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Read reader ↠ Hero by Samantha Young ´ Paperback Ô 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 AffairOnly 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 againThe emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street seri 4 starsThis could have been an easy 5 stars for me but I had to knock off a star because of the hero's actions which to me was just too much More on that later First I'm gonna break down what worked for me The chemistry between Alexa Holland and Caine Carraway is off the charts hot The push and pull between them is so strong The two of them cannot be in the room with each other without fireworks going off despite Caine's obvious dislike for Alexa Speaking of Caine's dislikethey share a convoluted family history which colors Caine's attitude towards Alexa at the very beginning That said his attraction to her is also palpable Love and hate never looked this hot Seriously I had to pause and fan myself the first time they got together It was that hot And Ms Young certainly knows how to write an emotionally packed love scene Another thing I liked about this book was Alexa I don't always agree with her decisions And there were times that I wanted to tell her Girl give up already Have some respect ButI couldn't call her a doormat either because I think Ms Young did a phenomenal job giving me her back story I do however think she's a people pleaser and she tries to win the affection of the people around her Which brings me why I couldn't give this a five Caine Look I am a very forgiving reader when it comes to heroes who fuck up and fuck up bad I am also forgiving toward heroes who run hot and cold throughout the book ButCaine rejected Alexa too many timestoo many I could handle once and even twice if I'm feeling generous buthe did it thrice if you discount the other times he was being horrible to her Again I could have easily forgiven that but his reason for acting like an ass was a bit lame really I could understand if he pushed her once but he did it too many times What saved me from giving this even a lower rating was the fact that you can totally see how much he loves her already His actions when he allowed himself to actually give in was really sweet And not just towards Alexa either but towards the very few people who he allowed to let into his heart Despite those issues I could not put this book down The chemistry and connection between Caine and Alexa kept me flipping the pages until the very end Plus it didn't hurt that I got an HEA tied in a pretty bow at the end either So yes I enjoyed this book than I got annoyed by it A testament really to Samantha Young's engaging writing style which always works for me ARC courtesy of NAL via NetGalley

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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 Ale 35 stars I love that Samantha Young writes stories that are than just romance they always have something special With Hero it had that combination of angst suspense humor and the perfect amount of steaminess It was one of those books that had a hero you loved to hate at times but usually they are my favorite type of guysAlexa Holland is an assistant to a popular photographer Her life has changed majorly in the last few months When she first meets Caine Carraway things don’t go as planned Alexa has amends to make with Caine He won’t hear her out and ends up getting her fired from her job Which leads her to becoming his PA Even though she knows this job will be rough it’s her way of letting Caine get to know the real her She’s not just a Holland She’s Alexa Getting Caine to see me for who I really was was proving difficult than I had first thought Caine does everything in his power to make Alexa’s life difficult But underneath all that he is immensely attracted to her You can just feel the sexual tension radiating between them both When if finally combusts wow I love the office type romance and the lovehate relationships and it just made the sex that much hotter I loved watching Caine and Alexa’s relationship grow Before long Caine really started to see her Not as Alexa Holland but Alexa Just Alexa Their relationship had so many complicated aspects It had a lot of seriousness to it family secrets etc but I loved how it was laced with humor as well Alexa and Caine made me laugh out loud than onceAlexa was the type of heroine I love The kind that doesn’t back down doesn’t take any crap She’s strong and determined and it’s the only way she is able to break down Caine’s walls Caine is a broken man He’s spent a lot of his life not letting many get close and holding on to the past He has secrets and he doesn’t feel worthy of love Alexa is able to help with that Hero was an enjoyable read for me I really liked both characters the direction the story took the banter between the characters and of course the smoking hot sex scenes The secondary characters Effie and Henry were also fantastic I love Samantha Young’s writing style her books always have this great flow to them I can see this being a 5 star read for a lot of people Honestly as much as I enjoyed it it just didn’t hit my love buttons I would definitely recommend it 3 “You’re the one real think in my life right now You should know I don’t want to let that go” ARC kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Hero by Samantha YouXa must help himCaine 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 4 45 starsI had a blast reading this book It’s got the perfect mix of steam angst and humor and the writing was extremely addicting I couldn’t put the book down I honestly believe it’s one of those books where it doesn’t matter what mood you’re in – you could pick it up anytime and be easily swept away by the captivating story and charming characters But at the same time I want to warn you to not go in with any expectations that this’ll be like the On Dublin Street books because it’s not and that’s a good thing This one’s a fun sexy yet at times emotional enemies to lovers office romance that just about had a little bit of everything sprinkled in the story and is a winner for meSo a little bit about the storythe heroine Alexa Holland is an assistant to a famous photographer and in one of those shoots meets the hero Caine Carraway an aloof CEO who shares a twisted and messed up past with her A tiny altercation happens and before you know it Alexa is fired from her job and becomes Caine’s personal assistant Frankly I struggled a little with this first part of the story as I didn’t uite understand the motivations behind their actions – especially Alexa’s – but the I read the I started to get itBecause she’s the only one who knows what it’s like to have her father destroy not only her family but Caine’s as wellthat kind of similarity between them gives them a bond and as much as he dislikes her and is reluctant to admit it Caine knows that fact well too From this moment on everything I read was 5 star book material I love that even though Caine was a mega jerk to her Alexa took it all in stride and wasn’t easily intimidated by him and had counterattacks of her own There’s an underlying attraction there but it’s not acted upon immediately love that Instead I got to read how a genuine camaraderie developed between the two first and it was so fun to see them banter Seriously I lost count the number of times I laughed The romance and the steam gradually built up from all that and when it did blow up it was explosive One thing I can always count on this author to do is write scorching HOT sex scenes and she delivered again hereThen the story took a turn down angst road and for those that know my book tastes you know that angst scares the crap out of me I like to hurt when I read but not too much you know? And I have to say I adored the pushpull dynamic Alexa and Caine had here Any and all drama wasn’t over the top yet it was completely believable because of their intertwined pasts and loads of baggage they were each carrying They both settled into a friends with benefits relationship and it both warmed and stabbed at my heart to see them struggle with their growing feelings for each other Caine pushed Alexa pulled and the cycle repeatedThere was a lot of tension between the two but not to the point where it was frustrating and the main reason is Alexa She’s persistent know what she wants and will make the effort to get it in this case it’s Caine I’m a huge sucker for strong minded heroines and she embodied that sentiment perfectly There’s actually a duality to her character – she’s a people pleaser yet she won’t let their demands get the best of her either It’s not to say Caine was a total layover because he wasn’t – he was dominant and aggressive when need be but also had a layer of vulnerability he showed Alexa And together they burned up the sheets But they’d also have the sweetest and most meaningful conversations too I could really tell that they were two characters that complemented each other perfectlyBy the time I got to the final uarter of the book I was a little surprised with a certain plot twist It wasn’t bad at all and it actually added a suspenseful uality to the story but it just felt out of the blue I had a disconnect with the plot there simply because it was unexpected One thing I have to mention is that this author writes such realistic stories Her characters may be rich and famous but they have the same problems just like the average person does If anything her stories reminds me that birds poop people fart and not every sex position works on the first try LOL Things I usually nit pick about I don’t have the urge to in this book The small issues I did have were minor and in no way derailed me from enjoying the story The sizzling chemistry the witty banter the laugh out loud hilarious scenes and of course the romance were all well done I only wish there was Hero is an adult contemporary romance standalone unrelated to this author’s other books ARC provided by Penguin Intermix via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review