Manhattan Ten - Book 1
Why are there not more books like this?! Am I blind? Have I missed them all? As soon as I read the blurb for these book I was sold. My two favorite things in one book - superheroes and romance - uh YES PLEASE! Dodge had me at hello, I write superhero novels *sigh* and what a novel it is. I think my only grump about this book is that it's too short. I've come to realize I'm greedy with books, if I love it I want MORE MORE MORE MORE. Temptress is no exception. Jenny is a wonderful female lead who puts the rights of others before herself - a true superhero even without the powers. But once you add in the powers she is a hero who isn't out for the glory and would much rather spend her time in front of the television in sweats (honey, wouldn't we all?). I love how she is willing to kick ass at a moments notice but isn't superior or mighty about it, she's totally down to earth. Treating superhero life like a normal job and being happy to make a difference where she can.Kiss your powers goodbye.Kidnapping a super-powered suspected felon from a Vegas bachelor party is another day at the office for Jenny Ray, alias Temptress. With one kiss, any naughty supe’s powers are hers. Except this time she’s caught by her mark’s boss, who’s no ordinary superhero.It’s Thinktank, leader of the toughest hero crew around. One destroyed men’s room and near-toilet-drowning later, Jenny’s forced to steal an innocent hero’s powers.For a super brain, Tank’s feeling pretty idiotic. First, he let Jenny close enough to get to him. Second, he’s helpless against the tide of desire that rises in him every time he kisses her. Which he’s doing a lot, since she’s trying to give him back his power—only it’s not working. As he shadows her on her various freelance casino security jobs, he realizes she’s no she-demon—she’s a time bomb. Her acquired powers are shredding her, body and soul.As they give in to desire, a shadowy figure from Jenny’s past surfaces with a kidnapping plan of his own. Jenny will do anything—even level Las Vegas—to rescue the man she loves. But there may not be anything left of her when the dust settles.
Enter Thinktank. Ooooooh honey. I see him as a kind of Professor X meets Wolverine.
The brawn AND the brains. Hot combo because obviously women love men that can think and rip our clothes off - duh. Thinktank trips into Jenny/Temptresses life by accident and ends up following her around due to power complications. Funnily, Jenny has a reputation as a take no prisoners, more likely to kill you than hug you super. So Tanky believes himself up to be in major trouble. Yet the more time Thinktank spends with Jenny, the more he realizes that she isn't as horrible as everyone's made out and may in fact be the sweetest, kick-ass lady he's met. Their budding relationship made me so comfy and happy I wanted to curl up in a ball and purr. I love sweet romances interlaced with a couple rockin' battles and Lola Dodge delivers one of the best. I love this book so much! I only wish it could be longer so the end didn't arrive so fast. The Manhattan Ten is a series jumping onto my favorites shelf for sure!
xxx Literary George
Huge thank you to Lola Dodge for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
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