Villain Gets the Girl

Romance where the hero does bad things and/or is completely ruthless in his pursuit of the heroine, but still manages to get his HEA with the heroine. Preferably books where the hero doesn't have a complete turn around and become a good guy.
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message 1: by ARomanceLover (new)

ARomanceLover villains who are complicated and multidimensional fascinate me, great list!


message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Rather inaccurate list, me thinks. Some of the books in it have heroes accused of a crime they did not commit. They belong in a 'falsely accused' list, rather.


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Demon from the Dark's Malkom Slaine wasn't a villain... he was Tarzan with horns.


Alison♊⚜️✨ Elizabeth wrote: "Rather inaccurate list, me thinks. Some of the books in it have heroes accused of a crime they did not commit. They belong in a 'falsely accused' list, rather."

Yeah so true


message 5: by crazy1bad (new)

crazy1bad Grisha Verse series does not fit here


message 6: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Farida6 wrote: "Grisha Verse series does not fit here"

Right? In a better alternate universe maybe. I read it because of this list and was sorely disappointed. #darklingdidnothingwrong


message 7: by Arjita (new)

Arjita Ghosh I think anything written by Anne Stuart will fall in this list.


message 8: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Ashley wrote: "Demon from the Dark's Malkom Slaine wasn't a villain... he was Tarzan with horns."

I loved Slaine. Tarzan with horns is a wonderful description. In addition, he totally becomes a "good guy" and basically behaves like a good guy the whole time. He was just a little excited to meet his female is all.

I'd also like to point out that there are a few Kresley Cole books that don't really have the villain, just a misunderstood guy, or a little alpha ish, but turns good. Lothaire is kinda the only one where it's really "the villain."

Also, V Girl, I'd say Aleksi was not really a villain. He helps more than anything.


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