Villain by Samantha Young

Villain

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...

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Villain Reviews

  • Eliza

    Proving herself comes as second nature to meteorologist Nadia Ray. Used to being discounted as being no more than a pretty weather girl, she’s worked hard using her brains and charisma and is now well on her way to becoming Boston’s morning television It Girl. She’s earned her place at the station, but with her new found popularity comes the opportunity for her greasy boss to exploit it.

    Convinced of a scandal involving billionaire Caine Carraway, her boss has given her the task of diggi

    Proving herself comes as second nature to meteorologist Nadia Ray. Used to being discounted as being no more than a pretty weather girl, she’s worked hard using her brains and charisma and is now well on her way to becoming Boston’s morning television It Girl. She’s earned her place at the station, but with her new found popularity comes the opportunity for her greasy boss to exploit it.

    Convinced of a scandal involving billionaire Caine Carraway, her boss has given her the task of digging up any dirt that will get the station the exclusive. It’s well out of her remit professionally and personally but when he threatens to disclose some information from her past, Nadia feels she has no choice but too.

    Her investigation of Caine puts her in the path of his best friend Henry Lexington. His ladies’ man reputation precedes him, but when it comes to his loved ones he is loyal to a fault. With Nadia’s sudden vested interest in his best friend, he makes it a point to introduce himself.

    In a confrontation that can only be described as explosive, sparks fly and what began with one agenda ends in another. Henry realises his error is judging Nadia as just another pretty face. The more time he spends with her the more he wants her for her own merits. For Nadia it’s a case of too little too late. She tries to tell herself the attraction she feels for Henry is animosity, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes to convince even herself.

    There’s nothing more attractive than a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to put himself on the line to get it. Henry was completely endearing in his honesty of wanting to pursue a relationship with Nadia.

    I drooled over the sexual tension that built with Nadia and Henry. Combined with element of secrecy, the only villainous thing about this story was that it had to end.

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    ❤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 Samantha Young you are going to love it!!

     

    ❤️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 Samantha Young you are going to love it!!

     

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    4 ★'s

    This story is about Henry and Nadia and I was so happy to get it especially after reading

    . Henry and Caine (from

    ) are best friends and when Henry overhears Nadia possibly outing some damaging information about Caine, he goes after her. Thankfully, he finds out where she really stands and comes to her rescue instead.

    Henry is a player and Nadia has no interest in that, however, she has had a dry spell and decides to change that. Henry won't fall for that so easily and makes a deal

    4 ★'s

    This story is about Henry and Nadia and I was so happy to get it especially after reading

    . Henry and Caine (from

    ) are best friends and when Henry overhears Nadia possibly outing some damaging information about Caine, he goes after her. Thankfully, he finds out where she really stands and comes to her rescue instead.

    Henry is a player and Nadia has no interest in that, however, she has had a dry spell and decides to change that. Henry won't fall for that so easily and makes a deal with her for three dates first and she agrees.

    I absolutely love when the male character wants the female character so badly...and he does ~ mostly ~ all the right things. Henry is definitely swoon worthy and Nadia has a hard time resisting him. Some big curve balls are his horrible mother and Nadia's secret past.

    What happened in Nadia's past has clouded her perceptions and she's not as trusting as she could be. However, what she does causes Henry some turmoil of his own...even though I loved his reactions and I'm sure Nadia did too! ;)

    We finally find out Nadia's big secret and it was wonderful how Henry handled it. It was also great how Nadia handled Henry's mom.

    I really enjoyed getting Caine and Lexie in the story and how Lexie and Nadia's friendship grew.

    And the epilogue was perfect! My main complaint is that I wish it was longer!

  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~

    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 some important information throughout my read.

    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 some important information throughout my read. I don't know if it would be useful to read or re-read Hero before Villain but it might help to be fully on board with everything taking place.

    Nonetheless, Henry charmed me with his flirtatious ways. He mastered the way he talks to women and knows the effect he has without being cocky about it.

    Nadia was blunt and knew what she wanted. Resisting to a man like Henry was futile and even if it took her long to see it, at the end she let her guard down.

    Villain can be read in a matter of hours and it will be a pity to not consider reading it, especially when you have glimpse of Caine & Alexa as a cherry on top.

    ~I voluntarty read a copy of this book provided by the author ~

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

    Now it's been a hot minute since I read

    , 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 follow. I live for the enemies to lovers trope, and it was

    Now it's been a hot minute since I read

    , 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 follow. I live for the enemies to lovers trope, and it was hard to imagine someone that smiley pulling off the a-hole vibe. But I shouldn't have worried, because Samantha Young really gave me the best of both worlds with him; the a-hole at first and then the endearing. I absolutely adored the man.

    Nadia is not a stranger to unwanted male attention. As Boston's morning television It Girl and broadcast meteorologist, it wasn't her smarts that got the viewership. She's tried to make peace with the fact that her curvy figure will always make men undermine and misjudge her. Or perhaps its just her recent history with them. So when an assignment from her smarmy boss lands her in the cross hairs of a very pissed off Henry Lexington, she doesn't back down from putting him in his place. What she doesn't anticipate is Henry's interest as soon as he realizes his colossal screw up with her.

    I loved the way that Henry pursued Nadia and wouldn't take no for an answer. She was determined to keep him in the sex only box and he was having none of it. Nadia was such an incredibly endearing heroine as well. For all that she's been through, this is a chick with balls of steel and a spine that's even stronger. She's not about to back down or bow down to anyone, and I respected that so much in her.

    Villain was this perfect combination of a delicious slow burn, with a splash of enemies to lovers, all wrapped up in a story that kept me glued to the pages until the end. It was entertaining, quick paced, and entirely satisfying. I absolutely loved these two together.

    There was a bit of drama that was thrown in at the end, but it wrapped things up quite nicely. If you're looking for a sexy, short, but totally satisfying novella, Villain will do the trick quite nicely. The perfect read to spend the afternoon with.

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    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 realize they are both not what they seem.

    But Nadia has a past tha

    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 realize they are both not what they seem.

    But Nadia has a past that can threaten any relationship before it starts. That combined with severe trust issues promises an emotional and bumpy ride for these two.

    I love romances where the guy chases the girl. There’s just something so amazing about a man who knows what he wants and goes after it. Nadia was so unsure things would work and he never wavered. There were moment when this story seemed as if it would be cliché and predictable, but it had just enough angst and humor to push it over the edge and make it something a little bit more than the usual.

    I read Samantha Young because she never fails to deliver me a satisfying story, and I will read her books as long as she keeps writing them because of this. A truly talented writer, I hope she never stops.

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  • Alex ♈

    kind of a woman!

    Strong, intelligent woman with a

    ; sassy, confident, not without flaws, a bit vulnerable, but still ‘whole’.

    I had my doubts about her at the beginning (drama lama with her chef), but then she showed her claws and I

    fell in love with her.

    This woman h

    kind of a woman!

    Strong, intelligent woman with a

    ; sassy, confident, not without flaws, a bit vulnerable, but still ‘whole’.

    I had my doubts about her at the beginning (drama lama with her chef), but then she showed her claws and I

    fell in love with her.

    This woman had some incredible come-backs, how she ‘handled’ the hero, how she put his mother in her place!!!

    FLOVED this heroine, freaking loved her!!!

    perfect scenario – she pushed away and he chased, she pushed away and he chased, she opened herself and he was a goner *lol*

    The hero was ok. Not as bad as I got from the blurb. I even liked him. He was a big player in the past, but celibate after he met the h. Light OW drama – with one of his exes and some women his mother introduced him to. Nothing sexual. He was a big flirt and I floved that the h called him out on it.

    Safe.

    Drama-lama toward the end, the secret from her past didn’t make me dislike her – what happened wasn’t her fault. The hero’s reaction and support were excellent.

    Sweet romantic epilogue. Amazing.

    That’s Samantha Young I love and enjoy!!!

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  • Leonor

    I'm convinced that I read a different book than my GR friends either that or I'm a impossible b*tch to please.

    The heroine annoyed the crap out of me with her insecurities about her body.. I know many of us women are insecure about our bodies but I wanted to yell at her "Own your curves girl" needless to say this got old real fast.

    I hated the hero, hate is a sweet word compared what I feel for this asshole, one moment he's telling her that he wants more than one night with her the next

    I'm convinced that I read a different book than my GR friends either that or I'm a impossible b*tch to please.

    The heroine annoyed the crap out of me with her insecurities about her body.. I know many of us women are insecure about our bodies but I wanted to yell at her "Own your curves girl" needless to say this got old real fast.

    I hated the hero, hate is a sweet word compared what I feel for this asshole, one moment he's telling her that he wants more than one night with her the next he's flirting with another woman, how the hell does he want the heroine to take him seriously when his flirting in front of her? That was just disrespectful. Btw this woman was someone he slept with and of course it didn't mean anything to him. 🙄

    They have sex for the first time and he leaves the country, he doesn't contact her at all, she feels insecure again.. And it seems like all she ever felt was insecurity, she goes on dates and then out of nowhere the piece of crap appeared getting upset that she's on a date but he didn't even bothered contacting her? Get the heck out of here. It just made me think he was after one thing from her and she fell for it, he gave her some sweet words how he wanted more from her, had sex with her and then he just disappeared.

    She hates that he's angry at her? This doesn't tell me she's a strong woman.

    He also takes a woman's number

    of the heroine. I would have scratched his eyes out. Who the f*ck does that? He calls women beautiful and smart in front of the heroine too. Why is she bothering with this piece of shit? Is she that much insecure that thinks she can't get another man? Nope she doesn't say a peep after this, she fakes a headache or something like that so she wouldn't say anything to him at this point I didn't care if she was dying or something else. I didn't care anymore. After this I started skimming I didn't cared how it end it.

  • Snow

    First of all,

    won me over with her

    series...and ever since that first book and then the rest in the series kinda set the stone path of 'angsty romance' drama...

    Stories that are full of heart-warming feels, with full blooded humanly vulnerable characters you can relate with, even if their stories and background pasts go beyond your own experiences...you can always relate and feel empathy...amongst other things, as well (insert the angsty drama thrill)

    Now, this litt

    First of all,

    won me over with her

    series...and ever since that first book and then the rest in the series kinda set the stone path of 'angsty romance' drama...

    Stories that are full of heart-warming feels, with full blooded humanly vulnerable characters you can relate with, even if their stories and background pasts go beyond your own experiences...you can always relate and feel empathy...amongst other things, as well (insert the angsty drama thrill)

    Now, this little gem was just that, a gem...a fast paced romance drama with a moderate atempt of an angst but all in all, lovable characters pull it through with not much effort, it flows effortlessly and it's somewhat lingering on a sweeter side of a fence but not overly chessy.

    Just like I said...a gem! *wink*

  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥

    It has been a while since my last book by Samantha Young. Actually it was the novel where we meet the main couple of this novella:

    . Since some time has past since then, I decided to re-read

    first (which I really enjoyed!) and then start reading this. After that, I remembered Henry and Nadia (and how they “meet”) much better and I can now say their love story was really good!

    So, as I said,

    is a spin-off short story of Smantha’s standone

    and it

    It has been a while since my last book by Samantha Young. Actually it was the novel where we meet the main couple of this novella:

    . Since some time has past since then, I decided to re-read

    first (which I really enjoyed!) and then start reading this. After that, I remembered Henry and Nadia (and how they “meet”) much better and I can now say their love story was really good!

    So, as I said,

    is a spin-off short story of Smantha’s standone

    and it tells the love story between Henry Lexington and Nadia Ray. It starts with a premise of an enemies to lovers but these two instantly feel the connection between them. Yes, I do have to say their firsts meetings are not the best in terms of building a romance between them but after they get past it (especially Nadia), the chemistry between these two is unstoppable and that means feelings get involved in the mix and everything changes.

    I love a good novella. I love seeing how an author manages to bring everything in such a short format and Samantha Young did not disappoint with

    . I really enjoyed seeing all these characters again. I loved seeing this couple first as enemies and how it all develops to a beautiful love story. The chemistry between Henry and Nadia is extremely hot and pretty emotional towards the end. Henry seems like an a-hole at the start but he will melt your insides when he declares what he feels and how much he needs Nadia in his life. Nadia is also one hell of a strong heroine and I loved it. These two together were amazing and I am so glad they found their happy ending!

    Therefore, I am rating

    with 4.5 STARS because it was a sexy, romantic and emotional novella that had outstanding characters and a couple with lots of chemistry! I love Samantha’s writing and since it’s been a while since my last book by hers, I am now really excited to read more! Highly recommend reading this quick but fantastic novella!


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