New Release & Review: Hero by Samantha Young


The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

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…



Wow! I am not going to lie… this puts a who new twist on office romances. It starts out as anything but… but whew!

Alexa’s world has fallen apart. She has lost her mother, her father wants nothing to do with her and his family… well they don’t even acknowledge her existence. She is struggling to make it in the world and she knows that her job is all she has left. She knows she will survive. She just has to get through this photo shoot and she needs to get through this. She has no idea who they are photographing until she sees him standing there. Now all bets are off.

Caine Carraway sees the PA standing there. He can’t take his eyes off of her… but once the introductions are made and Alexa says what she needs to say, suddenly Caine is a different person… He doesn’t want a thing to do with her. She comes from bad blood and wants no part of that. Ultimately everything Alexa says to him costs her the last chance at her job. Was it worth the risk? She is quite the determined one. She didn’t get to say everything she had to say and now she is not going to back down. He needs to hear what she has to say.

But when she barges into Caine’s office demanding he get her the job back, he simply tells her “no.” But that is not acceptable. By the time she leaves he has agreed to call her boss and ask him to take her back. He has a lot of power and she knows if anyone can save her job, Caine is going to be the one to do it.

But the thing is, he can’t do it. But he feels bad enough that he wants to help her in some way. So he decides to hire her… oh… that is the beginning of the end for these two.

The sexual tension is insane from the beginning. But Alexa knows that Caine is just trying to get her back for all the wrong that her family has done to him. Not her, but her family. He works her harder and more than most, keeps her free time from her. Everything between these two gets more and more complicated, until one event and Caine cannot take it anymore.

Tempers flair, feelings are exposed and emotions are high. But when these two release all that pent up tension, this book explodes. When it’s hot, it’s off the charts… But Caine knows he can’t give Alexa anything more than something between the sheets. But for Alexa, it is already something more.

Can Caine look beyond Alexa’s family and let his guard down or is he so damaged that he will never see beyond the hurt and betrayal of her father? Will Alexa see her worth as more than just an assistant and friend with benefits? Will she see that she is worth more than everyone in her life has given her credit for?

This book just kept going and going. These two were in over their heads from the beginning but finding their way in the world with each other is going to take a lot from both of them. But can they do it? Will the fight for what they want be enough or will one end up walking away?

I loved this book and I couldn’t put it down. I wanted more. Following up on some amazing books by Samantha Young, I had high expectations for this. It did not disappoint.

Pick up your copy of Hero, the new book by Samantha Young Now!

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