An Unlikely Hero by Cari Hislop
Approx. 65,270 words.
Published on December 20, 2010.
John Smirke’s black marble heart has an insatiable need to be loved and admired, but his only developed talent is causing creative misery. Outside his immediate family he’s universally hated. The word love has no emotional definition in his brain while the word romance can only be conceived as a state of heightened sexual pleasure...