Monday, June 11, 2012

Even Villains Fall In Love

Title: Even Villains Fall In Love 
Author: Liana Brooks 
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Publisher:  Breathless
Number of Pages: Apx. 109 
Source: Author

If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.Everything is perfect in the Smith household, until Tabitha announces her return to work as a super hero. Evan was hoping to keep her distracted until after he rigged the 2012 presidential election, but—genius that he is—Evan has a backup plan. In his basement lab, Evan has a machine whose sole purpose is keeping Tabitha hungry for him. But children and labs don’t mix. The machine is broken, and Tabitha storms out, claiming she no longer knows him. World domination takes a back seat to meeting his daughters’ demands to get Mommy back right now. This time his genius isn’t going to be enough—he’s going to need both his evil alter-ego, and the blooming super abilities of his children to save his wife. But even his most charming self might not be enough to save their marriage

This is one of the most refreshing books I've read in a long time.  I can't remember the last time I smiled so much while reading a book. I don't know what it was about this novella, but I fell in love with it. The best part of this book for me was that it was told from Doctor Charm's point of view. I loved watching him trying to reconcile with trying to put his evil tendencies aside to be a good father and win back the love of his life.

The kids in this book really stole all the scenes that they were in. I loved how they accidentally destroyed his machine that he believes made his wife love him and turned his lair into a playroom. I was really surprised at how much I liked the family aspect of this book because normally I stay far away from books with kids in it, but something told me to take a chance on this one. The kids are just as adorable and charming as their father is. I loved watching them get super powers and Evan's response to them. Equally as charming as the kids are Evan's minions. The minions just don't work out as Evan has planned, and they just made me smile every time they said they couldn't do something Evan wanted them to do.

Even Villains Fall in love is a charming, fast read that will have you smiling and laughing all the way through it.