A lovely, feel good novella!
He wants something money can’t buy. He has billions at his disposal, yet he wants respect and love, two things he’s only been able to find once in his life. The former after making a mends through hard work when he was a teenager and the later when he met Harper Haley while volunteering at a soup kitchen. She’s the only woman he’s ever loved but he lied about his identity and then had to get back to his real life and leave her behind.
When Jake unexpectedly bumps into Harper in her mother’s café twelve years later, it feels as though they hadn’t been separated by time, but figuring out a way for them to work out after he tells her who he really is will not be an easy feet, especially since his father is behind the development firm who’s buying out everyone in her neighborhood in order to flatten it and make way for new buildings. Can she trust Jake? Can Jake convince Harper he’s the man for her?
As this is a second chance story, the instant rekindling attraction between Jake and Harper felt natural and that the time between them helped to take them to a point in time where their relationship could actually have a shot at working.
Even though the main story in this novella is the romance between Jake and Harper, an underlying one is Jake’s transformation from entitled, thoughtless billionaire to responsible CEO and all around good and caring man.
This is a well-executed novella, as Lovelace combines great elements such as community, family and friends, forgiveness, growth and of course love giving it heart, which translates into a very enjoyable read.
Hero in Disguise is a novella by Sharla Lovelace. It is a heart-warming standalone, contemporary romance, told from both point of view with a happy ending. This novella first appeared as part of the Heartbreakers and Heroes boxed set.
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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts taken from that copy. *