Hero (Morgan Brothers #3) by Lauren Rowe
The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together.
And I don’t mean any of that figuratively.
I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words.
No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit.
When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.
She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling.
And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me.
And I fell in love.
But what I didn’t know . . . what I couldn’t possibly know . . . was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.
I loved every one of the books in this series, but I’m going to concentrate on this one because it was the first one I read.
We all know firemen are hot and Colby is no exception. In fact, all the Morgan men are hot as hell, but he also has the designation of the sage brother. The serious one, the one who offers the best advice, the one who keeps the others out of trouble and he’s also the one with the most dangerous job. I loved that all the brothers were so close to each other and supported each other no matter what silly shit they got themselves into or what tragic things happened to any one of them. You can feel the emotions when Colby’s injured and the family rally’s around him.
Lydia is such a fantastic character. But, she broke my heart. How awful to be at the height of your life and fall so drastically. From having a loving husband who’s a great father, who’s finally transitioning into a less dangerous phase in his career, with two beautiful children and one on the way, to devastated widow and single mother with a new baby. I hated to see her go through something so awful.
This could have been a really heavy story. But, it’s not. It was handled with a serious, but light, hand. Yes, they have tragic things in both of their pasts, but the story doesn’t get dragged down into the dark side of both their lives. Lydia is a naturally happy and upbeat woman and Colby might be the wise brother, but he’s also funny and when he’s with his family that comes out even more. I think that blended well with Lydia and her kids.
This was definitely the more serious book of the three Morgan Brothers books out, but I enjoyed it just as much, maybe more, than the other two that are way lighter. This is a series that I will definitely be finishing. I think Dax, the deep brother, may give Colby a run for his money.