Blog Tour Review: I NEED A HERO (Men in Uniform) by Codi Gary

Sergeant Oliver Martinez joined the military to serve his country—not plan parties. But after a run-in with his commanding officer, Oliver is suddenly responsible for the Alpha Dogs Training Program’s upcoming charity event. Worse, he’s got to work with the bossiest, sexiest woman he’s ever met—who just happens to be the general’s daughter.

When it comes to military men, Evelyn Reynolds is not interested. And with the opportunity to launch her new PR firm at the charity event, she doesn’t have time for some sexy, arrogant jerk with a hero complex. Evelyn is determined to keep things professional—if only she can ignore how Oliver’s muscles fill out a t-shirt and the infuriating way he makes her heart pound.

But when tempers flare and a scorching kiss turns into so much more, Oliver and Evelyn will have to decide if this attraction is forever…or just for now.

Codi Gary is back with a new series about military men and the women who can't help but love them. In I NEED A HERO, Evelyn Reynolds, a sassy military brat, is forced to plan a charity event with the sometimes cocky but always charming Oliver Martinez. Though there's attraction zinging between them from the get-go Eve refuses to give in knowing that Oliver is a lifer, just like his commanding officer, her father. Having moved around a lot as a child and having been without her father for years on end, she just doesn't want that kind of future for herself. But in the end attraction and the emotional bond forming between them bring them together, with a little help from some compromise and a behemoth of a dog. 

I love that Eve and Oliver have both soft and strong sides to them. Eve can be so independent and brave but she completely melts when she's around Beast. Oliver is always getting into bar fights and bragging to his friends but he adores his family and always goes the extra mile to do what's right. I also loved the use of animals at Alpha Dogs and Oliver's adopted dog Beast. We all know I love a good matchmaking pet in romance novels! He's another character that just seems intimidating and powerful on the outside but is emotionally scarred and so loving on the inside. I was on the brink of tears when he was rushed to the vet and that's all do to the emotion and connection Codi Gary can inspire in her readers. 

This novella has such a great balance of sexy and sweet moments and it's a whole lot of fun to read! I just wish this had been a full novel so I could get some more alone time with all of these characters! Also, I can't be the only one who gets Bonnie Tyler's 'I Need A Hero' stuck in my head every time I read the title. I'm all for an entire series of sexy military men (and women, maybe) and can't wait to see what Codi Gary cooks up for the next book in the series! If you love men in uniform as much as I do and are looking for a sweet, funny romance with a nice dash of heat, I NEED A HERO is one you definitely need to pick up.

Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

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An obsessive bookworm, CODI GARY likes to write sexy small-town 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.


  1. Thank for being a part of my blog tour!!! XOXO

  2. Military men! <3 I love sassy books and sassy characters and books featuring someone in the military - this sounds like something I would enjoy!

    Fantastic post, Cris! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books! (fellow Avon Addict)