ARC Review: The Hero by Donna Grant

Posted December 9, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: The Hero by Donna Grant
The Hero
by Donna Grant

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 6th 2016
Series: Sons of Texas #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
 

“If you can overlook the obvious errors in this book then maybe you’ll enjoy it, but I couldn’t get on board with it, which is a shame because I usually love all of Grant’s books.”
~ Under the Covers

When I heard that Donna Grant was going to be writing Contemporary Romance, I grew excited. This series has a big emphasis on action and suspense so I can hardly say no to an alpha hero. However, in reading three chapters of the book, I knew something was going wrong when I kept scratching my head in confusion. I persisted though because I’ve read every single one of Donna Grant’s books for years and I wanted to like this one too. But the problem was…I just couldn’t.

First off, there’s quite of a lot of glaring mistakes in the book. As I read, I kept wondering if the editor or author actually believed that any of this was possible because in the real world, where this book is supposed to be set, none of this stuff feels like it would actually happen. Also, I found it odd that the brothers hardly have contact with one another but seem okay with working together on a job immediately. Plus, when the heroine shows up, no one seems to be surprised. There are a lot of leaps of faith in this book and although I can typically get on board with Grant’s stuff, I just couldn’t with this one. The initial set up of the book is just all over the place. Some scenes are short to create intrigue but they come across as confusing and irrelevant instead.

All this stuff might work in a Paranormal Romance because you can make stuff up and it’ll still be okay. But not in Contemporary Romance. Even though it’s fiction, there are still rules you need to follow. I was really disappointed in this.

If you can overlook the obvious errors in this book then maybe you’ll enjoy it, but I couldn’t get on board with it, which is a shame because I usually love all of Grant’s books. I won’t be reading the next book in the series.

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About Donna Grant

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae. She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Amy R

Bummer, the obvious errors would bug me as well.

Elizabeth
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I don’t think I could overlook them…thanks

Timitra
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Timitra

I’ll pass on this one, thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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Christine Maria Rose

Thanks for the review Annie! Sorry this one didn’t work out for you. I haven’t read this author before, I probably won’t start with this one though.

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Dang! I was really looking forward to her contemporary series but now i don’t know if I want to invest the time. Like you said , somethings work better on a PNR.

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I was really excited also but this one just didn’t work for me.