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FranJessca [at] Book Lovin' Mamas

A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  


I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

Currently reading

Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

4 moons - 'Hero' by Samantha Young

Hero - Samantha Young

Hero is the first book I've read from Samantha Young and I look forward to reading more books from her very soon. I have actually been meaning to read Samantha Young's books for a while, but my reading schedule has been hectic until now. I was excited to read Hero early because this type of book is one of my favorites to read. A sexy CEO who has made it even after his troubled past and the woman he tries to avoid but can't. The woman also has a trouble past, but she is determined to make it and she's also determined to help the CEO with his past.

Samantha Young had me continuously turning the pages from the minute I started reading Hero due to how the characters met in person. I swear I was on the edge of my seat because once the two characters met, I knew it was going to be a tension filled book.  The synopsis covers a little bit about what is expected, but in the story you go through a world wind of crazy tension (horrid and sexual) between the characters. Be prepared for lots and lots of tension…and of course lots and lots of sexual moments that are VERY heated.  (Is it getting hot in here?)

Caine Carraway had a rough life due to what happened to his parents and what ended up to him, but he made it through. Unfortunately, he holds a grudge against the person who put him in that predicament, when he was younger. Now, he's going to face off with the daughter of the man who ruined his life and he's going to make her pay for what her father did. Although, Alexa has her own hatred for her father and what he did, but it won't stop her from making things right. She is about to work for Caine and he's going to be difficult to her. VERY difficult….but Alexa is going to challenge him as well.  =)

Hero is all in Alexa's point of view, which I wish I could've been in Caine's head for a little bit during the story. I would have loved to read his point of view of what was happening, especially with the one secret that was revealed towards the end.

The only thing that really bothered me was Alexa letting everyone walk over her, especially her family. She just wants to feel loved and wanted and she couldn't even get that with her family. The ending of what happened irked me a bit with her family too…but the ending with her and Caine was amazing. Those two needed happiness.

This is a standalone, so there is no cliffhanger at the end or anything. I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy the contemporary erotic romance genre. Readers that enjoy reading books with sexy damaged CEOs in them, and a female character who is willing to do anything to fix the damaged CEO while fixing herself.

I give this book 4 full moons and look forward to reading again and again in the near future.

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2015/02/03/arc-review-hero-by-samantha-young