Friday, January 23, 2015

ARC Review: Hero by Samantha Young

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…

5 Amazing Stars

I couldn't stop. Stayed up late reading, woke up reading, read on the way to work, read at work, read on the way home and now... I'm sad I'm done reading this fantastic book!

Throughout this book, I loved Caine. Then I hated Caine. Then I loved him even more at the end. He is an arrogant ass, but there is something about him that made him a Hero to me. 

Alexa (aka Lexie) lived a life full of secrets and it entwined with Caine and his past. I loved her character--even though her family life sucked, she was always determined to make things in her life right. She knew what she want and didn't let others get in her way. Determined to make things right and the pull she has with Caine, she gets in his face. But Caine wants nothing to do with her--that's until he decides he wants her (ok--he doesn't admit to it then!).

Caine and Lexie's affair was a constant back and forth. When I thought they were on a path of a HEA, Caine would just come back as the cold-hearted SOB and just push her away. This entire book, I was on edge on  how he would react--he was quite the moody one! 

Caine had secrets and knew that getting involved with Lexie wasn't going to be forever. Even though she tried to push him to let her in. 

Hero is another hit by Ms. Young. It's filled with plenty of passion, steam, angst, heartbreak and suspense. Caine Carraway is one "hero" to be added to my ever growing list of book boyfriends. And the epilogue is truly swoon-worthy and warms your heart!

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