My Everyday Hero - Sam

Romance - General
156 Pages
Reviewed on 08/31/2023
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

An Air Force pilot and a nurse trainee develop a deep bond as they face imminent danger and heal their wounds in Tamara Ferguson’s thrilling romance My Everyday Hero - Sam. After enduring unimaginable trauma, Heather Janson found hope through her new friendships and her career as a nurse. She realized that caregiving had given her a new, rewarding purpose that had allowed her to free herself from her anger toward her abusive uncle. She met Sam Wellman when he walked into the bar that she owned and immediately felt connected to him. Like her, Sam was battling crushing memories from his childhood and a traumatic time serving in Afghanistan. For the first time in ages, Heather felt hopeful but was reluctant to believe that she would be able to escape her uncle’s grasp. Heather and Sam faced their challenges together and both found happiness in the comfort of their relationship despite their heart-breaking pasts.

Like other books by Tamara Ferguson, the story flows effortlessly and draws its audience in right from the first page. Though Sam and Heather’s relationship was swift, it still feels authentic. There are many hair-raising scenes in the story which were well woven into the main plot. I loved that the lead characters are fleshed out with pasts that help explain the torment they are battling. Their stories are also original and they explore essential themes which include PTSD, sexual violence, anguish and grief after loss, and childhood trauma. My Everyday Hero - Sam is an immersive romance novel and a great addition to Ferguson’s work. Readers will find the characters believable and will find inspiration in their resilience.

Pikasho Deka

My Everyday Hero - Sam by Tamara Ferguson is a contemporary romance drama flavored with a hint of mystery and intrigue. While rehabilitating in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin, after his stint in Afghanistan, Air Force Lieutenant Sam Wellman meets Heather Janson, a trainee nurse at the Wounded Warrior Home. The two form an instant connection and begin a burgeoning romantic relationship. However, Sam and Heather find it difficult to overcome their past traumas. Meanwhile, Bert LeMoine, the man who used to be Sam and his brother's tormentor, is dead, possibly murdered by the same man who killed their father. As the FBI and the local law enforcement search for the killer, Heather deals with secrets that threaten to spill into her present. Will Sam and Heather be able to let go of their past baggage once and for all?

This is the second book I've read by Tamara Ferguson set in the same universe, and I loved every moment. A sleuth mystery element to the story adds to the intrigue, and you find yourself hooked to the pages trying to guess what will happen next. The town of Crystal Rock and its inhabitants bring a sense of realism to the narrative that heightens the stakes. Sam and Heather's relationship becomes even stronger after they bond over their traumatic pasts, as each understands where the other is coming from. Overall, My Everyday Hero - Sam is an absorbing love story demonstrating how love conquers all. I highly recommend it.

Bernadette Longu

My Everyday Hero – Sam by Tamara Ferguson takes place in 2021 and involves human trafficking. The author Tamara Ferguson has handled this topic with such sensitivity that the reader is caught up from the very first chapter to the very end, finding themselves rooting for the good guys. The main characters are Heather Janson, Lieutenant Sam Wellman, Amanda Northrup, Dr. Wynters, Jack Wellman, Janelle, Dr. Wynters, Bert LaMoine, Jake Loughlin, Police Chief Daielson, and Agent Monroe. There are minor characters that help the main characters tell their story in the most beautiful, fast-moving way possible. All the characters in this book are important to the unfolding of the story and bringing it to an unexpected conclusion.

Tamara Ferguson has written a story that is almost straightforward with some unusual twists and turns but the reader can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is a thrilling story, and the characters that appear are used to the best advantage. The story has some light moments, some wow moments, and some nail-biting moments. The ultimate twist in the tale leaves the reader wondering if they will ever find out what happened to the evil man and his friends. This is a fast-moving book but a must-read if you are into suspenseful mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and it is just the type of book someone who loves to read would enjoy. Thank you for an excellent read.