He doesn’t deserve love. She disagrees.
I spent the last year of my life trying to get over my injuries and losing my friend.
I knew I was destined to be alone and never even considered that I could have love in my future.
And then I met Hope.
She’s everything I’m not. She’s happy and sees the good everywhere.
While I have seen the very worst in people and know what this world is capable of.
I know she deserves more than me, a man scarred on the inside and out.
But no matter how much I think I don’t deserve her,
One kiss, one night has me wishing for more.
The only question is can she look past my scars and see the man I am… the man I want to be?
And will it be for one night… or forever?
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Emotion can be found in every single scene of SCARRED HERO, and each sentiment comes across as not only exceedingly sincere but also truly believable. Cole was a soldier serving his country when he was severely injured, and now he just wants to live a life of solitude and have little interaction with anyone. But when he agrees to go out with friends one night, his lonely existence seems even more disheartening when he actually meets a woman who makes him dream of being in a relationship. I was deeply touched by numerous situations in this story, because every moment in the book was filled with affecting realism.
After graduating from high school, Cole joined the military and served for twelve years until an incident drastically changed his future. His days are now spent working from home and avoiding people if at all possible. When some of the men with whom he previously served get him to actually go to a bar, Cole meets an employee named Hope. While he had thought no one would ever want to be around him because of how he presently looks, it appears Hope might see past his surly attitude and disfigurement.
SCARRED HERO is packed with lots of emotional developments, where feelings are depicted with honesty and words are not held back. I got a sense of what Cole was experiencing at all times, and whether he was happy or filled with apprehension, every situation moved me in some way. Hope can express herself in such a manner that I always knew what she was thinking, and her positive nature had me smiling quite a few times. There is also a secondary plot in the story that demonstrates true friendship with candid discussions. When I finished this very rewarding book by Hope Ford, I was amazed at the emotional impact this short romance conveyed.
A. Richard- Amazon Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Sadness, hope and love. This book has it all. You will experience the emotions along with Cole and Hope, as you follow their journey toward forever. Cole was injured and scarred while in the military serving overseas. He’s ashamed of the scars. Cole doesn’t yet see them as a badge of honor, declaring to all his bravery and fortitude. Hope only sees the man. Her honesty and love give Cole the courage to love her back.
Maxine S. – Amazon Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Queen of the Short Story Insta-Love has upped her game. There’s an added layer in Scarred Hero with the depth of character she presents with Cole, a scarred military veteran. The instant attraction between Cole and Hope is palpable but his belief he’s unlovable due to his scars is heart wrenching. Their teamwork in helping his friends begin to address their issue brought tears to my eyes. Fans of Hope Ford will be amazed by this book and if you haven’t read anything by her before this is the one you need to read. It’s her best one yet.
BookBabe – Amazon Reviewer