Villain (Hero, #1.5) by Samantha Young

Villain (Hero, #1.5)

The sexy and emotional companion novella to the New York Times bestselling romance Hero. Nadia Ray is not just a broadcast meteorologist. She’s Boston’s morning television It Girl. Successful and independent, she’s put a past she’s ashamed of behind her and is forging a future she can be proud of. However, when her new boss discovers her secret he blackmails her, intent on using Nadia’s popularity to make them the number one morning sho...


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TitleVillain (Hero, #1.5)
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance
Rating

Reviews Villain (Hero, #1.5)

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    1970-01-01
    4 stars!! “I acted like my story deserved a hero. But only a heroine deserves a hero. And I wasn’t a heroine. I couldn’t be. The truth was in someone else’s story… I was a villain.” Villain is the story of Nadia, a broadcast meteorologist. When her boss blackmail’s her into doing some deep digging into a wealthy man, his best friend Henry decides to fight back. Sparks fly, and hatred of each other evolves when Nadia and Henry rea...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    1970-01-01
    4 STARS I acted like my story deserved a hero. But only a heroine deserves a hero. And I wasn’t a heroine. I couldn’t be. The truth was in someone else’s story … I was a villain. Now it's been a hot minute since I read Hero, but it took me no time at all to dive right back into this world. As the fun-loving, easy going, and quick with a smile best friend and business partner to the growly and grumpy Caine, I wasn't sure how Henry would ...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    1970-01-01
    ❤4.5 lovely stars ❤Such a beautiful, emotional , fun and fast paced story.I enjoyed Villain so much.I adored Nadia and Henry, they were perfect for each other!Intense,passionate and raw.The character development was perfect even though it was a short story, but Samantha managed to make me love it so much and make me have feelings throughout the story.I devoured it and even though I knew it was a novella I wish we had more.If you are a fan of ...
  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    1970-01-01
    Villain was a delicious, fast pace and sexy story between Henry Lexington & Nadia Ray. I enjoyed their banter, the way they act when they are together was genuine and the attraction is very much present.I always need to be in a certain state of mind when I read a novella. I know that the story and thus the love story will be more insta-love than detailed. Here, as this story is very much linked to Hero and what's happening, I failed to remember s...
  • Betul
    1970-01-01
    **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**"There was something deeply wrong with me that I could be attracted to a man I didn't even like."I usually don't read a lot of novellas, because it's too short for me to really enjoy it. However Samantha Young did such a great job in telling a complete story in a limited amount of pages. I enjoyed Hero a lot, so I was pretty excited to get my hands on Villain. I think the title does great justice t...
  • Shayna
    1970-01-01
    Samantha Young continues to blow me away! VILLAIN was an ADDICTIVE, SEXY, and EMOTIONAL romance that left me with a HUGE SMILE on my face! This enemies-to-lovers type romance gave me ALL THE FEELS and had me swooning, laughing, and blushing from head to toe! I absolutely LOVED this delicious and entertaining novella! “What? No. We don’t need to have lunch or go to a ball together.”“No lunch dates, no date to the ball, no penis for you. ...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    1970-01-01
    HERO was one of my favorite reads a few years ago, and I remember wanting Nadia and Henry's story so bad, and now we finally have it! Samantha Young doesn't disappoint – I adored their novella. Full review to come!Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    1970-01-01
    3.5 STARSSo full disclosure here, it's been a while since the release of Hero, so I couldn't remember a whole lot of detail from that book or the side characters who'd inevitably be the central characters in this novella. So rather than backtracking and trying to refresh my memory, I went into Villain as if it were a standalone. As Villain evolved, the details of Hero did come back to me. But moral of the story, you can totally read Villain by it...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    1970-01-01
    I had to do a little re-read of HERO before I started VILLAIN. I couldn't remember much (#Booksalzheimers!) - but don't worry, you don't need to know HERO to understand this novella. BUT, Henry was already mucho adorable in HERO! So you might want to read it first ;) It's a really great love story. Caine and Alexa are soo adorable!VILLAIN starts with our heroine Nadia at work. She's a broadcast meterologist and now finally happy in a good job at ...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    1970-01-01
    I had to do a little re-read of HERO before I started VILLAIN. I couldn't remember much (#Booksalzheimers!) - but don't worry, you don't need to know HERO to understand this novella. BUT, Henry was already mucho adorable in HERO! So you might want to read it first ;) It's a really great love story. Caine and Alexa are soo adorable!VILLAIN starts with our heroine Nadia at work. She's a broadcast meterologist and now finally happy in a good job at ...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    1970-01-01
    I went into this novella with no expectations and holy shite, I had no idea how freaking sexy this story would be - talk about lady boner! Henry Lexington is very lush indeed!Nadia is a broadcast meteorologist (weather presenter) on breakfast television and has quite the following. In an effort to lift the ratings even more, her slimey boss wants to cash in on her popularity but Nadia is not willing to agree with his proposal so he pulls out the ...
  • Badass Bloggettes
    1970-01-01
    Samantha Young I love you, no matter what you write you continually amaze me and make me fall in love with your charactersI was so delighted to be asked to read Villain for an honest review. Villain is such a great Novella, it is one of those books you can’t stop reading. It is not only sexy, emotional and drama filled but it is also full of sensual romance which just grounded me to the spot and I could not put this book down.I found myself jus...
  • Three Chicks
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Stars!Review by Lisa KaneI was a big fan of Samantha Young’s Hero, but always wondered if Henry Lexington, Caine Carraway’s best friend would ever get his own story. The wait is over!Nadia Ray is a broadcast meteorologist. But her curves and vivacious personality have somehow turned her into Boston’s Pin-Up Girl.But Boston liked my curves. I was “WCVB’s Weather Pin-Up Girl.” The attention was a little daunting at first, and truthf...
  • Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog
    1970-01-01
    ”One moment of kindness can change everything.” Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve LOVED fairytales. Fairytales allow you to dare to dream as you’re thrust to a magical land of princes, princesses, and happily ever afters. Samantha Young’s latest love story, Villain, is UTTERLY UNPUTDOWNABLE!!! Villain is an ENCHANTING and EXPLOSIVE FAIRYTALE that SWEEPS YOU AWAY!!!This fairytale dared me to DREAM as my SOUL SOARED to the sky, feels ...
  • Lau (Wine, Books N' Chill Blog)
    1970-01-01
    English“I acted like my story deserved a hero. But only a heroine deserves a hero. And I wasn't a heroine.I couldn't be. The truth was in someone else's story...I was a villain.”Samantha Young’s books are always a yes for me, well written and with so much romanticism, without being cloyingly sweet, that they make the reading time the best of all.When I learned that Hero would have an accompanying novella about Henry Lexington I knew I neede...
  • Kathryn
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely love this book.. Nadia and Henry are two fabulous characters that kept me on the edge of my seat. A thrillingly sexy story that melts your heart. A quick read that you won’t put down..
  • Mel
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyed this one! Review to come :)*ARC generously provided by the author*
  • Gemma
    1970-01-01
    Just finished this and I am processing my thoughts and feelings on the book.I can say that a)I read this over 4 commutes.b)I am once again torn on which of Young's leading men is my favouritec)I did really like the lead female character in this book
  • Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
    1970-01-01
    Villain was easily devour-able and erotic, an enjoyable read from start to finish. Nadia's story was surprisingly current to the climate of the country, and Young easily captured her warring with resistance and willingness to be complicit to everything pushing in on her. The contemptuous attraction between her and Henry was bold and irresistible, and became a nice complement to the story and her growth as a character. His charm and caring heart ...
  • Lin (From Chika With Love - Blog) Cohen
    1970-01-01
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Let me start by saying that I hardly ever read novellas. If I like a book, I need it long and thick like you know what... 😉 but, with this one, I just couldn't resist! Hero is by far my favorite of Sam's book, so I had to "taste" everything related to that book once again. Novella or not - it was amazing. It was a breath of sexy, romantic fresh air. I'm going to miss Nadia and Henry. Maybe Sam will write another book about them?...
  • Quinn's Quippy Quotes
    1970-01-01
    Here's a preview for my review to come!I acted like my story deserved a hero. But only a heroine deserves a hero. And I wasn't a heroine.I couldn't be. The truth was in someone else's story...I was a villain.Was anyone else expecting another book following Hero? Nope, me either, but one of the things that I love most about Samantha Young is that she makes irresistible side characters that we beg for her to create sequels for when she deems a book...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    Also on Romances Ever After as part of the blog tour.I'm a huge fan of Samantha Young's On Dublin Street series. I always reread them every now and then. While Hero isn't my favourite, Henry made an impression on me and I was excited when I found out that Samantha's releasing a novella with him and Nadia as the main characters.Villain is set in Hero's timeline, but you don't need to read Hero to enjoy Villain. The story is told solely from Nadia'...
  • Elena Love
    1970-01-01
    *I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*I love Samantha Young's novels and when I was presented with the chance to participate in the official blog tour for Villain, I grabbed it without second thought! I haven't read Hero yes, which is something I definitely recommend you guys do before picking this novella up, but it's definitely on my list of books I want to read in the imm...
  • Corrie
    1970-01-01
    I am not sure if I am just always in the right emotional place when I read a piece by Samantha Young or she is just that dang good. Her work NEVER fails to bring me an emotional response and Villain was no different.Super pleased with this companion NOVELLA! It had everything I needed. Villain had me laughing and crying, both within minutes of each other.I think people are really going to LOVE Henry. Really he was what made this whole story for m...
  • Bellereader
    1970-01-01
    Nadia and Henry have Beantown a buzz with their fiery and passionate tale. Nadia knew since she was a little girl listening to a Meteorologist tell her all about her job that that was the job for her - it's just too bad that her slimy boss has her now cringing the very thought of going into work. His leery glances, inappropriate comments and touching, and sexist attitude have made her once beloved job a nightmare. When he corners her and threaten...
  • Clare
    1970-01-01
    Samantha Young is one of my favorite go to authors and with each new book that she writes, she still manages to delight and surprise me, from the quality of her storytelling to the attention to detail of the descriptive narrative, her talent for writing drama filled romance is amazing.Villain is fast paced and a fun filled story, but it's also is a very emotional read as it tells the story of Nadia Ray, Boston's breakfast TV's most popular weathe...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    1970-01-01
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Samantha Young finally gives us the story we’ve longed for since Hero. Villain is a deliciously sexy and captivating read.Henry Lexington will do anything for his best friend billionaire Caine Carraway, including confronting and dissuading a nosy television reporter by any means necessary. Nadia Ray has secrets, and her boss...
  • Avid Reader
    1970-01-01
    Villain (Hero #1.5) by Samantha Young4 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: BlackmailI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Nadia is surrounded by men who only want to talk with her because of her appearance. Despite her brain, men don't see her. Her boss is a tool and gross - he's also trying to get her to do things that would morally corrupt her and even though she wants to tell him where to stick it, she can't lose her job. When push ...
  • Garden Of REden
    1970-01-01
    REVIEWED BY AMYYes, yes, yes!!  Samantha has done it again!  Samantha's writing always captures me, how could it not, with her rich storylines, well developed characters, and just the right amount of sexual tension to make you crazy.  What I liked most about this book was the witty back and forth banter between Nadia and Henry.  It was fun, it was flirty, and it kept the story fresh from start to finish.  I read this book in one sitting.  N...
  • Corey
    1970-01-01
    A fun novella accompaniment to her novel Hero, Samantha Young’s Villain: Told in first person from Nadia’s point of view, this is a fast paced, sexy read that has angst, is sexy, funny & witty. Set in Boston, where the city has a romantic role of its own. Intriguing twists, both Nadia & Henry have secrets they are protecting. They share an attraction of “…base need.” “Affection and heat…”– while finding trust & a shared honesty ...