Zander - MaryAnn Jordan


By MaryAnn Jordan

  • Release Date: 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Erotic Romance
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings


The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes…but in how he handles those mistakes.

After leaving the Army, Zander King wants nothing more to do with being a hero. His life plan is to keep his nose clean, work hard to make his bar successful and avoid damsels in distress. Old habits died hard, though, so when a beautiful stranger walks into the bar to drink alone, his protective instincts kicked into high gear. It was a good thing too, because his was not the only eye she caught in his rough-side-of-town establishment. 

When a man won't take no for an answer from her, Zander kicks him out, but he sends the woman, who doesn't belong there, packing too. Too late, he realizes his mistake in releasing the petite, vulnerable woman out into the neighborhood alone, when he finds her near death outside the bar at closing time. 

Racked with guilt, Zander's conscience won't let him abandon her until he knows she'll be okay. At the hospital days later, his sleeping beauty, Jane Doe, finally wakes up, but she doesn't remember who she is or how she got there. 

Zander vows to help her put the pieces of her memory back together, but would regaining her memory only put her in more danger?

A Heroes at Heart novel based loosely on the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.

Themes, language, and adult situations are similar to an R-rated movie.  For 18+ years.  


  • Zander’s redemption

    By Mblteach
    Zander Maryann Jordan A new series and what a start! Strong caring hero with a huge support system meets his princess. A tragic assault on her brings out the his protective side. Helping her rediscover herself and memories becomes his goal. Will he be able to help her while protecting her at the same time? Another great book from Maryann that I know is just the beginning to another great series.
  • Fairytales Do Come True

    By Agent$$$$
    All Zander, former Army now bar owner, wants in life is something of his own that makes him proud. He's read all the classics and fairytales, but doesn't believe they'll come true for him. Zander had a rough start in life before finding his forever home with Miss Ethel. After Miss Ethel's husband passed away, she began taking in foster kids--all boys. She gave them a foundation based on love, caring, and hard work. Although Zander and his "brothers" have become successful men, none have found their fairytale ending... During one chaotic evening at the bar, Zander crosses paths with a "fairy princess". Looking too young to drink, Zander goes to check her ID when he finds her being harassed by a drunk gentleman. After kicking the guy out, then asking her to leave as she's too "innocent" to be in a bar like his, a fight breaks out. In all the confusion, she doesn't quite make it into the cab Zander called for her, before she's attacked. After closing, Zander finds her unconscious body outside by the trash can. Initially, Zander stays with her at the hospital out of guilt. The more time he spends reading and talking to "Jane Doe-Rosamond", the more feelings begin to develop. Zander even begins to wonder if fairytales really do come true. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this story! What an impressive way to start a new series. I loved how Miss Ethel's boys all doted on her. She was their salvation and they KNEW it. They knew they owed their successes to her. She was witty and smart, but always let Zander figure out his problems and correct his mistakes. What an incredible woman! We definitely need more giving people like her! I can't wait to read about the remaining brothers. I also enjoyed the added touch of suspense at the end! Kudos to Maryann!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Loved

    By Annie13:)
    Maryann Jordan has a way of writing a story that consumes you. One that you can't put down. And in this new book a start of another series you are consumed from page one till the very last. They say fairytales always come true....but sometimes it takes slaying dragons to get to that happy ever after. Sometimes it's not pretty and sometimes you just have to keep hope alive. Zander is ex-military, after getting out he decided to start his own business and Grimms was born. After one night his whole world changes. He's got a lot of guilt but that guilt soon turns to absolute Care and love. We watch him be that knight in shining armor. We watch has he protects those he loves. And what a beautiful story it is. Highly recommended.
  • Zander was amazing

    By TMadewell
    Maryann Jordan has outdone herself again. She knows how to bring her characters to life. I fell in love with Zander in chapter one. I really enjoyed how simple he was. Just a normal man with a very caring heart. The connection between Zander & Rosalie was magical. If you are in the mood to read a heartwarming story, make sure it is this book. You will not be disappointed.
  • What a start to this new series!

    By Christine Miller28
    What an excellent start to this new series! I'm a huge fan of Maryann Jordan's previous books, but this new group of men has me itching for more! The element of weaving the fairytale into the story was perfect. I loved the stoic man that Zander was and how he fell in love with Rosalie as she was asleep. The tale was well written with great characters. There is that element of suspense as there is in each of her prior books. I can't wait to see where she takes these characters!