Saturday, December 1, 2018

An Everyday Hero by E.J. Russell – Warmest Wishes


When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.

Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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This is a very sweet, short, holiday story. We start with Adam running for his life from the pests that have infiltrated his new house. I thought Adam's outlook on life was hilarious and loved his character.

Garrett is in pest control, but his business isn't doing so well. He is written as an older character, but I didn't get the impression that he was truly that old. When he answers a frantic call from Adam, he can't help but be intrigued. Here is this nerdy but oh so attractive man who is praising him for doing his job.

When it is apparent that they both have a strong attraction to each other, you get to see the beginning of a potent and wonderful relationship.



E.J. RUSSELL—certified geek, mother of three, recovering actor—spends her days wrangling data and her evenings and weekends wrestling words. Her daily commute consists of walking from one side of her office to the other, from left-brain day job to right-brain writer’s cave, where she’s learned to type with a dog attached to her hip and a cat draped across her wrists.

E.J. is married to Curmudgeonly Husband, a man who cares even less about sports than she does. Luckily, C.H. loves to cook, or all three of their children (Lovely Daughter and Darling Sons A and B) would have survived on nothing but Cheerios, beef jerky, and satsuma mandarins (the extent of E.J.’s culinary skill set).

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Warmest Wishes: An Everyday Hero by E.J. Russell to read and review.

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