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This handsome football coach cannot be little Jonny Turner, Neely Andrews's best friend's kid brother. Back in high school, Jonny was nothing but a pest. When family troubles bring Neely back to her hometown, Jon is there to offer friendship and support…and maybe something more. Turns out that Jon has adored her from afar all these years.Neely has to admit he's become theThis handsome football coach cannot be little Jonny Turner, Neely Andrews's best friend's kid brother. Back in high school, Jonny was nothing but a pest. When family troubles bring Neely back to her hometown, Jon is there to offer friendship and support…and maybe something more. Turns out that Jon has adored her from afar all these years.Neely has to admit he's become the kind of man who'd make any woman proud. But will a terrible secret from her past scare him off? Or will Jon make her feel free enough to share everything with him?...

Title : Her Valentine Hero
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ISBN : 9780373877959
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Her Valentine Hero Reviews

  • Reanne
    2019-04-23 19:21

    A lot of small typos and errors (like saying the character's on workers' comp when she's been laid off from her job, not injured, so what she'd be getting is unemployment). But it's a cute story that kept me turning the pages.

  • Carly
    2019-05-10 19:38

    Sorry Gail, I think I say this everytime, but this book is my favorite. Now, it may be that Gail’s books get better and better each time, but this book really hit home with me in more than one way. I felt a personal connection to this book that I don’t normally feel when I read a story, even a really good story. I don’t want to give much of the story away, but Neely is a character I can personally relate to on several levels and that makes for a much for meaningful reading experience for me.I think that is one of the things I love so much about Gail’s books. She always seems to write very real characters and all readers will be able to see a little of themselves each time they read one of her books. I always find that to be true, but especially true with Her Valentine Hero. We all have things in our past that we have a hard time forgiving ourselves, which is a shame because God forgives us no matter what. Neely learns that very important lesson in this story. She also learns that she needs to give up control and trust God to take care of the people she cares about. Even though the reader gets to learn some very important lessons, this book never felt like it was beating me over the head with the Christian message. It was worked perfectly into the flow of the story and the progress that Neely made was natural. Her Valentine Hero is first book in a new series by Gail Gaymer Martin, so it’s the perfect time to pick up a copy and snuggle up with this warm and romantic story. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book.

  • Heather
    2019-05-03 21:30

    The book is deeper than the title implies. The story has very little to do with Valentine's Day, which plays only a small (but sweet) role at the end. Neely is a thirty something who's biggest problem isn't her unemployment, her ailing father, her widowed sister, her weight, or her love life. Neely's biggest problem is discontentment. She's struggling with the move back to her hometown and into her father's home. She searching for balance between caregiver and daughter. The same determination that won her the childhood nickname "Steely Neely" is both positive and negative in her adult life. Doing it her way is causing problems with her family and with her potential love interest, the "boy next door" Jonny. Jon's now the local football coach and a mature Christian man. Jon has never forgotten his teenage crush on Neely. He appreciates the woman she's become even more. While Neely is determined to keep things casual he's just as determined to show her that the past is behind them. Neely's famous determination proves helpful as she learns from her mistakes and matures into a better woman by the story's end. Football fans will appreciate Mrs. Martin's efforts to include coaching details and plays into the story. Even a football novice should enjoy the football style metaphors about love and life. It's refreshing to read a story about two never married people who don't have kids. The book started off a little slow. But I appreciated the heroine's emotional growth, a likeable hero and a solid ending. I give the book 3.5 stars.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-21 22:35

    Related BookBook 1In this first book of a three book series, we meet Neely Andrews. She left her hometown after a very bad experience with her high school boyfriend, but has returned home to take care of her father, recovering from a heart attack. Neely has put on some weight and decides to use the high school football track to get back into shape. But then she learns the football coach is none other than Johnny Turner, the boy who used to be a pest when she was younger.John was so happy to see Neely back in town and wasted no time and trying to date her. He had had a boyhood crush on this pretty girl who was four years his senior, but now he's learning that what he feels isn't just a crush - it's the real thing!Eric, Neely's ex-boyfriend, plays a big part in this book. When he realizes he can't get Neely back, he goes after her sister. Between trying to get her father to take care of himself and convincing her widowed sister that Eric is no good, Neely has trouble fighting off the growing feelings she has for the handsome football coach!The romance in this one is great. I love that Gail Gaymer Martin allows the romance to build naturally. Though Neely fights it, Johnny is more than willing to spend every day trying to win her heart. He is a sweetie, trying to help out with her father and sister while teaching Neely that she has to let the adults in her life make their own mistakes and choices.

  • Adrienne
    2019-05-13 21:25

    HER VALENTINE HERO-----------------------As Sandy pointed out in her review, this book is essentially plotless. Further, as Chelsea outlined out in her review, the protagonist's central "problem" will not resonate with many readers. However, in spite of the aforementioned issues, I actually liked parts of the story. Bizarre but true. What I did not like, however, were the myriad grammatical and other errors. No book is perfect, but this one is absolutely rife with gross errors. Further, in the story, (view spoiler)[a man attacks a woman in her home and a police officer even appears on the scene, but no charges are filed; no further mention of police or legal action is given; and at some point, the protagonist even mentions that the guy will likely just become some other woman's problem. Huh? (hide spoiler)]Overall, this is a story with potential but without satisfactory execution for the reader.

  • Katrina Epperson
    2019-05-12 20:14

    This author brings us an inspirational story about relationships. We are introduced to strong characters who need to work through many issues to see where God is leading them.Neely Andrews has returned to her hometown after her father suffered a heart attack and to be an attendant in her best friend's (Raine) wedding. She feels she's at loose ends after being let go from her job and returning to the house she grew up in. She runs into the high school football coach one day while trying to get some exercise. Wow, it couldn't be little Jonny Turner, Raine's younger brother, but it was. Jonny followed them around growing up and was in general a pest. How could that little boy grow into such an incredible man. Jonny has always had a crush on Neely and the crush comes back in full force upon seeing her again. How can he convince her to see him as the man he is now and not the little pest he was growing up.I really enjoyed this story. It shows that even people of faith have there moments of being sure of where God is leading them and questioning if they should follow. This is a realistic story of two people trying to combine the past with the present, but only seeing what is now.

  • Kay M
    2019-04-28 20:35

    I always enjoy the Love Inspired books, when I’m looking for something that is a bit lighter and easier to read than some others. Of course, I still want to read a good story and be drawn into the lives of the characters. Her Valentine Hero lives up to those expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What I like the best about this author is that, even in an easy read, she writes well-developed characters that have depth. This is certainly the case in Her Valentine Hero. Both the leading characters, Neely and Jon, are complex individuals with interesting thoughts, motivations and behaviors. It is fun to see how the characters work through problems of job loss, cantankerous parents, and letting go or holding tight to old perceptions. If you enjoy a well-written, contemporary romance, you won’t be disappointed in Her Valentine Hero.

  • June
    2019-05-11 22:19

    When does age no longer become a barrier for a relationship? Neely Andrews returns home to help her father after being out of high school for about 15 years. One of the first people from her past that she runs in to is little Jonny Turner, who was a pest, and four years younger than Neely and his sister who is her best friend. They connect right away but it takes a while for Neely to get over the age difference and accept his as an equal. At the same time she gets to learn to let others make their own choices as her trying to be in control does not go over well for her father or her sister. Was a very enjoyable story.

  • Melody
    2019-05-05 20:16

    What a great book for Valentines Day or any day!I love all of Gail Gaymer Martin's books, but this one is very special. When" Steely Neely", nicknamed by her best friend's kid brother, returns to her hometown to care for her ailing father, she must deal with childhood memories. The"kid" is now a mature Christian man and football coach who still has a crush on Neely! Will she even notice while dealing with unemployment, an ailing father, a widowed sister and much more! Find out when you read this intriguing, sweet story. Pick it up soon, I give it five stars!

  • Chelsea
    2019-04-27 22:36

    Unfortunately, I bought the book without realizing which imprint it belonged to - that alone might have given me pause. I found it very hard to relate to the characters in this book - not only because of the often dated language that they used, but also because the main concern of the main character just did not resonate with me at all. It was just too conservative for a woman of her age, in my opinion.

  • Bookworm1
    2019-04-27 23:16

    I love this story, it's absolutely everything it should be. I did have a problem with the age difference. The girl was 4 years older than the guy. Yes it was also mentioned throughout the book as a problem, but still it's creepy. And the engagement. It was so romantic, but it's way too cliche. I've read so many books with a valentines engagement it's not even funny. It was romantic, but been there done that.everything else was amazing.

  • Shelly
    2019-04-25 23:11

    This is the first in a series by Gail who I have had the honor of meeting. I loved the story here as it shows how the loss of a loved one brings sadness but also brings new hope into everyones lives. It focuses on one sister but also gives you the story of the other sister who you will read more about in her next book, The Firefighter's New Family. It works well with the family situation & helps see how the love of each member of that family helps the others get through the loss.

  • Ruth
    2019-04-25 00:41

    Loved the story of Jon and Neely! wonderful story of love...Looking forward to the next book about Ashley and Joey. Thanks for sharing your God given talent of writing for the Lord with all of us readers. You are truly blessed.

  • Terry
    2019-04-22 22:13

    A feel good coming home and finding love where you least expect it story. Well written without the smut and the christian values while not overbearing added an essence to the overall story.

  • Desiree
    2019-05-14 18:30

    I don't expect a lot from Love Inspired books. Mostly I just enjoy them. However, this one I just found to be rather bland.