Blog Tour & Review - Hero By Samantha Young



Published on 5th March 2015 
Paperback Original | £8.99
Available in eBook now

The explosive, emotional and unforgettable new romance from the NYT bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series

Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. 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 all-consuming 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 . . . 

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

My Review:
I was eagerly awaiting this book as I'm a big fan of Samantha Young's writing. I've devoured all her books so far and was intrigued by the blurb for this. Oh boy! I wasn't disappointed. I have to admit I would have read this book without the blurb or even the title as I really enjoy her writing.

Alexa is guilt-stricken over her father's past actions that have caused hurt to Caine Carraway. She is desperate to help him in a misguided belief that she can right her father's mistakes. Caine is not remotely interested in her 'rescue' attempt and is bitter about the past. He wasn't counting on the attraction that sparked between them and struggles with his own inner turmoil.

 Caine and Alexa are both well written, multi-faceted characters. The author always seems to write characters that you can connect with emotionally and can truly care about. Alexa is great. She's funny, smart and strong, but also a bit naive and has some self doubt issues. I liked her a lot because she was real. Caine was a bit more complicated but I still loved his character. A typical alpha male, there were times I wanted to shake him but I could still see where he was coming from. He could be harsh sometimes and almost cruel but underneath it could be endearingly sweet. I loved reading their interactions and how their relationship developed. Their attraction was sizzling. 

The secondary characters were also well written, believable and added extra depth to the book.

The story had lots of twists and turns with some suspense thrown in, but was also romantic and emotional too. It was all perfectly balanced though with nothing that seemed over the top or out of place. The writing was excellent with a plot to match. Samantha Young has a knack for pulling you so deeply into a story and the characters lives and thoughts that it blots everything else out. I can honestly say that her books stay with you for sometime after finishing. This was no exception. Ending this was a bit of a double edged sword. While I was eager to see how the story ended I was loathe to say goodbye to characters that had become almost like old friends.

I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it. If you haven't read Samantha Young's books then you've been missing out. She has a great storytelling talent that is a real gift.

I give this 5 super awesome stars. I would give it more if I could. I look forward to reading more from this author.

*ARC copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley*

Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles on the Kobo website here and on Amazon here.

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