*Book Review* Hero by Samantha Young

Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: UK Paperback
Pages: 416
Published: 5th March 2015
Publisher: Piatkus
Source: Publisher for Review
Genre:  Romance
Shelfability:  Acquire

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…

Samantha Young is without a doubt one of my favourite authors. I adore her "On Dublin Street" Series. So of course I jumped at the chance to review her new book. However, even though I did enjoy it I just felt it didn't have the same pull that her other books have.

Hero is a very intense read. And very fast paced once I got into it. I found myself struggling to get into the story at beginning but once I got around the 50 page mark I was completely hooked onto the story.

Alexa and Caine are two characters that have had a tough life but they don't let it stop them getting what they want. I am on the fence when it comes to our two main characters. At times the both come across has very hard working individuals who are very head strong. Yet at other times they irritated me. They come across to me as a little immature considering their age. Together though? My God! They are intense and captivating and god damn sexy as hell!!

The story itself, as mentioned above took me a while to get into but after I did I was completely drawn into the story. I found myself needing to know more and more about these characters and their background. Some times I find the back story of a character the most intriguing part. Knowing what makes them tick and why they are the way they are is just fascinating.

Hero is a very good read and perfect for those who like an intense romance with plenty of sexy times! I am one of those people who like intense relationships that aren't perfect. It comes across more real to me. The build up in the story is fantastic and really grips the reader. However, I will admit I found the ending just a little bit rush. As I was reading I could sense the build up to something big, it was exciting and thrilling but then all of sudden it was over and just felt a little anti climatic to me.

If you are a fan of Samantha Young then this is a must read!! I am not sure if it's a stand alone or part of series but either way it's a must read. Packed with steamy romance, awesome characters and a gripping storyline.  

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 and the Amazon Store HERE

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