Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: Hero by Samantha Young

Hero by Samantha Young
Published 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… 

My Thoughts
Another fun romance by Samantha Young, who’s quickly becoming one of my go to authors when it comes to satisfying my craving for characters with great chemistry and engaging dialog. I’ve seen a few of my trusted reading friends enjoy Hero and after finishing it in two short days, I can see why. Alexa and Caine were a perfect pair!

When Alexa Holland loses her Personal Assistant position after a heated confrontation with the elusive Caine Caraway, she forces herself to face him one more time in the hopes of proving to him that she’s nothing like her father who destroyed his childhood. Caine is not easily convinced that her efforts to redeem herself are worth his time, but he ultimately takes advantage of the situation by offering her a position as his PA and makes her pay for her father’s wrong doings in ways that can’t seem to break her resolve.

After constant contact with each other, they soon begin to develop feelings for each other, and it’s not before long that they both lose control and let their feelings take over.

Alexa and Caine’s romance was definitely hot off the charts. I enjoyed seeing Alexa tear down Caine’s barriers. For every time he tried to prove his indifference toward her, there were moments the clearly proved he was lying to himself and Alexa. Caine had his moment of assholery but when Alexa broke down his walls, he more than made up for it.

Overall, Hero was filled steady drama that was never over the top. I admired the way Alexa handled herself when it came to Caine. She was mature enough to want to show him how she felt about her father’s actions, which affected him dramatically, but she never cowed to him when he tried to intimidate and overpower her. She was a strong character that ultimately proved she was a perfect match for him.

Samantha Young has a wonderful way of infusing humor at the most unexpected moments in her novels. When I find myself aww’ing over sweet, intimate moments, the next second I might be overcome with a guffaw. I like when authors can shift my moods so easily.

Hero is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a contemporary romance that has plenty of alpha, brooding moments and awesome dialog. I enjoyed this one quite a bit!
4 Suns

1 comment:

  1. Ive been eyeing up this book for ages and hadn't saw many reviews on it, maybe that's why I have never gotten around to buying it but ill definitely have to check it out soon looks great.