Monday, 16 March 2015

Blog Tour: Hero by Samantha Young; Review

Author: Samantha Young
Release Date: 5 March 2015
Publisher: Piatkus

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… 

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Man, oh man. Alexa and Caine were never going to have an easy romance. Alexa's father ruined Caine's family, and his life, with one major act of cowardice. When Alexa learns of this, her illusion of the man her father is shattered and it leaves her riddled with guilt and insecurities. When she sees Caine at her work, she goes to him and tells him who she is (or rather who she's the daughter of)...and he gets her fired. Then decides to hire her as his PA. Let the drama commence...

Alexa was a really fun heroine in a lot of ways. She wants to show Caine that she's nothing like her father, and she bears his callousness with patience and determination. She's also pretty sassy and understands Caine better than he thinks, which is why I think she can bear so much of his attitude in the beginning. Unfortunately she does take hit after hit (not literally!) from Caine and I think she should have taken a final stand about his behaviour a lot sooner, rather than just waiting for him to change.

Caine is broody and a ruthless businessman who has created an empire from nothing. His past just makes him more determined, but he's cold and distant from most of the world. Caine's moodiness hides a lot of pain, and I am a sucker for a damaged, tortured hero. Even if he can act like a total ass on multiple occasions.

Sparks fly immediately between these two damaged souls and there's a mountain of obstacles that the two must surpass in order to find happiness together. It's totally worth the rocky journey though, and I was just so freaking happy that Alexa's patience held out and she could reach Caine's heart.
The last few chapters of this book had me on tenterhooks and there was some suspense and plenty of surprises to keep me enthralled. It kept me reading far too late into the night because I just had to finish this tempestuous and passion-filled romance!

*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest opinion. Thank you!

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.
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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Praise for Samantha Young:
‘This steamy romance is mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good’ Closer
‘Ridiculously incendiary chemistry.’ Dear Author
‘A true gift for storytelling’ Daily Record
‘Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip the last page’ Under the Covers

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