- By Cate Cameron

Hometown Hero

  • Title: Hometown Hero
  • Author: Cate Cameron
  • ISBN: 9780425282069
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Hometown Hero In the new Lake Sullivan romance from the author of Just a Summer Fling a young woman s homecoming becomes an invitation to rediscover her past reinvent her future and redefine the meaning of famil

    In the new Lake Sullivan romance from the author of Just a Summer Fling, a young woman s homecoming becomes an invitation to rediscover her past, reinvent her future, and redefine the meaning of family, forgiveness, and love.Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prisonIn the new Lake Sullivan romance from the author of Just a Summer Fling, a young woman s homecoming becomes an invitation to rediscover her past, reinvent her future, and redefine the meaning of family, forgiveness, and love.Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life as a Mixed Martial Arts champion and heads north, both to support him and to lend her golden girl status to the opening of a new community center Cal Montgomery knows he let down the Hale family ten years ago, but this is his chance to make it up to them Zane is his best friend And Zara She s stubborn, frustrating, strong, beautiful irresistible Once she s back in town, it isn t long before their professional relationship turns into something much intimate Though Zara s hometown celebrity is as surprising as her feelings for Cal, she s only there for the center and for her family But as she soon discovers, Cal s not that easy to leave, and neither are the unexpected comforts of Lake Sullivan.

    1 thought on “Hometown Hero

    1. Amanda's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsCate Cameron has done it again and written a modern romance for today’s woman. This is a story about one woman reconciling with the past, realizing who she is, and knowing she can have it all on her terms. Zara Hale has returned to Lake Sullivan, Vermont to take care of her brother Zane and fulfill an obligation to the new community center. She’s put her training on hold as a MMA fighter and the reigning champion, to see he brother Zane [...]

    2. It's more like 2.5 I remember when I saw the first book in this series, Just a Summer Fling, I wanted to read it but life and blogging got in the way. I added it to my list to-buy and moved on. So when I was at the book store the other day I decided not to walk by her Hometown Hero. I have mixed feelings about Hometown Hero. I want to say I loved it but I can't. I just think it wasn't for me. Right from the beginning I knew it was a miss and not a hit. I'm sure it's a perfectly good book, just n [...]

    3. 3.75 This is my first book by Cameron and I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy because it started out on the slow side but once it picked up I was falling in love with the characters and the town of Lake Sullivan. Zara is a female MMA fighter and has had two concussions in the past year so she is taking some much needed time off. It couldn't come at a better time because her brother is about to be released from prison and his friend Cal has a job for both of them at the youth center. Cal comes [...]

    4. Hometown Hero (Lake Sullivan #2) by Cate Cameron Hometown Hero (Lake Sullivan #2) by Cate Cameron   Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life as a Mixed Martial Arts champion and heads north, both to support him and to lend her golden-girl status to the opening of a new community center.   Cal Montgomery knows he let down the Hale family ten years ago, but this is [...]

    5. I had this one thought-out as a stand-alone, and then Penguin wanted a two-book deal for Just A Summer Fling, and I thought, could this one work in that same small town? Why, yes! Yes it can!I really enjoyed playing with the gender roles in this one. I mean, it's not a complete gender-swap - Cal is plenty masculine, and Zara is certainly feminine as long as we define the word according to her rules! But she's the rebellious hothead MMA fighter with a dark past, and Cal is the privileged child of [...]

    6. Nice contemporary romance. Cal was a great guy and I really liked how he didn’t let his father or brother push him around. He was rude or angry or aggressive, just clear and matter of fact about how his relationship with Zara was nothing to do with him or his role n the company – calling his Dad’s bluff. Zara was ok but I did find how prickly and defensive she was annoying after awhile, especially as Cal was so decent.

    7. 2.5 starsWhile I liked the idea of Zara as a female MMA fighter (we don’t have a lot of that, do we?) but somehow the fact that she was pretty much on the side line, due to her head injury and then coming back to Lake Sullivan to work on the community center with her brother just made her well, ordinary (for lack of the better word). It didn’t say in the blurb that there wasn’t going to be any action on Zara’s part. I thought that she being a Mixed Martial Arts champion promised some goo [...]

    8. I think this was a personal taste issue. Zara was very independent, to the point of being prickly, and was able to handle her own problems, but got defensive when help was offered. Cal was hooked on her from the beginning, but I couldn't quite see the appeal, couldn't see why he wanted to be with her. Cal was also a little too beta for me. I like my fictional men a little more decisive. Bottom line, since I'm one of those readers who likes to submerge herself into the story, Hometown Hero was an [...]

    9. I'm not a huge fan of MMA heroes, so I wasn't really interested in a MMA heroine. I found it difficult to connect with her and I also found the pacing slow. It took several chapters to even get the hero and heroine on the page together. This was a DNF for me, though I would love to know if Zane gets his own story.

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