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Small Town Hero

(Small Town Brides #1)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Small Town Hero is a sweet, clean romance that celebrates renewal.

Rebecca is saving herself for marriage. After a crushing betrayal, she spins out of control when she catches her fiancé and best friend in bed together. Grief-stricken and desperate, she finds herself stranded in Tennessee and forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger.

Ryan knows heartache. The only woman
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ebook, 150 pages
Published October 1st 2018
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Coco.V
Jan 20, 2019 marked it as maybe
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Blurb:
Rebecca is saving herself for marriage. After a crushing betrayal, she spins out of control when she catches her fiancé and best friend in bed together. Grief-stricken and desperate, she finds herself stranded in Tennessee and forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger.

Ryan knows heartache. The only woman he loved walked away the day he proposed to her. He knew in that instant he'd never trust his heart to another. At least he has his dog to keep him
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Joan
my update at 60%:

This was plodding along quite nicely until this point where she is driving ten hours back home and talking to him on the speaker phone and it just ends up being tales about the past. There is no character development or tension or even much depth. Random characters who appear and disappear. No drama. Nothing to make me really care about either of them which is a shame.

However, I carried on reading, simply because I liked some aspects of the writing. It was nice at the start to
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Maria Thomas
This may be one of the most insta-love books I've ever read. I enjoyed the book well enough until I hit the 85% mark and then the scene where Ryan goes to talk to Erin just made me cringe. It suddenly felt like a soap opera. And as a parent, I could totally relate to Ryan and Rebecca's parents being a little freaked out. I'd be freaked out too. So by the end of the book I really wanted to believe that they were making the right decision but my parental if-that-were-my-kid freak out kind of preve ...more
Angela
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Small Town Hero is the first book in the Small Town Brides Series by Kim Koby. This is my first read of Ms. Koby’s, so I really didn’t know what to expect from her as a storyteller, or writer. But the blurb sounded intriguing and the cover was sweet, so I decided to jump on in. What I discovered was a lovely, sweet, clean, and romantic story about love, loss, betrayal, second chances, opposites attract, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
Rebecca had her future all planned out, or so she tho
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Sara Oxton
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero by Kim Koby a four-star read that will restore your faith. This is the first book in the Small Town Brides series and it was sweet, and romantic in the best possible ways. This was a great opposite attract, with some added drama as well the pages just flowed from each other with a great flow. The way we see Rebecca with her tough façade (with good reason, with a bestie like hers who needs enemies) and soft gentleness that we get to see when she shows her true self. It was a great ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero- Kim Koby

5-star review

Small Town Hero by Kim Koby is an absolutely fantastic romance read! It’s a whirlwind romance that I read in one sitting as I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. This book is the first in the Small-Town Brides series, a series I can’t wait to continue with. It’s full of emotional moments that had me feeling shocked, angry, heartbroken and also had me feeling all kinds of hope for Rebecca as she opened herself up to experiencing the ultimate betrayal. I lov
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Courtney
Jan 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019
Unrealistic

This novel was very unrealistic. I enjoyed the fact that it was based on Christian morals and the fact that the lead character stuck to her morals when her back was pressed up against the wall. However, with that being said, people packing up their lives to move across the country - especially when it is to marry someone they have known for three days - just does not happen. I wish it could have been more realistic for this novel had plenty of potential.
Maura
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed her writing style. I was in the mood for a "sweet romance" and this fit the bill perfectly. It's a clean - low angst story with a bit of depth to it.

The characters are quickly developed, the story moves at a decent pace and the secondary characters are well played. The book allowed me to "escape" for a few hours and I appreciated that.

I will be looking forward to more from this writer in the future.
Emma
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero by Kim Koby
(Small Town Brides, #1)
Rebecca is saving herself for marriage. After a crushing betrayal, she spins out of control after catching her fiancé and best friend in bed together. Grief-stricken and desperate, she finds herself stranded in Tennessee and forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger.
Ryan knows heartache. The only woman he loved walked away the day he proposed to her. He knew in that instant he'd never trust his heart to another. At least he has his dog to kee
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Chantelle Smith
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero is Book 1 in the Small Town Brides Series From author Kim Koby.

This was my first read from this author and won’t be my last. This author has a great writing style and knows how to draw you in with her characters backstories and plots.

This was a quick, romantic read that had a brilliant plot line and wonderful characters that you are immediately drawn to and love reading about and following their journey. This is a quick read that draws you and holds you captivated till the end.

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Laura Furuta
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides Book 1)
By: Kim Koby
5 out of 5 stars

The story Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides Book 1) by Kim Koby is a wonderful romance book that I loved reading. It is a story that draws you in from the very beginning and one that I didn’t want to put down until I had read the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Rebecca and Ryan. Rebecca is a woman who is in pain and feels betrayed. All because of the actions of her fiancé and best friend. She is a woman wh
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Liz
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading anything from Ms. Kim Koby. I just assumed this would be a sweet romance from the cute and inviting cover. I was very much so correct and then some. This was the perfect Sunday afternoon read. Just something lighthearted to devour. I really enjoyed the banter that eventually built between the two MC’s. However, this book missed the mark a bit for me. I have to say I get where it was going. I just wanted more. More hero, and a little less big city spoiled brat. I ge ...more
Sarah
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great read about kindness. After finding out her fiancée cheated on her, Rebecca runs away in her car with no destination in mind. When her car breaks down, a local man Ryan comes to her rescue. She is hesitant at first, as a stranger in a new town, but soon realises there are little other options in the middle of nowhere. While her car is being fixed, she stays at his house for a few days. Will her time there make her think things through?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed char
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Ashleigh
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero is a short, contemporary romance that focuses on renewal and second chances. Our two characters are thrown together under difficult circumstances but find hope and new life in each other. This was an uplifting read and one that I enjoyed from beginning to end.

Rebecca was convinced she had everything figured out, including a loving fiancé who was accepting of her decision to save herself until after they were married. So after finding him in bed with her best friend, she takes off
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Tracy Antonelli Manderson
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides #1) by Kim Koby
5 out of 5 stars
Small Town Hero is the first book in the Small-Town Brides written by Kim Koby and it’s the first book that I have read by this author. I just loved Ryan and his beliefs and how he is an all-around great guy. Then you have Rebecca she has standards and beliefs that she stands by. This is a love story about betrayal, finding oneself, new beginning and finding the one love.
After a crushing betrayal, Rebecca spins out of control whe
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Michelle Austin
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero was a good 4 star read and book one in the Small Town Brides series.

Rebecca walks in on her fiance and best friend in bed, in shock she finds herself in her car driving for hours. When she stops for a rest her car ends up breaking down, now she is stranded in a town 10 hours away from home.

Ryan meets Rebecca when he wakes her up in her car. There is something about her that draws him in. When she discovers her car is broke down he offers to help her. When they find that the hotel
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April Johnson
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero is a sweet, clean romance that celebrates renewal.

Rebecca is saving herself for marriage. After a crushing betrayal, she spins out of control when she catches her fiancé and best friend in bed together. Grief-stricken and desperate, she finds herself stranded in Tennessee and forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger.

Ryan knows heartache. The only woman he loved walked away the day he proposed to her. He knew in that instant he'd never trust his heart to another. At least he
...more
Felicia  Bates
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero
Kim Koby
4 out of 5 stars

Small Town Hero is my first experience with Kim Koby’s writing and it also happens to be Small Town Bride book one. I wasn’t sure entirely what to expect with this book but overall I found that I enjoyed it. I was drawn to the storyline fairly quickly, I liked how the book started with a lot of emotion and kicked off right away. While the book wasn’t slow to kick off, I did feel like it took quite some time for me to connect with Rebecca. If I’m
being hon
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Kerry Baker
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero by Kim Koby is the first book in her Small Town Brides series. This book will make you fall so deeply for the characters you will wish you could read about them forever.
Rebecca has everything she could possibly want. That is until she catches her fiancé in bed with her best friend. Unable to continue on with her life as it is she flees, desperate to get away.
Which is when she meets Ryan. He is broken thanks to his own troubles past. That tends to be what happens when your girlfr
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Karyn Taylor
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero is the first book in the Small Town Brides series by Kim Koby. It’s a very sweet and heart-warming read that makes you feel all good inside. It’s the first book that I have read by this author and I’m sure I will read more. I devoured this whole book in one day.
Rebecca is happily planning her wedding when she finds her fiancé in bed with her best friend. Still a virgin, Rebecca was saving herself for her wedding night. Devastated by her find, she drives off and keeps on driving.
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Christi
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, reviewed
This is the first book in the Small Town Brides series and let me say this is an amazing start to the series and a great introduction to author Kim Koby for me. I was instantly drawn into the story, only imagining the pain Rebecca must've felt seeing her fiancé and best friend in bed together. I believe I too would run away, hoping to distance myself from the situation to gain more clarity, but one thing I don't think I would do would instantly fall in love with a complete stranger, but that's j ...more
Madison Degraffenreid
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-r
Small Town Hero: Small Town Brides (Book 1) by Kim Koby

Small Town Hero by Kim Koby is a clean romance following Rebecca after she discovers her fiancé in bed with her best friend. She leaves and just drives until the point of exhaustion. After pulling off at a gas station to fill up and rest she wakes up 4 hours later to a car that refuses to start. After harassing her for loitering Ryan takes it upon himself to help her. After discovering that the nearest hotel is closed down for remodeling he
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Jana
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero is the first book in Kim Koby’s Small Town Brides’ series. It is the first book I have read by this writer so I was not so sure what to expect after reading the blurb … I expected a sweet, a simple love story about love and lost and betrayal and new beginnings. And it was all this. It was a bit too simple for me and I like more complex characters and more layers in my love stories but at the same time I would say that if you just need couple of hours to get your head into somethi ...more
Debi
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides Book 1) by Kim Koby

5 Stars

I loved this story so so much!! I can't explain why I fell in love with both of the characters Rebecca and Ryan so fast but I did, I loved the writing style in this book..It read so smooth and also very quick but never felt rushed or crammed with content...It felt complete and real, the dialogue between the characters made me feel as if I was standing right there involved in the conversations.

As much as I disliked the conversation betw
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Anastasia
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero
(Small Town Brides Book 1)
By Kim Koby
4 Stars

This is my first book by this author and i enjoyed it from start to finish. This author has a great writing style that pulls you in and keeps you reading until the very last page. It was a lighthearted and easy to read romance.
The main characters name is Rebecca. She had a huge blow/betrayal to her life when she finds her best friend and soon to be husband in bed together (and to think she saved herself for that jerk). Determined to get
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Angelina Frazzini
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small Town Hero by Kim Koby is book one of the Small Town Brides Series. Prior to reading this book, I hadn’t read anything by the author but I saw a review for this book and was exciting to jump in. I was not disappointed. This was such a sweet romance and I couldn’t put it down.

Rebecca is feisty but most of that is to cover how she’s truly feeling after the huge betrayal she was forced to experience. Ryan, though, has experienced his own heartache. He’s no stranger to what Rebecca’s feeling.
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Cindy
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero
Small Town Brides
Book 1
By Kim Koby
☆☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Romance story.

Rebecca wants to be the pure bride. So no sleeping around till she marries. She thought she had found her true prince. When she comes home and finds him and her best friend in bed together. She gets in her car and drives, until she can figure out what her next move should be. Breaking down 10 hours later in Tennessee, is not what she had planned. But there she is!

Ryan is a firefighter and has had his heart broken. But
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Katie
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides, #1)
By Kim Koby
5 stars

I loved this story! From the very beginning I fell completely in love with Rebecca and Ryan. With Rebecca fleeing after catching her fiancé in bed with her best friend and Ryan having been hurt by the woman he loved I absolutely knew that I wanted them to be together. Rebecca had a feisty attitude which I loved but I could also tell it was a front so it didn’t seem like she was hurt by her fiancés betrayal as she was. Ryan was such a sweet
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Nicole
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero ( Small Town Brides Book 1 )
By Kim Koby
5/5 Stars


This is my first time reading this author and let me tell you, it won’t be my last either! If you enjoy light hearted romance novels, this book is for you!! It has everything you enjoy in a book… suspense, drama, and romance. Oh and love… we can’t forget the most important thing !
Rebecca and Ryan met in an unexpected and unconventional way! But together, they embark on a journey like no other. Through life’s ups and downs, love a
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Katie Kearney
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Small Town Hero (Small Town Brides Book 1) By Kim Koby. This book was everything I was looking for to read right now. From page one I was drawn in and completely hooked until the last page. I read it in one sitting because I just couldn’t stop. Rebecca and Ryan just have this incredible connection you feel jump off the pages. Rebecca and Ryan both know heartache and while Rebecca’s is a little fresher they are each trying to find their footing again. The author writes a story that comes alive in ...more
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Kim Koby writes sweet and clean small town romance books that focus on traditional family values. She lives in NJ with husband, has two grown sons, and two small dogs.

Be sure to check out my "Small Town Brides" series. This five book series is great for weekend reading. Don't miss out on the fun. The first ebook, "Small Town Hero" is available at no cost at most online book retailers. Be sure to
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