Putting Out for a Hero: A Superhero/Villain MM Romance (Villainous Things Book 3) by C. Rochelle

The Dumb one gets his HEA in Putting Out for a Hero and folks I gotta say, it's a hell of a ride! 

From the blurb:


It’s time for me to start pulling my weight in the Suarez clan—to prove I’m worth more than the plays I make on the field or the dirt I dig up on rival families. I want to make Wolfy proud.

And not get unalived by Simon.

So I volunteered what I had to offer, knowing my infamous genes could be used for uniting two powerful clans in marriage. After all, I’m the only not-gay one in my family, so that alone should entice the super-babes looking to get busy with baby-making.

I mean, as long as they don’t ask me to do math or anything.

But the last supe I expected Wolfy to match me with was the ice queen hero herself, Dahlia Salah. She's not bad, but her brother is my former Deathball rival, and the only one on the planet who can make me Hulk out with a single snarky word.

All I have to do is keep my eye on the prize and ignore this weird tension between Zion and me.

I’ve totally got this.


I never would have guessed Baltasar Suarez would be the man to lock down my sister.

But shady business deals are what make our world go ‘round, and Dahlia sealed her fate when she went up against the leaders of his clan—as if she were destined for our legendary throne instead of me.

Not that I've been interested in wearing the crown.

Not after everything that happened.

Without Deathball to distract me, I spend most of my time keeping my daughter safe and happy, even though her mother is gone and my parents treat her like an outcast.

Otherwise, I’ve just been… existing. Until Baltasar showed up, as tempting as ever—reminding me of all I’ve lost, and everything I’ve ever wanted. Everything I can never have.

Or can I?

My beast—my true supe form—has already decided the villain is ours, so why not remind my backstabbing family that everything under this roof is destined to belong to me?

Starting with him.


Putting Out for a Hero 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. You should read them in order (starting with Not All Himbos Wear Capes)

IF YOU LOVE (full list of CW/TWs found in the frontmatter and at c-rochelle.com)

Two households both alike in villainy
Himbo “I’m baby” golden retriever meets psychotic Godzilla
Single dad + bada$$ little queen
Sports rivals-to-lovers
Bi-awakening + I’ve always been bi for you
Fancy monster peen
Filthy talk + keenks you (and Balty) didn’t know you had
Forced proximity + fated mates
Hurt/comfort + found family
The usual naughty humor, witty banter & sweary dialogue
MM romance (in case you missed that part)
Then dive into the deep end!

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙙."

Why yes Lizard Dick 🦎 I wholeheartedly agree. I think it may have been my favorite part of the whole book! The Suarez family group chat never fails to make me laugh and I look forward to the snippets in every new book released. That's not to say I didn't absolutely love the romance too. Balty is so fucking precious. He must be protected at all costs. Then again, when shit hits the fan Balty proves he can hold his own. He's just as protective as his Hero mate and I was super impressed with how brave he ended up being when it came to his own flesh and blood. When Balty loves, he loves hard, and there's no one he loves more than his man and their daughter. The same can be said for Zion.

“𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙, 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚, 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙕𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.”

Swoooon! Zion is also a badass MF. He's well aware of how the game is played, which is a running theme throughout the series. I had no doubts that as next in line he would make a formidable clan leader. Balty is not to be counted out either. He had some surprisingly helpful insights and his gathered intel came in clutch a time or two for the couple. I like how they balanced each other out. I also liked how freaky deaky they were in the sack. Primal play anyone? How about a praise and pain kink?

“𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩, 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡—𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙠 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙤𝙥. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝙔𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙤𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙪𝙢 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪…”

In regards to the plotline that started to take off in book 2, there is still a ways to go. Fortunately, Wolfy has the twins on the case which is the perfect segue for their book next. I also feel I have to add that I am crossing my fingers that their mate is a certain 'star' we met in this book. He was definitely an intriguing addition to the series and I am dying for more information on him. Just me putting that out into the Universe to see if I might be right!

Rating: 5 Stars

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