Friday, December 1, 2017

Blog Tour Review: Villain (Hero #1.5) by Samantha Young

Book info:
Author:  Samantha Young
SeriesHero #1.5  
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  December 5th, 2017
Source:  E-galley from author
Cover Design:  Samantha Young
My rating: 5 stars


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 show in Massachusetts. He wants her to be part of uncovering the city’s biggest scandal – a secret billionaire Caine Carraway is hiding.
Soon Nadia is thrown into the path of Caine’s best friend: sexy, wealthy bachelor Henry Lexington. But she doesn’t encounter the dashing high society gentleman Henry is purported to be. Instead she’s faced with an insulting and defensive villain who misjudges her at every turn.
When Henry finally realizes the truth, and decides to make amends, Nadia wants nothing to do with him. But she underestimates his determination and charm and soon they find themselves embroiled in an intense, passionate affair.
An affair Nadia knows must come to an end before their feelings grow any deeper and he discovers her secrets.
After all, Henry Lexington isn’t the only one who played the part of a villain once…

Out December 5th in digital edition.

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My Review:
Once again Samantha Young has written a perfect love story, with back stories and hidden details that keep you reading and feeling all the way through.  Henry was someone who made me laugh in Hero, and so when I heard the author was going to be giving us Henry's story, I was excited to read about his happy ever after.   We got to meet Nadia in Hero, and I really liked her.  So when she keeps alluding to something in her past that makes her not good enough for Henry, I can't for the life of me imagine what it could be.  And then there are the gifts she gets from someone in her past, that is like a stalker, and we don't quite know who he is, or what the story it, but it lends an air of mystery that kept me guessing the whole way through.  The book is told from Nadia's point of view, and you felt for her the whole time.  At the beginning, Henry came across as someone not as nice, especially the way he acted toward Nadia at first.  In fact I figured that something had already happened between the two the way it started, I figured at first the stalker issues were Henry, but it wasn't.  The story started before we had met her in Hero, and I liked getting that back story.  
Another book I will be highly recommending to people, as with all of the other books I've read by Samantha Young.
 About the Author:
Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us was published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017. Play On is an adult contemporary romance and the first in a brand new series set in Scotland. Villain is a companion novella to the New York Times bestselling romance HERO.

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.