Gentlemen Prefer Villains (Villainous Things, #2) by C. Rochelle

Gentleman Prefer Villains takes us on a globetrotting adventure complete with laughs, some maiming, filthy steam, and plenty of villainy goodness.

From the blurb:


I needed to get the hell out of Big City.

The only reason I was living in this American wasteland was because my mother insisted I reconcile with my estranged father. That the idea came to her while drunk on the French bubbly should have been my sign to stay right where I belonged.

Anywhere but here. Certainly somewhere more fabulous.

When an international job opportunity arises, I jump on board. It’s just a bonus that I’ll be traveling with the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome.

Make that muscular, morally gray, and hopefully, my next conquest.

What’s a casual fling between coworkers, after all? I’m ready for my next big adventure—far from Big City—so if whatever we’re up to is vaguely illegal, I’ll simply turn the other cheek.

It’s not like some superhero is going to swoop in and stop a couple of humans like us.


I may have orchestrated my villainous parents’ deaths, but that doesn’t mean the crushing weight of my responsibilities is easy to bear.

My sister was the only one of my siblings who knew how badly they treated me. The only one I told how much I despise my powers. Now she’s on the run—leaving me to carry this alone.

But then I meet him. I may have hired Simon Alarie as my assistant, but it’s instantly apparent he’s much more than that. He’s not only intelligent and business savvy, but fiercely loyal, and the tastiest—most forbidden—little thing I’ve ever seen.

Nothing can come of it. Because if I touch him, he dies.

That doesn’t stop me from claiming him as mine. Whether or not this normie knows it, every inch of him—every breath he takes—belongs to me. And anyone who thinks otherwise will meet the Hand of Death.


Gentleman Prefer Villains is an MM romance between a villain and a "normie." Our men find other men in tight supersuits incredibly attractive. Sometimes, they keep these supersuits on while engaging in explicit extracurricular activities with each other (and sometimes they even use bad words!). This is not your kid’s superhero book. This is Sin City and The Boys having a love child with extra spicy Spideypool and is meant for 18+ adults who can handle such things.

The Villainous Things series contains standalone books (each with HEAs) that feature interconnected characters and an overarching plot. You should read them in order (starting with Not All Himbos Wear Capes)


IF YOU LOVE (see the full list of CW/TWs at

• Superheroes/villains (and the “normies” who love them)

• Big skerry boss + his sassy li’l assistant (SIZE DIFFERENCE)

• Mafia vibes

• Touch Him & Perish vibes too

• Casual psychopaths with mutual obsession


• Leather

• Extra spicy extracurricular activities

• Naughty dark humor + sweary dialogue

• MM romance (in case you missed that part)

• A James Bond meets Catch Me If You Can international romp

Then shake your martini and power up!

Jacqueleen The Reading Queen's Review:

"Red flags are my love language."

One I finished Not All Himbos Wear Capes I immediately knew I had to jump into book 2. Wolfgang intrigued me, and although he turned out to be different from what I assumed based on his appearances in book 1, I enjoyed the heck out of this book as well. I originally thought he was going to be more, well, awkwardly weird. I mean, he's definitely not your everyday dude, but he was much more self assured in things like dealing with other supes than I expected. As The Hand of Death he's pretty badass all on his own, but when he's got his dominant I mean business attitude going, he puts off pure don't fuck with me vibes.

Fortunately for Wolfgang, our other MC Simon totally digs the whole don't fuck with me esthetic. I'm pretty sure the fact that Simon is basically a certified psychopath makes him even more of a perfect match for Wolfgang. Together these two make quite the pair. And when they finally touch? Lets just say you may not want to read this book in public.

I loved how confident Simon was. He literally gave zero fucks about the fact that half the people he was giving shit could squash him like a bug. He was fiercely protective of Wolfgang and he reveled in his possessiveness of him. Hell, he even loved all the blood and gore that tends to follow his man.

“Did you just gouge out his eyes? For me?”

Yes. That was most certainly Simon swooning over someone being maimed in his honor. Romantic AF right? On the opposite side of the spectrum, I also loved was how much Wolfgang truly cared for his family. He was their secret protector. Never really asking for anything in return, not even thanks. I was so happy when Simon pointed out this fact to the family. It was about time they knew what he'd endured for them. Speaking of the Suarez's, their family chat was a definite highlight. I laughed my ass off at everyone's nicknames and am super psyched that The Dumb One is getting his book next!

Rating: 5 Stars

Gentleman Prefer Villains is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subsciption.