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Hero

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Book 13 in the USA Today Bestselling Impossible Series—Can be read as a standalone.

A man with a broken heart…
The agony of losing the woman I love to another Dominant has left me dead inside. Over the last two years, sex has become my drug of choice to cope with the loss. I know I’m too broken to ever love again, but that won’t stop me from trying to fuck my pain away.

A wom
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Coco.V
Mar 29, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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💝 FREE on Amazon today (3/29/2018)!💝

Blurb:
A new standalone romantic suspense novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Sykes

Dex…
After losing the love of my life, I don’t have a heart left to give anyone. So when my friend tries to set me up with BDSM romance author Chloe Martin, the only answer I can give is hell no. Unfortunately for me, Chloe is also a journalist working a story on the Latin Kings, and my boss orders me to protect her while she carries out her research. But she’s so reckle
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Siobhan
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hero is the thirteenth book in the Impossible series by Julia Sykes, and I’ve been eager for this one since I was first introduced to Dex. I’ve adored him as a side character, leaving me with high hopes for his story.

As always, Julia Sykes had me hooked throughout. Hero gripped me from the very start, and I could not get enough of it. Although it was a bit slower than other books in the series and the suspense was nowhere near as intense, the emotional connection I had to the story was just as s
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4 My Hero Stars ~

Hero is the first Julia Sykes book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was drawn to this book because of the subject of BDSM, but I was also sucked in because of the blurb.

I have to admit I thought this book would have a little more mystery/suspense built into the storyline, but that really wasn’t the case. She did add some of those elements but I guess for my personal taste I would’ve liked a l
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
4.5 Hero Stars

ARC Received in exchange for an honest review

Okay I don't read a lot of BDSM Books. And I don't think I had a good experience with it from a previous book. But my philosophy is always don't knock it till you try it. So I gave this one a try. And it was good.

My Chloe:


Chloe went through a traumatic experience with her ex husband and has since just been celibate. No sex at all. But since she's an author for BDSM Novels she has to do some research. So she visits the BDSM Clubs and has
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Hannah
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC REVIEW

This is my first Julia Sykes book, and while I was a bit hesitant to start especially since this is book 13 of the series, I was happy to discover that it really didn't matter. There was a brief sums up of what had happened previously just enough to fill you in on whats important and to tease you with wanting to go back and read the previous books. The overall story was okay, it concentrated more on the seduction of Chloe. I enjoyed the BDSM and eroticism of the book, it was very well
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Janja
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not bad read but for me somewhat lost somewhere. I didn't fell the click between Chloe in Dex and to be true i didn't even like Chloe character. ...more
Jennifer
Got this one free, and no I haven't read the first twelve books. It's a stand alone with what I am guessing are the peeps in previous books. When it was good, it was very good. When it was bad it wasn't much. I didn't really see the chemistry between them. ...more
Kim
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle Austin
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Title:Hero - Book 13, Impossible
Author:Julia Sykes
Series:Impossible Series
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewer:MAustin
Release Date:6-20-16
Genre(s):Dark Erotica
Page Count:250
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5stars out of 5
Blurb:

A man with a broken heart…
The agony of losing the woman I love to another Dominant has left me dead inside. Over the last two years, sex has become my drug of choice to cope with the loss. I know I’m too broken to ever love again, but that w
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Melissa Mendoza
Title: Hero
Author: Julia Sykes
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre(s): Dark Erotica
Page Count: 250
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Dex…
After losing the love of my life, I don’t have a heart left to give anyone. So when my friend tries to set me up with BDSM romance author Chloe Martin, the only answer I can give is hell no. Unfortunately for me, Chloe is also a journalist working a story on the Latin Kings, and my boss orders me to protect her while she carries out her re
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Dayreader Reviews
Wow…just wow! This was my first Julia Sykes read and let me say that it was so freaking hot I could not contain my excitement from my husband! I have read a BDSM before but Ms. Sykes wrote this book in such an amazing way that left me feeling everything Dex wanted Chloe to feel. Ms. Sykes had some twists along with the drama of Chloe and her life. I was overwhelmed with the characters in this book I had to finish it as soon as possible, and it only took me about half a day. Even after reading th ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
I was surprised by this book by Ms. Sykes. It is technically a well written book as far as grammer, sentence structure etc., but I felt like the trope was a little immature. I think the premise that an entire FBI field office would be into BDSM is relatively unbelievable. Private security firm, yes. Government agency? No. Letting a romance writer in on pertinent details to a federal investigation? No.
Chloe and Dex are a believable enough couple to have a relationship, but I felt like the storyli
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Tracey
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so hot and steamy you will definitely need a glass of cold water around to cool you off I love Dex he is so freaking awesome this story was great
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
The author has definitely saved her best hero until last. Dex is such a sweet and nerdy hot alpha male! I loved him. I also loved Chloe, she was the most un-submissive submissive but not bratty or annoying.

These two made such a wonderful pair and I was totally rooting for them throughout. They were two damage halves that came together and made one beautiful whole. Their chemistry is amazing and there are some super hot scenes in this, although they are quite tame, BDSM-wise, compared to many oth
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Courtney ~ bookishcourtney
Damn, either I'm just awesome at jumping into series way too late in the game or Amazon needs to recommend the first book in the series first :P

This story was awesome, and I absolutely adored Chloe. I want to be Chloe, phenomenal romance author, forever curious. #lifegoals

I'm so glad that I found another great BDSM romance author to add to my favorites (Cherise Sinclair and Measha Stone being the top two).

Anywho, now it's time to go read all of Julia's backlist. Toodles!
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Katie Pedersen
This one didn't wow me, but it's gotta be because I'm burnt out on this series. I didn't want to take a break and forget all the details of the interlocking characters, so I pushed through the whole series. All in all, I enjoyed Dex and Chloe's story. It had a nice blend of BDSM, action, suspense, angst and romance. I loved that Dex was on the nerdy side at his roots. It was enjoyable for sure. I'm curious if Sam will get her own book. Part of me hopes she does! ...more
Melinda Kaye
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! I'd like to go back to the beginning to meet the other characters and get their stories now! The H and h were both strong characters with some emotional damage. I liked how they interacted together, and grew towards each other. I liked that the H came full circle and I think each of them is stronger for their new connections. ...more
DrG53
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Wow a really really really hot story

Omg Hero is an awesome story about the BDSM world/Lifestyle, but Dex and Chloe make this story an awesome experience to read
Kathlene Coady
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it

I love it. Must read book. You will be ready to jump into boo and play with them. Or have your own kind of play. I can't wait to read more from her. Xoxo
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Jen Bortz
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would read 100 books about Dex. 😍
Susan
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ❤️ This book. These characters were amazing.
Victoria
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
The Smutbrarians
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Overall -3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Hmmm....so I am really sitting here scratching my head trying to think of how I want to say what I think. First off, the sex scenes...Intense, hot and it made me want to go to sex club...immediately. The plot left me confused and wanting more of a storyline that didn't jump all over and leave me a non believer of the plot.

Dex is a FBI agent by day and a Dom by night...and it seems all the guys i
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Tajana
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steamy, sexy, hotness!!!!!! Dex and Chloe are sooooo hot. Oh my goodness, I devour this book, I could not put it down, neither could I get enough of two of them.
Chloe is reporter and romance book writer. She is working on the research for her drug dealing story and also want to find out about BDMS lifestyle for her book research. So she ended up in NYPD unit with Kennedy's team. She meets Dex in Decadence BDSM club. Dex, well Dex is Dex. Hot, sexy, dominating, but also soft and carrying. He is
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Sharon
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hero by Julia Sykes

Designation: Book 13 in a series – can be read as a standalone

WOW! So I’ve only read one other book in this series and it didn’t grab my attention like this one. Chloe is visiting New York to shadow the FBI to research the Latin Kings for a story. The shock is that a good portion of the FBI team play at a BDSM club and it turns out that Chloe is not only a journalist, but romance author on the side. So to make her stories authentic, she takes the opportunity to do ‘research’ a
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I absolutely love BDSM books and no one does them better than Julia Sykes! As one of my favorite authors, it's always a no brainer to read her next book. I was so happy to see Dex finally meet his one.
Dex is a sexy-as-sin FBI agent and Dom at club Decadence. After losing the love of his life to another, he swears off anything than play in the club as his sexual fix. When he meets Chloe there's instant chemistry there but he vows to keep an emotional distance. He will not put his heart on the lin
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Rachael
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this ARC In exchange for an honest review*

This wasn’t my first book by Julia Sykes, but it has been a while since I’ve picked dup one of her books. I regret the long delay now, having read Hero. This book was pretty intense and had lots of drama, suspense, and tons of smoking hot chemistry between our two main characters, Chloe and Dex.

In Hero, we meet Chloe. She has just fled from her husband after he attacked her and is starting a new life in the big city. She is a journalist and
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Christina's Bookshelf
We met Dexter Scott many, many books ago. Since meeting him Julia has wripped out our hearts, stomped on the shattered remains, and has left us needing an HEA for Dex.

If you've followed the series you know that Dex by this time is only the shell of a man. Alive, but not living.

Chloe is an aspiring jounalist by day and romance writer by night. She too is a shell of a woman in an entirely different way. Because of a heinous act by someone in her past she is currently celebate. She performs scene
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Victoria Wilson
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm
**Advanced Copy in exchange for an honest review.**

This is another great book from Julia Sykes. I'm a huge fan of this series. So happy that Dex is finally getting the happily ever after he deserves.

Dex is a tough FBI agent, sexy Dom, and sweet nerdy gamer all wrapped up in one gorgeous package. After losing the woman he loved to another man, he's struggled with how to move on.

Chloe is a talented journalist and BDSM romance novelist. She's worked hard to build up her careers and her life while d
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Julia Sykes is a USA Today bestselling author of edgy, emotional romance. When she's not writing, she's usually reading.

Other than reading, her obsessions include iced coffee, unicorns, charcuterie, aged Manchego cheese (or any cheese, really), fancy dresses, and all things Harry Potter.

Originally from South Carolina, Julia now lives in her adopted, beloved home of York, England. Most days, you ca
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