Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ 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 . . . 

Samantha Young just has a way with characters that draws me in like no other author can! It’s not that they’re particularly complex but they draw you in and make you want to know more, no they make you neeeeeed to know more and this book was no exception!

I loved Alexa by the end of chapter one, she’s full of life and you can feel she’s no pushover and a funny gal to boot, but she’s sad and you find out why pretty quickly, her mum has passed away and the dad she’d always thought as her Hero has turned out to be the worst type of man, not only letting her down but leaving a trail of real devastation in his wake. 

Then enter Caine Carraway and although I was cautious, because lets face it uber hot, self made millionaire has been done to death, this story does give a little bit more, it has history, mystery and Samantha Youngs very own magic ingredient of characters that you’re rooting for from the off.

So Alexa & Caine meet entirely by accident, she alludes to their shared past, he indirectly gets her fired and this is where the shenanigans begin ~ Alexa begins her fight for survival and Caine begins his mission to make her miserable!

I’ve read some reviews that state Alexa was weak and a doormat and this is a classic example of how each reader gets something different from reading the same story, I thought she was gutsy, sassy, determined and had the measure of Caine long before he ever realised, she knew it was a game and she played that game well, Caine was such a Douche at times but to a degree he had reason and yes the plot was a little predictable but I got so lost in their journey none of that mattered, I laughed, I cried, I revelled in their cat & mouse game & their chemistry was HAWT!!!

These guys go on quite a journey, secrets are kept, shared & discovered, the writing was addictive and the secondary characters were amazing, I want Henry to get a book - loved him!!!

All in all if you’re a fan of this author then you will not be disappointed by this book, it’s got a little bit of everything for the NA lover and Caine will definitely be up there on the book boyfriend list!

4 Books Knocked off!

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: 

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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