Author: Samantha Young
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 3rd 2015 by NAL
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
“You’re the one real thing in my life right now … You should know I don’t want to let that go.”
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…
4 of 5 stars to Hero by Samantha Young
Cover Art: 3/5 stars. It looks nice but it’s quite simple and typical.
Some people hated this book and wondered why many of us liked it. They even questioned our sanity. Why? Because they said the hero was an absolute jerk, who’d dare fall for him? And that the heroine is such a pushover, how can we stand her? Well, here’s my answer to you people: It’s because this book had the perfect blend of drama, angst, fluff and romance. A factor which is so hard to find in novels nowadays.
You see here, if the author wrote perfect characters, the book would have been boring. Of course they had to have flaws because that will be the key to their romance–accepting each other even if they’re far from perfect; learning from each other and striving to become better.
What else made me love this book? The blazing chemistry between Lexie and Caine. Truthfully, the sexual tension was too much so when it finally happened, I found it really hot and not icky. Young writes these ‘hot’ scenes so well. I like the love-hate relationship, the denials, the banters and the besting each other parts. I love the drama, the little action and all the hero-regrets when it concerns Lexie (Haha!).
Story wise, it was really good. The plot was properly executed. The author didn’t lose her way and there wasn’t a boring moment. I had such a fun time reading this that I immediately searched for books with plots that are the same as this one because I couldn’t get enough of it. Too bad, it’s really hard to find those.
If you’re a romance junkie, you totally have to read this.