Cris Reads: ONE LUCKY HERO (Men in Uniform Series) by Codi Gary

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 siblings 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?


ONE LUCKY HERO had me hooked from the very moment Violet and Dean met at a summer concert. It was a chance meeting that kind of got off to a rocky start, with Dean feigning disinterest to discourage Violet from thinking he's "relationship material". All she was really looking for was one night of escape from her complicated life and the spark between them seemed to indicate he'd be the perfect candidate for a bit of fun. I loved their banter and Violet's sass. So much of their initial interactions were based on reading each other's body language and playing off of their growing attraction. It really left we wanting to know where they were going to go from there and how their relationship would shift and grow.

As much as they tried to limit their relationship to just a hookup, neither of them could resist the pull of their attraction. There were so many moments when they seemed to get caught in their own intrinsic gravitational pull, drifting closer without even realizing it. It's something that everyone in their vicinity could pick up on. Fate and circumstance definitely played a hand in throwing them together but there was just an inescapable draw between them that really cemented it. I mean, c'mon! These two are just incendiary when they're together. Both in public and in private. 

One of my favorite things about the whole story was just the way it was written. The honest, relatable language and the humor and attitude of the writing style. It was just such a pleasure to read. To say nothing of the level of emotion the author was able to portray in her characters and evoke in me. I honestly found myself experiencing that same hurt, slighted feeling in the pit of my stomach that Violet was experienced on more than one occasion. That is the kind of genuine reaction I crave from my romances! The kind that punches you in the gut and then makes it up to you by making you sweat a bit. 

I'm just absolutely adoring the world Codi Gary is creating in her Men in Uniform series. I'm finding myself falling for all the spunky, heroic, caring characters she's developing and can't wait to get to know them even better in the books to come. Violet and Dean's story is not to be missed! It's funny, emotional, sexy and just a plain joy to read. Highly recommend!

Disclosure: 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.

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