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Resisting the Hero (Accidentally in Love #3)

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Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. Burned one too many times in the past, she’s now sworn them off completely. And when her brother’s best friend, Connor, convinces him to join the dangerous SWAT team, Faith has never been more anti-hero. What’s wrong with having a safe job? There’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be ...more
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Published January 13th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss
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Rachel Harris
Madsen does it again! From the moment I saw the cover art (Holy Shoulders, Batman!) and read the synopsis, I knew this book would bring the tingles. I'm happy to declare: the swoon is strong with this one :)

Faith and Connor's love story is exactly that--a story of authentic, soul deep love...but it doesn't stop there. This is also a story of healing, friendship, and the power of family. Equal parts sweet and sexy, RESISTING THE HERO made me laugh, cry, and get delicious butterflies. What can I s
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Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
I have the first two books in this series sitting on my Kindle and all I can say after reading Resisting the Hero is: WHY THE HECK HAVE I NOT MADE TIME FOR THEM!? I really enjoyed Cindi's writing- she pulled me right in to the story and I was completely hooked. Characters from the previous novels make an appearance here, but I found it wasn't necessary to have read the first two books first. Cindi weaves them in to where fans of the older books will be happy to see them, but new fans such as mys ...more
Robin Bielman
I love brother's best friend stories and this book had one of the yummiest BBF's ever! Connor Maguire won me over the second he came onto the page and held my complete interest until the very last one. Paired with the feisty Faith Fitzpatrick, their chemistry was hot, palpable, and so much fun to read. The story was fast paced and filled with laugh out loud moments, heart, and family in addition to the sweet and sexy times between Connor and Faith. This is a wonderful end to the series and I ado ...more
Karen
4.5 stars

There are some authors that you just KNOW are going to be a slam dunk. Cindi Madsen is my go to author for swoony romance. I just fall in love with her characters and want to hang out with them.

I picked Resisting the Hero as my first read for 2014 because I was sure it would be the perfect read to kick off the year. I was right - of course!

One thing that did throw me off at first was the hero, Conner. When we first meet him, I thought he was the jerk that the real hero would rescue Fait
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Rachel
Cindi Madsen's Accidentally In Love series just keeps getting better and better. This is the third book and my favourite book of the three. I absolutely loved Connor and Faith. Who wouldn't love a man who could throw out corny pick up lines, wrangle a two year old with ease and take down the bad guys ?? I couldn't resist.

The banter back and forth between Faith and Connor is pure fun, " You're an ass." " And you have a nice ass". And so it goes. Faith gives as good as she gets and it makes the t
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Ophelia London
This book made me so happy! Faith is sweet and incredibly likable. While Connor, that infamous hero...yee gaws, he's such a babe. His pick-up lines are both sexy and humorous. I don't know how Faith resisted him for so long. :) It made me all giddy inside when she finally surrendered so they could get to the sexy! Wonderful end to an amazing series!
Kelly
***ARC received through Netgalley***

Resisting the Hero is the first book in the series I've read, but it can be read as a standalone so I didn't have any troubles about that. I liked the cover and summary, and I knew it probably was a sweet romance. I wasn't disappointed by this one, it wasn't too much or not enough, you know? The characters were likeable, and I enjoyed the storyline.

Faith has been hurt too many times by men (the last one cheated on her), and the last thing she need in her life
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Sandra
The sexual innuendos and sparks fly when Faith Fitzpatrick meets her brother's partner on the SWAT team. She has sworn off dating cops and after her last boyfriend cheated on her she is not in the mood for dating. But Connor Maguire doesn't take no for an answer and his witty banter matches hers every time she tries to brush him off with a flippant comment. When she sees his softer side due to a family emergency she falls even harder for him while trying to talk herself out of resisting his char ...more
Alycia
It's out today!! Go grab now! S.W.A.T. hero who speaks Italian!! *swoon* (And first book in series is only 0.99 right now!)
Irene
5 stars

Loved Resisting the Hero, Faith and Connor are both such lovable and memorable characters. From the first page I was drawn in and couldn't put my Ipad down.

Faith was so scared to trust her heart again after being hurt and humiliated by her last boyfriend that when she first meets Connor she quickly puts him into the heartbreaker category and tries her best not to fall for his charms. Yeah good luck with that Faith, there's no way anyone can ignore Connor lol

Connor has a reputation of bei
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Becky
I absolutely adored the hero in this one. Connor is drool-worthy, swoon-worthy, and loved by both small children and dogs--what more can you want? ;) I liked that he knew himself and recognized what he had to do to change his ways and be the kind of guy that Faith's family would approve of for her--I for one would not want to mess with her brother, even before he made it onto the SWAT team!

Faith was ultimately a very likable heroine, though she was a bit too hung up on her past for someone with
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Debbie
Loved, loved, loved this one! I have to admit the entire time I was reading it I was picturing Channing Tatum who I totally swoon over and that's how I felt about Connor. Yes, Connor is cocky and yet he's so sweet and tender that it tempers his cockiness. He's so great with his partner's daughter, Ella, and he's also so good with Faith when she has to face her demons regarding her father's death.

Faith is also a firecracker of a heroine. I love that she's feisty yet vulnerable, she's capable yet
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Ashley Johnson
Jan 03, 2014 Ashley Johnson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with a joy of reading a love story
What an amazing story line.....

OK. Normally it takes me a minute to get into a book like really enjoy it but this book held my attention from beginning to end. I read this book in one day. If you are looking for a true real life love story with some ups and downs then this is the book for you. Five star read all the way!!!!! The characters were funny and downright amazing there was no let downs on this one and if there were anther part to this book I would definitely buy it.
Myra (Pieces of Whimsy)
Review first published on my blog, Pieces of Whimsy

Two words: That. Was. Hot. Oh, sorry, that was three words. My brain isn't in a fully functional state at the moment, I'm still recovering from Connor turning it into mush. Mmm.. Connor. Ahem. Right, book review!

I just finished reading Resisting the Hero and boy was it good, not a really good choice of pre-sleep reading though, unless you can somehow sleep after such a steamy, delightful book. Everything about this book completely sucked me in a
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Tiffany
I thought this was a sweet and charming romance and it was a pleasure to read. The characters had depth and the interactions felt relatable. The story first introduces us to Faith, who is returning to her hometown after a terrible break-up. Adding to the stress, she hasn't been home since she graduated from high school, due to a family tragedy. We learn that her father was a police officer, killed off-duty and she hasn't quite gotten over the sadness and fear of violence. Of course, we then lear ...more
Bette Hansen
I adored this book! This is a wonderfully written story about two people with past hurts that should keep them apart but they are drawn to each other. Great characters and flow to this book. I highly recommend it.
Veronica Bartles
After having her heart crushed one too many times, Faith swears off good-looking, confident men forever. And she's definitely not looking for a hero. She needs a sweet, reliable, unassuming man. Her brother's best friend, Connor, is exactly what she doesn't want. Super-sexy, totally confident and utterly charming, Connor is dangerous enough on his own. But when you throw in the fact that he's not only a cop, but a member of the SWAT team, throwing himself in harm's way as a matter of routine, fa ...more
Monique
Full review to come on release day!!! So fantastic
*****

This review also appears on my blog All The Bookish Love

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I didn’t want to read this book, for no other reason than the fact that I haven’t read the first two books (ahem, sorry Cindi), but I had it in my reader and I just couldn’t resist. Not for lack of trying, but because I am drawn to Cindi’s writing like
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Chris Myers
Resisting the Hero has a sexy cop and a feisty heroine. The banter between the two kept me turning the pages, watching their attraction grow as they both fought to act on it. Connor's trying to respect his partner's wishes and stay away from his little sister, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Faith's determined to not fall for a hero. I totally fell for Connor! He's got a lot more going on than he shows, and there's no doubt that he's a really good guy. And Faith is a realistic heroine. She's ...more
Tina Larsen
I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley for an honest review ...
Faith Fitzpatrick has already lost her father who was a cop when she was young and her brother not only followed in her fathers footsteps but also joined the SWAT team. So when Faith was headed back home from her recent break-up the last thing she wants or expects is to meet and fall for a fellow officer and SWAT member. She does everything in her power to resist Connor Macguire - but it's pretty hard to resist the irresistible
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Zoe Dewing
ARC provided by Publisher

Caution: Approach with caution! This book may cause serious swooning

I picked up this series up at book three and after finishing it I'm going to go back and buy the first two. If they are as good as Resisting the Hero I won't be disappointed.

It didn't take me long to devour this as I couldn't get enough of cocky cop Connor and feisty firecracker Faith. They certainly had plenty of chemistry and sparks flew the first time they met. Of course partner, best friend and not t
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Emma
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Shari
Loved, loved Faith and Connor. I fell in love with Connor immediately, whats not to like. A cop, loves kids, always helping people and super sexy. Ok,so he was a player but things change as soon as Faith walks in. Faith on the other hand, has no trust in men, after being burned by her ex boyfriend and her dad dying in the line of duty. This book is about family, healing and trust. I laughed and cried during this book. A must read. I received an ARC from the published for a honest review.
Janette
What a sweet, sexy way to finish out the Accidentally in Love trilogy! Loved Faith & Connor's story - it's filled with cheesy pick-up lines, an overprotective big brother, love and risks. Absolutely love Cindi Madsen's style and how she adds her own personal flair to this romance.

An expanded review can be found on 3chicksafterdark.com 1/13/14.
Zarith dol
I read most of the author books, and oops she did it again. LOVED IT..
Sorry for the late review, but it is a story to be remembered.
The heroine, Faith is on rebound after her painful break-up from a cheated boyfriend. On her way to reclaim her dignity and life back, she made a detour in expressing her displeasure to her older brother (who a cop turned SWAT). Basically she hates uniform man after her father died in line of duty. In detour the hero, the muscled alpha man Connor, who happens to be
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Lori Palle
“He’s a player and a cop, which means I’m not interested.”—Faith

The world needs heroes, and Faith’s life is full of them! She’s had enough! She’s already lost her police officer father, and she’s scared to death of losing her police officer brother. But when his partner Connor focuses his eyes on her and sets her heart racing, she has to decide if her wounded heart can risk loving yet another hero…

“This girl was already his. Even if she didn’t know it yet.”—Connor’s thoughts

I loved this book and
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Pat
"The bar was bursting with guys tonight—seriously, it was like Muscles R Us up in here, all filled-out chests and bulging arms with biceps upon biceps." Who could possibly resist a book that starts out with that sentence? I couldn't!
Faith Fitzpatrick is livid and plans on confronting her brother Kaleb about his recent acceptance to the SWAT team in her home town of Cornelius, North Carolina. He was already risking his life as a police officer, why the SWAT team? Faith cannot ever forget their
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Linda

OMG! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this story! Cindi Madsen has written another winner! Cindi Madsen has quickly become one of my favorite authors!

I loved the characters in Resisting the Hero. Their chemistry was tangible... awesomely sweet and sexy.

Faith has had terrible luck with guys... her last hero boyfriend cheated on her. Now she just wants a relationship with a nerdy guy who she doesn't have to worry about.

Connor is her brother's SWAT team partner, a looker with a hot bod and an ego to match. H
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Cynthia
I can'tbelieve this is the end of the accidentally in love series! I need more...
And I think Connor is my favourite guy! I mean, hello sexy arms!

This is exactly what I've come to expect from Cindi Madsen, laugh, tears and lots of swooning.

Faith is back in town, btw I'm driving by North Carolina as I'm typing this and reading the book so I got all kinds of excited about it (I'm not the one actually driving though). Anyways, Faith is back in town to get her life together after a bad relationship
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Claire
I can't believe it's finished. Fantastic book, awesome series. Just love Connor, where were you hiding him all this time?
Another great story from Cindi. The characters are so beautifully written you will find yourself accidently falling in love with them all.
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, ...more
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“You started that one.”

Her mouth dropped open. “I didn’t say anything!”

“Sweetheart, your eyes said it all.” He lowered his hand from his cuffs and jerked his chin out toward the darkness lit with twinkling bug butts. “Now, behave, will you? I’m trying to watch bugs catch a mate. See if I can’t get some tips.”

“Hell, make your ass glow, and I might take back everything I’ve said about you.”
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