Review of ‘Don’t Call me Hero’ by Eliza Lentzski,
Audiobook narrated by Lori Prince
I’ve read this book years ago and liked it so I decided to listen to the audiobook narrated by Lori Prince. This is a very enjoyable story that balances action, police investigation, courtroom drama, family conflict, opposites attraction, and romance. It has the right amount of everything to keep the reader entertained.
Cassidy Miller is a retired Marine suffering from PTSD. Looking for a fresh start, she leaves her family and friends in Minneapolis to be a police officer in the little town of Embarrass, Minnesota. There she meets again the cool and aloof City Prosecutor, Julia Desjardin, with whom she has history. Both women seem so different but, at the same time, they both have a conflicted past that shapes what they are both today, and between them, there’s an irresistible attraction…
This book is written in first person from the point of view of Cassidy, a conflicted but also endearing, sarcastic and sometimes awkward character. Julia, on the other hand, is the epitome of the ice-queen, aloof, sharp-tongued but devastatingly beautiful. Julia reminded me of Lee Winter’s ice-queens like Elena Bartell in ‘The Brutal Truth‘ or Catherine Ayers in ‘The Red Files’. I loved the way Ms. Lentzski builds their chemistry through their antagonism and very few warm moments when both women drop their guards. Even though this book doesn’t finish with a cliffhanger, it leaves some things to develop in the future. But don’t panic as this is just the beginning of the ‘Don’t Call Me Hero’ Series with a total of 4 books, though only this first one is available on audio at the moment.
I’ve listened to the audiobook narrated by Lori Prince. This is a narrator that normally sets a light tone to her storytelling. I was a bit uncertain of what it would sound like as I remembered there were some sad parts in this book. I liked the result, I think Ms. Prince balances the seriousness and lightness very well and the story flows perfectly as a result. Ms. Prince did a great job with Julia’s voice and her predominantly icy demeanor. Even though I liked her performance of Cassidy’s sarcastic and awkward personality, I wasn’t that fussed about her voice, but this is just my personal preference.
Overall, ‘Don’t Call me Hero’ is a very enjoyable opposites attract lesbian romance audiobook with a mixture of action, police investigation, courtroom drama, and romance. 4.5 stars.
Duration: 10 hours, 18 minutes