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Nobody's Hero [Kindle Edition]

Melanie Harvey
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Rick Ranière, an underground white rapper with misogynistic tendencies—and the songs to prove it—runs into Carolyn Coffman, the best-selling biracial author of Fighting the Pheromone Factor, he knows she’s like no woman he’s ever met. Carolyn knows she really needs to stay upwind.

But the canyons of Manhattan keep shifting the breeze—and Rick’s policy of never trusting a woman. In the end, Rick’s only female fan who refuses to sleep with him might just have the answer to his writer’s block, and the man who sounds all wrong might just be everything Carolyn ever wanted.

When an unexpected burst of publicity lands Rick on the iTunes’ charts and brands Carolyn a hypocrite to her readers, she can either save her career or this relationship. When you got a choice, Rick had told her, you really ought to make the right goddamn one.

Or you could lose everything you ever wanted.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1004 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Carnage Entertainment (January 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00332F4YE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Treasure! July 19, 2010
By L. Hart
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I did NOT see this book coming! I am a lover of interracial stories/books, but have to say the conflict can (at times) become a bit cliche. This story is so well organized and written that the "race thing" is not what's center stage. THIS story pulls you in..quickly...and compels you to keep reading. The main male character Ricky is so believably raw that, I must confess, I had a few Eminem fantasies while reading it. :)

For the record, if a person isn't use to slang, and more than a few "F-bombs" being dropped, then they may not be as fascinated as others who've read and reviewed "Nobody's Hero". William Shakespear this is NOT! But what you'll find is that there's actually a chase going on; the guy works HARD for the girl, and the girl demands her respect in this book and makes him wait until SHE'S ready. It broke the stereotypical image of rappers being unlovable because they're so hard, and gave a very realistic look into a person (albeit fictional) who is hard for a reason, but loves just like the rest of us. I loved that about this story. It's not about the sex scenes! Truth be told, I didn't miss them. They do DO THE DO, if you know what I mean, but they're not getting down and dirty by Chapter 2. And when they finally connect (pardon the pun) it wasn't vulgar.

People....it's 99 cents! GET THE BOOK!!!

And Melanie Harvey, you have a new fan! I love this story so much that I'm allowing a friend to borrow my Kindle so that she can read it, too.

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much-Needed Contemporary Romance March 30, 2013
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I'm so happy that I ventured beyond the first ten results and discovered this hidden gem. I have already re-read some of my favorite parts of this love story at least three times, and am considering starting from the beginning to re-live the heart-twisting tale all over again. I loved reading about Ricky and Carolyn's awkward, and sometimes frustrating and belly-warming, courtship. Never have I been introduced to two characters who were hit by love at first sight and were absolutely clueless as to what to do with the blessing of finding a perfect match so suddenly and unexpectedly. As a quick spoiler...both of them ruin it - several times - but they are so unconsciously in love with each other that neither of them can stand to be separated for too long before one comes seeking the other, like two lost, doe-eyed puppies.

Ricky is an *ultra-urbanized* white underground rapper who can't seem to get a break into mainstream, probably more due to his skin color than his undeniable lyricism (PS - I'm amazed by the author's writing skills for creating some of the rhymes and quick-paced lines for the rap battle and also sprinkled through the story. Wow.). Carolyn is a mixed race newly discovered author whose main difficulty is trusting her own heart. Both of them have been touched by heartache, Ricky more so - his back stories are touching, adds a hidden layer to the hard exterior he feels it necessary to wear, and gives a greater depth to this unique romance hero - yes, he does play a hero - a roughneck one at times, but he can't seem to think of Carolyn as anything other than his woman, even from that very first day.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Choppy but very good July 20, 2010
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No Bodies Hero was, at heart, a good story. It keeps the readers interest. Based on concept and content alone I would have given this story 5 stars but the one thing that made this a 4 star was the execution.

Carolyn was a huge Ricky Rain fan who ends up not only meeting him but falling for him and vice versa. Although they meet and fall in love in a short span of time(one week), it does seem longer because the author really went into detail about their time together that whole week. So by the end of the week, you are so into Rick and Carolyn's relationship, you don't even notice how short the time has truly been.

The dialogue was a mixture of true wit, insightful analogies and funny one liners. However, and this is where the 4 stars comes into play, the dialogue was often choppy. At points you don't know who is speaking because often times Carolyn and Rick say things which pertain to his song lyrics (which the reader has never heard) or other events from Rick's past(which we didn't know about). It was like walking into a room in the middle of a conversation where you are expected to know what's already been said or in some cases, being the outsider listening to an inside joke. It was confusing but it did not turn me off to the point where I wanted to stop reading. That was the magic of this book, it gets you get so engrossed with Rick and Carolyn's story, you willingly gloss over it's imperfections.

I think more could have been done regarding the plot with Ricky's ex and I really wish the ending would have been more story book, not that it was bad, I just don't think it gave Rick the brilliant finish he deserved after working so hard but, perhaps that's just life. Also, I really could not comprehend how all of the loose ends were tied up in the end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet, heart warming romance
4 1/2 stars.
Nobody's Hero is a sweet, hearwarming love story. Bi-racial author Carolyn Coffman is on the David Letterman show promoting her book "Fighting The Pheromone... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Veronica Lynn Pit Bull
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast read, great book
Love this book, I love the characters and I could not put it down once I started reading it. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting a well developed story and interesting... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jane
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This was a very nice size novel especially for the price, but my only issue was too many analogies! I felt like I was just as confused as the H/h in the story. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Free
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!
I don't usually take the time to write reviews on books, but on this one I had to make an exception. I absolutely loved this book. It was different and very interesting. Read more
Published 12 months ago by JassyR
2.0 out of 5 stars muddled
I wanted to like this book. I'm not sure if my issue is with the formatting of the e-book or the writing. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jason Kearns
2.0 out of 5 stars story too jumpy!
This book was too jumpy and very hard to follow. The flow of the story was very confusing at times. I often found myself retreading just to understand the next point. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Creative reader
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER!!
I'm not entirely sure what these one star rating on this book are about. Nobody's Hero is a fantastically beautiful tale. Read more
Published 13 months ago by makiahe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Well-written, diverse, and very captivating, I enjoyed all of it. I'm hoping to find other books from this author :)
Published 13 months ago by Shika
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's hero
This story was very different from your average novels in a good way. I love how Harvey told a story about two people from different worlds and the challenges they face.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and unique
Was kinda hard to read for me,but even tho trough that i still wanted to end this book.Maybe it was hard for me cause im from Europe and english isnt my native tongue. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

I've been writing ever since I can remember-- but not until 2004 did I complete a novel (not good, but completed!). I went on to write Nobody's Hero and I'm thrilled by the amazing feedback. And even the negatives, I hear you. (I actually just did a thorough edit with all the complaints in mind.)

Although the characters are about as different from me as they could be, I hoped that the themes of acceptance and honesty--and not judging people too quickly!--would resonate with a wide variety of people.

Check out my latest Kindle novel, a comic caper called Iced Out. This story will start in Ohio--which is where I live with two remaining teenagers (the oldest is serving in the US Navy), four cats, and two large dogs, who believe that their half of the bed is in the middle-- and then my characters will be off to Baja California. It's a fun story, a little more light-hearted than Hero.

Finally, please contact me at mel@melanieharvey.com. I'd love to hear from you.

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