Thursday, 19 February 2015

Miniviews #21: Hero & More Than Comics

Hero by Samantha Young
Publisher: NAL
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Pages: 416
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5
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No secret that Young is one of my favourite NA authors. She knows how to produce the brain candy with fantastic banter and sexual tension. And Hero is easily my favourite of her books to date. Not my favourite of her couples, because let's face it, no one can beat Liv and Nate. But the book as a whole is the best. Hero starts as one of those hate to love relationships. Alexa's asshole of a father ruined Caine's life. Although Alexa and Caine have never meet before the start of Hero. Alexa knows what happened. Once Caine learns Alexa's last name his face just shuts down. This wouldn't be a romance novel if the story was just left there. Alexa is a pretty strong women. She doesn't let Caine shut down their conversation there. She marches into his office and tells him what's what. Which leads to him offering her a job out of pity. Their interactions provide so many LOLZ. Caine is a bit of an alpha male complex. He's a very successful, rich business man. Bit of a player. Who just gets his way and doesn't let anyone in. That is until Alexa shows up. She's feisty and sassy. He may be boss man but that doesn't stop her being snarky and pushing herself into his life. Like I mentioned, the sexual tension is hot. They both think that wanting each other shouldn't really be possible. But there you have it, the heart wants what the heart wants. Plus their both pretty much on their own. No family. It's easy for them to provide that family feel for each other. Well when Caine is in the mood to open up. Alexa and Caine are fantastic, but so are their friends. Just great supporting cast. Which isn't surprising as all Young's previous books show how great she is at keeping MC's friends in the picture. I'm not sure if Hero is going to be another companion series. But I really hope so. Love to get more of Alexa and Caine and see some of their friends find love too.


More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2015
Pages: 163
Series: Chasing the Dream #2
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5/5
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I was quite excited to see More Than Comics pop up on Netgalley. More Than Music may not have been my absolute favourite, but it was enjoyable. Plus after reading it and getting to know a bit about Hector I wanted to see him fall in love and learn more about his past. So that's what More Than Comics is about Hector and his co-author, Tara. Tara and Hector may have been pretty good friends for the past three years, but they've never actually meet in person. Until now. At Comic Con. Their first graphic novel has just been published and they're at Comic Con to market it. Upon finally meeting there is instant sparks. But that doesn't really surprise Hector as he's loved Tara for most of their friendship. Of course he's never told her that. Tara is a girl that is always in a relationship, plus they live on opposite coasts. Anyhow, More Than Comics spans the 4 days of Comic Con. Which makes it quite nerdy. Which sits well with me being the super nerd I am. More Than Comics started off pretty strong. Tara is trying to deal with meeting Hector, a person she knows so well, and the instant sparks and attraction she felt for him. Hector's past makes it really hard for him to want to trust love again as well as how are him and Tara supposed to sustain a long distance relationship. So obviously he's very conflicted. Which makes him come off as quite a bit of a jerk. Especially after they have sex and he tells her it's just sex for him. Should really re-think those words, Hector. When Tara is offered the chance to move to LA, her first thought is that that means her and Hector could be together. That's a no no. Girl, never base a decision on a boy. It's good that Hector shuts her down and says it's her decision to make. And I liked that Tara realized that it really should be and that she needs to learn to be an independent women. Some time outside of a relationship is a good thing.
Unfortunately the last bit of the book fell flat. I think one problem being that this was a short book, just over novella size. A few more chapters to get to know Tara and Hector a bit more would have been helpful. Also the dialogue went towards the cheesy and simple side. Overall though I really enjoyed seeing Hector and Tara make their way through Comic Con and their feelings.

Happy reading!

Brittany

2 comments:

  1. I want to read Samantha Young's books! I've heard such great things about them and this one sounds fantastic. As for More Than Comics I'm so sold on it the whole Comic Con premise I couldn't really focus on anything else. They both sound so fun! Adding to the ol' TBR!

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  2. I really want to try Samantha Young's books, and that's about 99% to do with all your reviews for her books. I need some more NA in my life, I've mostly just read Colleen Hoover.

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