Erin never would have expected to fall in love. Never. Not with her past, and not with her fear. She never dates; she doesn't even allow herself friendships. She doesn’t trust her judge-of-character skills enough to allow anyone close...until Marcus. With him, a deep connection happens in spite of the walls she's so carefully constructed around herself.
Marcus uses his self-confessed rage to fuel every part of his life. He survived the severe abuse of his childhood and learns to harness all the leftover anger into MMA fighting. His rage takes a rest, however, the moment he experiences Erin’s presence. Marcus dares to make the step that leads to love, one with the potential to heal them both.
Unlikely Hero begins with us getting to know a little bit about each of the main characters Erin, and Marcus. We learn what they both do for a living, and how they cross paths. Then when Erin decides to write in her notebook and ends up leaving it at work, Marcus stumbles upon it and reads it. He regrets it so he leaves her a note. From them then on these two talk to each other through this notebook with out actually meeting. They both are troubled people with tragic things that have happened to them, and now they have an outlet to talk about it with each other. They start a friendship that turns into something more powerful through out the story.
When I started reading this book I was actually somewhat bored with it. And ended up skipping over certain things to get to the "good stuff" of the story. It took a little ways but I actually started to enjoy it. I felt the part about these two forming a relationship very unique and I loved that about the story. Also I loved all of the characters as well. Marcus and Erin were perfect together, and it was so cool to see Marcus' sister as well as others in the story. I really felt for these two, they have both been through so much, and meeting each other was a major turning point. I felt at times the story was a little slow, and kind of boring, but other than that I liked the book. And now I do look forward to reading the next one.