Tuesday 3 February 2015

Hero by Samantha Young ~ #bookreview



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…

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of NAL/Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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My Hero Review...

It has been awhile since I read a GREAT book where I fell in love and was emotionally captivated and Hero fit the bill.

In this book, we have Alexia Holland who is the illegitimate child to one of the Boston elite families.  After the loss of her mother, she begins to lose it after finding out more answers to her father's sins.

Caine Carroway has lived a hard life but has turned it into a rag to riches success.  After losing both his parents tragically he moves forwards but doesn't forget the pain.

After some time off Alexia comes back to work to walk right into the worst of her dad's sins.  Wanting to make amends for her father she tries to talk to Caine, but he wants nothing to do with the offspring who basically killed his parents.

Caine is quick to jump and get Alexia out of his way.  These consequences of her potentially losing everything causes Caine to cave into his guilt and give her a job as his personal PA, but that doesn't mean he's going to be easy on her.  If anything he's going to make her life a living hell.
"... And all I've got left in this world is a grandfather who's too ashamed to acknowledge me and a boss who gets a kick out of treating me like shit."
Caine and Lexie have a strong love hate relationship but Caine begrudgingly has to admit that Lexie is great at her job and that he wants her even though he tries to fight it.

Their attraction to one another starts to boil over causing them to give in but it's not all unicorns and rainbows for this duo.  No Lexie has to fight tooth and nail to break down Caine's shield only to get repeatedly hurt along the way.

Their tumultuous relationship isn't enough as Lexie is now in danger and Caine is forced to shit or get off the pot.

Great Dynamics.  Great Story. Emotional roller coaster.  Lots of steam and passion and loads of love mixed with an amazing pseudo grandmother and a devil child. Loved it!!!

5 Loved it Thumbs up!
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