Brock: A Hathaway House Heartwarming Romance

· Hathaway House (Ebook Series) Book 2 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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Hathaway House: Brock (Book 2)


Welcome to Hathaway House, a heartwarming military romance series from USA TODAY best-selling author Dale Mayer. Here you’ll meet a whole new group of friends, along with a few favorite characters from Heroes for Hire. Instead of action, you’ll find emotion. Instead of suspense, you’ll find healing. Instead of romance, … oh, wait. … There is romance—of course!


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

Former Navy SEAL Brock Gorman has been at Hathaway House for more than a month with minimal improvement to either his physical or mental health. An vehicle accident on base two months ago caused major hip, back, and shoulder injuries that took away any chance he had of ever going on a mission again. Making it through BUD/S training and into the SEALs teams was the crowning glory of Brock’s life. Now it’s gone. Why try to get better when he has nothing left to live for?

Physiotherapist Sidney Morning has been away from Hathaway House for nine months of specialized training. When she returns, there’s Brock. And, while she loves the tough cases, he might be more than she can handle. He’s big. He’s strong. He’s stubborn. He’s gorgeous. And he’s not making the efforts needed to get better. But, if Sidney can get under his skin and force him to jumping hurdles he’s not interested in jumping, she can help him see that there are things which still make life worth living.

Sparks fly as Sidney and Brock fight their own emotions and each other, pushing Brock where he needs to go. … If they are lucky, he might find both healing and love 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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23 reviews
wendy s Hodges
July 29, 2019
I found this story uplifting, the character goes from being despondent and depressed to being quite empowered once he starts noticing progress with his health and motivated to not just keep going but improve. Learn new skills and a new start, the love side of things obviously helps but a lot of it is having the right therapists or medical staff for the patient and understanding the best way to get maximum results. These stories have a certain amount of grit, the issues being dealt with and the people themselves are vulnerable, so finding a balance between being to focussed on romance to health isn't easy, and keeping it feeling real as well all plays a part. I love the realistic plot that is in this, the tough ex seal injured in life changing way just trying to figure out a way forward different from that he expected and wanted. The devastation they feel at the loss of a career they loved and of feeling abandoned by that very thing because they can't continue with it. I can imagine that along with the pain is something that any injured military would feel and battle with. I am loving the idea of a recuperation place with all the therapy and care needed with the bonus of animals also dealing in many cases with similar injuries, a beautiful scenery that has the added calming benefits, I think there should be some of these in the real world. I am loving the whole concept and the characters, they arnt larger than life or perfect, they have flaws and make mistakes, so I can identify with them. Fabulous new series and one I will be continuing having already pre ordered as many as available.
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Pat Mottram
July 27, 2019
This is the second book in this series and I am loving them. Hatherway house is a treatment centre for badly injured military men with life changing injuries, it is run by Dani, who fell in love with Aaron in the first book, and her father who was also injured in the service of his country. Brock arrives at the centre full of anger, the deep seated reason being the fact that he was injured and lost his leg in a car accident in america rather than in battle in Afghanistan. He was at Hatherway House for 4 months with little or no progress..... that is until he encountered the sweet but formidable Sidney who had just returned from 9 months advanced training. Sidney socked it to him straight between the eyes, he either worked with her and got better or he went back to the hospital, she left no room for argument. This story is about the mental as well as the physical healing, sometimes the scars go deep, Sidney, along with the rest of his team and the sanctuary's animals gradually gained Brock's trust and a gentle romance started. There were pitfalls along the way but nothing was insurmountable. If you are looking for an action packed, guns blazing story then this is not the book for you but if you are looking for a gentle romance with lots of Psychological healing you will love this book. As always, Dale Mayer has researched the mental as well as physical trauma that these people encounter and it shows. I mentioned that this book was second in a series but it can be easily read as a standalone although I am sure you will get more enjoyment from starting at the beginning. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kathie Savage
July 31, 2019
Following Aaron’s success in Book 1, Brock arrived at Hathaway House feeling angry and less worthy of help than his fellow rehab patients whose injuries occurred during deployment on foreign soil. HH staff assigned to his team were at a loss at how to reach him, and his unmotivated attitude, doing precisely what was asked of him but not taking any opportunities to move beyond that level, coupled with his snarkiness had pretty much blown all of them off by the time Sidney returned from several months of advanced training in physiotherapy. Her fresh eyes and determination to jumpstart his motivation to work harder to reach his best, Sidney hit the ground running and challenged him to either participate or transfer out. Their workouts progressed, each matching the other cussword for cussword, until Brock found himself exceeding the old limits, tired and sore, pleased with what he’d accomplished. His respect for Sidney grew and as did their attraction to each other. Knowing the challenges that Dani and Aaron experienced as their relationship blossomed, contrary to Dani’s own administrative policy of non-fraternization between staff and patients, Brock and Sidney try not to appear obvious in their feelings. However, when Sidney discovers a weakness in an about-to-be-discharged patient, she is the brunt of some bad attitude from another physiotherapist’s negativity. In a nutshell, Dale Mayer’s new Hathaway House series a big hit with me. SEALs are more than the big, burly, badass warriors that most people believe they are. This series shows how hard they have to work to keep themselves fit, how devastating it can be to feel less than their best, and how attitude toward life and love can shape their post-active-duty lives. Well done! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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