Swoon Thursday #132 – Hero by Samantha Young

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Author: Samantha Young
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 3rd 2015
Hehe... this was an amusing read, I tell you! I loved Alexa and Caine. 
Here is their first real passionate moment. Enjoy!

“I didn’t mean … I just didn’t want you there. With him.”
And the shocks just kept coming. 
I sucked in my breath and then slowly exhaled. It isn’t possible … I didn’t think so, but … I took in the aspect of his dark gaze that hinted at another emotion besides anger. “You’re jealous?” 
The muscle in Caine’s jaw flexed. 
My heart started to slam against my ribs and I couldn’t seem to get control of my rapidly increasing breathing. With our eyes locked, our bodies touching, the heat around us blazing off the charts, I forgot where we were. I forgot everything but him. 
“Cai— ” 
He crushed his mouth over mine, swallowing my gasp of shock and excitement. His cologne, the heat of his skin, and the taste of him, hot and sharp … it all overwhelmed me as he gripped the back of my neck with one hand and slid the other down my stomach … He smoothed it down my hip and under my thigh.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 1625

My review can be found HERE!
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…
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  1. I read this one a while back. That Caine sure has his moments! Lol.

  2. Angela ReadingCaveMarch 12, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    There is something about a kiss when the guy smells good that makes my toes curl.

    My Swoon

  3. Hehe!! he certainly does! He was fun though.

  4. Uh huh! I loved that side of him!

  5. I'm with you! Always nice those types of kisses!

  6. Sexy Sexy Caine! This was such a hot read! I love the intensity and passion in the swoon you picked!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  7. I loved these two, they were such a fun couple to read about!

  8. Oohwee! It's suddenly warm in here! ;) Great swoon, Naomi. You're really tempting me...

  9. Mmmm... it was a sizzling one. Great chemistry, fun characters!!


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