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Patrick's Savior

(Heroes #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  39 reviews
How do you find love when someone doesn’t want you to be happy?

Patrick Edwards is dealing with a double whammy. Unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend is making him feel uncomfortable in his own home, and he’s facing uncertainty with his employment as an administrative assistant at the local elementary school. He finally breathes a sigh of relief when a friend p
Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published September 29th 2017
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Karen Lane
This was a really enjoyable read, I loved the development of the relationship of the two main protagonists. Simon is the hero in this book for me, he can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, I wish we all could have a Simon. He is patient, caring, loving and sexy as hell. Patrick is having issues with where he lives, so luckily for them both Simon has a spare room in his home with a couple of other guys, so Patrick moves in and they slowly build a solid relationship, but then things start to hap ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third installment in the Heroes series but can be read as a standalone. While I liked Charlie and Josh and Andrew and Tanner (the couples from the first two stories) I have been anxiously awaiting Patrick’s story. He is awkward, funny and klutzy and I wanted him to get his HEA. Patrick is a temporary administrative assistant at a school and he has become very uncomfortable with the attention he’s getting from his roommate, Dion’s, boyfriend. Dion blows it off and it escalates to the ...more
Joscelyn Smith
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed it but that said Patrick kinda pissed me off. It seemed that he was willfully blind at times, Simon could see it but Patrick just wanted to ignore the danger. I wanted to shake him which is why I gave it 4 stars, the author wrote characters real enough to evoke real emotional responses. Simon was so very patient putting up with Patrick and I'm happy they got their HEA.

*I voluntarily reviewed voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
4 Stars

After receiving some unwanted attention from his roommate's boyfriend, Patrick’s friend Charlie suggests he move into the newly available room with Simon, Charlie’s boyfriend's co-worker. Simon is instantly drawn to Patrick, but doesn’t want to make Patrick feel uncomfortable after the situation he just left, so he keeps his feelings to himself. Fast forward six months and Simon is now ready to admit how he feels, so he plans a romantic getaway for the two of them. Things go as planned, b
Lelyana's Reviews
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, from-author, 2017, mm
Patrick had a problem with his roommate's boyfriend before he finally moved in to another house with Simon. I really liked Simon, he's patient, and very sweet. As for Patrick, I don't know, I think he's a little annoying at the time. I liked the slow building relationship between Patrick and Simon. But I need more chemistry between the two MCs.
I can smell who's the bad guy pretty early in the story, and there's no surprise after all. But it was good mystery, and I enjoyed it. I just need more of
Sep 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
*ARC provided by the author*

I'm almost angry cause this had so much potential to be a great story, but what it was is a huge disappointment.

I could never bring myself to care for the characters or their relationship: there wasn't much solidness to the build of anything, it lacked depth.

The dialogues were mediocre at best. Admittedly, there was nothing intrinsically wrong about them, I just had trouble finding them "natural". I don't know how to explain it.

The plot wasn't much better. The whol
Joyfully Jay
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

I was really frustrated with this book. The blurb was intriguing. I love rescue/hurt/comfort type stories, and on paper, this seemed like it would fit the bill perfectly. Sadly, it didn’t. It started like it might be interesting, but it went downhill from there. It’s always a bad sign when I continuously lose track of who’s who with the main characters. I got Patrick and Simon mixed up All. The. Time. I’m talking, like, through the whole book. I didn’t really con
Books Laid Bare
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is not my usual genre but I will say, that I was happy they got their HEA.
From the limited MM that I have read up until now, I would have to admit that this didn’t always read as it was entirely entrenched in all things MM and that sort of drew me in. There was a strong element of mystery running through the book and that almost tempered somewhat the romance but I don’t necessarily think that the story suffered because of it at all, in fact in my opinion it was a win, win situation.
I thou
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Patrick’s Savior is the third book in the Heroes series by author Nic Starr. This is my first time reading the series and I was not lost at all, I would consider this book to be standalone.
I loved this love story. It unfolds as friendship and progresses at a believable pace. There is simmering attraction that keeps the heat as the relationship builds. I really felt both men in this book were well developed and had good substance.
Patrick is dealing with sharing an apartment with a roommate from h
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Patrick needs a place to live after he’s attracted the unwanted attention from his roommate’s boyfriend. It so happens that his friend Charlie knows of someone who needs a new roommate. And if there is an attraction there, so much the better. Put Patrick is the shy, nerdy, insecure type and may not ever act on his attraction to Simon. They’ve been living together for six months now and nothing happened.

Simon has an overriding need to help and protect others. When Charlie comes to him with Patric
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

I'm one who one-clicks a Nic Starr. Yes, I'm a huge fan. But! and here's a but she probably did not expect from this reviewer, Patrick's Savior may just be the one book that I am not an all-out fan of while I was reading the story. Why? Well, because I got irritated and a tad bit frustrated with both Patric and Simon. Patrick for being annoying, and Simon for his uber patience. Now, after
T.A. Bellmond
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, m-m
I was fortunate to receive an advanced reader copy of this story just in time for my holiday away. This is the first Nic Starr book I've read and I enjoyed the experience so much I'm now keen to check out the earlier books in the Heroes series. The slow development of the relationship between Patrick and Simon despite obvious attraction was very sweet and in keeping with the situation in which they found themselves. Low-level menace throughout the story had me second-guessing the behaviour of al ...more
Andrada Matei
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I'm starting with what I didn't like so I can rave about the rest after :))
I really loved this book even though Patrick kinda pissed me off sometimes. I mean, I know you only wanna see the good in people but still. There were a few things that were so obvious and he was so naive and blind to them.
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Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance copy to read and was so happy. This story centers on Simon and Patrick who were meant to be together. This is not a typical MM Romance as it has a bit of everything in it and wow does it get you involved. Patrick has insecurities and meets Simon, a confident man who knows what he wants and goes after it. Patrick's past does come back to haunt them and this becomes the crux of the story line. A person from Patrick's past doesn't like that Simon and Patrick are getting toget ...more
Claire Potterton
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Simon and Patrick!
This is a great romance; both men still battling issues from their pasts, but loving and protecting each other, in difficult circumstances.
There is an element of intrigue here, with the bad guy not really being revealed until the last chapter or two, maintaining that little bit of mystery throughout the book...I liked that too!
The secondary characters in this story are good, likeable friends; fun, supportive, and it was great to catch up with them again.
Even with the unp
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This third book in the series is great and well worth the wait. Well written with terrific character development. I enjoyed Patrick and Simon together. Simon is such a patient and all around great guy. Simon's heart is so big and beautiful, he uses his strength to care for others. Patrick is at a very difficult point in his life and he is stressed about the threats and his lack of job security.

I loved both of them together. The treated each other special and found ways to make life better for t
avid reader 1
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Four and a half stars.
This is the first I’ve read by this author. I found the story to be well thought out with a good flow. The secondary characters are placed effectively and supportive to the main characters and storyline.
Patrick and Simon are a believable couple with good chemistry, both in personality and intimacy.
The premise is sound and the underlying story is suspenseful and captivating.
There was a bit of inconsistency in character reactions in chapter eight that stuck with me throughou
Esther Alayeto
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great read that I really enjoyed. Good storyline that kept me hooked throughout and flows smoothly. Patrick and Simon are great characters who are perfect for each other. They have great chemistry, a strong connection, and complement each other perfectly. I really like how caring and protective Simon is with Patrick.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Zane Kage
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-5
3.5 stars

Nic Starr has become a go-to author for me; her stories and characters have a depth to them that I appreciate. The Heroes series has been one of hers that I enjoy, and I was really excited for the next installment. While this was a good read, I didn't connect as well with the characters this time, or the story. Patrick was a little one-note, self centered, and that aggravated me. Simon I really liked, but their relationship progressed a little quickly for me, and I wanted more romance,
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
started out pretty slow i wasn't a fan right away but as i read it i liked it more while this wasn't a perfect 5 for me it was close! ...more
Anne Barwell
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, ebook
Although this is the third book in the series it can be read alone. However, having read book one—and still needing to read book two—I enjoyed catching up with other characters from the series. Simon and Patrick had caught my eye when I’d read Charlie’s Hero and I’d hoped they would get their own book.

Nic Starr is one of my go-to authors when I want a contemporary romance read, and she never disappoints. This is a lovely friends-to-lovers story with Simon and Patrick being both smitten with the
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: october-2017-dr
Patrick's Savior is book three in Nic Starr's Heroes series. It is absolutely a standalone so don't feel you are missing anything if you read this one first.

I love this series. Ever since Charlie's Hero I have loved each one and Patrick's Savior is no exception! When it opens up we already feel Patrick's unease. He's living in a home he doesn't feel safe in. His roommate's boyfriend is a creeper and Patrick wants out.

Simon, who works with Josh (remember him?) decides to help out and tell Simon
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in a good series, and - while I recommend the previous two - this can be read as a standalone.

Patrick and Simon are interested in each other as soon as they meet. Patrick is in an uncomfortable situation with his roommate and the roomie's boyfriend, and he doesn't feel completely safe in his home. Simon shares a place with two other guys, and they have a room available, so Patrick moves in. They hold off on acting on their feelings for each other, since they don't want to
Denise GremoryKohta
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful read. I love friends to lovers. I think what I liked most about Patrick and Simon's story was even though there was some drama and a little angst it wasn't too heavy. The perfect kind of book when you want a bit of intrigue without completely gutting you. Add to that, you finish with a warm smile on your face. Makes me want to go on a Nic Starr marathon. I was given the privilege and opportunity to receive an advanced reader copy and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wish I had a Simon in my life! ❤️

Tense final story in this ‘found family’ series.

I’ve enjoyed all of them and whilst I did read in order I think they could be read as standalone stories or in a different order.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Generous 3 stars. This could have easily been a way shorter story.
Nov 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Unsure, new-to-me author, borrowed from KU.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, ku-borrow
I thought it would never end. I was interested in the culprit; it was who I thought but there were some decent red herrings. So much ridiculous stuff though. Meh.
Pamela Cunningham
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is about a school administrator who meets a paramedic responder and how the fall in love .

I enjoyed this book a lot I really liked the different characters and how they all interact with each other a great love story . So is Darren and Jason gonna have their story and Mike want to see him find someone too all in all great read thanks for sharing your stories with us .
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Blurb sums the plot up fairly well. This is a romance with a small mystery – who is stalking Patrick, and later, Patrick and Simon? The author does a reasonable job of obfuscating the “who done it”, but anyone who reads a healthy dose of mysteries is going to figure it out very early on.

I admit, I struggled with all the names and who was dating whom. It’s been two years since I read the first two in the series and there’s been a just a few books in between. I know that authors and readers like
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Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her

Other books in the series

Heroes (3 books)
  • Charlie's Hero (Heroes #1)
  • Andrew's Promise (Heroes #2)

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