Not A Hero (Bad Boy Marine #1)

Author: Sarah Robinson 

Publisher: Season Publishing

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel

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Blurb: From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor. Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be–possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.

Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive–in more ways than one.

A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.


Review: I really like how Sarah Robinson writes alpha males. They’re tough and strong with lots of sex appeal and integrity. In this book, our main male character is faced with a lot of emotional turmoil as he returns home from serving in Afghanistan. There’s the PTSD he’s trying to ignore; his father’s cancer that’s accelerated into stage four; and last but not least, there’s his future. What’s he going to do now?

Apparently mess up.

He’s drawn to Zoe even though he realizes he’s not in any shape to be in a relationship. Against his father’s wishes and his own better judgement, Miles and Zoe begin a secret relationship.

While Miles struggles for control against the PTSD that steals his self worth and the nightmares that take him back into a dark Hell, Zoe too is plagued by her past and the memory of all she lost. Can these two lovers find a way to help each other through the darkness and into the light?

Great story with such emotional depth and delicious intimacy between the characters. Thanks! Can’t wait for Tobin’s story.

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