Published February 3rd 2015 by NAL
Paperback, 416 pages
Series: Stand-Alone?Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: Erotic
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Recommanded for age 18 and older due to strong adult content and language.
Yay it's another Samantha Young book! The moment I saw her name, I knew I had to get my itchy fingers on it. It didn't help that most of my blogger friends had already read it and enjoyed it very much! Despite being slightly disappointed with the last On Dublin Street book, I still love Young's writing and took the leap into her new book Hero.
I am so glad that I did. Alexa and Caine were amazing. The chemistry was explosive. The bickering and interaction between these two characters had me hooked and involved until the end. Once I sunk my teeth into this book it was hard to let go. I found myself devouring pages after pages, until I was disappointed that it ended.
Alexa has a rough life. Her father was her hero until she discovered a shocking secret and that she and her mother are not his only family. When Alexa runs into Caine, who was affected badly by her father's secret and terrible past, she and Caine come off on a rocky start once he learns who she really is. Because of him Alexa loses her job, so Caine hires her in turn of hoping to make her hate him.
The hate turns into lust when the two find themselves drawn to each other and thus begins their hot and explosive affair.
I loved Caine, he was rough around the edges. He was a bit dark with attitude issues and mood swings. I have not read a lot of billionaire books, so this wasn't something that I was sick off. Behind all that rough wall that Caine puts up due to his own little secret, he is a really sweet person. He has a big heart and does charity work as long as his name is kept secret, and is really warm and loving towards his elderly neighbor that he sees as a grandmother figure. Thought his actions toward poor Alexa were a bit cruel and at times unjustified, I loved that Alexa was able to bounce back against his antics and stand her ground. She was determined, resilient, and had a great smart ass attitude. She really didn't want to give up on Caine no matter how hard he tried to push her away.
And the ending... I didn't see all that coming, but a bit of a twist of danger at the end was kind of fun and welcoming.
I admit. I didn't realize this was an erotic romance when I started the book, but that's okay because despite all the sex that I ended up skimming through most of, the story line was actually really good and engaging. I had a lot of fun with this one. Young can create a world of engaging characters that just leave you feeling a lot in the end and she has definitely achieved that with this book.