Not All Himbos Wear Capes, The Villainous Things #1 by C. Rochelle

I downloaded Not All Himbos Wear Capes after seeing the author's post in the Rainbow Dragon Readers Refesh Your TBR party on facebook. Let me tell you I am so glad I did because this book was hilarious, steamy, and just so much fun!

From the blurb:


Big City is supposedly the place where dreams come true. As someone just trying to live my life, I can tell you, it’s more like a recurring nightmare where dreams get c*ckblocked at every turn.

Especially if you’re a supervillain like me.

The irony is that I have zero powers, despite coming from purebred villain stock, but try telling that to Big City’s beloved hero, Captain Masculine.

This himbo is ruining my research, and if his firepower doesn’t kill me, the sight of him in Lycra surely will. Luckily—or unluckily, in my opinion—my bestie just signed me up for the Bangers dating app and found my perfect match.

If this isn’t the start of my villain arc, I don’t know what is.


It’s hard feeling like I have to wear a mask every day—that the only value I bring to the table is the sparkling image others have created for me.

Such is the life of being Captain Masculine, Big City’s greatest superhero. This is the existence I was destined for, and I will gladly defend this city against every threat to its people.

Except Doctor Antihero.

I’ve seen countless villains come and go, but something about Antihero intrigues me more than the usual hero-villain encounters should.

It’s because of him that I impulsively signed up for a dating app, hoping a meaningless fling with a local normie will help get my head back in the game. The truth is, what I really want is someone who sees me—the man behind the mask.

But that’s a luxury no superhero can afford.
Not All Himbos Wear Capes is an MM romance between a superhero and a villain. 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.
*FULL LIST OF Content & TWs can be found in the front of the book and at c-rochelle[dot]com*

• MM romance
• Dual POV
• Superheroes/villains
• Grumpy/sunshine
• Star-crossed lovers + fated mates
• Lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers (yup)
• Hurt/comfort + found family
• D/s dynamic that's more bedroom than lifestyle
• MM romance (in case you missed that part)
• Plus suspenseful plot + save-the-world epicness for pizazz

• Sweary dialogue
• Naughty irreverent humor
• Extremely morally gray characters with moments of psychotic ideation
• Extra spicy extracurricular activities (see inside book and c-rochelle[dot]com for specifics)
• Minor gore in villain lair and during hero/villain battle scenes
• Controlling + neglectful parents with some physical (superpowered) abuse
• Lack of autonomy + indentured servitude
• Restraints (not the fun kind)
• Detailed descriptions of humans’ negative effects on coastal wildlife (specifically with pollution and including a seagull autopsy with details of the contents of its stomach)

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

This...This was a fucking delight. A wacky, completely out there, laughter inducing delight, but a delight none the less. I loved the entire premise of the City's golden boy hero Captain Masculine, aka Butch, unexpectedly falling for the Supervillain Doctor Antihero, aka Xander. And not just any Supervillain folks, Butch had to go and fall in love with one who is part of the most powerful Supervillain family around. How do these two end up meeting you ask? Well on a dating app for normies of course! Normies are everyday people without superpowers, who are also forbidden from dating Supes. So when these two meet up for their little date, both are portraying their everyday human identity with the belief the man across from them is a normie. Jokes on them! Also, Xanders dating profile information had me laughing my ass off and that was only chapter 2.

𝙓𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧, 31
𝙃𝙚/𝙃𝙞𝙢/𝙔𝙚𝙨, 𝘿𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙮
𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝘿𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
𝙀𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙣, 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙏𝙑, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙮 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙩.

See what I mean? How these two even end up on this site to begin with I'll let you discover when you read it. Though this book is chocked full of comical moments, there is also plenty of steam. Holy hell is there steam! We have light D/s dynamics with a heaping helping of Daddy kink on top. There's also some pretty sweet romance moments. Just because Xander is a supervillain, doesn't mean the man doesn't have feelings. In fact I thought he felt pretty deeply, and he most definitely cared for Butch. Thankfully Butch wholeheartedly adored him in return.

"𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙚...𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙩 - 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙄'𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙."

Plot wise we have a TON of shit going on. There is no true formula of who to trust regardless of their characterization of hero vs villain. And these true villains are evil. Power is everything and nothing, not even their own blood, is going to stand in their way of achieving it. After all, "𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙."

Rating: 5 Stars

Not All Himbos Wear Capes is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription. The audiobook version of Not All Himbos Wear Capes is up for preorder on Audible.