Hero by Samantha Young

Posted March 12, 2015 by Silvia in Books / 12 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Hero by Samantha YoungHero by Samantha Young
Series: Stand-alone
Published by Piatkus on February 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley
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Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again . . .

I’ve always heard lots of great things about Samantha Young’s titles, but never tried one myself. I’m glad I remedied to that by grabbing the opportunity to read her stand-alone contemporary romance novel Hero.

Let me tell you, Caine Carraway has a charm of his own. He definitely knows how to be the biggest asshole in the world, but you can’t help and find yourself wanting to slap him hard in the face while also swooning over him. More than once I cheered for Alexa to walk away and, at the same time, I badly wanted her to put Caine in his place. There’s lots of sexual tension that drives the characters (and the reader) crazy to the point of their chemistry being really explosive! I loved that and the development of their relationship: from friends to lovers. Or from lovers to friends? Wait, define friends . . . Speaking of, those they have are certainly a pleasure to read about and a great addition to the story, which has a special angst that makes the book a real page turner.

Although I think Caine’s pov would have made a difference and his ‘big secret’ could have been, well, ‘bigger’, I found the read quite compelling. Passionate, emotional and intense, Hero is a book I would suggest.

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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

12 responses to “Hero by Samantha Young

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I've read Young's On Dublin Street and really enjoyed it. I've been reading good things about Hero and am eager to read it as well. I'm glad you liked your introduction to her writing, even if Caine's POV would have been a welcome addition. I'm getting spoiled to that lately – I really like the dual POVs. 🙂

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