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Top Customer Reviews
Cover :-5 stars
Sex/steaminess :- 4 stars
Story line :- 5 stars
Characters :- 4 stars
Overall rating :- 4.5 stars
Personal rating :- 5 stars
Book Pairing:- M/F
Did it give me a book hangover :- Almost
Is this a review book or personal read :- Review read
Why I chose this book?
I was offered an arc in return for an honest review around release day.
What I liked about this book.
* The angst never left up.
* It didn't turn into a sappy romance.
What I didn't like about this book.
Would I read more from this author?
Would I recommend this book?
Yes to Dark Erotica readers.
Leighton was an unknown author to me but she has dazzled me with her writing and spin of the man you want to hate but can't.
I've never loved an anti hero so much and you will too. He does things that you'll hate, make you want to scream and shout without any explanation. He appears to be the bad guy, but is he?
Yes this book has a story line familiar from many comic books, brooding male, lots of money, a need to protect etc. but ask yourself why? Why does he do this? Why does he act like he does? Why can't he be open?
Buy it and I guarantee you'll want Hero for yourself for hours.
Take a superhero (the male lead), a dark one like Batman, but with true superpowers obtained with sci-fi treatments, wealthy, heir of scientists, with a huge house and a faithful butler, but imagine him bad, even bloody, often without control, taking pleasure in being evil, although in general (!) he is so only with the bad guys. In short, a character halfway between good and evil, definitely an anti-hero.
And then there is the female protagonist: the usual orphaned, penniless, messy, a wee bit naive (but only at the beginning) girl, but a tough, combative one, who has a real growth along the story.
Add to the mix a bit of Stockholm syndrome with lots of sexual abuse, and here’s "Hero".
The elements taken individually are already seen, but the combination is certainly original. The genre fades between erotic, dark romance and a bit of action, all well seasoned with a good dose of introspection. Unless you are frightened by the content (attention: the abuses once were properly reported in the description of the book, but now the alert has been deleted) and decide to read it, keeping in mind what to expect, well, you might appreciate it, especially since it’s a written well book (as far as my knowledge of English allows me to evaluate).
But let’s see the details. What’s so positive in this book to deserve five stars?
First of all, unlike other books of this genre, it has neither a prologue nor epilogue, which typically add nothing to the stories, so their absence is a blessing.
Then there is, as I said above, the originality in mixing elements creating something quite new.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved this book, different and dark. Will have to read the novella now.Published 4 months ago by jolancs
It's a lot like a dirty version of Batman.
Even down to the rubber outfit, butler and mansion!
It was cheesy in places - a lot of places but I did enjoy it!
Waste of time; boring and predictable. Has to have one of the most annoying 'heroines' ever; 'big fighter', 'tought talking gal' yeah right - boring!! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paly
Not what I expected. I was unsure when I brought this book but I'm glad I did. I'm not normally into dark stories but I just couldn't put it down.Published on 15 Jun. 2014 by eva
After all the great reviews I read. I thought this would be a great read, it reminded me of superman CLARK CABLE. Quite funny in places I am sure it was not meant to be funny. Read morePublished on 12 April 2014 by Savlon
I enjoyed this book, pleased to say that it is completely different to any story I have read which was very refreshing, the book has some pretty dark moments but definitely a... Read morePublished on 1 April 2014 by Quickie