- File Size: 325 KB
- Print Length: 89 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (August 20, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 20, 2012
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0088NH2J8
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I'm also not really a fan of romances that deal with nasty divorces in the past or with current children as strong elements to moving the plot along, and it turns out those were both unadvertised (or unnoticed - I may have been distracted by other points in the back copy) and very central to both the romance plot and the framing plot. Given enough pages and a writer who really makes me care about the protagonists, I can enjoy those themes (I realize some of my favorite novel-length fanfic recently incorporates them), but this was not one of those times.
I did like a lot of what Diaz was trying to do, and enjoyed the superhero storyline a lot, but I just wish she had more like 300 pages to do it in instead of 89. The setting was really fun and a neat Alternate Universe where superheroes exist, though some of the pop culture references were a bit disconcerting. I also liked that TJ is bisexual, and the whole sexuality thing for her and Annamarie isn't a big deal. It's nice to see that become more commonplace.
This was more than just an okay read. That said, it stumbled on a trope that it didn't need and, without it, it could've been better. I'll get that out of the way.
A big complaint in f/f writing is insta-love and, at first, I didn't think this had it. Insta-sex? Definitely. But, that happens sometimes, right? So that wasn't necessarily a big deal. And, the author actually did a decent job showing what the two leads liked about each other and gave them a little intimacy beforehand. I internally groaned, though, when they later claimed love after only two days.
The whole story just felt too rushed and would've benefited from more angst and story conflict over a longer amount of time.
The villain (ex-husband) also came across, at the end, as too simple in his execution of his completely non-developed plan. Though, yeah, self-absorbed a-holes can be shortsighted. lol. And, strangely I was somewhat sympathetic to him. Rather than being evil for evil's sake he "does bad things" without realizing how his actions affect others so that strikes a different tone for sure.
The good...It's a superhero story! That's fun. TJ, formerly known as Dynama, is the superhero in question that has gone underground after her ex's incarceration. Instead of stealing the spotlight, she remains behind the scenes assisting other superheroes as the Hidden Hand where she's able to mentally move objects and people. She's also a single mother of twins and that's where Annmarie, the needed babysitter, steps in. When it's learned that the ex escapes prison, TJ shifts into superhero mode while Annmarie picks up the slack as homemaker. It's pretty cute how they all interact, actually.
Both characters are well-defined and TJ and Annmarie's interactions are natural so the chemistry is there. The kids are also written in a realistic manner. There's enough of a little crime caper to drive the story and it's interesting how the world of superheroes work together. As a lead, TJ is both a bisexual and a Hispanic character so that was nice to see. The story also has an unexpected twist in the end that I liked. I loved the cover, too.
Overall, it's a light and kinda fun read. If you're in the mood for it, give it a try.