Even Villains Fall in Love

Heroes and Villains, #1

This was a sweet and funny story and it's a great choice for a fast and light read.

I enjoyed the idea of superheroes having lives and families outside of their hero-ing. I also thought that the idea of a super villain and a super hero getting married was a great premise.

That said, even though I found Evan amusing and the quartet adorable -- I really wished that a little more backstory had been given. I wanted to know why and how Tabby fell in love with Evan. I wanted a little more insight into Tabby's relationship with Evan, particularly after the big reveal happens. I thought that their relationship was based off of fairly flimsy ground and it would have been nice to have had a little more in-depth exploration. Even after the "all's well that ends well", I thought that the basic problems with their relationship, Evan's self-perception problems and his problematic goals for his life weren't really resolved.

That said, I found this a lot of fun and I'm hoping that there will be a sequel at some point.

Book Blurb for Even Villains Fall in Love

A super villain at the top of his game must choose between the world he wants and the woman he loves.

If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.

Everything is perfect in the Smith household, until Tabitha announces her return to work as a super hero. Evan was hoping to keep her distracted until after he rigged the 2012 presidential election, but—genius that he is—Evan has a backup plan. In his basement lab, Evan has a machine whose sole purpose is keeping Tabitha hungry for him.

But children and labs don’t mix. The machine is broken, and Tabitha storms out, claiming she no longer knows him. World domination takes a back seat to meeting his daughters’ demands to get Mommy back right now. This time his genius isn’t going to be enough—he’s going to need both his evil alter-ego, and the blooming super abilities of his children to save his wife. But even his most charming self might not be enough to save their marriage.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 4.00