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Hero Debut
(Love Off Script #2)
Angela Ruth Strong

Christian Contemporary Romance
August 29, 2023 by Kregel


"Another sparkling feel-good romance, brimming with perfect doses of heart and heat!"-- Bethany Turner, award-winning author of The Do-Over 

Gemma Bennett is the leading lady of her own life, and her true love is writing screenplays. With her trusty pink notebook in hand, she signs up for the Citizen's Safety Academy to research her newest blockbuster hope, a rom-com with a police officer as the hero. And the fact that the handsome and heroic Lieutenant Karson Zellner is the one leading the training? Well, who can blame her for wanting to spend evenings with the man she swooned over months ago when he responded to a call at her apartment? 

Karson already has his fair share of problems before Gemma shows up, and he's not exactly a fan of the ditzy blonde who can't seem to stay out of trouble. The last thing he needs is a damsel in distress to rescue; there are plenty of people in real need of his help. The fact that she seems to think his job makes him a superhero is just one more strike against her. This isn't a movie, and he feels like the furthest thing from a leading man. 

Gemma can't seem to stop doing the worst, most embarrassing things at just the wrong time. And as time goes on, Gemma begins to realize that the scripts for a perfect screenplay and a real-life happily-ever-after are two very different things. Can she step out of her own way to find the hero her story needs?

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My Review

HERO DEBUT is a fun inspirational romantic comedy about a girl with dreams and the cop she has a crush on. It's about baggage, vulnerability and being willing to change so that you can be open to love. It's about family, both found and blood. It's about self development. All of that wrapped up in delightful situations and great characters with plenty of humor and chemistry. Definitely a book to grab if you enjoy romcoms. 

This is the second time I've read this author's work. It's also the second in the series, but you don't need to read the first book at all to understand and enjoy this one. At first I wasn't sure about Gemma. She's pretty flighty and she lets her sister run over her and criticize her all the time. That ties into who she is though and her past baggage. Karson I liked right away. He's got a pretty crusty exterior, but also a sense of humor and he's an overall great guy. They both have issues they have to work through and so there's quite a bit of character development. I didn't like how Gemma handles some things, but it all works out. The ending drags a bit, but then when it finally arrives it's fun and a good fit for the story. I'm not a big fan on really long speeches, which is there, but otherwise it's a pretty perfect ending. Full of laughs and some swooning.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a really fun read! The inspirational elements weren't too strong and worked for this story. The characters were likable with good character development. There were all the feels with a sweet ending.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Publicity Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Angela Ruth Strong

Angela Ruth Strong is an expert on Write That Book, blogs on inspyromance.com and How to Write a Novel, and is the founder of IDAhope Writers. She is the author of the Resort to Love series and the CafFUNated mysteries. Angela lives in Meridian, Idaho

Connect with Angela by visiting angelaruthstrong.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Hero Debut JustRead Tours giveaway

(1) winner will receive signed copies of Husband Auditions & Hero Debut and some book-themed items that play a role in the plots of each book!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 28, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 4, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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