Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blog Tour 'Hero' by Samantha Young

Today I’m really excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Hero’ by Samantha Young. Samantha Young is the NYT bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. ‘Hero’ is out NOW!!

About the Book:

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 . . . 

My Review:

From the very first moment I read about ‘Hero’ I couldn’t wait to start reading this one. This book sounded just so good and I also really loved the cover. Strangely this is the first book by Samantha Young I read. I’ve heard about this author of course but somehow I never got the opportunity to read a book by her before. So when the Little, Brown Book Group approached me about this book I got really excited.

In ‘Hero’ we meet Alexa Holland, a PA of a famous photographer. Alexa is having a hard time lately. Alexa learned her father wasn’t the hero she thought he was and sadly she also lost her mom through a terrible accident. Now all Alexa has is her work and her friend Rachel. But when Alexa meets Caine Carraway everything changes. Alexa knows what damaged Caine when he was just a little boy and she is determind to help him. But Caine doesn’t want anything to do with Alexa. But although Caine does everything to keep Alexa away from him, Alexa never gives up on him.

There are some books, when you know almost right away if you’re going to like them or not. This book is the perfect example of that fact. From the very first page I just knew that this book would be a new favorite for me. Right from the very first page I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading about Alexa and Caine. There chemistry was almost seeping through the pages and I just had to keep reading. This story is just so good and addicting I never wanted it to end. It really was that good.

The main characters Alexa and Caine are truly wonderful. I loved Alexa and her stubbornness towards Caine. I loved how Alexa just wanted to show Caine that she understood him and that didn’t have to be alone in the world. I was totally in awe of her strength and her persistence.
Caine was also a character I somehow immediately liked even though he wasn’t acting very likeable in the beginning. Somehow I just knew he would be totally dreamy and perfect if he would only just let Alexa in.

This book is passionate, hot, sexy, romantic and also really damn funny. The way Alexa stood up to Caine was just hilarious at times.
I would definitely recommend this book to other romance readers. This book is going on my favorite list. I loved it from the beginning until the end and there wasn’t one part I didn’t enjoy. This book was just WOW!!!

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: https://store.kobobooks.com/List/the-hottest-new-voice-in-romance-samantha-young/J-xrHY0rhcp8fAjSHjnPlQ

My Rating:


The Blog Tour:


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.

For more information about Samantha Young and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.

Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this book. 



  1. This book sounds so interesting..Loved your review Maureen..Going to add this book to my TBR :)

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. Thank you! This book was just so much fun. It will definitely not dissapoint you.
      Thanks for checking it out! ;)


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