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Peek Inside Resisting the Hero

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. Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. She wants safe, and there’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be illegal, he’s everything she doesn’t want. 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.

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A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Long Contemporary category.

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 only he could convince her to take the risk with him, too…

Each book in the Accidentally in Love series is a STANDALONE:
*Falling for Her Fiancé
*Act Like You Love Me
*Resisting the Hero

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By Robin January 12, 2014

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 re ...more

By Rachel January 03, 2014

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 it ...more

By Jessica January 12, 2014

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 ma ...more

By Karen January 15, 2014

4.5 stars

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 perfect ...more

By Ophelia January 01, 2014

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 could g ...more

By Alycia July 14, 2014

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

By Rachel January 03, 2014

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 guy ...more

By Irene January 13, 2014

5 stars

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 she ...more

By Becky September 11, 2016

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 her-- ...more

By Sandra January 04, 2014

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 eve ...more

By Nicola January 04, 2014

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 romant ...more

By Kelly January 04, 2014

***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 too m ...more

By Debbie January 03, 2014

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, E ...more

By Ashley January 03, 2014

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. Five ...more

By Bette January 10, 2014

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

By Hatice_ December 31, 2017

Yazarın okuduğum dördüncü kitabı ve her kitaptan sonra yazarla ilgili genel fikrim değişiyor :)İlk kitabına bayılmıştım, ikinciyi pek sevememiştim, üçüncü de fena değildi.Ama bu kitabını çok severek okudum.Gerçi bunda bazı dış faktörler etkili olabilir.Çünkü uzun zamandan beri bir kitabı böyle rahat ...more

By Monique May 05, 2015

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 reason ...more

By Myra January 13, 2014

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 the ...more

By Tiffany January 11, 2014

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 gradua ...more

By Veronica January 13, 2014

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 ut ...more

By Chris August 11, 2016

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. Fait ...more

By Tina August 12, 2016

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 th ...more

By Zoe January 08, 2014

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 devour ...more

By Shari January 07, 2014

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 boyfriend a ...more

By Janette August 31, 2016

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 review ...more

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Cindi Madsen

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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