An Everyday Hero (Belen’s Review)

Title: An Everyday Hero (2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes)
Author: E.J. Russell
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 54 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.
Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.

If the humor and sweetness in An Everyday Hero is indicative of E.J. Russell’s writing style, then I’m definitely moving the other books I’ve got by her up on my TBR.

Told in a dual POV from both Adam and Garrett, An Everyday Hero is funny, sweet, relatable, and ends with a solid HFN. My only complaint is I wanted more!

NOTE: Purchase the whole Dreamspinner Press 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes anthology and get a story delivered automatically to your bookshelf each day in December. More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories. Buy the package early and save. *Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25. Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package.

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Galley copy of An Everyday Hero provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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