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Review: Hero by Samantha Young

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Hero
Author:
Samantha Young
Reviewer:
 Nena
Rating: B

What I’m Talking About:

If you are familiar with Samantha Young’s writing, you know her writing tends to flows seamlessly at every turn of the page. Contemporary romance readers will appreciate the story telling in this novel, even though the story seems to follow the popular “independent young woman, falls for self-made millionaire” trend.

In Hero, we meet Alexa Holland as she’s preparing a set for a photo-shoot session with a high profile client. When her boss informs Alexa that they’ll be working with Mr. Caine Carraway, Alexa’s world stops spinning. She immediately recognizes the name and realizes that she must decide quick if she can pretend to be someone else, or if it’s time to set the record straight.

Alexa is haunted by a family secret that involves Caine Carraway, and makes Alexa the enemy by default. Caine is a successful entrepreneur who’s learned to play his cards well, but life has not always been easy for him.  When Alexa confronts Caine with an unexpected truth, Caine sets out to fulfill a promise he made to himself long time ago. Revenge has always been his fuel, but now that opportunity has presented itself , revenge becomes the inevitable force that will destroy them or force them together.

Overall, Hero is a solid story with great character development, and a good dose of chemistry that makes both of these characters relatable and enjoyable. Samantha Young’s story telling is flawless as usual, and I highly recommend this book to seasoned and new readers alike.

My Rating:  B, Liked It

About the Book:

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…

Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher:
NAL
Series:
stand alone
ISBN: #978-0451475602
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Format(s):
paperback (416 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Hero by Samantha Young

  • I’m listening to this right now, I caught in between really linking it it just OK. Mostly because it reminds me a bit of Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series, not that I didn’t enjoy those novels, I really did, but it goes against its originality. With that said, I really like the charters and the story line. I loved Samantha Young’s previous novels. I’m only on chapter 8 so will see, I’m definitely interested.

  • I am ALSO listening to this one now, I am definitely feeling the clone. And, I think her physical reactions a bit precocious.

  • Rummanah

    I enjoyed “On Dublin Street” and need to catch up with that series but I do like Ms. Young’s writing. I’ll see if I can find this one at my library and check it out.

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