Love for the Cold-Blooded. Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero.

Love for the Cold-Blooded. Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero.

by Alex Gabriel

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Love for the Cold-Blooded. Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero. by Alex Gabriel

Being related to a supervillain isn’t a big deal to Pat West. So what if his mom occasionally tries to take over the world? All Pat wants is to finish university and become an urban designer. That he moonlights as an evil minion sometimes – that’s just a family tradition.

Then Pat accidentally sleeps with superhero Silver Paladin, otherwise known as reclusive billionaire Nick Andersen. It’s a simple misunderstanding. Pat never means to impersonate a prostitute, honest. But soon Pat is in way over his head, and threatening to fall for the worst possible guy.

When Pat’s mother returns to bring the world to its knees, Silver Paladin races to stop her… and all of Pat’s secrets threaten to blow up in his face. How can Pat reconcile being a minion with wanting a hero? Will Nick’s feelings for Pat overcome what keeps them apart? Or will they both lose everything?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046503197
Publisher: Alex Gabriel
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 288,759
File size: 885 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

It all began when I learned to decipher the alphabet. I soon found that the world was full of wonderful stories – but not all of the tales I wanted to read were being told. In self-defence, I began to write, and haven’t stopped since. In what little time my busy schedule of reading and writing has left me, I’ve worked as a copywriter, a translator, an English teacher, a linguistics tutor, an alibi S.O., a soap maker, a cloakroom attendant, a bartender, and other such things. Only the jobs that involve writing have stuck.

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Love for the Cold-Blooded. Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero. 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Bodie621 More than 1 year ago
(This story was provided free via the Goodreads Don't Buy my Love Read and Review program in return for an honest review.) I LOVED THIS! I absolutely could not put down this book once I picked it up. It was sweet and romantic and funny, wait that doesn't cover it, it was flipping hysterical, laugh out loud, my cats and husband looked at me like I'd grown another head when I burst out laughing the 10th time. Not to mention the characters and world that was built and the heroes and villains.....errrr Hoagies and Challengers. DIES LAUGHING. First off, Pat, I haven't read any other reviews yet but I can guess that everyone loves Pat. Rightly so, he's just too awesome for words. More self realized than most people I know, wiser than he should have been at his age but it didn't come off as contrived or impossible. He was clueless on some things as well. His cluelessness just melded with his humor (sarcastic smarts and all), his dedication, his commitment to his family but also to old buildings and community. His vision for the things he designed, just fabulous. However, NICHOLAS. Holy hell by the end, I was a bit in love with Nicholas myself. How wonderful was he, all genius billionaire inventor pizza aficionado and super hero to boot with, wait for it, NO GAME. It was easy to know and love Pat, we were in his head the whole time. Nicholas was harder to know, it took commitment to figure him out. He was all above he aforementioned things, not to mention hot and did I say intelligent and.... wanted the truth even if it hurts.... le sigh.... I LOVED HIM BY THE END. I'm a sucker for a good guy, what can I say? I need to cap off this review with a word on how HOT this book is. Like HAWT. Like lava holy schmidt jeezy that was effing the hottest thing I've ever read. I'm to the point now where I skim many (read most) sex scenes in books. I'm in it for the feels, while this book was very sweet and the romance really believable and well developed, the sex was REALLY, REALLY well done. 5, oh my word this rocked, stars
n1ght0wl More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. At the start of the book I felt it was a bit tough to get into it but it does really pick up and becomes a very entertaining and enjoyable read. The setup and how the world Pat lives in seems unique and fun. The way Nick and his relationship starts was fascinating to see unfold. I was a bit turned off by Pat's excessive thoughts and actions but he quickly grew on me. There were scenes in the book that I though were quite humorous (Pat being caught as night manager,interaction with his sister, and the situation he just manages to step into) and exciting (being a minion and Slut leader for his mother). I liked the direction the author took the book in. How he kind of blurred the line for being a superhero and villain. That the villains has good intentions but carried out their plans in a way that was very normal ex. Bitterfly and Doctor Destiny. I also liked that there's a sense of honor among the villains almost like a respectable game. They don't really encroach on each others challenges/take on world domination. They don't attack the heroes they know the real identity (ex. Silver Paladin) of when they're citizens. The ending was nice but I kind of wanted to see how everything would go for Nick and Pat long term or at the very least see how Nick fumbles along when he meets Pat's family for dinner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome! It's so funny, and interesting, and captivating, and fantastic. Not to mention steamy and sweet. The romance didn't feel forced in any way, and they dealt with their issues maturely. Read this book, I insist.
VVivacious More than 1 year ago
This book had an animated-movie-film feel, you know that cute feel where even the most complex of concepts seem simple, wonderful and throughout the movie you keep smiling because it is just so delightful. This book has the exact same effect, it is so funny and cute. Patrick West is the son of a challenger a.k.a supervillian, who works as a night manager in the house mansion of the superhero a.k.a hoagie Silver Paladin a.k.a Nicholas Anderson who doesn't like to be called Nick. Patrick is this really funny guy who is accidentally mistaken as a prostitute by Nick Nicholas...and the rest as they say is history. Pat and his antics kept me entertained throughout the book. Nicholas is a very fresh outtake on a superhero. Instead of having that confident, social animal persona he is devoid of the concept of fun and is formal to the point that he has no idea about how to deal with people outside of saving them. He really stretched the borders of how I imagined superheroes but I totally got why he was the way that he was. All of Pat's sisters Hell, Cea and Zen were so awesome that they could have a book dedicated solely to themselves. This book's assembly of side characters is populated with superheroes and supervillians so you get what I am trying to say when I say that they are all awesome (especially the descriptions for Star Knight made me smile every time). Not to say that the common humans featuring as side characters weren't awesome because AHM Suze made a big impression on my not-so-serving heart. The romance was really cute and for once it wasn't overly dramatic. In fact their romance felt real and I loved the way they both made it work. The world building in this book was kind of deficient because my mind kept on zeroing to the conundrum of how a government in such a city would function with the constant fighting between the superheroes and the challengers, or if it didn't function how the city managed to keep itself from falling into anarchy. The ending kind of didn't live up to my expectations I wanted a bit more of Nick and Pat in the end and less of the fighting. Overall this book is a really enjoyable and extremely fun book.
Calila More than 1 year ago
*A copy of this book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.* - Some spoilers below - What do you do when the Superhero you work for mistakes you for a hooker? Sleep with him! What do you do when your turn for Evil Minion duty comes and puts you at odds with your now Superhero boyfriend? Just don't say anything! What do you do when your Supervillain Mother comes back and plans to take over the world? Help her out and hope for the best! This was such a fun read! Great banter, great characters(not a hateable one in the bunch), nice take on the Superhero/Villains thing. Pat was so great. I don't even know how to describe him. Kind of hapless, but optimistic. Takes life as it comes without much stressing over it. Very que sera que sera. He gets put in a lot of difficult positions without a clear way out and it never gets tiresome. I wish he had been a little more honest, a little sooner, but it ended up being moot. Nick was harder to read, we really don't get a lot of information about him. We know he's super rich, super smart, and a super hero. He has morals stick to them. He's pretty socially inept, but also very charming when he wants to be. I wish we learned more though. Why is he a super hero? What motivates it? Why is lying such an issue for him? Why is he so awkward? There's a lot unknown that I want to know. All the side characters were pretty great, mostly they were Pat's family members. His mother is awesome. His father is adorable. His sisters were a little ehh, but mostly good. All the various "hoagies" and "challengers" were great. Despite it being "good" and "evil", there's not really any moral judgement or any particularly "good" or "evil" deeds. Plot was kind of all over the place. But it was still enjoyable. I never really got engrossed though. I kept putting it down to do something else. I think the ending is a bit anticlimactic even if I am amused at both sides. There is some really great tangents that Pat goes on. LOVED the recurring questions that Nick would ask Pat. Highly recommend this read. Really hope there will be a sequel, I'd love to read more of their story.
SCarr1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars If I had to describe this book in one word, that word would be FUN.  This was a fun story to read.  Nothing serious about it at all, just pure entertainment.  If you like the idea of a part-time minion getting together with a superhero then this book is a must read.  You will laugh, roll your eyes and then laugh some more. Basically Pat’s mother is a super villain, or as he likes to call them “challengers.”  He grew up in the world of villains and in his eyes they are the heroes.  Family obligations require him and his sisters to do minion duty for other villains.  He is not too thrilled about this duty, but he does it anyway.  Pat is currently in school to be an urban designer and works as a night manager for Nick Andersen at his mansion.  Everyone knows that Nick Andersen is the superhero Silver Paladin. Billionaire, Nick, is absolutely clueless on how the world operates.  He has staff to get everything he wants and desires.  His sole focus is on saving the world and creating new technology.  Though he tries to have experiences like every other “normal person” he doesn’t realize just how un-normal his life is. The synopsis of the book is pretty accurate.  Due to a misunderstanding, Pat sleeps with Nick, who thinks he is a hired companion.  From here, their relationship begins.  It is filled with misunderstandings and intentional omitting of facts.    Pat is a fantastic character.  He is hilarious and often over the top.  His family is an added bonus to the book.  They are a great cast and you can’t help but be jealous for not being a part of their dinners.  Nick’s character is definitely vaguer than Pat’s, since the book is written from Pat’s POV.   Nick comes across very stiff and self-righteous, but there are times when his sweet and witty personality comes through. The only problem I had with this book, and it was a big issue for me, was the lack of descriptive words.  Don’t get me wrong, there are descriptive words throughout this story, but it is the same words.  No variety at all.  In the first chapter alone, there had to be at least a half dozen times the author used pyrokinetic to describe Nick’s stare.  This reference, or something very similar, is used throughout the entire book and not just to describe Nick.    I get the point that their stare was like they were trying to burn holes through you, but a little more variation would have been nice. In a nut shell, I loved this story.  Even with the one issue, I had a great time reading it.  Honestly, I think I had a smile on my face the entire time.  I would love to see the author write more and make this a series. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.