4.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary DA Friends to lovers Gay Geek/Jock Heat Index High but not hopeless Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort Insta Love Length m/m Mild/low level heat Military Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Part of a Series Purchased second chance at love Teacher Unrequited Love

Don’t Leave Me Alone (Unlikely Heroes #1) by Jenny Wood


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Alvin is coming home to bury his family His whole family, all the family that he had left. His mom, dad and twin sisters. The military didn’t think he was stable enough to come back but really, he was just worried how he’d get through the days. The first one’s at his empty family home especially.

Carter is a school teacher going to the funeral of a very well respected family of his community. Not only does he see his crush from high-school, Alvin, but he also see’s him all alone trying to say goodbye to the only people he had left. Carter doesn’t see the fun-loving, carefree teen he crushed on; he’s long gone and the grieving, lost man is in his place.

What will happen when Carter steps in to help this grieving man?
What will Alvin do when his eyes finally open and see’s Carter?
Is leaning on someone in times of trouble the best way to start a relationship or do they realize it’s the best foundation for love?

This book contains strong language and adult situations. It can be read as a standalone. Has HEA, no cliffhanger!


I love supporting new authors and this is a series that introduces us to a new author who I think is just wonderful!

Like many first works, there are some rough edges, specifically editing: grammar, punctuation, spelling, but the important piece, the story is fantastic!

This series is about a group of men who’ve been hurt and who find comfort in their true love. But first… they hurt. Jenny Wood has made me cry so many times now! In this book, reading about Alvin’s loss – tears out my heart! She did an amazing job of showing us the devastation and feelings of anger and guilt and loss that he felt.

When Alvin meets Carter he doesn’t remember him, though Carter had been crushing on Alvin for years. When Carter realizes Alvin doesn’t remember him, he’s crushed – but he doesn’t give up and I love that about this story. They communicate and work through their issues. There are no silly “Big Misunderstandings”.

The smexy times are appropriate and enough to feel good, but not overwhelm the story.

I am really enjoying this series and highly recommend it to fans of hurt/comfort, big/guy little guy, nerd/jock, military men, small towns and sweet romances.

(Aaaaaand the cover! Mmmmm!)

4.5 of 5 stars


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