Author: Samantha Young
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: February 3rd 2015
Review Source: Little, Brown Book Group UK | Netgalley
The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.
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…
This was my first Samantha Young novel. A lot of her novels are on my to-be-read list but unfortunately I’ve never really got around to reading them. Hero popped my Samantha Young bubble! And I can gladly say I’m going back for seconds. I need to take a dive into her other worlds and explore. If they're half as good as this I know I'll love them!
I had such a good time reading this book! It’s one of books–well, for me, anyways—where it doesn’t matter what type of mood I’m in or what type of book I’m craving to read, I could pick Hero up and enjoy it regardless. The charming characters and interesting story are so captivating that I didn’t want to leave the world until I had to-- when the book finished. This story was everything I wanted it to be--suspenseful, full of sexual tension and had awesome characters with laugh out loud scenes. There was never a dull moment.
Let me start off with Lexi. I fell in-love with her pretty much straight away. Her backbone and smartass comments always had me laughing and routing for her. She was such a laugh! Her comments were full of sass and wit. One of my favourite female characters for sure.
“Did you ever really grow up, Lexi?” I shot him a saucy look. “I did in all the places that matter.”
Caine was a completely different story, though. Broody, moody, and hard to figure out. A bad past and sour wounds has him the way he is, but wow, he was a tough nut to crack.
Not going to lie, from the summary it felt like a Mills and Boon book. Wow. It was anything but. Hero contains so much depth, character development and I felt so attached to the characters that Samantha Young’s novels can be compared to no others. Give Hero a try, I promise you won’t regret it.