Aaron: A Hathaway House Heartwarming Romance

· Hathaway House Book 1 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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Hathaway House:Aaron (Book 1)

 

Welcome to Hathaway House, a heartwarming series from USA TODAY best-selling author Dale Mayer. Here you’ll meet wounded warriors as they’re given a second chance at happiness and love at a special physical rehab facility, including heroes from Dale’s other books as they continue on their journeys. Magic happens here!

 

Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab Center. Safe Haven. Second chance at life and love.

Former Navy SEAL Aaron Hammond has no idea how he wound up at Hathaway House, Texas. Nor does he particularly care. All he can see is his anger. Anger at the betrayal that destroyed his physical body and at the loss of the future he wanted but that he’ll never have now. He’s a cripple, less than half a man, and all he can look forward to is a half life, alone with himself and his pain.

Dani Hathaway runs Hathaway House with her father, an ex-military man nicknamed the Major, and she knew Aaron and his brother SEAL Levi in another life. Levi was a good friend to her through her difficult teen years, but it was Aaron who caught her eye more than a decade ago. When she heard what happened to him, she moved heaven and earth to get him to Hathaway House, where she could help him regain his health and return him to the man he used to be.

Old feelings resurface as Dani continues to push Aaron to acknowledge that his life is not over, and that, if he chooses, he can find both love and a future at Hathaway House.




heartwarming; wholesome; broken hero; clean and sweet; animals; military; Healing; Small town; small town romance; Heroes for Hire; Romance; sanctuary; Recovery; Healing SEAL's; Dogs; Horses; Heartwarming sweet romance

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wendy s Hodges
July 26, 2019
For me it is understandable that strong brave men who are injured protecting their country can be brought as low as it is possible to get, their only way to try to stand tall again is to do it themselves,.true or false it is all.they have left of themselves. To accept help or charity as they feel that's what it is just proves they are worthless. This is the mindset for these men and it takes strong will and understanding to get through those tough barriers, love can also help. This new series from Dale Mayer is based at a special rehabilitation hospital, it has a whole lot more going for it than just treating injuries in humans. It has an almost magical sound in the descriptions, very calming surroundings. Aaron has already been betrayed, knocked down by his past and latterly the military, they have let him down big time and now he trusts no one. Dani.knew this would be a hard battle to win and at times it seems she will be the loser, a helping hand and some hard won trust may just be the turning point. Every new series I think won't be as good as the last, every single time Dale just blows it out of the water,.how she manages to keep juggling so many series all equally as good and not drop the ball I do not know, but she does. Exceptional story that had me gripped throughout and I cannot wait for the next book,.bring it on!
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Carol Specker
August 4, 2019
When Aaron arrives at Hathaway House, George tells him “Welcome. Right now you hate it. You want to be anywhere else but here. However, in a couple weeks, you’ll never want to be anywhere else.” This begins Aaron's journey to recovery. Aaron has to overcome his physical and mental trauma. The Navy doesn't believe his story and believes he is at fault for the explosion that killed 2 members of his team. Aaron has to learn that help is not the same as charity, and accepting help is what he needs to heal. While recovering Aaron also needs to figure out what he wants to do with the next chapter of his life. If you’re familiar with the Heroes for Hire series, there's an appearance from Levi who is Aaron's half-brother. Levi helps to find proof his brother has been telling the truth. Aaron had known Dani since he was a kid, but didn't think she even noticed him. Now they get to know each other and rekindle the chemistry from years ago. At the end of the book it’s Aaron telling the new arrival “Welcome. Right now you hate it. You want to be anywhere else but here. However, in a couple weeks, you’ll never want to be anywhere else.” I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kathie Savage
July 21, 2019
In this, the first book of Dale Mayer’s Hathaway House series, we meet some of the residents and staff of Hathaway House, a top-of-the-line rehabilitation facility in Texas run by Dani Hathaway and owned jointly by Dani and her father, nicknamed the major. A sprawling ranch-like atmosphere where traumatized humans and animals whose recoveries seemed stalled were treated by the best professionals with the best therapeutic equipment and knowledge bases, Hathaway House had a very expensive price tag; but thanks to Dani’s hard work and contacts, they were able to treat up to four patients through donor support. When Aaron arrived, Dani was put into a difficult situation because the donor supporting his costs insisted on remaining anonymous. Aaron Hammond, whose older half-brother is co-owner of Legendary Security (Heroes for Hire series), struggled his whole life to live up to Levi’s strength and reputation, made even more difficult by Aaron’s attraction to Levi’s high school girlfriend. Even though Aaron knew they’d broken up, Dani would always be his brother’s girl, and thus off-limits to pursue his feelings for her. She didn’t seem to recognize him when he arrived at Hathaway House that first day, which added to the depression he already felt and the obstacles to his recovery. Dani’s anguish at having to keep a secret from him and respecting the professional taboo of relationships between staff and patients provided some pretty interesting interactions between them. I love, love, love that the SEALs we meet in all of the Mayer series are like family in that they continue to help each other. Aaron is an incredible first step in this new series of amazing books. Don’t miss any of the Hathaway House stories. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.


She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!


And that’s okay too.


There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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