Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that...and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.
...but now she's all grown up.
When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can't stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa's not looking for protection--not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she's determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…
Simon and Chad appear to be a content couple at the beginning of this story. I could even say that although they have small problems of their own, both of them appeared happy. Chad and Simon have lived together in Simon's house for nearly a year.
Her Forbidden Hero was a wonderful love story about overcoming a painful past and embracing life. I enjoyed watching Marco and Alyssa's relationship evolve from friendship to love. I believe all true love stories begin with friendship and Her Forbidden Hero exemplified this scenario. I don't want to print any spoilers, but let me just say there is a wonderful "make you cry happy tears" scene that makes Her Forbidden Hero a hit in my book. I highly recommend Her Forbidden Hero.