I honestly couldn't put this book down. It kept me interested even though I wanted to smack Lexi sometimes for being too hopeful. I like the plot twist and the characters.
It's been a long time since I read a book I didn't want to put down - this was was one of them! The story was great, the characters strong and the writing was well done. Definitely recommend!
This book was one of the best I've read in a while. A lot of plot twists, dramatic characters and suspense. I recommend this to people that are looking for a good romance to read.
Loved this book. Read it as soon as it was out. Read it endlessly till the end non-stop as i couldn't put it down. Samantha Young is a great writer. She did it once again.
I was in the mood for a fun read so I started searching through the books I have and thought I'd pick up Samantha Young's latest book. I am so glad I did! While some of the book made me roll my eyes, I really liked the dynamic and romance between Caine and Lexie. If you like office romances, you should pick this one up. Alexa Holland is the granddaughter of Edward Holland, an heir to a diamond fortune and one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Though no one in the Holland family knows that Alexa is part of this famous family, except for her grandfather. Due to her father's secret affair with another woman that ended in her death, Edward cut him out of the family and in turn never acknowledged Alexa as their own. (Are you following that plotline? Bear with me.) Alexa is successful in her own right as the assistant to a world-famous photographer, but her boss fires her after a photo shoot with Boston's hottest bachelor, Caine Carraway, goes awry. Caine is part of Alexa's father's troubled past. The women who he was having an affair with was Caine's mother and he has always carried a grudge against them. So when Alexa revealed her last name to him, he went off and the whole photoshoot went to the crapper. Caine's outburst gets Alexa fired leaving her begging him to help her get her job back. He does one better. He offers her a job as his personal assistant but the catch is that Caine isn't exactly nice to her. Remember the Holland family grudge? Caine makes her life a living hell, making her all over the city, shopping for his groceries and breaking up with his lady friends. Alexa has had it with his jerky ways. And makes it known. But there's obviously more to Caine's less-than-nice ways. Underneath that resentment is carnal attraction and he finally lets it all out. The two start a secret sex-only affair. While a bit cliche, for some reason the romance part of the book worked for me. Yes, I could write an essay on how big of a jerk Caine was (most) times but I'll save my breath. I liked Caine's broodiness and Alexa's resolve to break through his emotional barriers. Towards the end Caine was a jackhole and I wanted to slap his across the face. But this book was entertaining and I liked it. Like I said earlier, I didn't like Caine and Alexa's shared history and family backstory. Not only was it confusing and hard to follow but it was over-the-top. I could have done without some of the dramatics in the end. Geesh. Check out Hero by Samantha Young when you're in the mood for a quick read with an office romance with plenty of steam! This one will be sure to hit the spot! 3 stars * I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Meg @Reading Books Like a Boss
Really enjoyed this book. I just wish it was a little bit longer. Shoulda made it into two books.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I literally couldn't put it down! Laugh, swoon, sigh.. Repeat! Samantha Young has completely outdone herself! Hero is the perfect blend of forbidden love meets tortured souls with a heavy dose of scorching hot sex. When Alexa Holland is introduced to Caine Carraway, she completely blows him away.. Only, its in the absolute worse possible way. Alexa's actions cause her to lose her job and she has no choice but to apologize and ask Caine for help. Caine singlehandedly holds the power to destroy her life, but uses the situation to his advantage and enact a little revenge. When his ploy backfires, their love/hate relationship evolves into more than he's bargained for.