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Her Forever Hero

(Lost and Found #3.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  741 ratings  ·  70 reviews
This 35K word novella is also part of the Uniform Desires anthology!

Kendall Herrington is drawn to her handsome new security guard, prosthetic hand and all. The man is totally wrong for her, but on a lonely Christmas night, in a wine-laden effort to get him out of her system, she gives into her body’s demands. She regrets her actions almost immediately and tries to distan
Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by J.M. Madden
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2.5 This Breaks My Heart Stars***

Seriously bums me out to give such a low rating to a J.M. Madden book!

I'm a big fan of J.M. Madden and her Lost and Found series, and it breaks my heart that this book didn't do much for me.

It felt rushed, awkward and slapped together. The characters were one dimensional, with stiff and robotic dialogue. I've come to expect lots of emotion from Madden's books, but I felt no connection between Grif and Kendall...and even worse than that, no chemistry. There wa

Review originally posted for Uniform Desires as Her Forever Hero is a short in the anthology.

4 Stars! A beautiful heartwarming short. Grafton Parks' story is not to be missed!

I was honored that J.M. Madden gave me the opportunity to read and review Her Forever Hero, a short about Grafton "Grif" Parks who works for Lost and Found Investigative Service. He's on a security job protecting Kendall Herrington, when one night of passion puts them both in a position they'd never imagined they'd be in.

Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
Re read

Still hate the heroine! Don't love the hero either. Sucks because this series is AWESOME!

Prior Comments!:

I hate rating a book in this series with only 3 stars, because it is such an amazing series of stories.

However, I just could not get into this story. I kind of disliked the heroine for a lot of the book, she was cold, pushed Grif away too much and for too long and consequently Grif was pretty detached towards her. I get they were in denial and in an awkward situation, but good grief! I
This book wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I couldn't figure out why the heroine got pregnant, as condom breakage was never mentioned and her lack of birth control never discussed. Made the heroine pretty stupid in my book! The book blurb was a bit misleading about her problems with the company her father ran, as they didn't object to her lack of husband or pregnancy but her previous career. The hero wasn't very personable, and I felt he lacked something that the rest of the agency bodygu ...more
1.5 stars, this book was just off. Also, it was pubb-ed before.
This book was previously published in a collection called "Uniform Desires (Make Mine Military Romance)" on 11Nov2013.
I was extremely disappointed with this book. There was something so off about it that reading it was a chore. There was zero chemistry between Grif and Kendall. The entire book was peppered with awkward phrases, one of which was Kendall's inner voice, she's supposed to be this pale, blond, refined, ice-queen type (oh
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
A bit on the light side. But not bad. Obviously I loved the epilogue, because I loved babies :)
Jackie Lane
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read as part of an Anthology - Uniform Desires
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I came across this whilst searching for more books in this authors Embattled Hearts series. It wasn't until I read the product description that I realised I already had this book as part of a box set entitled 'Uniform Desires'. Unfortunately that box set no longer seems to be available on Amazon.

Grafton (Grif) Parks is part of the Lost and Found Investigate Service set up by Duncan in the Embattled Hearts series. Grif is security guard to Kendall Herrington. The book starts after they have alrea
Kendall Herrington finds Her Forever Hero in Grafton Parks, her hot ex-military security guard. Grif finds a life he never imagined with Kendall when they marry and have a son together. After his troubled childhood, his medical discharge from the Marines, he finds loving Kendall the best thing that has ever happened to him. She is the new CEO of her father's company and finds stability with Grif that she never knew as a child. Her Forever Hero is a sweet love story with a wicked step-mother and ...more
Amanda Gard
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it

Not really impressed with this installment of the LNF series. Right from the start, I didn't like Kendall. She was a spoiled ice queen who lost all my respect and interest when she bitched to her dad about his hiring "disabled" security. I was ready to stop reading then and there. I made it through, but only in case something worthwhile happened with someone we've previously met.

It got better towards the end, but I don't feel it added anything to the series (other than the update on Ortiz).
Val Booklover
This is a short story or novella. It was published as part of an anthology, but I read it separately and then this comment is abut just this one story.

Very well put together and carefully written, this is the "2.5" installment in the Lost and Found series. I like the series, and this story fits in nicely.

In relation to the entire series: Disability and the traumatic emotional scarring military people suffer is a touchy and difficult subject in many levels. The author faces it head on and in a si
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
3.5 stars. This was not my favorite but I enjoyed it just the same. It felt unemotional until the end. However, I can't wait for the next boom.
Dec 22, 2014 marked it as to-read
Free on Amazon as of 12/22/14!
Lisa Gibbs
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Put together one bodyguard, one former model turn business woman and a bottle of wine on a lonely Christmas night and you get a pregnancy.

Former Marine Grafton Parks works for LNF and is on assignment in Vail, Co. He assigned to guard Kendall Herrington a former model now business woman who is in contention to become CEO of her father's company. She resents have to have protection especially on a full time basis. She isn't sure a couple of disabled veterans are up for the case but she is wrong.
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, novella
Didn't care for this one as much as the other. Mainly, because the relationship wasn't as sweet and romantic. Yes, she gets pregnant right away. They are together and it's a bit awkward. Love doesn't come till the very end.
Amanda Life Support
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I loved this as much as the other books in the series and even though there isn't much interaction with the others its a fab read about two people struggling to move on from very different but very difficult childhoods and pasts!
Cecly Ann
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I mean it is J.M. Madden.. anything she writes especially in her military fiction series and the Lost and Found crew is engrossing.
Mandy Menasco
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read in epub format on my Nook.
Decent story of bodyguard Grif and future CEO Kendall and the fall-out from the previous Christmas.

Note: Downside (to me)-As with all the books in this series, there *are* explicit scenes. I skip them.
„Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come“
Carl August Sandburg

What is the best approach when you decide to start with a series?
Is it better to read them over the course of, lets say, a year?
Or is better to "collect" all the instalments first and then read them back to back?

I did the latter, because I realized one day I already had several parts of the Lost and Found series on my kindle and was in the mood for "disabled hero" reads.
With the exception of Embattled Home (Lost and Found, #3)
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
On a lonely Christmas night, Kendall Herrington had a little too much wine to drink and decided to give into her body’s demands to sleep with her very handsome security guard. She regrets it immediately and puts distance between them the best she can. She has got to stay focused on her career and her chances of running the multi-billion dollar company her father currently runs. Security Guard and Former Marine Grafton Parks has seen and done a lot. He lost his hand during the war and wears a pro ...more
Deb Diem
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Her Forever Hero by J.M. Madden is a well written book. Ms Madden never disappoints me with her writing and I love the Lost And Found Series. Grif and Kendall's story is loaded with suspense, action, a bit of humor and sizzle. Ms Madden's characters are amazing and what, for me, makes this book so awesome. I enjoyed Her Forever Hero and look forward to my next book by J.M. Madden. Her Forever Hero is book 3.5 in the Lost & Found Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book ...more
Denise H.
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful romance !! Grif and Kendall are destined to be together. Grif, ex Marine with the LNF Security Group is guarding Kendall, ex model and heir to a huge business. Her Dad is stepping down to take it easy after a couple of heart attacks. Of course the "good ole boys" of the company aren't sure of her capabilities. Hunter, especially wants to take over. This book is a deeper story if you read the "Embattled" series books, one and two. Deeply thought filled characters, with an interesting pl ...more
Nikki Brooks
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-boxsets
Grafton (Grif) Parks is a retired, disabled Vet. He is now part of the Lost and Found Investigate Service set up by Duncan in the Embattled Hearts series.

Grif has been assigned as the security guard to Kendall Herrington. The former model turned family business women was not amused when her father instigated 24/7 security staff for her. But the heat was evident between them. The book starts after they have already had their one night stand at Christmas. Grif catches on much quicker than Kendall
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

Kendall wants to take over the reigns of her father's company. But she just found out she is pregnant by her bodyguard, Grif. Unfortunately, this might look bad for her taking over as CEO. But Grif has a suggestion, why don't they get married, and that will help with more than one of their problems. though they don't know each other that well, they are determined to make it work.

I love these Lost and Found books. I like the chemistry between the characters, and the development of the
Jeannie Platt
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-romance
I read Her Forever Hero in the Uniformed Desires Anthology. I have to say that I loved Grif and yes even Kendall (even though she could be standoffish)... These two face a lot as they come from different social classes but when you Throw in unexpected pregnancy, a snotty ex, crazy step-mother, caring father, stubborn heroine and classic alpha marine you get the right bit of drama and a happy ever after.

This was a quick read, but like all of J.M Maddens Wounded Warrior there is always a realisti
Cindy ~
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it
The Lost and Found series is such a profound and emotion series showing us how all the wounded warriors come back not always in one piece but still strong and just as heroic and alpha in their new jobs with the Lost and Found agency.

That being said I think this one suffered from being too short to really delve deep into the characters as the other books in the series have. It was more on the side of a quick romance than the in depths look into the characters and how they cope with their disabili
Bridget Blackwood
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
J.M. Madden will always stand out in my mind against other authors of military romance because she doesn't shy away from the real ugliness that can happen. The Lost and Found series heroes are all former soldiers released from service due to physical and/or emotional trauma. Grif is missing his right hand and a portion of his arm. He's been 'combat modified', he tells the object of his affection.

Grif's book is a surprise baby story. It's a short read so I'm hesitant to spill too many beans.

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