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Villain

(Northbridge Nights #3)

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Homeless. Broken. Outcast.
Ryder is an ex-con fueled by one thing: revenge.
His target: his enemy’s only daughter, a prissy billionaire heiress. His new pawn.
If he can win over Cally, he might just have a shot at getting his life back.
Jaded. Paranoid. Exhausted.
Cally is sick of people using her to get closer to her dad. Reeling from her recent breakup to an obsessive, stalke
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ebook, 353 pages
Published May 12th 2017 (first published May 6th 2017)
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the first book I've read by this author.

Ryder is a 38 year old hustler. He is hell bent on getting revenge on everyone who has betrayed him. He uses Cally to get what he wants.

Can Ryder clear his name?

If your looking for a well written romantic dark suspenseful read then I recommend you read this story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
Rebecca Austin
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Ryder Williams in 38 years old and is a hustler, playboy and most importantly a villain hell bent on revenge and will destroy anyone in his way. He has lived through his own version of hell and has no job or place to live but he knows he is close to his goal and destroying the man who destroyed his life.

Callista Rayner is 28 years old and an heiress tired of men using her to get to her fortune or to gain favors from her father, Paul. She has her guard up but when she is saved by Ryder she wonder
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Elizabeth Cash
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alright you guys.

Don't get too comfortable reading this book. Why, you ask? Because it is one wild ride. A giant plot twist with all kinds of insane fuckery. One second, you think you have this all figured out. Then BAM! You get hit out of no where with a curve ball. I swear I have whiplash. And possibly anxiety. I loved this book so damn much.

Ryder is a lost soul. A damaged man. A man on a mission. With vengeance coursing through his veins. He has his eye on the prize and will stop at nothing
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Judy Lewis
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
DARK, DELICIOUS, AND SEXY !!!
Title: Villain
Series: Northbridge Nights
Author: Jackie Want
Designation: Book Three of Series, Full-Length Standalone, Dark Contemporary Romantic Thriller
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: Five Deliciously Dark Stars*****
I adore contemporary romance, especially when it's filled with perplexing mystery, spine-tingling suspense, unexpected plot twists, and sexy bad boys intent on revenge, and Jackie Wang delivered the perfect combination in Villain, the third ri
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Danielle Harris
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the twists and turns in this story about Cally and Ryder. I loved the chemistry between the characters. Ryder is damaged, by his past. His father was very abusive.
Nicole Ortiz
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book takes you on one wild ride. One giant plots twist with lots of turns. Once you think you figured it out BAM another curve ball to the story. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. It was well written and I loved the story line. I loved Ryder's and Callistas story. This story is a gripping story full of darkness, plot twists, suspense and a little romance. This is the third or fourth book in the Nightbridge Nights series but can be read as a standalone. Can't wait to read the ot ...more
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Amy
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Villain
Jackie Wang
4 stars

So this is my first book by this author. I have been reading ALOT of wrongful jailed storylines lately so you are going to really need to hold my attention if that's the genre! This one was good in the twist of the events and held my attention so I say that is a pretty good indication that you might want to click this one up.

From page one we start with Ryder at 21 years ago and fly forward to present day. We go back and forth within the book and even hit a 3 year ago ma
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Jennifer Pierson
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryder is a 38 year old playboy, hustler, and villain, but that doesn't change that he's sexy as all get out. He's also so very driven to take down the man who destroyed his life. Callista Rayner is a beautiful heiress, who is tired of men just trying to use her for her fortune, or the connections she has. Her guard is sky high, but that doesn't help after she's rescued by Ryder, as she knows it's not a good idea to give him a chance, but there's something about him. What happens when the lines b ...more
Jackie D
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ryder is out for Revenge- the kind you want to stay away from. He is out to clear his name and avenge a family member, hardened, laced with anger, fueled with need to make it right the sleuthed con man with a cheating past set an elaborate plan in motion, one that involved Callista a smart, beautiful non-trusting soul of women who was the daughter of a very wealthy important man. She is his key to finding the evidence he needs. Callista the formidable advisory and would be ally is not going to m ...more
Coco.V
May 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Blurb:
Homeless. Broken. Outcast.
Ryder is an ex-con fueled by one thing: revenge.
His target: his enemy’s only daughter, a prissy billionaire heiress. His new pawn.
If he can win over Cally, he might just have a shot at getting his life back.
Jaded. Paranoid. Exhausted.
Cally is sick of people using her to get closer to her dad. Reeling from her recent breakup to an obsessive, stalker boyfriend, she’s naturally suspicious when a hot stranger strikes up a conversatio
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Julie
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a rollercoaster of a story. It's a hard book to put down once you have started it as there's many twists and turns to the plot that it will keep you guessing the outcome of it's secrets and has you wondering what's going to happen next.
Ryder has had a hard upbringing, his life was hell, and because of the cruel and selfish acts of others he had to spent time in prison and he's now out to clear his name and he wants revenge. Callista is unwittingly drawn into his plans, she doesn't beli
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Laura Lee
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Villain
Jackie Wang
3.5 Stars

This was my first Jackie Wang book. One look at the blurb and I knew I had to read this one.

Ryder is out to clear his name and will stop at nothing to accomplish this. Set up for a crime he didn’t commit, he is now out of prison and ready to make it happen.

What he didn’t count on was Callista Rayner being someone who could change the way he has built the wall that surrounds his heart.

This book while had great potential, didn’t grab me. Found myself having to go back
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Rhapsody
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryder and Callista's story was darker than I expected. Maybe it was because I'd just read Jackie Wang's Love Affair in Venice. I appreciated that Jackie was willing to address Ryder's history. A lot of authors shy away from telling the realities of prison and trauma. The Kept Woman was a nice addition to the book and really helped develop the story further.
If you're looking for a dark and complicated love story, this book is for you.

ARC of the book was received from the author in exchange for
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Paula Genereau
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryder is known as the playboy or man whore He's always been that way with no plans on changing until he met her. She made him want everything and more. He craved her. Can he change for her or will he stay the same
Janneke Wolbers
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked it

Took me a little while to get thru this and I think I should have started with the first in this series.
Nonetheless I liked this book and will read the others in this series
Sue Paulsen
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHOA…. What a ride…. Jackie Wang really blew it out of the park with Villain! Villain is this awesome, intense story that takes you on a wild roller coaster ride with some crazy twists and turns! Seriously, expect the unexpected with this story! Just when I thought that I knew the direction that the story was going…WHAM… plot twist! I loved that about the story!

Villain tells the story of, hustler and villain, Ryder as he seeks vengeance on his enemy while using the beautiful and intelligent Call
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Lager & Lefse Book Blog
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Villain is dark, salacious and emotionally gut-wrenching. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a ‘romance’ but more like a relationship through a dark journey. Simply put, it was AWESOME!

Ryder was a character that you just had to ‘feel’ for. He wasn’t the typical Alpha hero that was rocking that swagger and machismo. He was a hurt and damaged boy who turned into a man looking for revenge. Through the course of this story he learned a lot about himself, the world and others he interacted with.

“Thi
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Tammy McGowan
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star, arcs
Ryder is beyond jaded, and wants nothing more than to get his revenge.
To do that, he has set his sight on Callista.

He needs her but never factored in that he might fall for her. It was never the part of his plan. She does not trust him at all, but he has her thinking of the things that he is presenting to her.


This is not a really a romance, you are not going to see a bunch of “I Love You” and and there is very minimal talk of or sex.

To say this had so many twists and turns would be an underst
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Juliette Bernart
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
English&Spanish Review
Reseña en Inglés y Español

❤ {.English Review.}❤
★★★★★ (5 stars)

Jackie did it again. Villain is AMAZING!
The book absorbs you, the book didn't leave me sleep because I needed know what happen after (and before too).
I wrote before Jackie Y. Wang is becoming one of my favorite authors, I have to make a rectification, It’s one of my favorite authors. How write, how introduced you into the stories, the characters… Jakie Y. Wang in one wordl: Wonderful.
The story has absolutely all
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Whilst this is Book 3 in the Northbridge Nights series they are pretty much stand-alone books, with a minimum of spoilers. And this is as amazing, if not more so, than the previous two books.

I've read the first two books, and they are amazing romances with strong heroines and brooding heroes. In some ways there wasn't a great deal of romance in this book, but at no point did I miss it or feel the book was lacking. Instead of romance this had intrigue, abuse, lies and suspense that had me grippe
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Sarah MacDougall
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
* ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*

This is my first book by Jackie Wang and I know I'll read another. This book is wild. I was on the edge of my seat for most of it, biting my nails. Villain is a lot darker than I thought it was going to be and I'm okay with that. I like dark and twisted books and this one fits the bill. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, something new was happening on the next page or the next chapter.

I think the synopsis is vague on what actually is
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SBee Reviews
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars.

Kicked in the noggin by Fate!

I received an Advance Reader Copy for Villain written by Jackie Wang and voluntarily reviewed this book.

Having a good life is about making the right choices. What happens, though, if you have none left?

Ryder Ainsworth was the son of a prominent Oregon Senator, a psychopath behind closed doors and a smooth smile. At seventeen years old, Ryder finds himself thrown out of his house, his spirit completely broken. But it wasn't until he was a man, take
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Romance Between The Sheets
Villain tested my resolve and I found myself feeling so angry and upset for Ryder, regardless of the decisions he made in his life I was so upset for how he was living and found myself really angry at the adults who had played him. I hated how he was living, he had nothing and was scraping by, it really made me sad and I could rant all day about ‘The Kept Woman’ !!

I wanted his revenge, I was with him every step of the way as his father is a brutal man and then throw in all the other people playi
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Janee_dark&eroticreads4me
3.5 ☄ I received this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first read by this author and it wasnt the best experience, i really struggled to finish.

Villain was a story based more on redemption than romance. It contained 1 sex scene, so if your looking for hot, this is not!

The story itself was, unfortunately for me, lacking that special something that grabs me and makes me want to know more.
I found it unbelievable, lacking emotion, apart from 1 scene toward the end and
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Natalie
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my 2nd book by Jackie Wang, and she continues to deliver high quality reading.

Ryder who grew up under very harsh circumstances is a strong Alpha male with a cinvict past. Charged with a crime he didn't commit, he is out to clear his name and get revenge against millionaire Paul Rayner.

Callista "Cally" Rayner is Paul's only daughter and the perfect pawn for Ryder's plan. But, what happens when he starts falling for her?

This book was written between 3 POVs, which sometimes takes away from
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Louise McKie (Clare & Lou's Mad About Books)
I decided I'm not going to go too much into detail about what villain is about. Too much information would spoil the enjoyment of the book and the surprises in it. It's really best to go in pretty much blind, just like I did in order to get the full enjoyment out of it.

There was a lot of "gasp" moments in this book. Moments that kept me on the edge of my seat as I turned the page to see what happened next!!

I fell completely in love with Ryder, he went through so much he deserved to get what he w
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Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Overall: 4 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Amount of sex 2 / 5
How explicit 3.5 / 5

Villain is the third book in the Northbridge Nights Series by Jackie Wang. I have not read the other books in this series and was able to follow along with no difficulties. This is a dark suspenseful romance and not an easy/sweet read. Villain does have a HEA, but the path to reach it is bumpy and difficult.

In this story, Ryder is on a mission to hurt the one person he feels messed up his life. He planned perfectly how he was goin
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The Reading Realtor Michelle Diomede

VILLAIN BY JACKIE WANG
MAY 11, 2017
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This book was definitely an action packed roller coaster. It’s a story of an abused boy turns into a homeless young man, to a betrayed man, to a convict. He falls in love with the last person he ever thought, his enemies daughter, in the midst of trying to use her to get his revenge. This was a gritty kind of read. My heart broke repeatedly for our villan. As his love interest or victim for most of the book, knew deep in
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Julia Gerard
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jackie Wang's Villain is one heck of a ride! If you might think your family is f*cked up, wait till you meet the Ainsworth's! I received the book as an ARC and OMG so good! Ryder's father is a monster, using brutality to control those around him, mostly Ryder. After growing an attachment to his step mother, Ryder was beaten, locked away and kicked out to the street to survive! Ryder went through his life surviving the best he could, until he
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