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Going Down (Holding Out for A Hero #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  1,551 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
One man wants her heart. The other wants her dead...

Holding Out for a Hero, Book 1

Eleanor Owen needs to get out of Chicago and quick. It's not that she doesn't want to obey the subpoena to testify against her drug-trafficking ex-boyfriend. It's making it to the witness stand alive, should a dirty cop make good on his threats.

Tiny, remote Wyattville, Oregon, looks like the
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published July 17th 2010)
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Jan 20, 2011 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance featuring a woman on the run
This was a pretty hot, easy-to-read short story that I read in a couple of hours...shhh!...while bored at work.:)

Going Down is the first book in the Holding Out For A Hero series about the three Wyatt brothers from tiny Wyattville, Oregon. This story is about the middle brother, 30-ish, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, incredibly tall, flirty, dirty-talker local Sheriff Tyson Wyatt.

Eleanor Owens is a petite, black haired, hazel-eyed 26 year old yoga teacher from Chicago. She's on the run after being se
Apr 09, 2016 CC rated it really liked it
Re-read via Audible. Still enjoyed this quick story. I think they are super hot together.

Totally safe read.

Prior comments:

I loved Tyson and Ellie. A fun and quick read!
Lady Heather

The male lead (Taylor) is the local Sheriff

and the lead female is a Yoga instructor


on the run from testifying against her ex-boyfriend being charged with drug trafficking...oh ya, a crooked cop has threatened her life.

I really liked the story, and was able to read it in an afternoon. I didn't feel 'rushed' or 'jipped' with the stories content, characters, or with the ending.

What a nice find!
Going to start the second book... like NOW!
Feb 17, 2016 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
***3.5 Stars***
Feb 21, 2013 Lyndi rated it liked it
I had actually read this before, but decided to kill some time by reading it again. Then realized I hadn't added it to GR.

The story is what you'd come to expect from Shelli Stevens. Not too deep, super steamy, mild drama. And it works most of the time, so keep on keepin' on, girl.

The issue I have with this particular story is Ellie running away from testifying in court. If the bad guy goes free because she can't man up and be an adult, that's... not good? That's not a character I can sympathize
Mar 03, 2013 Pam rated it liked it
3 stars
"Sugar orgasm?"
"Definetly, sweet and moist. But not quite as decadent as that taste of your pussy I ducked off my finger last night."

Short STEAMY fast easy read, big town girl hiding out in a small town, Ellie managed to catch the eye of Tyson, the town sheriff. Pretty much didn't deviate from the description.
I always like the premise when someone, whether it’s the H/h is trying to hide their true identity for whatever reason. In Going Down Ellie/Eleanor Owens is afraid for her life, doesn’t know who she can trust and she certainly doesn’t trust the law. You know it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out and it’s always great to see how the story plays out.

Yoga instructor Ellie is a grand jury witness supposed to testify against her ex-boyfriend for his drug trafficking crimes. She's down
Overall rating: 4.5 stars for a novella

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Anything sexual with om/ow: (view spoiler)
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Overall Steam Factor/Chemistry (between 1-10): (view spoiler)
Themes that may be triggers for some: (view spoiler)
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My r
Mar 25, 2011 Ann rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Recommended to Ann by: Goodreads
The series title "Holding Out for a Hero" mislead me a bit (my bad). It was recommended in the military/special ops,government, alpha male romantic suspense venue, or in this case of the Wyatt brothers: sheriff, military, firefighter, a type of romantic suspense. This is a romance novel plain and simple. Although I'm not a big fan of pure romance novels as I think there're too light and often times lame with laugh out loud eye rolling ridiculous sex scenes (come on...who talks like that? Alpha m ...more
Sep 06, 2010 gert rated it it was ok
perhaps if the story had been drawn out a bit, I would have been more impressed. the storyline REQUIRED a longer timeline, but instead, boom! it all happens over three days. which would be fine for those insta love stories, but this one includes the heroine on the run from crooked cops, yet she immediately tells all to her brand new lover after only hiding out for less then a week? LAME.

read it if you get it for free. or if your curious to see how a short book can negate everything you've ever
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story. I liked Ellie and Tyson and the story was very good for it's length as long as your ok with an insta-love story. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I'm likely to read more of her work in the future.

Ellie is a yoga instructor from Chicago. She used to date a guy that ended up being a drug dealer. He was also abusive and made it clear she's face reprisals if she left him so when he went to jail she was happy. El
Jun 30, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotic
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Heather in FL
Sweet story. Girl trying to avoid testifying against abusive ex for his drug activities, untrusting of police because one of her ex's friends tried to intimidate her, runs to a small town on the other side of the US and immediately catches the eye of the local sheriff. She lies about who she is, but he's smart and knows something's up. When he figures out what, he helps her. By the time he'd figured it out, they were pretty much in love. It was sweet, if a little fast.
Jun 17, 2015 Jessica rated it it was ok
Major instalove in this one. It's a very short book and the h and H fall in love in less than a week. Just very cheesy and not at all believable and extremely rushed.
Aղցela W.
Aug 20, 2014 Aղցela W. rated it really liked it
This book cover is hot. Eleanor Owens is afraid for her life, doesn't know who she can trust and she certainly doesn't trust the police. Ellie is a grand jury witness supposed to testify against her ex-boyfriend for his drug trafficking crimes. She's ok with the plan until she gets threatened by a Chicago police officer so she heads to Wyattville Oregon. It's a great plan until meets sheriff Travis Wyatt. When Eleanor sees the cop car pull in the driveway of her house she cannot believe they hav ...more
Jan 22, 2014 Nadia rated it really liked it
4 "Hot Wyatt Brother" Stars

I still don't remember how I found this book, but the truth is I don't care, the point is It's great!.

Ellie is a yoga instructor from Chicago who needs to skip town, avoiding to testify in court against his ex, who's been charged with drug trafficking. So she ends in the picturesque town of Wyattsville, Oregon, where she meets the hot sheriff in town, Tyson Wyatt. So the first encounter is pretty much him running after her, since she has some issues with men in uniform
Jo Notary
Feb 15, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read
105p One man wants her heart. The other wants her dead...
Eleanor Owen needs to get out of Chicago and quick. It's not that she doesn't want to obey the subpoena to testify against her drug-trafficking ex-boyfriend. It's making it to the witness stand alive, should a dirty cop make good on his threats.
Tiny, remote Wyattville, Oregon, looks like the perfect place to disappear, but it's hard to blend into the woodwork when one of the town's infamous namesakes sends her heart racing. Worse, Mr. Tall
I don't like this one. When Tyson practically forced his way inside her home for a free meal and a plan of seduction, after knowing her for 24 hours, I quit. He just shows up at her home, demands to be fed and then feels her up. And if there wouldn't have been the interruption of his duty as Sheriff, I don't doubt that he would have taken her to bed. And that after he met her one time. They don't know anything about each other. And she doesn't know who he is or if he's connected to her problem a ...more
Robin *loves sexy books*
Feb 07, 2011 Robin *loves sexy books* rated it really liked it
Short and sweet. I really liked the characters. For a short book, it sucked me in! Looking forward to the next one.
Nov 05, 2015 Angela marked it as to-read
7 August 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle
Deanna Sauer
Nov 18, 2015 Deanna Sauer rated it really liked it
It's a cute fluffy mommy porn-lite piece, and who doesn't need to be rescued every now and then, especially by a hot cop.
I mean it was a nice short, easy read.
Nothing too serious or emotional.
The writing was 3rd person.
The story line was easy to follow with enough detail to keep interesting, but help you get to know & like the secondary characters (which the next books focus on) but not super intense plot wise. The characters were likeable with great chemistry. The attraction between them
Oct 22, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book. I liked Tyson, his afmily, and the small town feel of the book. I had a moment's pause early on where it felt as though Tyson was using his position as sheriff to impose sex on Ellie, but I did'nt see it again and that particular scene didn't play out that way either.

My biggest complaint with the book was that they became engaged after about 2 weeks. It was awfully fast (although my own parents became engaged after 1 week, so I don't understand my issue with this,
Blackravens Reviews
Feb 05, 2011 Blackravens Reviews rated it really liked it
Lena’s Review:

Is there any place she can hide from men?

This is something that Ellie Owens needs, a place to hide. She thought she found love with James but he was just a dirty guy with bad a trick. Now because of him she’s on the run and doesn’t need a man in her life right now. Especially a man of the law and Tyson Wyatt is definitely one sex-on-a stick sheriff making her libido skyrocket.

Shelli Stevens sure knows how to create one gorgeous, virile and all protective guy in Sheriff Wyatt. This
Jan 11, 2012 Judith rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5. Fear is one of those emotions that can really wreck havoc with the human body, mind, and spirit. When it becomes a routine "place" in one's life, it effects changes that are truly mind boggling. The heroine in this tale is running for her life from abuse in her one-on-one relationship as well as from a federal supoena as a critical witness against the same man. Add in the fact that the local sheriff--someone else in law enforcement--becomes attracted to her almost as soon as she g ...more
I normally do not like the typical contemporary romance books, and that is what this basically is. But this one was cute and I liked Tyson and Ellie, as well as the secondary characters. My only issue was the ending where Ellie seems to all of a sudden be ok with dealing with all that she was running from to begin with. I was left thinking, why didn't you just do that from the get go if it is all so easy now? I understand that Tyson must make her feel safe and she trusts him, even though that po ...more
A cute enjoyable story with a sexy hero who likes to talk dirty :)

Ellie is running from testifying for her drug trafficking ex boyfriend. She lands in a small sea-side town in Oregon and catches the eye of sexy sheriff Tyson. They hook put pretty much immediately. He introduces her to his brothers (future books in the series) and his parents before figuring out Ellie's secret.

The sex was smoking and though predictable the plot was interesting and moved fast.
Aug 11, 2014 Alisha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The relationship between Ellie and Tyson moves fast. They meet and then a couple of hours later he is at her house eating and making out with her. On day two she is at his parents house for the family barbeque. Then he can't understand why she does not trust him enough to tell him the truth. It takes more than two days to know if you can trust someone with your life.
Aug 18, 2014 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I liked this. It's short. Novella length, pretty much, I think. It's pretty dirty, in a vanilla way. Nothing unexpected really happens with the suspense part of it. The insta-lust did bother me. It was insta-lust that turned to insta-love in, basically, a week. Tyson, the hero, was fingering Ellie, the heroine, the second time he met her. I guess that's okay for some people. Anyway, it was enjoyable, if nothing special.
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Aug 08, 2014 CD {Boulder Blvd} rated it it was ok
This was an OK read, but I didn't feel the suspense which felt more like a subplot. I think Ms. Stevens did better in her "Savage" series. Part of it may have been that it was only 105 pages which didn't provide enough opportunity to give more detail and build the danger up.
Jul 18, 2015 Anna rated it liked it
It was a great book, the sex scenes were written well and the story line was original enough. However, it was too short! Everything happened so quickly, you can't realistically fall in love in three days! I did enjoy the book though, my 3 hours reading it were not wasted.
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