Audrey and the Hero Upstairs by R.Linda
My road to recovery began with Brody—the man who saved my life.
Without his courage and determination, I’d have died in the fire that took the lives of my entire family. If that’s not a hero, I don’t know what is.
Brody has been by my side every step…but the emotional scars are as crippling as the physical ones, even if they’re harder to see. The anxiety of being around people, seeing their disgust, feeling their pity—I’m not sure I can handle it.
Maybe it’s wrong, but feelings are developing between us, leading to stolen glances and sneaky kisses. The problem is I’m not quite eighteen, he’s twenty-five, and we’re living under someone else’s roof. It would be so much simpler with someone my own age, like Bennett, the hottest guy in school.
How can Brody and I possibly be together? And if we were, how would we explain all this to our friends and Brody’s family—who also happen to be my foster parents? I’ve already lost so much…but can I lose someone who shouldn’t even be mine?
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Review by Bubbles The Book Pimp
Following a devastating fire that killed her parents and sister, Audrey is left living with strangers. They have taken her in and made her family but following the traumatic event and ongoing emotional and physical healing, Audrey is convinced she’s a freak.
Isolating herself from the world and everyone… except her rescuer and best friend Brody. The hero who lives upstairs.
A truely lovely book about loss and learning to come to terms with traumatic events. Brody and subsequently Audrey’s friend Bennet force her gently out of her comfort zone and into taking baby steps in the road of self healing. A truely inspirational read. Packed full of emotion and feels and wonderful chemistry between Audrey and Brody.
I didn’t realise this was part of a series, but the fact was I was so taken in by aurdys story that I was able to enjoy the story throughly as a stand-alone… I will however be going back and checking out the other books in this series because the side charachters were great and interesting and of course for future books in this series as it continues.