5 Star Review: Hero by Samantha Young

Tuesday 20 January 2015
HeroHero by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Copy provided by the author, Netgalley & Little, Brown Book Group UK in return for an honest review.

HERO: Such a small, inconsequential word but which embodies a love story that is captivating, fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding. Caine and Alexa are two beautiful characters with sass, sex appeal, and unfortunately intertwined lives that have set them apart in the cruellest of ways but can they overcome their differences in order to be in the same room together let alone fall in love?

This book was, on the face of it, just another book about a billionaire businessman but let me tell you, it is so much more than that. Yes, Caine Carraway, is a self-made billionaire but peel away the layers of his personality and his past and you find a vulnerable man who finds it hard to believe in himself let alone others. Alexa Holland is the woman of his nightmares and after coming face to face with her at a photo shoot, he makes himself perfectly clear as to his thoughts about her. Deciding to destroy her life, as her father had done to him, little did he expect to find this determined woman in his office, with none other than his best friend, demanding that he calls her ex-boss for either her job back or to smooth the way so she can be employed elsewhere. What she doesn’t expect though is a job offer from Caine.

Caine’s motives are clear though and that is his wish to run her into the ground by working her around the clock and pressuring her with unreasonable demands. Alexa is no pushover though and soon Caine realises that she is a force to be reckoned with and one who won’t collapse under the weight of his personality. It’s not long before Caine and Alexa can’t resist each other’s sexual energy and the two start a relationship of nothing more than frequent, hot and life-altering sexual encounters.

The story continues with their pasts coming into their present and with Caine and Alexa fighting their feelings for each other although one is for a relationship and the other is firmly against it.

The supporting cast in this story is as enjoyable as well. From the enigmatic Henry Lexington, Caine’s friend, to his neighbour come, self-assigned grandmother, Effie.

This story was perfect and I didn’t want to stop reading it. It had the right amount of angst along with twists and turns and story complexities that I was 100% on board with it from start to finish. We get to live the lives of the social elite and to see the power they have to destroy each other’s lives through nothing more than boredom.

I’m sure fans of Samantha Young will love this book but if you haven’t read anything by her before, now is your chance. This is a standalone book with a HEA.

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