Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Hero (Sons of Texas #1) by Donna Grant


Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget – his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After over a decade away, Owen is returned home to the ranch in Texas for a dangerous new mission that puts him face-to-face with Natalie and an outside menace that threatens everything he holds dear. He’ll risk it all to keep Natalie safe – and win her heart. . . .

Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughman’s again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, she holds close to the only man she’s ever loved…

4 out of 5 stars

To be honest, The Hero felt like an action film. There's some mystery, action, and romance. Everything was well balanced, and I really enjoyed it.

The series is about the Loughman brothers. Wyatt is the oldest. Owen is in the middle. And Cullen is the youngest. All three of them are in the military. And all of them have been avoiding their home in Texas because of their dark past. When their father gets captured during a mission, the brothers are called in for help.

This book is about Owen. When he finds out how his high school sweetheart is involved with the mission, his heart starts beating again. He left her for a reason. And she deserves more than the life he can provide her.

Natalie's heart was in pieces when Owen left her. It took years to put her life together, but she did it. She learned to survive without him or any other man. But when she sees Owen, she knows that she can't keep him out of her heart.

The romance between the characters is sweet and touching. Owen is a true hero and does whatever needs to be done to protect Natalie.

My favorite part of this story is that it takes place in Dallas, Hillsboro, and Waco. My backyard. The story even involves Baylor University. (Sic'em bears!!!) It was so easy for me to visualize the cities and campus.