Sunday, August 20, 2023

Release Day #Review ~ Pompous Paramedic (A Cocky Hero Club Novel) by Melanie A. Smith ~ @CockyClub @GiveMeBooksPR #ContemporaryRomance Fake Relationship/Strangers to Lovers #CockyHeroClub

Title: Pompous Paramedic
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Melanie A. Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Fake Relationship/Strangers to Lovers
Release Date: August 20, 2023

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


From award-winning and international best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes a steamy standalone novel in the Cocky Hero world.


Life as a Las Vegas fake wedding coordinator has never been boring.

Unfortunately for me, it just got a little too exciting … the bad kind of exciting that lands you in the emergency room.

On the bright side, it was a hot paramedic who showed up to save the day. Sure, he’s a bit cocky, but it works for him. And now I can’t get him out of my mind … which was the good kind of exciting until it wasn’t. Until one date turned into a fake marriage fiasco. 

Now I don’t know if we’re really falling for each other or if it’s all an act.


Being a paramedic in Vegas, I’ve seen it all. Or I thought I had until I got a call for a fall victim who’d tripped over a swan and tumbled into a pond.

Luckily for her, I follow up with my patients — especially the pretty ones — and I made sure she was on the road to recovery in no time. And by “road to recovery,” I obviously mean ready to go on a date with me.

But unluckily for me, our first real date found me waking up hungover only to discover that we’d gotten married the night before.

Or so I thought. Turns out we weren’t actually married. But I didn’t know that when I let it slip to my dying mother, whose last wish is for me to find someone to take care of me once she’s gone.

Really, it’s my job to take care of people. But with three hearts on the line? Even I’m not that good. And I know someone’s heart is bound to get broken.

My Review:

Zelda and Ty are truly fantastic characters. Zelda is a strong, caring character but she has a less-than-perfect past. A past that shaped who she is today. Ty, too, is a strong and caring character. He is dealing with a situation no child should ever have to endure, let alone at such a young age. Which is why, when he finds out his marriage to Zelda is fake, after telling his mother he got married, Ty can’t bring himself to tell her the truth. Her days left on earth are few and he wants her to be happy all the way to the end.

I really enjoyed Pompous Paramedic. The author's writing style is conversational and inviting. The book is engaging, with wonderfully developed characters, and a setting that is described perfectly. I was able to get into the story, stay connected to the characters, and work through the issues between Zelda and Ty. The author did a great job realistically delving into terminal illness, family dynamics, and the complications in relationships.

Pompous Paramedic is a great book and I highly recommend it.

I was provided a copy of this book.

My Rating:


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Melanie A. Smith is a former engineer turned stay-at-home mom and award-winning, international best-selling author of steamy contemporary romance. She crafts strong book boyfriends with hearts of gold and smart, self-sufficient heroines. When she’s not lost in the world of books, you’ll find her spending time with family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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