Heather Anderson believes that the women in her family are cursed when it comes to love, so when the newest resident of Lighthouse Lane steps into her Tea Room she decides no matter how handsome J.C. might be it is best for her to stay away. After all no matter how good a man he is his stay in Nantucket is only temporary and she isn't ready to to get burned again.
Justin Clay came to Nantucket to get his life back in order after an undercover assignment goes bad. When he meets his new nextdoor neighbor he knows that he should stay far away. His life is complicated enough at the moment, but after getting to know Heather, he can't seem to stay away.
The Hero Next Door is a well written inspirational story instilling the importance to forgiveness and caring. There are several references to bible verses that deal with the subject. The couple, J.C. and Heather have a lot of appeal as both struggle with being attracted to each other, but don't want to be hurt more than they already have been. J.C. is a caring, soft spoken hero who has a lot to offer.
When two fellow officers die in a sting operation set up by undercover cop Justin Clay, he heads to Nantucket Island on a leave of absence, figuring that working there as a beat cop during the summer tourist season will give him a chance to decompress and regroup. But he hadn't counted on falling for Heather Anderson, owner of The Devon Rose tearoom. That's a complication he doesn't need...or want. Nor is Heather interested in the town's newest cop. After experiencing the destructive effects of infidelity on families and relationships, she's written off romance. But when her well-ordered world is turned upside down by family complications and J.C. steps in to help, she begins to believe he's a man of integrity, honor and principle--and to wonder if he might be the exception to her rule...and a man worth loving.
Then former Chicago cop Justin Clay met his neighbor's rebellious teenaged nephew. Just like Justin, the boy had come to Nantucket to put his difficult past behind him. But while love-shy tea shop owner Heather Anderson is doing wonders for Justin's outlook, she's having trouble reaching the teen. Suddenly the man who didn't think he had anything to offer is helping a fractured family, and three fractured hearts, come together. And a world-weary cop is turning into the hero--and husband material--nextdoor.