Title: You Had Me At Hero
Author: Michael P Thomas
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: 2/18/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Military / Law Enforcement, M/M Multicultural
Page Count: 85
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When seventeen-year-old Mark Potts fell from a balcony, he lost both the use of his legs and any faith in heroes. Now twenty-nine, he’s long-since come to terms with his injury. His job provides more opportunities for eye-rolling than for riding to anybody’s rescue, but with two kids to bring up, he barely has time for his husband, much less for heroics. Besides, Starr Bradford is a policeman — how many heroes does one family need?
Mark and Starr love each other madly, but stress management is a load-bearing pillar of their happiness. When Mark’s coping skills fail him at exactly the wrong moment, he’s left hanging by a thread of words he should’ve kept in his mouth. He has the power to repair their relationship, but when Starr’s workday suddenly goes south, will he get to wield it? Keeping it together long enough to find out is a job worthy of any superhero!
(.• (.•`*Do you believe in heroes?
Years ago when his accident left him tied to a wheelchair, Mark never thought he would have the happiness that he had today. Now it was all being threatened as his husband Starr was changing right before his eyes and keeping secrets.
Mark, a call center operator, thought their relationship was strong, given how police officer Starr had pursued him despite his disability. Starr and Mark lived the millennial life, and despite the seventeen year difference, they have kept it in order. Now raising Starr’s nephews as their own, Mark needs his life back on even keel. Told by way of Mark’s point of view, the readers get a look into how Mark and Starr came to be and how the demands of the job made even the best of partners ships passing in the night.
The day Mark’s life shatters is the day he realises just how much being open and truthful he needed to be in order to save the one man he has always wanted. Though not what I had been expecting, I found understanding in this story and was able to connect with the main character. A short read that made it all worthwhile.