Title: My Hero
Author: Debbie Macomber
Release Date: 2018 (current copy, originally printed by itself in 1992)
My grade: D
In the second novel published together in Looking for a Hero, we have novice novel writer Bailey who decides to essentially stalk someone to get inspiration for her main character. Somehow the main guy, Parker, finds this intriguing rather than not and decides to go along with it and ends up taking her on dates disguised as ‘research’. I found the main character paradoxically likeable and not. She had many similarities with me, at least writer wise, and we even share a cat with the same name. But other than that I find the whole thing just odd.
Who goes from “Why are you following me?” to “Will you marry me?” in just a few months? We learn so much about Bailey, whose the point of view character, but Parker remains hardly there except to fall in love with Bailey. Like with its partner novel, Marriage Wanted, I feel like we are getting the first draft, with missing bits. I feel this story misses a lot by doing a single point of view, and I find myself just not getting the characters or the situation.
Both novels were alright – I could finish them without throwing the book. They helped me get through a very boring day of waiting in an office. However, I was disappointed that this came from an author I have seen do better in the past.