{Review} One Lucky Hero by Codi Gary (with Excerpt and Giveaway)

One Lucky Hero Codi Gary

We love the Men in Uniform series by Codi Gary and were pretty excited to join in on the blog tour for the latest title, One Lucky Hero. We’ve got an excerpt to share with you, along with our thoughts and a fun giveaway. But first, you know the drill–here’s the 411 on One Lucky Hero by Codi Gary:

***About the Book***

{Review} One Lucky Hero by Codi Gary (with Excerpt and Giveaway)One Lucky Hero by Codi Gary
Also by this author: Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars, The Trouble with Sexy, Bad for Me, I Need a Hero
Series: Men in Uniform #1
Also in this series: I Need a Hero
Published by Avon Impulse on June 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Player Falls in Love
Character(s): Military Guys
Pages: 400
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Codi Gary launches her new Men in Uniform series with a hero...and a heartbreaker.

Violet Douglas just wants one night where she can be normal. Where she can do something for herself and not be just her sibling's guardian. But when she ends up spending her one night of freedom with a complete jerk, what does she do? She goes home with him.

Dean Sparks is used to keeping women at a distance but for some reason, he can’t resist Violet’s snapping wit or smile. So when he suggests a friends with benefits arrangement, it seems like the perfect solution to their undeniable attraction. No details about their lives, their childhoods. Just mind-blowing sex.

When their worlds collide outside the bedroom, Violet finds herself leaning on Dean in a way she never has, but what’s the point in falling for a guy who isn’t sticking around?


Dean’s eyes narrowed and glittered. “You don’t know me well enough to screw with me. I might be dangerous.”

For a half a second, his words kick-started Violet’s heart rate. He was right about that, and he definitely had the guns to twist her head off with one jerk.

“Are you?” she asked.

He leaned over her slowly, and she stiffened, her body screaming to step back.

Keep Reading the Excerpt for One Lucky Hero

Keep Reading the Excerpt for One Lucky Hero

“No, I’m not.”

His soft words sank in, and she let out a huge breathless laugh. “That’s not something you should joke about.”

“Hey, you were messing with me first.”

And now the heat radiating off his body was screwing with her senses, drawing her closer to him. The light scent of cologne drifted up, and she had the craziest urge to press her nose against his chest and get a better sniff. Violet caught herself in the nick of time, knowing that there was no coming back from that.

“I wasn’t threatening and trying to intimidate you with my very presence. I don’t know who told you that you were a funny guy, but you aren’t. At all.”

“You’re right, it was a bad joke,” he said. “I’m not really used to being around civilized company. Most days, I just hang with this guy”—Dean pointed at Tyler—“and a bunch of other dudes who think I’m hysterical.”

“Are you the boss?” she asked.

“Yeah, why?”

“Then they really don’t think you’re funny, they are just lying because they don’t want to get fired.”

She said it all with a straight face and was secretly delighted when he chuckled. He was close enough still that the rise of his chest was only a few inches from her, and her gaze was drawn to the definition of his muscles through his T-shirt.

Geez, was she really so desperate that she was willing to hook up with a jerk with a weird sense of humor? She waited for her subconscious to give her a definite hell no, but apparently, the jury in her head was still deliberating.

“We don’t really get fired from the military, unless we are suddenly unable to do the job.”

“Well, regardless, if that’s a sample of your humor, you need to watch some comedy. And not dark comedy like The Cable Guy or The Ladykillers.” Violet glanced over at Tracy and Tyler, who were still nursing their beers. She was running out of witty things to say to Dean and wouldn’t mind another drink in her system, but waiting on Tyler to buy another round was slow going.

Besides, it wasn’t like she couldn’t buy her own alcohol. Especially if it was something other than hops.

“I’m going to grab another drink. You want one?”

“I’ll come with you and get one myself.” He drained the remainder of his plastic cup, and she sighed in exasperation.

“It’s a beer, not a proposal. You can grab the next round.” Violet tapped Tracy and Tyler on the shoulders. “Another?”

“Sure, thanks,” Tyler said.

Tracy nodded and mouthed, Isn’t he hot?

Violet answered with a large smile, although he wasn’t in her opinion. No, she preferred her men with dark eyes and no manners, apparently.

Except maybe the rudeness was an act. For a second there, she’d thought Dean might have a sense of humor. Granted, a dark and twisty sense of humor, but she liked that.

Liked him.

Maybe he wasn’t a total loss. He might be suffering the effects of a bad breakup, and saw all women as the enemy.

Or you’ve been watching too many Hallmark Channel movies.

She could take the pressure off, give him notice that she wasn’t looking for a boyfriend. Boyfriends were just one more thing to add to her ever-growing list of responsibilities; they were time consuming, needy, and the last thing she wanted was to put one more person’s needs before her own.

As she grabbed their empty cups, saving Dean’s for last, she looked up at him from beneath her lashes and went for broke.

“By the way . . . I wasn’t looking for a date.”

***About Codi Gary***

Author Codi GaryAn obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: I read the prequel novella in this series, I Need a Hero, last year, and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. One of the things that I liked the most about that book was that it was so fluffy! There was basically no angst, really. One Lucky Hero is pretty much the opposite of that–it’s heartbreaking!

After Violet spends a hot night with Dean Sparks, she never expects to see him again. Imagine her surprise a week later when he’s the boss at the program her brother has to attend, forcing her to see her one-time hookup basically every day for a month. Neither Violet nor Dean can forget the night they shared. Will they allow themselves to see past one night into forever?

This book had a lot of drama. It’s honestly too much. Violet has dealt with a lot in her past and really can’t trust. It surprised me when she hooked up with Dean, but I guess I don’t know why. Dean was sweet and swoony as she got to know him, and I definitely get Violet wanting to give in to more with him. I enjoyed their chemistry and wanted them to get it together, but I would have totally understood if Dean would have given up. I totally get why Violet was the way she was, but she did frustrate me a lot.

With that being said, One Lucky Hero is a perfect story if you want more than just a fling that turns into more. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the books in this series.

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Overall: 3


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