Tuesday, 17 March 2015

[BLOGTOUR] Hero by Samantha Young

Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Piatkus (3 Feb. 2015)

Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles in the Kobo website here:https://store.kobobooks.com/List/the-hottest-new-voice-in-romance-samantha-young/J-xrHY0rhcp8fAjSHjnPlQ

The explosive, emotional and unforgettable new romance from the NYT bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series

Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. 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 all-consuming 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 . . .

Cover:  I love the colours on this cover.  Really drawn to it.

I've read a few of Samantha Young's Dublin Street novels, and while I enjoyed them, I didn't love them.
I loved Hero.
From beginning to end I was hooked.  I couldn't put it down- it was sexy,suspenseful and fun.
Alexa's family caused irrevocable damage to Caine's.  Instantly making them enemies. But despite that- there's chemistry between them from the moment their paths cross.
And when Caine gets Alexa fired from her job, ends up hiring her as his PA.
I loved their banter- constant back and forth.  Caine is a little dark and moody- but Alexa doesn't take any of his crap.  She's determined to show Caine that she's not the same as the rest of her family.  She has such a great, snarky but bubbly sense of humour.
Caine pushes Alexa away- stubbornly refusing to give them a chance to be more than casual.  I understood his reasons but boy were they frustrating.
I loved seeing his jealousy over other guys (aka his best friend) flirting with Alexa- it may be shallow but I did.
Also, his protective streak?  Slays me every time.
I've seen a few reviews saying that they preferred the Dublin Street novels, but for me, I loved this stand alone novel so much more.  The only thing that could have made this book any better for me, was to have Caine's POV.  I wanted it SO badly.  Desperately wanted to get into his head.
5/5 stars.

About the author:

Samantha Young is the author of the runaway bestselling On Dublin Street, which sold over 150,000 copies within five weeks and has now been sold in more than 25 countries. Published by Penguin UK until recently, her first book with Little Brown (Castle Hill) was one of the top 10 Hachette ebooks for 2014. This year she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance. She lives in Stirlingshire, Scotland and is available for publicity purposes, along with corresponding regularly with her 22,000 fans on FB and 15,000 Twitter followers.

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