much as it did. Not everyone gets the opportunit ...more

Author: Nell Dixon
Published by: Astraea Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 4


"Be My Hero" by Nell Dixon was a good read that had a real subject that was address: 'Fertility.' We find that Natalie is thirty struggling with fertility medical problems. Natalie is not only facing health problems but after Evans enters her life again only left with her world turned.. .only to find out that this isn't the end of the story....more secrets. I felt this
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Aug 18, 2013 Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?) rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Though this story is short, their romance doesn't come quickly. Sure, the feelings came on quick... actually the feelings never left, but both of them are carrying their own set of issues. They will either let these things make them or break them. You'll have to read it to find out which. Be My Hero by Nell Dixon was provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.
Donna (More Than a Review)
Oct 17, 2012 Donna (More Than a Review) rated it really liked it
I read Be My Hero while on vacation at Gulf Shores and it was the perfect beach read. This is a story about infertility and could be very emotional for some. The story had some very real and touching conversations between Gemma and Tali. I am looking forward to Jerome's story in Dangerous to Know. He was your typical big brother. For more into regarding my favorite line in the book and the level of content re: sex, violence, drugs, language check out More Than a Review.
Oct 19, 2013 Julie rated it it was ok
This isn't a bad story, but it's a rather bland romance novella. The hero broke the heroine's heart six years ago, and when they reunite he's got a daughter but she can't have kids. All the makings of an HEA. Thing is, this just isn't what I want to listen to right now. I like novellas, but there wasn't much spark to this, and the British narration was weird. There were awkward pauses ever few words that seemed affected.
Jul 10, 2013 Tina rated it liked it
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InD'tale Magazine
This book touches on issues that many can relate to as they struggle with finding "The One".

Read full review in the 2012 November issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Brandee Reynolds
Aug 11, 2016 Brandee Reynolds rated it liked it
Quick read with the audiobook. It was pleasant and short. Good book to help me with my book challenge this year!
Shirley Owl
Apr 01, 2013 Shirley Owl rated it liked it
Apr 09, 2013 Sue rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, audio
This was fine but nothing exceptional.
Dec 06, 2012 Michele rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2012
The narrating lacked feeling and the writing was just ok.
Jul 21, 2013 JoAnne rated it really liked it
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Sep 06, 2012 Kari rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Poor writing. Couldn't finish
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Happily Ever After does not always apply the first time around. Life gets thrown at you and you must deal with it.
Wendy Cameron
Wendy Cameron rated it it was ok
Nov 08, 2013
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Nov 04, 2012
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Thia rated it it was ok
Sep 08, 2014
Audiophile rated it it was ok
Dec 31, 2015
Mindy Savoni
Mindy Savoni rated it it was ok
May 21, 2012
Donna rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2013
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Award winning author writing contemporary womens fiction for Little Black Dress, Myrmidon Press, Samhain publishing, Astraea press, E-Scape Press and Freya's Bower
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