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The Hero I Need

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  242 reviews
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a hilariously intense small-town love story where two star-crossed hearts and one snarly tiger ignite a romance up-roar.

He knew I was trouble the instant I showed up with a stolen Bengal tiger.
But Grady McKnight didn't flinch like a sane person—he took us in.
Bruce the tiger found shelter. I met a hero grump. A
Kindle Edition, 444 pages
Published January 20th 2021 by Ice Lips Press
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Lynn Thinking out loud
Nicole hasn't written a book I haven't liked.

Willow and Grady make an unlikely pair. It works though.
Those kids of his, oh yeah he's a single dad which makes him so much hotter on my scales, they are the most precious darlings.
Boy does Willow shake up their little family and town. Just wait until you find out what she rolled up with at the Purple Bobcat.

I hope you get just as excited as I did reading about the heroes of Dallas North Dakota once again. It's heart breaking. It's funny. It's hot.
Jeeves Reads Romance
Well, someone’s been watching a little too much Tiger King (says the person who binged it months ago, lol). This has an unexpected storyline featuring a sexy widower, a woman on the run, and... a tiger. While the freshness of the storyline was working for me in the beginning, it wasn't long before I was feeling the length of this book. It definitely dragged. In the time it takes for these two to even acknowledge their attraction to each other, many other romance novels would've been on their HEA ...more
Nicole Snow
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Small town grump. Single dad. Accidental hero.
What's harder than saving a secret tiger?
Resisting Grady McKnight.

The Hero I Need is LIVE, party people! Witness the sweet insanity when two worn hearts collide with one big tiger playing cupid.

Read now at the links below. FREE in Kindle Unlimited.


Lauren Landish
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully crazy, emotional, hilarious, and so steamy it almost tripped my fire alarm. Of course it's Nicole Snow behind yet another growly small-town alpha hero--and single dad Grady isn't the only one in for a wild time. Saving Bruce the tiger is the only thing on Willow's mind until she runs smack into big daddy. Did I mention there's an accidental nanny plot? A true opposites attract romance where destiny takes turns that'll keep you guessing. If you're looking for a funny and original fas ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book.

Willow had thought she had found the job of her dreams, however it wasn’t long until it was a genuine nightmare. Working for an exotic animal sanctuary had been all she wanted for so long but when she discovers the secrets hidden behind the facade she knows she can’t just let this continue and that’s how she finds herself on the run with a tiger named Bruce. Meeting Grady in the car park seems to be a godsend but can she really ask
Keri Loves Books
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Animal and romance lovers alike will love this romantic suspense. A lovable cat and a handsome stranger, along with his two adorable girls, will win you over.

Willow is on the run. Her animal sanctuary job that seemed like a dream come true has turned into a living nightmare. They are supposed to be saving exotic animals, not selling them on the black market. When Willow uncovers the ugly truth, she flees. However, she couldn’t leave her beloved tiger behind, so her and Bruce are on the road.

Ga Books LoverX
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nicole Snow, you are one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS!! I was so looking forward to this book because the guys in Dallas, North Dakota are HOT and the best kind of alpha men. When you add in a closed-off single dad that will not only have your heart melting but also have you *fanning* yourself, you cannot help but fall for this hero.

One of my favorite things about this author is her ability to come up with fresh ideas. I have read so many of her series and every single time I open a book it is going
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book but a little different from most romances. How many involve a stolen Bengal Tiger? Willow and Grady are opposites in many ways and an unlikely couple who just seem to work. If you like small town romances with a twist you'll love this book. The characters are likable and his two daughters are adorable. Entertaining and a good read. Nicole never seems to disappoint. No shortage of drama or twists as Willow seems to shake up everyone including the town. I read a free advance c ...more
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nicole-snow
I have been a long time fan of Nicole's work, right back when it was the Grizzlies and the Prairie Devils! So much so that I don't even bother with the blurb when a new book is out!

This gem is set in Dallas, Dakota and we get to catch up with previous couples (if you haven't read the other books in this series your missing out!)
Anyway, this series has had certain animals in the limelight - horses, goats...well this time we have a tiger. Yes, a tiger - a stolen Bengal Tiger 🤭 you may think a tig
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh my! Oh My! Oh My! The Hero I need by Nicole Snow is full of exotic animals. Guess what else? It’s full of those exotic men that Snow is great at writing about it. Dallas, North Dakota is once again in the middle of some major action and so is single dad Grady McKnight. I love every Hero that Nicole Snow writes but I have to say that I genuinely loved Grady. Maybe it was the whole single dad thing that did it for me but his love and protectiveness over his twins just di ...more
Lisa Menor
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Willow is on the run. She has the determination, in her heart, to do what's right. That's just how she was brought up. Her father is a world renowned rhino expert and she dreams of following in his footsteps, except her passion is big cats. Fast forward, she's definitely on the run. Her accomplice? A stolen Bengal tiger who desperately needs a place to hide.
The last thing Grady expected was to open his home to a tiger thief and her tiger. Grady is well respected in his hometown, a town that has
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited when I read the blurb to discover that the side character in this story was a Bengal tiger named Bruce. This was hands down my favourite story from this group of fun loving, alpha male, ex-military heroes. The small town in North Dakota gears up for its next adventure when Willow finds herself stranded at the Purple Bobcat, only to be rescued by owner Grady. The last thing he ever expects to find is a tiger chilling in the back of her trailer.

From here, the usual elements come
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Once more, I am at a loss for words. I don't know how Ms. Snow manages to top every single one of her previous books, but she accomplishes that goal time and time again.
To say I loved Willow and Grady's story in The Hero I Need would be the understatement of the year, that's for sure.

This book has all the feels, from joyful laughter and giggles over the hilarious banter and situational comedy, to gushing and swooning over Grady, his big heart and his darn cute kids, to downright heartbreak and u
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great and mesmerizing story from the small town of Dallas North Dakota. Willow is a great character. She is beautiful, smart and funny. She saves exotic animals and is friends with a bengal tiger. Grady is a big muscled mass of hotness. He is a single dad of twin girls and he is fiercely protective. Grady rescues Willow and their life becomes intertwined. Nicole Snow can really tell a story. She knows how to bring the characters to life for the utmost pleasures of the readers. Her abilit ...more
Veronica LaRoche
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Omg I absolutely love Grady & Willow and of course Bruce. I was so excited to read Grady’s story and let me tell you I wasn’t disappointed at all. The sexual tension between Grady and Willow was off the charts and when they finally got together they were combustible. Truly a great read with amazing characters, that I couldn’t put down.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Yvonne Cruz
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I was intrigued by this story and the author so when given the opportunity, I decided to give both a try.
What happens when a woman shows up with a stolen Bengal tiger and single Dad gives them shelter? Chaos!
From the moment you read the first page to the last one, you will not know what hit you. Oh, and let’s not forget his kids.
You will fall in love with the Grady, Willow, the darling daughters and oh, yeah, the tiger.
We all need a hero like Grady.
I was entrusted a copy of this book by Bookspr
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a small-town, single dad romance book with great characters, plot twists, chaos, drama, heartache, danger, intense chemistry, lots of laughs, and a guarantee HEA, then stop looking and 1-click The Hero I Need by Nicole Snow.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Donna Gomez-Rivera
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
We’re back in Dallas ND with another great read from the talented Nicole Snow. This time around bring us to “The Purple Bobcat” that fate brings Grady and Willow together with a little Big surprise named Bruce (he steals the hearts and the scenes on multiple occasions). Willow a zoologist was working for an animal rescue center when she started noticing some sketchy things happening there. The owners Niles and Priscilla a.k.a. Cruella Deville such shut her down when she would ask questions until ...more
Jennifer Bemis
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I loved going back to Dallas, ND for another story from Nicole Snow. Grady and Willow were on absolute fire from the very beginning.

Willow is on the run from her job at a big cat rescue ranch because she has a horrible gut feeling something bad is about to happen to Bruce, a Bengal tiger. She steals him and a truck and tries to get as far away as possible before the owners figure out what is going on.

Grady McKnight is a widowed father of twin girls, a veteran, and bar owner
Viper Spaulding
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bring on the murder kittens and tiger bodyguards!

YES! It's time once again to be swept away by a Nicole Snow adventure romance! And wow, this one's a doozy! Strap in for the literary ride of your life as the story bounces from cuddly killer cats to evil animal abusers to adorable pre-teen twins and a growly, wounded beast who's far more dangerous than he looks!

I love everything about this book! Willow is so relatable, so exquisitely complex and delightfully disarming right from the start. She's
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing

“The Hero I need” is a tornado of emotions with heart-stopping danger, action, fabulous character interaction, life-threatening moments, vivid scene descriptions that leave you breathless, tender hearted moments, fiery, passionate romance, and a fabulous happy forever. An intriguing read that had me craving to learn what happens next. 

Grady a hot single dad rescues Willow a zoologist who is desperate for a hero to save Bruce a bengal tiger.
CeeJay Daisy
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
♥️🌼The Hero I Need🌼💞
Who, besides Nicole Snow, would even think to use a Bengal tiger.. (not a shifter...a tiger)... as one of the primary characters and pull it off??♥️🌼
Grady McKnight is a widower and father of twin girls...He has neither time for nor interest in falling in love...and he sure isn’t ever getting married, again...His priority is his daughters....and there’s nothing sexier than that..but Grady’s whole life is overturned by a big tiger named Bruce and the little tiger bandit trying
Kari Hansen
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Willow is a zoologist who thought she had found the job she always wanted until she finds out that rather than her employer rescuing them their actions will only hurt them. She is determined to not only leave her employer but to save her favorite tiger Bruce as well. The only problem is her plans take a detour when she is stranded, and Grady comes to her aid.

After the death of his wife years earlier Grady has been focused on raising his daughters and doesn’t want to experience that kind of pain
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a sweet, animal loving, zoologist tries to save the day to only get stranded in the middle of nowhere? You get a wild ride full of adventures which is torture for someone like Grady who wants to live his quiet life with his daughters and bar to run. Willow has a heart of gold, but that kind heart has gotten her into trouble when she steals a tiger from horrible people intending to sale him, Bruce the tiger, on the black market. Now she is on the run, broken down, and has dragge ...more
Linda Dunn
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Cat's Meow...

I'm not sure what growly beast I loved more, Grady McKnight or Bruce the Bengal Tiger. I unabashedly melt when I read a story about a sexy single dad who would hang the moon for his children. But after a huge loss Grady finds his world consists of job, family, home. No room for a relationship of any kind.

Willow Macklin thought all her dreams had come true when she landed a plum job at an exotic animal sanctuary. She did not realize it was going to be her worst nightmare. When sh
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was too funny and cute! I love the banter between the characters and the chemistry but mostly the girls! This was a very fun read!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another hit from quirky small town Dallas

Nicole has written another quirky, fun romcom with a dash of action set in our favourite small town, Dallas. Here heroes step up to help hapless heroines and the nights heat up.

Grady is a single dad, that helps Willow when her pick up breaks down late at night in his parking lot. While providing a safe place for Willow, she helps out with his two adorable daughters. Of course the whole Dallas gang jumps in to help with the trouble following Willow. A defi
Marcia Esders
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bruce is a pussycat...

Little could Grady know that offering to help a stranded motorist would change his entire life. Welcome Willow to Dallas, ND where friends and family would literally do anything for you. Add in a tiger named Bruce, and the adventure begins.
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG love Grady and Willow's story from start to finish i didn't want it to end. There chemistry was off the charts. cant sat anymore with out give to much away, so want to no how there story plays out, you just have to ONE-CLICK NOW. I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy. Love it Nicole ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Grady and Willow keeps you glued to the pages of this story. Willow is on the run with a Bengal Tiger she apprehended because of mistreatment. She encounters Brady while trying to get away. After hearing her story, he decides to help her but in doing so opens his heart again. Will it lead to a second chance for happiness for Brady who is a single father who lost his wife which was a tragedy within itself. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
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Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.

Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty.


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