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One thing I can say for Samantha Young is that she makes her female characters strong. Which for me is a big PLUS in a book. Having said that I think Alexa Holland was weaker than her past heroines have been but I still liked her. As for Caine Carraway... well he was your Rich, Hot, Bad Boy Boss! Scarred by his past and not willing to let anyone in. Which is the way we like them, right ladies? The story was ok... to some extent similar to many of the books out there now. So you might say then why did you give it 4 stars if you have heard it all before? Well... because even though I have read many books with this particular theme, Samantha Young's particular style of writing still makes it better then most and she is BRILLIANT in who she picks to narrate her books! Angelica Lee was perfect in her narration of this book and I truly believe that adds to the overall enjoyment of the book. If you are new to this author and you enjoy this book you need to read her On Dublin Street Series, it's amazing and once again the narration is fabulous.
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Their's was a love/hate relationship as Alexa and Caine's first meeting was disastrous and it didn't get much better after that as tensions, tempers and a life-altering shared family secret in their pasts, made their relationship very volatile. But there was high sexual tension between them and an explosive chemistry which came across so well with witty banter, moody melodrama and longing looks which took just one passionate kiss to ignite it into a frenzied affair.
But Caine, the handsome self-made billionaire, was a man who had secrets, kept a hard shell around his damaged heart and always professed he's never in it for the long haul. His jackass behaviour reached epic heights with Alexa however she was strong, feisty and caring and she saw beyond it all, understood him, loved him and hoped she might just be the one to uncover the real Caine if only he'd let her in rather than let her go.
Alexa and Caine were two great characters and the brilliantly written intense, emotional passion filled story had me sucked in as there was just the right balance between humor, drama, angst, sex, thrills, twists and heartache. Told from Alexa's POV by a narrator that created a mesmerising non-stop listen that kept me riveted until the very end.
Worth the credit? The characters evolved and the storyline built and built until it's climactic ending as it told of a love story that should never have worked but thankfully it did. So creditworthy..... oh yeah it was much much more than I ever hoped for.
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