11 February 2015

Hero by Samantha Young

Hero by Samantha Young.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: February 3rd 2015 by NAL.
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…

Reviewed by Kelly.

I liked the sassy smart mouthed Lexie. She is funny, quick witted and tells it like it is. Her friend is just like her too. Lexie has a complicated family. She has a grandfather that she tries to have a relationship in hiding. Why? Because there is drama and money in her family. But she doesn’t seem to want the money or attention that comes with it. She is just fine on her own. And the next thing she knows, she ends up working for Caine Carraway. Caine’s mother died because of Lexie’s father. Yep, it is just like a soap opera. But Samantha Young doesn’t write soap operas, she writes stories that grab you by the heart and make you ride a wave of emotions that feel as if it was your own heart in jeopardy!

Caine is the CEO of his own company. He is rich and he is distant. He often has a new woman on his arm for major events. But when Lexie steps into life as his PA, Caine knows he wants her. She is different and very pretty and very good at her job. Alexis is attracted to him too. But he wants nothing to do with her because of who she is and what her father did to his mother leaving him without a parent. But the heart wants what the heart wants.

Slowly, the two end of giving in to their desires. Alexis finds Caine to be hot and cold and she doesn’t know what to make of him. When he is hot, he is totally hot and 100% there for her. When he is cold, it is painful for Lexie to deal with him and she doesn’t know why he gets so moody.

Then we have Effie. She is one hilarious and caring old woman who lives next to Caine. Caine is like a grandson to her and he is himself with her. When Lexie sees that, she wonders even more what bothers Caine sometimes to be so different all the time. Effie keeps Caine in his place and makes him homemade pies and shares her stories of old Broadway and the love of her life that has passed away. Everyone needs someone like her.

Both face families, secrets and mystery. Some are really intense. Some come from somewhere out of the ball park.
This story just tells the story of two people more alike than not, help each other to heal and love.

What I liked: Lexie’s no BS attitude; she told it like it was. Caine needed that.

What I didn’t like was Caine’s secret. Didn’t see that coming. I can see how that would affect you in life.

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.

For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit http://authorsamanthayoung.com/

For info on her young adult fiction visit www.samanthayoungbooks.com

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