Villain for Hire is a new book by Jay Aury. In a world of superheroes and supervillains, Magneron is a villain for hire. When a company needs their client hero to look good, Magneron will commit a crime, lose to the hero but manage to escape capture. All for a fee of course. In the course of the book, Magneron is coerced into mentoring some young ladies and haremlit debauchery ensues.
What differentiates this book from other harem books is how well written it is. The action and the plot is compelling and I lost a day of productivity burning through these pages. The characters are fun and interesting with actual personalities. The hero is an aggressive antihero and not the reluctant golly-gee schmuck that fills so many harem books.
It reminds me a lot of Alana Melos’ Villainess series in its quality, though this book is a light lighter in tone. They both create a convincing world with familiar archetypes without straying into parody or cliche. If you ever read a superhero comic or played a supers role-playing game, this will make you feel right at home.
Another interesting part to me is the restraint with the sex. I think there may have been only three or four actual sex scenes. Personally, I could have done with a bit more, but I think the sparse scenes made the sex more dramatic when it happened.
Again, I think it is damn near perfect and my favorite of Jay Aury’s work. You should check it out.