My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Aug09/murphyshero.GH.html
People are forever getting into trouble around Alexander Parker. Whether it’s choking or being mugged or the like, he’s always there at exactly the right moment to jump to the rescue. For the painfully shy Alexander, being a hero is easy but having people make a big deal about it is hard. When he impulsively puts on a copy of a Corinthian warrior helmet, Alexander finds a solution to his problems. He turns himself into a real life superhero, secret identity and all.
When Adrian Mackenzie sees Alexander save someone, it’s instant attraction. A successful editor of a gay magazine, Adrian can’t help but fall for the gorgeous, innocent clerk. But when Adrian learns what Alexander’s been up to, he begins to fear for Alexander’s safety. And when the public learns that their new, beloved superhero is gay, will Alexander and Adrian’s relationship be able to weather the storm?
Murphy’s Hero is an energetic, sweet story with two heroes who are sure to charm. Adrian is everything you could wish for in a hero – sexy, intelligent, and loving. Alexander practically screams innocence and naïveté which is endearing in and of itself. I adored watching Adrian pull him out of his shell as the two fell in love. The only thing I would wish for in this story is a little less of Alexander’s co-workers. They were a bit over-the-top and frustrated me with their harassment of Alexander. Overall, however, Murphy’s Hero was a delight to read. The plot moves at a quick clip and both heroes are gorgeous, likeable, and kind. What more could you ask for?