Well, August is half over and the air quality here is not great because of all the wildfires. That means staying indoors, which means I’m getting more work done. The first story of my fantasy series is off to the editor and I think I’ll have a firm release date in another month or two. In the meantime, I thought I’d post a review about a modern-day superheroes story I read. I liked it enough that I pre-ordered the second book. I’m definitely hooked on this series.
My review: This was a fun book to read, with action, attraction, and superpowers. The cover drew me in, the description made me want to read it, and it was right up my alley. Full of fantasy and attraction and action. I love the premise of super powers. And the tension between Max and Crystal is through the roof. This was a very entertaining and I loved Max learning there’s more to life than making his father pay. I also liked the secondary characters and got an inkling that some of them might be the focus of additional books in this world. I have to keep reading because I want Ripley’s story.
Here’s what the story is about:
People suck, at least according to reclusive inventor Max Madden—except for his friend and mentor, Anthony. But now Anthony is dead after uncovering evidence that an avaricious financier caused the current economic crisis and is out for world domination, a man Max knows has the money, resources, and charm to succeed—his own father. Now Max is out for vengeance and he doesn’t need a distraction like Crystal Evans tagging along.
The provocative psychic may have soft lips, curves like a Ferrari, and a scent like vanilla sugar, but she also has a thirst for redemption that will never be quenched. Max can’t help but admire her tenacity, and when she leads him to others who also have superhuman powers, he agrees to lead this team of crime-fighting supers if they all agree that he will be the one to take his father down.
But fate and circumstance has a way of bitch-slapping a man to awareness, and emotional hungers Max once detested have become what he now craves. When Crystal becomes the key to Madden Sr.’s downfall, Max must choose: Can he send the woman he’s come to love on the mission, a mission during which she has seen her death in a vision, or have his revenge?
NOTE: Since I wrote this review blog, I’ve read the second book, Instinct. I liked it as well or even better than the first.
Here’s what I said in my review of that story:
When I read Genesis, I know I wanted Ripley’s story, and it did not disappoint. I love it when the next story is as good or better that the last one. He’s got some powerful lessons to learn and Alisia is exactly the right person to teach them. These two are soul mates. The pull between them is strong and the reasons that tear them apart are larger-than-life and very emotional. I loved how this story started, how it progressed, and how it wrapped up. I’m definitely a fan.
(These are not Young Adult stories, by the way.) 🙂
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