Author: Samantha Young
Release Date: February 3, 2015
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 . . .
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.
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I think this is Samantha’s best work yet. And I loooove the On Dublin Street series. So this is a big statement for me!
Caine Carraway and Alexa Holland have grown up apart yet the same man helped change their lives irrevocably at a young age. Coming together as adults under pure chance, it was down to Caine to keep their association with one another going – not without complaint from Alexa. What happens next is the biggest to and fro of any couple I’ve read about. I won’t ruin anything for you readers but my God, I laughed, I cried, I scowled, I swooned and I damn well got hot and bothered reading this book.
Samantha’s writing is as flawless as it’s ever been and describes Boston and the scenes extremely well. It’s certainly made me want to visit Charles Street and Cambridge.
This story has everything you’d expect from a steamy book. I adored the characters and how they came together and grew as people. Effie is an amazing side character and meddler and I laughed so hard at some of the funnier scenes in the book.
I swear I spent the last 25% of the book in tears but the ending. That affected me the most. Having their story come to an end made me sad. I wanted to carry on reading about Lexie’s smart mouth and Caine’s witty and sarcastic retorts. It’s rare to find an outstanding standalone these days and this one affected me to the core. I’d give 6 stars if I could!
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 hasbeen 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.
‘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