Always the Hero

Butterfly Harbor #4
March 1, 2018
Harlequin (Heartwarming)
Available in: e-Book, Large Print

Always the Hero

He never relied on anyone but himself…

But he needs her now!

Butterfly Harbor deputy Matt Knight wants two things: to date Lori Bradley and the chance to adopt Kyle, a troubled teen. Wounded in Afghanistan, Matt knows he can’t move forward anchored to the past. But once he regains the guarded hotel manager’s trust, will his need to protect those he loves cost him a future with this extraordinary woman?

“Congratulations to the author for creating a heroine with a not-so-perfect body shape. Lori is someone many women will relate to, and her growing friendship with Matt is filled with ups and downs. The story line is captivating as the author gives you a glimpse into Lori’s and Matt’s complicated pasts. Watching their relationship bloom is heartwarming. An emotional journey soon builds and grabs your attention with both hands.”

~5 Stars, Still Moments Magazine (read full review here)


“This is a touching story in many aspects, both the relationship aspect, and the way the town comes together to bring about revitalization. I recommend this story to fellow readers looking for a “happy ending, a feel good story”.”

~4 Stars, Harlequin Junkie (read full review here)


“Anna J Stewart delivers a sweet romance with well-developed characters and a layered plot. Butterfly Harbor is definitely a place you’ll want to visit and thankfully you are instantly taken there through the pages of this book. Swoony romance, a tender theme, and a community working together equal a plot that gives you full engagement from start to finish!”

~4 Stars, Reading is my Superpower (read full review here)


“The characters in ALWAYS THE HERO are so real!”

~4-1/2 Stars, Among the Reads (read full review here)


“If you are looking for a hopeful and heartwarming love story that follows the unexpected journey of two people who learn to let go of their pasts and open themselves up to a healing and loving relationship, then ALWAYS THE HERO is the story for you!”

~4 Stars, Jersey Girl Book Reviews (read the full review here)


“ALWAYS THE HERO is a sweet story about forgiveness, second chances, and trust. The characters are easy to relate to, the small-town setting adds charm, and the relationships tug on the heart. An enjoyable story from the first page to the last!”

~4 Stars, Wishful Endings (read the full review here)


“I’ve come to really enjoy the Harlequin Heartwarming line with its sweet and clean stories, many of which are set in small towns. ALWAYS THE HERO just might top that list of favorites.” 

~4-1/2 Stars, Rememberancy (read the full review here)

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