Hero by Samantha Young
Hero: 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 her mother and she 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….
Fan-favorite Young’s newest offering is full of her trademark emotional intensity and dangerous, sizzling tension. – Romantic Times
Blazingly hot. – Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING ON DUBLIN STREET SERIES
Samantha Young is not an author you should miss! – Fresh Fiction
Really sexy. – USA Today
Riveting. – Fiction Vixen
Wonderfully written. – Under the Covers
Ridiculously incendiary chemistry. – Dear Author
Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Echoes of Scotland Street, Fall from India Place, and Before Jamaica Lane. She resides in Scotland.
Review By Chattyka
Gosh… I love this author but this story just didn’t work for me. Samantha Young does write GREAT steam… no complaints with the schmexy scenes… just didn’t like the couple.
I was really into it for the first half of the book… but after that, I just got tired and irritated with Alexis allowing Caine to use her as his personal doormat. I’m just not a fan of stories in which women stick with men, no matter how badly they are being treated, because they are determined to fix them! It is a quality I find weak in a female character.
Caine was wishy washy and too emotionally closed off… his character did not appeal to me. He treated Alexis so badly… then he would feel guilty… but he kept doing it… and then came the “let’s just be friends with benefits”… I couldn’t believe she agreed to do that.
There was a scene in the book where she was hanging out with her friends for the day… he “summons” her and she goes running to him like a trained puppy. She was rude to her friends and he was rude to her but it’s all okay because they have great sex together. After that I was kinda’ done with this couple and really had no interest in their HEA.
I really think this book is more suited for the angst loving New Adult Romance fan. I didn’t realize that was what I was getting when I decided to read it. I rarely like a book geared for the New Adult audience… so, bear that in mind!
I’m pretty sure this is another case of me not liking a book that everyone else will probably love… this seems to happen to me a lot! Such is life… 🙂
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