Superlovin' by Vivi Andrews
1. Superlovin' - Kindle
2. Super Bad - Kindle
3. Super Hot - Kindle
4. Super Trouble
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Date read: September 20, 2013
Darla Powers, a.k.a. DynaGirl, is the Jessica Rabbit of crime fighters, but that doesn't mean it's easy finding a date. When her latest ex opines she's not helpless enough to make him feel manly, she flies off to take out her romantic frustrations on a villain dumb enough to pick tonight to break into a secret government vault.Thoughts on Superlovin': This book takes the whole good girl/bad boy thing to a whole other level. Darla is on the side of right to the point that she blindly believes all "villains" are evil and Lucien curls his lip at the so called "heroes" who painted him as a villain simply for being the son of one. It's a tangled web and the attraction they feel toward one another makes things even more volatile when they butt heads.
Lucien Wroth's father may be a famous supervillain, but Lucien doesn't see himself as a bad guy. Just one determined to free his baby sister from a supercriminal's clutches. He's this close to getting his hands on a vital set of schematics when one sultry superheroine catches him elbow-deep in a top-secret safe.
Darla is horrified when Lucien's pretty face and bulging muscles distract her enough to let him get away. No one escapes DynaGirl. But somewhere along the way to getting revenge for her public humiliation, she and Lucien become uneasy allies resisting an all-too-easy attraction. Suddenly she suspects the perfect man for a good girl just might be a very bad boy.
Warning: This book contains heroes, villains, mind-games, epic battles, bustiers, leather, and an infamous Women of the Cape "Maxim" photo spread.
I think the thing I like most here is how the Wroth family isn't really BAD. They've been labeled as the bad guys because of their powers and, frankly, Lucien is entirely correct when he points out that so-called villains don't have the same rights as anyone else. That line between perception and reality is intriguing and it's something we see carried on in later books.
Right now, I'm on the good girl/bad boy train. This one hit the spot, man. It hit the spot. Total bonus for the way Lucien drooled over Darla's Maxim spread, btw. That was a crack up.
Source: free Kindle download 07/10/13
Date read: September 9, 2013
When your mind is a prison, love can set you free.Thoughts on Super Bad: Holy smokes. The beginning of this book sucked me in HARD. It's disjointed and chaotic and OMG! It fits perfectly with the disjointed reality that Mirage is experiencing as she struggles against the thought conditioning that her ex-boyfriend forced on her with his own superpower. It's seriously creepy as she (and we) attempt to unravel what's real and what's false.
Ever since her supervillain father experimented on her as a child, Mirabelle “Mirage” Wroth has been able to project unbreakable illusions into the minds of those around her. But when a run-in with an evil Mind Bender snaps a delicate thread in her psyche, she loses control of her gift and can no longer tell where reality ends and illusion begins. Only sanctimonious superhero Captain Justice is immune to her gift and can help her find the truth again—if Mirage can trust another man to define her reality.
Justice is sick of saving damsels in distress–he just wants someone to look beyond the cape to see him— but he can’t turn away from the hauntingly vulnerable Mirage. Suddenly Justice is helping her hide from the police, willing to be downright villainous to be her hero. But as they work to save Mirage from herself, other forces are circling to threaten them both. Tangled in illusions and mind games, can love be real?
When Justice and Mirage end up together as a last ditch effort to find the truth hidden under her conditioning, things get sexy. I *really* liked how the relationship developed between them. Justice is still smarting from his breakup with his ex and Mirage is leery of trusting anyone after what her ex did to her. It's tangled and explosive and I dug it!
There was a lot I enjoyed about this book. A LOT. From the sexiness of the superheroes (RAWR!) to Mirage's break from and return to reality to the way the line between villain and hero was blurred depending on who was looking at it. Mirage is very right when she says that those that have certain types of powers are automatically classified as villains even if they haven't DONE anything yet to warrant it.
Yeah. This book made me think. Plus? It was sexy. I LIKE THAT!
Source: free Kindle download 09/03/13
Date read: September 9, 2013
He’s on fire for her… literally.Thoughts on Super Hot: First off, this cover is smokin'. (yes, pun intended. I figured I should get it out early so I didn't have to grit my teeth to keep the puns from running rampant. That said, I make no promises that it won't happen again.) Now, I might be the tiniest bit biased because I love seeing different sides to characters we met previously, but we have another winner with Dr. Eric Eisenmann.
Superhero research scientist Dr. Eric Eisenmann always secretly wanted to be super himself, until he was abducted, experimented on, and woke up pyrokinetic—the least stable of all the super abilities. Suddenly he’s lighting everything around him on fire whenever his emotions get the better of him and desperate to turn his super powers off. Unfortunately, Eisenmann’s only hope for a cure lies with a woman who wants nothing to do with him—and fires up the very emotions he needs to keep in check.
As the only non-super daughter in a superhero dynasty, Tandy Nightwing has been poked and prodded for years in an attempt to find the cause behind her defect. Now that she’s finally found a way to be happy with her normalcy, the last thing she wants is to subject herself to another super scientist’s tests—but she can no more resist Eisenmann’s plea for help than she can resist the good doctor himself.
Deep in his underground lab, Eisenmann tries to maintain rigid control of his feelings, but Tandy is his personal kryptonite, constantly testing his restraint. Powerless or not, she just might be the one woman brave enough to stand close to his fire—provided they both survive when their experiments unleash a passion that burns hotter than sin.
First off, sucks to be experimented on. I don't know this from personal experience *makes shifty eyes*, but I can only imagine that waking up with an uncontrollable pyrokinetic ability would not be the best thing ever. Eisenmann's ability is reaching critical mass and he's frantic to find a way to control it before he destroys everything and/or everyone around him. Enter Tandy. Who can help. And who Eric is attracted to. Yes, that's right... *long pause*... sparks fly between them. LITERALLY.
THINGS HAPPEN, PEOPLE! THINGS! Some of them sexy, some of them just metal-melting (<-- not a euphemism). Danger! Bad things! Good things! THERE ARE LAYERS TO THIS WORLD!
*ahem* Now that I've used up my caps lock/exclamation point quota for the day, I'm going to say that I liked this book. YAY! (<-- more caps locking and exclamation pointing. Oops.)