- Loose Id
- Release Date
- March 2012
- Book 3 of Superpowered Love
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance
Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds. With his family, he's the golden child of awakened superpowered society. He's meant to do Great Things and pass on his powers -- with the appropriate girl, hand-picked by his mother. He's already failed at the former, so he can't bring himself to tell her that the latter isn't happening, either. With his friends, he's the social director and life of the party. He's also an out gay man with an appetite for the quick and easy lay. It's tough to have a relationship when you're hiding off-the-charts electrical powers, but Jamie doesn't mind.
Not until the prickly, paddy rocking, geeky-hot new guy at work shows him what he's been missing, anyhow. Kellan Shea's singular combination of dirty mouth and pure soul makes Jamie spark right from the beginning. To break through Kelly's defensive front and get to the gentle heart inside, Jamie will have to reconcile his split life: come to terms with his past, his family, his powers, even his nightmares.
Easier said than done, but if Jamie doesn't step up and own the truth, he could lose his love before it gets off the ground.
May 20, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
201 people found the following review helpful
NOBODY'S HERO is the third book in the Superpowered Love series and probably the one that brings most of the author's talent to the surface. The writing is more balanced when compared to the previous book and holds more of the contemporary elements than supernatural.
Jamie Monday is a party boy, rich with a great job and considered the elite among others with his abilities. The perfect marrying type and that is exactly what's expected of him by his mother. But the thing is, Jamie is gay and the last thing he wants is to marry a woman he hasn't seen in ten years. Despite his denial, he's leading a double life; one that he only shows to his friends, where he's outgoing, happy and openly gay, and the other where he hides his true self, is really insecure when it comes to his life choices and keeps quiet on the farce that is his supposed engagement to the woman he only knew as a child.
His eyes start to open up once he meets Kellan, who is shy with a sharp tongue and incredibly hot. They hit it off right away and with each passing day Jamie sees what he's been missing. But his hidden life is still very much existent and Kellan isn't someone who is willing to wait forever or simply let lies go.
I did like the guys from the previous book more, mostly because it was funnier and bad boys are way cooler. Still, this book was more detailed and the relationship between the men more explored. I appreciated the contemporary aspects of it and thought that was really well done. Unlike the previous book, this one was much better in the second part with quicker developments and intense encounters. The first half did drag a bit but it really paid off to be persistent. What I liked about this story is that there was barely any actual sex (meaning penetration). It suited the flow without making me feel overwhelmed with repetitive scenes from beginning to the end. Plus it added to the romantic side and made the connection between the guys more special.
Katey Hawthorne is slowly but steadily becoming a well-known name in m/m romance. I appreciate the way she incorporates good music into her books and gives us a taste of men with wicked personalities. While this book might be somewhere between three and four stars and there was no actual ‘bad boy' in it, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next installment.
Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Loose Id.
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