An Everyday Hero
A short and sweet holiday story
What’s the land speed of the average scorpion?
A different kind of home invasion…
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.
A different kind of knight to the rescue…
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.
An Everyday Hero is a short and sweet opposites-attract, age-gap rom-com featuring a fish-out-of-water geek (who still manages to get a bit soggy), a stand-up blue-collar guy (who can’t see his own worth), unexpected additions to the holiday festivities (some less welcome than others), and more than one serious discussion about the true meaning of the word hero.
This is EXACTLY what I want out of a holiday short story! Sweet, funny, and leaving me with a smile on my face when I finish it. I frequently find short stories leave me feeling unsatisfied, like they could be better if only they were longer, but this one was Just Right.
Laugh out loud funny. Opposites attract. Crazy UST with amazing chemistry. Age gap. What’s not to love? … There are many comedic moments as well as ones that make your hand fly to your heart with a sigh.
This novelette takes place in the desert, so expect swimming pools in place of snow. But for PG rated fun, a sweet view of attraction, and a cuteness attack, grab An Everyday Hero and get ready to break a holiday grin!