11 Mar 2015

Book Review / Hero by Samantha Young

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…

Published:     5th March 2015
Publisher:  Piatkus
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Poppy Sinclair
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


What I loved about this story...

I was really pleasantly surprised by this story.  I am not usually a big fan of erotic or new adult stories but this description sounded so good I thought I would push my reading limits and give it a go.  I am so glad that I did.  I really enjoyed following the story of the main character Alexa.  We first see her at a meeting with her boss (she is a personal assistant) and comes across Caine Carraway.  A secret is revealed and what happens next changes Alexa's life in many ways.  I loved following her story and seeing how she reacts to different surprises that come her way.  There are some sex scenes in this story but they were written so well that I didn't mind and didn't skip past the pages (normally I would as I don't usually like erotic stories so much).  This story was so good I didn't want to miss a single word or a single scene.  I really enjoyed the writing style which was really easy to follow.  I am definitely going to be checking out more from this author.  

About the Author
(from Goodreads)
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://www.ondublinstreet.com

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