Bookmarks Review: A Hero for Hailey by D.E. Haggerty

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She does not need some man to save her… – A Hero for Hailey: a romantic comedy by D.E. Haggerty

About The Book:

I do not need some man to come riding in on a stupid white horse to save me, thank you very much. 

When I run into a teensy-weensy bit of trouble, who should show up but Aiden – my high school nemesis. Unfortunately, Aiden doesn’t realize he’s my high school tormentor. Nope. He doesn’t even remember who I am. Gee, thanks.

Suddenly Aiden is everywhere, claiming he’ll protect me. Do I look like I need protecting? But when Aiden speaks to me in that deep, sultry savior voice, my knees wobble and I forget my name.

I better get to solving this trouble I’m in, so Aiden will move right on out of my life. Only he says he doesn’t want to move on. He wants to stick by my side forever. Not happening.

But like my pops always says Love will OUT. 

A Hero for Hailey is book 1 of the romantic comedy series Love will OUT but can be read as a standalone.

This romantic comedy features a kick-ass PI with a chip the size of a Green Bay Packer on her shoulder, a sexy detective she wants to hate but really wants to tie to a bed and see what happens, a best friend who defines the word klutzy, and a makeshift family of former Army buddies who think telling dirty jokes is a sign of love.

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A Hero for Hailey: a romantic comedy (Love will OUT Book 1)


When most of the books that come my way are geared toward the 12 and under crowd or are fully Cozy, it turns out that romantic comedy is my true guilty pleasure. Few authors capture the comedy of romance better than D.E. Haggerty. Her latest book, A Hero For Hailey, the first installment of the new Love Will Out series, demonstrates this so well. From her signature chapter lead-ins, that are laugh-out-loud funny in themselves, to the antics of relatable characters, who either remind us of someone we know or make us wish we knew someone like that, this book is a good time read.

Hailey and her best friend Suzie are partners in the PI firm, “You Cheat, We Eat,” which pretty much says it all about how they feel about romantic relationships. In the course of her latest case Hailey bumps into her high school crush, Aiden Barnes. Though she can’t forget the bullying she endured from his clique all those years ago in high school, her flame is still burning bright for the tall, hunky cop and he seems oblivious not only to their shared history, but also to her identity. When one of her cases may have given her stalker, he shows up again, only now he isn’t oblivious to any part of her and is intent on keeping her safe until they can get to the bottom of the mystery. Having learned to take care of herself from a bevy of “Uncles”, Hailey isn’t having any part of being protected. It would also be a lot easier for her to maintain her distance if her friends and family weren’t so keen on throwing them together.

I will be first to say that maybe the romance between the MCs is a little fast and seriously steamy, but then they are making up for lost time. Hailey is plucky, independent, and little bit cynical, while Aiden is solid and straightforward. They make a cute couple and it is enjoyable to watch them try to come together while trying to solve the intrigue that is surrounding them.

The true gem of this book, though is McGraw’s Pub, Hailey’s home away from home. This is her stomping grounds, the place where family and friends come together to make her life miserable in all the best kinds of ways. The nosy, klutzy, well-meaning Suzie and shy newcomer Phoebe play off the barely concealed over-protectiveness of Hailey’s barkeep father and his ex-army poker buddies in hilarious and unexpected ways. Hilarious for the reader, not necessarily for Hailey and Aiden. Fantastic characters all!

Fun, Mystery, Romance. This book is a great start to a new series. I can’t wait for the next book due out in January.

Note: There is strong language and adult sex scenes

About The Author

About The Author:

D.E. Haggerty is actually just plain old Dena, but she thinks using initials makes her sound sophisticated and maybe even grown up. She was born and raised in the U.S. but considers herself a Dutchie and not only because it sounds way cooler. After a stint in the U.S. Army, she escaped the US to join her husband in Holland. She fled Holland over ten years ago when she couldn’t stand the idea of being a lawyer for one single second more. Turns out Bed & Breakfast owner in Germany didn’t do it for her either. When the hubby got a job in Istanbul, she jumped ship and decided to give this whole writer thing a go. She’s now back in Holland, which she considers home. Sorry, Mom.

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