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Hero by Samantha Young quickly sucks you in and doesn't let you go until the very last page.

I don't know why it took me a little bit of time to get through the first two chapters, but after that I could not put the book down. I stayed up all night just to finish it. Hero is gripping, thrilling, steamy, and romantic - fitting all the qualifications of a good romantic suspense novel.

While the plot felt familiar and predictable, Young was able to give it her own twist which still left me guessing and surprised me at every turn. She knew very well what she was doing.

Alexa Holland idolized her father, he was her hero, but that was all before she learned the truth. Meeting Caine had the worst timing, but she knew she had to help someone else that was damaged by her father's secrets. However, Caine won't make that easy, and he really wants nothing to do with Alexa or her family,

Everything that could keep Alexa and Caine a part happens, yet they still come together. I felt like Alexa was strong on her own two feet, and compared to other characters in similar situations she handled everything well. Caine was a little predictable, but he was still enjoyable and lovable.

The predictability of the plot, and characterization of Caine dropped this one for me from a 5 star to a 4, but it is still worth the read!

Overall, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Samantha Young, or the Romantic Suspense genre.

Book Blurb for Hero

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 her mother and she 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....

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.00