Review: The Hero by Donna Grant

The Hero
Sons of Texas #1
Donna Grant
St. Martin's Paperback


Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget: his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After more than a decade away, Owen has returned home to the ranch in Texas for a dangerous new mission that puts him face-to-face with Natalie and an outside menace that threatens everything he holds dear. He’ll risk it all to keep Natalie safe—and win her heart.

Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughmans again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, how much will she risk to stay with the only man she’s ever loved?

When I saw that Donna Grant was writing contemporaries I knew I had to give them a try. I haven't read many of her books but the ones I have I've really enjoyed. She writes a wonderful Dragon series that I've found to be well written with memorable characters. 

The first thing that drew me to the story, other then the cover was the fact that each book is about brothers in a family. I love that idea of family being there for you when you need them. 

As a whole the story was pretty good. I kind of figured out right away that the author didn't often write contemporaries, or maybe it made me think of a new author. I enjoyed the brothers, but found that they weren't or didn't seem close, yet the author made it seem like they were. 

More then once I thought I or the story was missing something. I really couldn't put my finger on it it's just that some of the facts didn't add up. I also wish there was a little bit more romance between Owen and Natalie. I know they had a prior relationship so that might be why the author didn't force more of the romance. 

Yes I had a few issues, I know from what I said above it seems like a lot but to be honest it wasn't. Those facts are just the ones that stood out. I'm going to try the next book in the series, The Proctor and hope that some of the missing pieces with be there. 

I give The Hero a solid 3 stars, maybe 3.5. Well worth the try. 

If you've read The Hero or any other book by Donna Grant I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 


  1. Nice review. I thought about giving this book a try

  2. I have heard that this book has some issues in it, which normally happens when authors switch genres like this. I do want to read it though because I LOVE donna grant. Great review.

  3. This was pretty much my response to it. This was my first Donna Grant and I was expecting a lot more from it. I think you nailed it on the head with feeling like a new author (or author to the genre).


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