Hero(ine) Addict is the first novel I’ve read by Blythe H. Warren though it definitely won’t be the last. I almost didn’t get this book to read. When I first saw the cover, I nearly passed on it. Then I read the blurb and realized it was not what I first thought it was. Don’t get me wrong. The cover is great, and it does fit the story since one of the main characters (Eliot) is a comic book artist, and her work does play a part in the story. But the cover gave me the wrong impression of the book.
This is actually a very pleasant romantic tale with serious undertones , specifically families living through issues of mental illness and childhood cancer. The author did an excellent job of weaving these very significant issues into an adorable romance between Eliot and Harper. The romance between these two is not an easy one, however, since there are many obstacles keeping the two apart.
The writing in this story is excellent. The illnesses are handled in a very compassionate manner, and the characters are realistic. I will mention that I did have some problems connecting with Harper for at least half of the novel. She acted rather immature, naïve, and ditzy. It was almost like she had blinders on and refused to see anything she did not want to see. I actually got quite irritated with her until later in the book when it became clear why she was acting this way. She did finally lose those blinders with the help of Eliot, friends and family, and I eventually connected with her as well.
I am glad that I read this book. It is a beautiful story, and I enjoyed reading it. I will also be looking for more from this author.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bella Books for allowing me to read this novel in exchange for an honest review.