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A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Long Contemporary category.
Resisting her brother’s best friend is futile…
Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. Burned one too many times in the past, she’s now sworn them off completely. And when her brother’s best friend, Connor, convinces him to join the dangerous SWAT team, Faith has never been more anti-hero. What’s wrong with having a safe job? There’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be illegal, he’s everything she doesn’t want.
When his best friend’s sister moves to town, local cop Connor Maguire knows he’s in trouble. Faith is feisty, funny, and talks trash like nobody’s business. She’s also his partner’s sister—and so totally off limits. Working on the Fall Festival together, they agree to a truce and become friends. But the more time Connor spends with Faith, the more he’s willing to risk the wrath of her brother. If he could only convince her to take a risk on him, too.
“A strong and sassy heroine, smoking hot hero, and sizzling chemistry. This is a must-read romance.” – Michelle Major, author of Her Accidental Engagement
Madsen does it again! From the moment I saw the cover art (Holy Shoulders, Batman!) and read the synopsis, I knew this book would bring the tingles. I'm happy to declare: the swoon is strong with this one :)
Faith and Connor's love story is exactly that--a story of authentic, soul deep love...but... ...more
I have the first two books in this series sitting on my Kindle and all I can say after reading Resisting the Hero is: WHY THE HECK HAVE I NOT MADE TIME FOR THEM!? I really enjoyed Cindi's writing- she pulled me right in to the story and I was completely hooked. Characters from the previous novels... ...more
I love brother's best friend stories and this book had one of the yummiest BBF's ever! Connor Maguire won me over the second he came onto the page and held my complete interest until the very last one. Paired with the feisty Faith Fitzpatrick, their chemistry was hot, palpable, and so much fun to... ...more
There are some authors that you just KNOW are going to be a slam dunk. Cindi Madsen is my go to author for swoony romance. I just fall in love with her characters and want to hang out with them.
I picked Resisting the Hero as my first read for 2014 because I was sure it would be the perfe... ...more
This book made me so happy! Faith is sweet and incredibly likable. While Connor, that infamous hero...yee gaws, he's such a babe. His pick-up lines are both sexy and humorous. I don't know how Faith resisted him for so long. :) It made me all giddy inside when she finally surrendered so they coul... ...more
It's out today!! Go grab now! S.W.A.T. hero who speaks Italian!! *swoon* (And first book in series is only 0.99 right now!) ...more
Cindi Madsen's Accidentally In Love series just keeps getting better and better. This is the third book and my favourite book of the three. I absolutely loved Connor and Faith. Who wouldn't love a man who could throw out corny pick up lines, wrangle a two year old with ease and take down the bad... ...more
Loved Resisting the Hero, Faith and Connor are both such lovable and memorable characters. From the first page I was drawn in and couldn't put my Ipad down.
Faith was so scared to trust her heart again after being hurt and humiliated by her last boyfriend that when she first meets Connor s... ...more
I absolutely adored the hero in this one. Connor is drool-worthy, swoon-worthy, and loved by both small children and dogs--what more can you want? ;) I liked that he knew himself and recognized what he had to do to change his ways and be the kind of guy that Faith's family would approve of for he... ...more
The sexual innuendos and sparks fly when Faith Fitzpatrick meets her brother's partner on the SWAT team. She has sworn off dating cops and after her last boyfriend cheated on her she is not in the mood for dating. But Connor Maguire doesn't take no for an answer and his witty banter matches hers... ...more
This was such a lovely easy romantic read with wonderful loveable characters. Whilst following on from Falling for her Fiancé & Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero could quite easily be read as a standalone, although the characters from these do feature.
Cindi Madsen has used the trusted... ...more
***ARC received through Netgalley***
Resisting the Hero is the first book in the series I've read, but it can be read as a standalone so I didn't have any troubles about that. I liked the cover and summary, and I knew it probably was a sweet romance. I wasn't disappointed by this one, it wasn't to... ...more
Loved, loved, loved this one! I have to admit the entire time I was reading it I was picturing Channing Tatum who I totally swoon over and that's how I felt about Connor. Yes, Connor is cocky and yet he's so sweet and tender that it tempers his cockiness. He's so great with his partner's daughter... ...more
What an amazing story line.....
OK. Normally it takes me a minute to get into a book like really enjoy it but this book held my attention from beginning to end. I read this book in one day. If you are looking for a true real life love story with some ups and downs then this is the book for you. F... ...more
I adored this book! This is a wonderfully written story about two people with past hurts that should keep them apart but they are drawn to each other. Great characters and flow to this book. I highly recommend it. ...more
Full review to come on release day!!! So fantastic
This review also appears on my blog All The Bookish Love
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I didn’t want to read this book, for no other reas... ...more
Review first published on my blog, Pieces of Whimsy
Two words: That. Was. Hot. Oh, sorry, that was three words. My brain isn't in a fully functional state at the moment, I'm still recovering from Connor turning it into mush. Mmm.. Connor. Ahem. Right, book review!
I just finished reading Resisting... ...more
I thought this was a sweet and charming romance and it was a pleasure to read. The characters had depth and the interactions felt relatable. The story first introduces us to Faith, who is returning to her hometown after a terrible break-up. Adding to the stress, she hasn't been home since she gra... ...more
After having her heart crushed one too many times, Faith swears off good-looking, confident men forever. And she's definitely not looking for a hero. She needs a sweet, reliable, unassuming man. Her brother's best friend, Connor, is exactly what she doesn't want. Super-sexy, totally confident and... ...more
Resisting the Hero has a sexy cop and a feisty heroine. The banter between the two kept me turning the pages, watching their attraction grow as they both fought to act on it. Connor's trying to respect his partner's wishes and stay away from his little sister, but it's not as easy as it sounds. F... ...more
I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley for an honest review ...
Faith Fitzpatrick has already lost her father who was a cop when she was young and her brother not only followed in her fathers footsteps but also joined the SWAT team. So when Faith was headed back home from her recent break-up... ...more
ARC provided by Publisher
Caution: Approach with caution! This book may cause serious swooning
I picked up this series up at book three and after finishing it I'm going to go back and buy the first two. If they are as good as Resisting the Hero I won't be disappointed.
It didn't take me long to devo... ...more
Loved, loved Faith and Connor. I fell in love with Connor immediately, whats not to like. A cop, loves kids, always helping people and super sexy. Ok,so he was a player but things change as soon as Faith walks in. Faith on the other hand, has no trust in men, after being burned by her ex boyfrien... ...more
What a sweet, sexy way to finish out the Accidentally in Love trilogy! Loved Faith & Connor's story - it's filled with cheesy pick-up lines, an overprotective big brother, love and risks. Absolutely love Cindi Madsen's style and how she adds her own personal flair to this romance.
An expanded... ...more