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Holding Out for a Hero [Mass Market Paperback]

Deirdre Savoy
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Sept. 1 2002 Arabesque
From an award-winning author comes this stunning sequel to Spellbound, in which NYPD detective Adam Wexler finds himself playing bodyguard to Hollywood sex symbol Samantha Hathaway, the star of his own secret fantasies and the woman who has stolen his heart. When things start to heat up and a killer draws near, the passion sizzling between them begins to explode, and Sam has to wonder if the biggest danger of all lies in trusting her heart to Adam.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hold On - True Love Is Coming! June 29 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Deirdre Savoy has definitely done it again!! "Holding Out for a Hero" is Samantha Hathaway's story. Samantha is the friend of Ariel from Ms. Savoy's book "Spellbound." Sam is attractive and an accomplished movie star. She has had love in her life, but nothing to compare with the sexy, charming Adam Wexler, who is surely Sam's hero.
Drastic events have taken place in Sam's life, including the death of a close friend, who was also Sam's ex-fiance'. Ironically, Billy Prescott, was not only Sam's ex-fiance', but unknowingly to Sam, Billy was also Adam's half-brother. It was after Billy's death that Sam and Adam come together and their lives are never the same. Sparks fly, but they are not at first from flames of love. However, the flames are not allowed to smother and they burst into red hot fire. Sam and Adam realize that indeed their attraction is from their love for each other. Adam has made a decision to do all he can to protect Sam, even if it is with his life. In every sense, Adam is a hero, not only because he is a detective and has been in positions in the past where he had to be a hero, but because he has come to be Sam's special hero and love of her life. Adam is what Samantha has been waiting for and holding out for in her life -- her one true love and hero.
Very good book. Thanks again, Ms. Savoy.
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Hollywood actor and playboy Billy Prescott was killed in an auto accident, actress Samantha (Sam) Hathaway who was also in the car was spared because she was thrown out on impact of the collision. Sam's childhood friend filmmaker Jarad Naughton is not so sure it was an accident and is concerned about his friend's safety. Jarad is aware that Billy's brother is NYC detective Adam Wexler and hires him to play bodyguard to the actress under the guise of giving her guidance for her next role as a police woman. Adam's foray into the glitzy Hollywood scene leads him to starlets, players, drugs and an uncooperative actress. Samantha is aware and angry that Jarad has sent someone to watch over her and proves it at every turn. Adam finds himself attracted to beautiful and feisty Sam, to Sam's dismay she feels the same. Adam has not revealed his true identity to Sam but soon finds out that she has two dislikes, liars and Billy's family, especially the police officer brother whom Billy worshipped and adored but never saw. Although Adam took the job to find out the truth about his brother's accident, it becomes clear that Sam is in real danger and he will do whatever is necessary to save her. Then he must find a way to tell her the truth about himself without losing her forever. There are no secondary characters in 'Holding Our For A Hero', each one is critical and necessary to complete this complex love story. Deirdre Savoy has written a 5 star novel full of intrigue, suspense and Hollywood magic. Vannie(~.~)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A hidden agenda...4.5 Stars Sept. 20 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Holding Out for a Hero is an intriguing Romantic Mystery set in
Planet Hollywood amidst the glitz and glamour of the entertainment
world. It is also a story about filling the empty lives that seem
so prevalent once the spotlights are turned off.
Actor Billy Prescott is changing his life style and is trying to
reconnect with his former fiancée and fellow actress Samantha
Hathaway. But Billy's overt lifestyle is more than Sam can tolerate,
she has had enough. Before she can share her feelings with Billy,
his life is tragically snuffed out in an automobile accident. With
much suspicion surrounding the unfortunate incident, Sam's best
friend, Jarad Naughton, solicits the help of New York Police Detective
Adam Wexler to protect Sam and to forgather information about the
now questionable accident. Adam travels to California under the
guise of consulting with Sam on her role in her upcoming movie. But
Adam has another motive, and though he went as an officer of the
law, he finds himself cast in the role of his life.
This is Ms. Savoy's first Romantic Mystery and as with her previous
works, it will have readers anxiously anticipating the ending. The
supporting cast is an excellent addition and they are strategically
placed throughout the story. One added twist is the family
relationship that exists between the characters, it makes a reader
eager to see what fruit fell from which tree. This book was completed
after September 11, and it touched briefly on that horriffic tragedy,
and on the heroes that rose from the ashes.
Reviewed by aNN Brown
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read Dec 5 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In the world of romance novels being real is sometimes forgotton with fantasy. "Holding out for a hero" is real and romantic. Everyone should enjoy this book and keep the pages turning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Holding Out For A Hero' A Very Worthy Sequel 2 'Spellbound' Sept. 22 2002
By Vannie Ryanes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hollywood actor and playboy Billy Prescott was killed in an auto accident, actress Samantha (Sam) Hathaway who was also in the car was spared because she was thrown out on impact of the collision. Sam's childhood friend filmmaker Jarad Naughton is not so sure it was an accident and is concerned about his friend's safety. Jarad is aware that Billy's brother is NYC detective Adam Wexler and hires him to play bodyguard to the actress under the guise of giving her guidance for her next role as a police woman. Adam's foray into the glitzy Hollywood scene leads him to starlets, players, drugs and an uncooperative actress. Samantha is aware and angry that Jarad has sent someone to watch over her and proves it at every turn. Adam finds himself attracted to beautiful and feisty Sam, to Sam's dismay she feels the same. Adam has not revealed his true identity to Sam but soon finds out that she has two dislikes, liars and Billy's family, especially the police officer brother whom Billy worshipped and adored but never saw. Although Adam took the job to find out the truth about his brother's accident, it becomes clear that Sam is in real danger and he will do whatever is necessary to save her. Then he must find a way to tell her the truth about himself without losing her forever. There are no secondary characters in 'Holding Our For A Hero', each one is critical and necessary to complete this complex love story. Deirdre Savoy has written a 5 star novel full of intrigue, suspense and Hollywood magic. Vannie(~.~)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than your typical novel July 13 2005
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is an amazing follow up to Ms. Savoy's Spellbound. The first thing I love about this book is how each character holds their own without depending heavily on the previous book. This is a romance thriller/suspense. The wonderful part is that the book has mysteries that not only include the lead characters (Adam and Sam), but the secondary characters as well. This is a great book that you will not want to put down.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold On - True Love Is Coming! June 29 2004
By Luv2Read - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Deirdre Savoy has definitely done it again!! "Holding Out for a Hero" is Samantha Hathaway's story. Samantha is the friend of Ariel from Ms. Savoy's book "Spellbound." Sam is attractive and an accomplished movie star. She has had love in her life, but nothing to compare with the sexy, charming Adam Wexler, who is surely Sam's hero.
Drastic events have taken place in Sam's life, including the death of a close friend, who was also Sam's ex-fiance'. Ironically, Billy Prescott, was not only Sam's ex-fiance', but unknowingly to Sam, Billy was also Adam's half-brother. It was after Billy's death that Sam and Adam come together and their lives are never the same. Sparks fly, but they are not at first from flames of love. However, the flames are not allowed to smother and they burst into red hot fire. Sam and Adam realize that indeed their attraction is from their love for each other. Adam has made a decision to do all he can to protect Sam, even if it is with his life. In every sense, Adam is a hero, not only because he is a detective and has been in positions in the past where he had to be a hero, but because he has come to be Sam's special hero and love of her life. Adam is what Samantha has been waiting for and holding out for in her life -- her one true love and hero.
Very good book. Thanks again, Ms. Savoy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read Dec 5 2002
By montralatrice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In the world of romance novels being real is sometimes forgotton with fantasy. "Holding out for a hero" is real and romantic. Everyone should enjoy this book and keep the pages turning.
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and sexy.... June 29 2006
By R. R. Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
"Holding Out for a Hero" varied from Deirdre Savoy's usual stories, only because it had all the elements of a suspenseful who-done-it. However, all the elements that make her an extraordinary writer were still there -- romance, passion and love.

Samantha (Sam) Hathaway is a down to earth and not your run-of the-mill Hollywood movie star. Her movie director, best friend Jarad Naughton (Spellbound) has given her a dream come true by casting her in a new movie. However, an accident leaves her injured and someone very close to her dead.

Enter, Adam Wexler, a tough New York cop with a chip on his shoulder. Jarad hires him to teach Sam the ropes for her upcoming movie and also to keep an eye on her. Adam accepts only because he has a little investigating of his own to do.

This book was excellent! I enjoyed the plot, the suspense and of course, the love scenes. The passion that exudes from Sam and Adam is breathtaking and heart pounding. The secondary characters are also extremely intriguing and interesting. Great, great book!
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