Saturday, January 10, 2015

Patrycja's Review: HERO by Samantha Young


Title: Hero
Series: Standalone
Author: Samantha Young
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No

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…

I am very happy that I could start of my new year with Samantha Young’s book. Hero was on my anxiously waiting for list so you cannot even imagine how excited I was when I started reading Alexa and Caine’s story. I hoped and prayed for the best. I really didn’t want this book to disappoint me, my heart wouldn’t handle this bitter regret.

Fortunately, Hero was everything I wanted it to be - sexy, suspenseful, full of sexual tension and laugh out loud scenes and more. It definitely rocked my world. It is a tad bit different from On Dublin Street Series; I would say it’s more complicated and complex, yet at the same time, I got everything I loved from it.

Alexa Holland and Caine Corroway share a secret. They both know about incident that changed their lives and made them miserable. Alexa’s family done something terrible which in return broke Caine’s heart.

Alexa met Caine for the first time at photo shoot session for a magazine on which cover he would star. Then something surprising happens and Alexa loses her job and becomes Caine’s new PA. And Mr Corroway is a boss straight from hell. He enjoys tormenting Alexa and is doing everything in his power to make her life miserable.

“I’m a hard man to please. And I’m also a very busy man. You’ll do what I want when I want and I won’t always be nice about it.”

Very quickly I found myself in love with Lexie’s persona. What a firecracker and smartass! I was in awe of how well she handled Caine’s assholish behavior. Her comments and actions were so cute and full of wit and sass. One of my favorite heroines for sure.

"Did you ever really grow up, Lexie?" I shot him a saucy look. "I did in all the places that matter."

Caine on the other hand is tough to like at the beginning. Everything just screams ‘Asshole’ but Jeez don’t I love a good jerk. I am sure that many readers would share my sentiment toward him. As the story progresses Caine is show in completely different light too. Under his hard exterior hides amazing, loveable and tender man.

The banter between two main characters was absolutely adorable and don’t let me even start on how intense the sexual chemistry was! I could talk hours about it! The lusty looks, sexy comments and great flirtation made this book very hot read. From small kisses to full on sex Samantha Young made sure I was entertained well.

“I fantasize about fucking you in this office a hundred times a day.”

I liked this story very much. Some would may find some things that happened frustrating, but I didn’t. Even though it was Alexa chasing Caine not the other way around I didn’t feel like it was wrong or something. On the contrary I loved that she was so confident and comfortable in herself that she was strong enough not to give up on a man. It’s very rare to read about a heroine like that. Mostly they just whine and cry about how not good enough they are, so in my opinion it was a good change of scenery.

Hero is fabulous read for a free evening; it will warm your heart and make you smile too. And the hot scenes will definitely make you forget about the cold weather. I certainly hope every fan of Samantha’s sexy and heartwarming reads would fall in love with Hero as hard and strong as me.

*Review copy provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review *


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1 komentarze:

  1. Great Review!
    I love Samantha Young's novels so I can't wait to dig into Hero!