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A Villain for Christmas

Lu par : Michael Lesley
Série : A Snow Globe Christmas, Volume 4
Durée : 9 h
Catégories : Anglais - Romance

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Despite growing up in a family of villains, I’d rather curl up and read than commit crimes. When I get coerced by my brother into helping him rob a bank, I run into August, my childhood crush, also known as Chrono, the city’s greatest superhero. He’s sexy, sweet, and suddenly, he’s asking me to Thanksgiving with his parents. 

It’s probably because he doesn’t realize that I’m Leviathan, a villain with the power of telekinesis. And I can’t tell him because he’d never forgive me and would stop doing things like cooking for me - wait, maybe that would be a good thing, since he’s a terrible cook. It doesn’t help that my parents think they’re the ultimate villains and won’t stop getting in my way, although they can’t even steal toilet paper without getting caught. 

But when real supervillains (not the wannabe kind that I grew up with) start targeting August, I might be forced to show everyone who I truly am: a slightly warped and snarky man who’d really rather read a book than save anything...besides August.

I’ll tear this world apart just to get another glimpse of him in those glasses and spandex suit. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep him safe, even though it means exposing my true identity. Luckily, August still cares about me, proving that even a villain and a hero can fall in love. Hopefully, we’ll be able to save the world in time for Christmas. 

This ridiculous and snarky holiday novel contains a villain-turned-unlikely hero (even if he’s a manager's worst nightmare), a superhero with a fondness for suckers who absolutely does not use his powers to cheat on board games, a hairless cat with an unfortunate name, bumbling family members that try to be evil, but are mostly just embarrassing, a snow globe with mysterious powers, betrayal, true love, a risqué Santa suit, and the saltiest chicken ever.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2020 Alice Winters
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  • Marie
  • 27/05/2020

Didn’t laugh once

I’m used to laughing uproariously while listening to this author’s books. I have all her audiobooks but this one didn’t work for me. It felt like a teen story until you hit the sex scenes and then I upgraded it to New Adult. Landon’s angst filled rants and poor decision making became tedious. I didn’t care for the reader’s delivery style. I love her other books but sadly this one was a miss for me

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 23/05/2020

wow!!!!! just wow!!!!

It's review time 🎧

A villain for Christmas
By Alice Winters
Narrator Michael Lesley

“P*nis!”
“Super Awesome Villains Combined for the Greater Evil of Mankind.”

Narrator score🎧 ; Michael leslie the one and only!!! The voices the little giggles, the sound effects. All was just incredible!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even! I loved every single second of the sass and in the little parts that were sad he knew how to bring the sadness into this comedy like no one else. especially the deep voice he gave the mother lol.

“Hello?” I answer as sexily as I possibly can, keeping my voice low and seductive.
“Oh, I’m sorry, were you asleep?” August asks. I sigh.

Level of steam🔥: the magic about Alice winters is that she doesn't need a lot of steam in her books. They do have some small moments, but the innuendos are 10000 times better! I just love the way she can bring S* alive without actually writing it.

“It’s Moistman,” I announce. “He’ll get you wet with just a look.”

Level of anxiety and sadness0😱😢: it's a lovely and incredibly perfectly written comedy. But even here we have some emotional moments and she knows how to break our hearts a tiny bit.

“This is your cat?”
“Yes.”
“What’s her name?”
“Balzac,” I say proudly. “You… named your cat… Ball S*c?”
“No. Balzac.”

The book itself📖: what can I even say? This book is another masterpiece of a great story teller. I can tell you that I want it as a movie because of all the reasons! It was an incredible story. We have that powerful villain that doesn't wants to be one and he's in love with an hero.
The author created a world with an amazingly easy banter. I can't even explain how she did it. But the fact is that she did. We have that group named Pi**s and that cat named Ballzac in a very complex world but the MC takes everything in such a light manner that you can't even get how terrible things are. I think this author is a magician of sorts. I loved every single character it was a brilliant story.

"I slow down and strut out to the car like I think I’m hot shit, as he gets out of the car and comes to my side. Clearly, it’s sexy enough that he’s going to stop what he’s doing and pull open the door for me. “Did you hurt your foot?”y.

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  • Amy
  • 22/05/2020

Adorable

I swear if Alice Winters and TJ Klune aren’t the same person, then they were twins separated by birth. I love them both. This book was highly entertaining as all of Alice’s books have been that I’ve read. I love the mix of snarkiness and action. I’m hoping more is to come! Also, Michael Lesley is always one of my favorite narrators!

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  • BlueRose
  • 08/06/2020

So much silliness is good for the soul

4 Blue Roses
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Narrator Michael Lesley delivered a fun-filled, highly imaginative, funny as fuck performance. Let’s face it, if you want comedy narrated, then Michael Lesley is your guy. Pair him with author Alice Winters and you have the perfect recipe for silliness with an extra scoop insanity.

The plot is ingenious with a superhero who falls in love with a supervillain who doesn’t want to be a villain. They develop secret mutual crushes, which is absurd because they are supposed to be fighting each other.

Landon, the villain has the power of telekinesis, and August, the superhero, can freeze time. They get into all kinds of trouble while bantering. Their families are obviously not in favor of their relationship. So Landon wants to be normal and get rid of his power, so he can have a normal life and not be used by his wannabe villain family.

The story involves multiple characters and it’s extremely entertaining to listen to. Almost like watching television. The plot was well written with vividly well rounded secondary characters.

I do recommend this audiobook, keep an open mind, it is silly and lighthearted. Guaranteed to lift your mood and pump you full of positivity.

Happy Listening

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  • Aerielle
  • 23/05/2020

Amazing!!

I have been waiting for this audio ever since it was announced that Michael Lesley would be narrating it. I was not disappointed!!
I adored everything about this story. Landon was over the top which compliments August perfectly!!
Landons family was awesome, even though they were jerks a few times.
Holiday story plus super hero/villains-you won’t be disappointed!!

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  • Bridget
  • 23/05/2020

loved it!

This book was wonderful, adorable, sweet, snarky, hilarious... I'm sure there are more adjectives I could use to describe it, but you get the picture. I loved everything about this book, and feel that everyone should read it. don't let the Christmas in the title put you off, this book will bring the happy fun times to your life no matter what month you read it in.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02/07/2020

Fun and funny - don't think too hard.

This was a fun little side special- but, even though the "Christmas" part of this special is approximately four sentences sprinkled through and the epilogue - it still manages to fall into the tropes of the genre. The plot and world building don't hold water, and the antagonist's logic and plan seem to have no point or clear reasoning. Yes, his reasoning is stated - but it makes absolutely no sense in any way.

I still enjoyed it. The bowling scene alone makes it worth adding to my collection.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/06/2020

Yes!!!

I was leery about superhero/villain romance but yes! I loved every second of Landon and August! They are way over the top and Micheal Lesley was spectacular as always!

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  • Leezard_Love
  • 20/06/2020

not my favorite

ok, so I loved the narration and loved the cat, but I really just couldn't get into this book like I do all of her others.

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  • Avid_Reader
  • 16/06/2020

Alice Winters does it again!

I really wish there was a series of these. This book was so unique and fun. There was a ton of that classic Alice Winter's humor. I absolutely LOVED Landon! This was my first Micheal Lesley book and if I had to make some constructive criticism about this book this would be it. I loved his voices and acting. I loved the way he captured Landon's dry humor and personality, but the few sexier scenes were hard to listen too. The dry tone made it almost seem as if the characters were bored with sex and each other. Still over all, fantastic and I will definitely keep reading Alice's work and try a few more of Micheal Lesley's reads!

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  • 26/05/2020

Loved it!

Wow! This was so much Fun! I was smiling and laughing constantly! The story was surprising good, low angst, much fun, a little bit steam and a naked cat! What do you want more?