Heather Long
paranormal romance
novella: 89 pages

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Aurora “Rory” Graystone
Codename: Halo
Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for calculating probabilities
Mission: find missing teammates

Rory knows she’s being watched, and she’s not about to let the hunter catch her in his trap. She’ll confront her stalker, a man she suspects is involved in the disappearances of other superheroes—if she can ignore the sensual heat that fills her every time he’s near…

Michael Hunter
Codename: Hard Target
Abilities: expert tracker and sniper
Mission: kill Rory Graystone

One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Michael believes eliminating Rory is the key to his mission. But even as he takes aim, a split second of doubt causes him to miss his shot.

Drawn together by passion, and on a collision course with fate, can Rory and Michael work together to change the future? Or have they set in motion the horrific history the time travelers are trying to prevent?

My Thoughts: YESTERDAY’S HEROES is a fun, quick read and a great mashup of genres– a superhero, time-travel romance.

The story opens with Rory aware she’s being followed. Then a sniper’s arrow misses hitting her. She changes into her superhero and goes after the sniper. Intense, inexplicable attraction occurs and just when they should kill each other, they don’t. Michael Hunter, the sniper, gets the upper hand and takes Rory back to his headquarters, where she is held prisoner. Hunter must explain to the rest of his team why he didn’t follow through with their mission and kill Rory, why he now protects her.

I loved this concept: fated superheros holding the future of the universe in their hands. The romance was hot. The worldbuilding was great. But I wanted more. I could easily have read another 200 pages.

At this time, there’s no mention of a series, but I do hope for more.

Rating: A
Publisher: Carina Press, 2012
Acquired: publisher via NetGalley

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