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Villains Who Got the Girl: Top Picks in Fiction

Updated: Mar 27

Many of us have had a crush on a bad boy at some point in our lives. While it's not always the best idea to pursue a relationship with someone of this nature, it's still a fantasy for many to read about in fiction. Luckily, there are plenty of books out there featuring a villain who gets the girl. From dark romances to psychological thrillers, these stories will leave you with a sense of forbidden pleasure.

If you're looking for a dark romance, you may want to pick up Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This classic novel follows the story of Christian Grey, a powerful businessman who has a dark past. He falls for the innocent Anastasia Steele and the two embark on a tumultuous journey of love, lust and danger.

For a psychological thriller, you can't go wrong with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. In this novel, it appears that Nick Dunne's wife, Amy, has gone missing. As the mystery unravels, we learn that Amy has a lot of secrets and has been manipulating Nick the entire time.

If you're in the mood for a classic, check out Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This romantic novel tells the story of Heathcliff and Catherine. Heathcliff is an orphaned gypsy who is taken in by the family of Catherine. Though their relationship is complicated and filled with obstacles, the two eventually find their way to each other.

If you're looking for a more modern take, try Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. In this retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Nyx is forced by her family to marry the demon lord Ignifex. She soon discovers that Ignifex is not the monster she thought he was, and their relationship begins to blossom.

Finally, if you're looking for a fantasy novel, you may want to pick up A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. In this story, the powerful Fae warrior Feyre falls in love with the High Lord of the Spring Court, Tamlin. Even though he is dangerous, Feyre can't help but be drawn to him.

These five books all feature villains who get the girl. Whether you're looking for a dark romance, psychological thriller, classic novel or fantasy story, you're sure to find something that will draw you in. So pick up one of these books and enjoy a little forbidden pleasure.

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