by Maryann Jordan

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The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes...but in how he handles those mistakes.

After leaving the Army, Zander King wants nothing more to do with being a hero. His life plan is to work hard to make his bar successful. Old habits died hard, though, so when a beautiful stranger walks into the bar to drink alone, his protective instincts kicked into high gear. It was a good thing too, because his was not the only eye she caught in his rough-side-of-town establishment.

When a man won't take no for an answer from her, Zander kicks him out, but he sends the woman, who doesn't belong there, packing too. Too late, he realizes his mistake in releasing the petite, vulnerable woman out into the neighborhood alone, when he finds her near death outside the bar at closing time.

Racked with guilt, Zander's conscience won't let him abandon her until he knows she'll be okay. At the hospital days later, his sleeping beauty, Jane Doe, finally wakes up, but she doesn't remember who she is or how she got there.

Zander vows to help her put the pieces of her memory back together, but would regaining her memory only put her in more danger?

A Heroes at Heart novel based loosely on the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.

Themes, language, and adult situations are similar to an R-rated movie. For 18+ years.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161317372
Publisher: Maryann Jordan
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Heroes at Heart , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,006
File size: 550 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author Maryann Jordan begins a new series guaranteed to warm your heart.

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Zander (Heroes at Heart) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 star review of Zander (Heroes At Heart #1) by Maryann Jordan   This was a bit of a departure from what I have come to expect from a Maryann Jordan book. This is Zander King and Rosalie’s story, loosely based on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and is the first book in her latest series. Zander runs a bar called Grimm’s and when Rosalie is hassled whilst in his bar, he kicks out the man and then outs her in a taxi home. When Rosalie is found hurt and unconscious, Zander is racked by guilt. Will she wake up? Will she remember that he was the one who suggested she leave or will she know that he is the one who found and rescued her? As Rosalie struggles to find her memories, Zander steps in to assist her and it is while this is happening that they slowly develop a relationship.   Zander is well written and there is so much emotion running throughout the book that I challenge anyone not to be affected by it. The characters are entertaining and I really loved Zander and I cannot wait to learn more about his “brothers” brought together and kept together by Miss Ethel, who was one heck of a character. I am really looking forward to seeing where Ms.Jordan takes this series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was predictable but the characters were fleshed out nicely. If you’re looking for a hero with a heart and an amnesiac heroine, this is your book. Fast paced read, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but not enough action for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this authors. Enjoyed this story of Rosalie and Zander. A different version of fairytale romance. Mjw
CleoPS More than 1 year ago
Well written, loved the characters and story line. Gotta love Zander he's a hunk with a big heart.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
All Zander, former Army now bar owner, wants in life is something of his own that makes him proud. He's read all the classics and fairytales, but doesn't believe they'll come true for him. Zander had a rough start in life before finding his forever home with Miss Ethel. After Miss Ethel's husband passed away, she began taking in foster kids--all boys. She gave them a foundation based on love, caring, and hard work. Although Zander and his "brothers" have become successful men, none have found their fairytale ending... During one chaotic evening at the bar, Zander crosses paths with a "fairy princess". Looking too young to drink, Zander goes to check her ID when he finds her being harassed by a drunk gentleman. After kicking the guy out, then asking her to leave as she's too "innocent" to be in a bar like his, a fight breaks out. In all the confusion, she doesn't quite make it into the cab Zander called for her, before she's attacked. After closing, Zander finds her unconscious body outside by the trash can. Initially, Zander stays with her at the hospital out of guilt. The more time he spends reading and talking to "Jane Doe-Rosamond", the more feelings begin to develop. Zander even begins to wonder if fairytales really do come true. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this story! What an impressive way to start a new series. I loved how Miss Ethel's boys all doted on her. She was their salvation and they KNEW it. They knew they owed their successes to her. She was witty and smart, but always let Zander figure out his problems and correct his mistakes. What an incredible woman! We definitely need more giving people like her! I can't wait to read about the remaining brothers. I also enjoyed the added touch of suspense at the end! Kudos to Maryann!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
RebeccaLyn More than 1 year ago
Zander is an amazing man! He would do anything for his brothers. He owns a bar and it runs amazingly. One night a girl came in and took him by surprise. Rosalie has had a rough life. A tragic event happens and she looses her memory and needs a night in shining armor.
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
What an excellent start to this new series! I'm a huge fan of Maryann Jordan's previous books, but this new group of men has me itching for more! The element of weaving the fairytale into the story was perfect. I loved the stoic man that Zander was and how he fell in love with Rosalie as she was asleep. The tale was well written with great characters. There is that element of suspense as there is in each of her prior books. I can't wait to see where she takes these characters!
Melodyslove4books More than 1 year ago
It's no secret I'm a Maryann Jordan superfan. I haven't found a book of hers yet I didn't love. With each set of books she gets more and more amazing. I keep thinking, "Ok, this is her best series yet," every time a new one starts. So, with this new one, redundant though it may be, at 18% into Zander's book, I actually set my tablet down, wiped my eyes because I had already cried twice and said. "THIS! This is her best." Then I dove back into the book and didn't stop until I had swiped the last page. "Zander" is so well-written. The emotion just leaps off the page at you, making you apart of the story. And the characters are so amazing. I love this group of brothers brought together by life rather than blood and kept together by one phenomenal woman, Miss Ethel. Her character is central to both this book and the series. I fell in love with her in the scene when the brothers were little guys. The author also introduces literary classics into the story with various quotes, something which was so effective. In Zander and Rosalie's book, one particular quote from Sleeping Beauty struck a chord. "And when he saw her looking so lovely in her sleep, he could not turn away his eyes; and presently he stooped and kissed her, and she awaked, and opened her eyes, and looked very kindly on him." I don't want to give away the story, but in this particular scene, Zander is reading to the heroine while she is in a coma. Upon finishing that quote, he looks at her and asks, "Is that what you'll do with me...? Look upon me kindly?" You're probably wondering what in the world I'm talking about, but when you read it, you'll remember this review and know what I mean. I've said a ton about how great the book is and I haven't even really mentioned what it's about. Hopefully, I've piqued your interest enough that you'll buy it and find out. :) I'm aware my review might be a bit confusing, but again, one-click "Zander," it's a story worth reading one time or ten. I know it will be a reread for me. Congratulations, Maryann Jordan! For me, this book deserves way more than 5 stars. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
The talented Ms Jordan once again excels in her storytelling gift. This new series, will be one that will make us all fall in love with these heroes. The stories will center around the “boys” Miss Ethel took in as foster children. They not only became ”brothers” but she also became their mother figure. A woman they still take care , visit and love. Zander, the oldest of them, owns a bar named Grimm’s. As the story progresses you will get the reference to the name. In his usual grumpy self, when he sees a woman that looks too young and innocent in his bar, being harassed, he gets mad at her, tells her to leave and tells one of the bouncers to find her a cab. A fight takes place shortly after inside the bar and after all is quiet , and the bar is closing , he assumes she had left without a hitch. But that was not the case. When he finds her nearly beaten to death, and later in a coma at the hospital, he is determined to visit her. At first it was out of guilt, and then for reasons he is not sure he wants to know he gets attached to her. The author gives us an engaging plot with complex characters. But in the midst of all that , she shows us that families are not always made up of blood relatives, but of the deep relationships we develop with those we love and care for. That having a tough start in life, doesn’t mean that later on we can’t overcome the “dragons”. And that love, be that of a substitute mother, “brothers” and/or a significant other, does heal our hearts and our minds.