Title: His Secret Superheroine
Author: Patricia Eimer
My Rating: A-
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: St. Louis Superheroes #1
Main Characters: Peyton and Dylan
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Entangled Covet
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Sexual Intensity: mild
Police officer Dylan Wilson is trying to make the world safe by working to unmask all superheroes. When his sexy neighbor, Peyton, is evicted, Dylan offers her his spare room, unknowingly opening his home—and his heart—to the city's most reluctant superhero.
Can love survive when the masks come off?
I've read and loved Patricia Eimer's Speak of the Devil series, so when I saw that she was starting up a superhero series, I was ready to grab it. This is a fabulous start to that series.
In this world, set in St. Louis...yay, there is controversy over the superheroes. Not everyone thinks they are a good thing and when a superhero goes wrong, who's going to stop them? They have super-powers. As a result, most the superheroes are trying to stay VERY low-key. All except for Peyton's ex...who is loving the adoration and doesn't care if he's risking the other supers out there, like Peyton.
Unfortunately, Peyton lives across the street from a cop, an extremely sexy cop...Dylan, who is part of the organization who thinks all the supers should be "outed" for the public's safety. Of course, he has no idea that Peyton is a super, even though they are close friends...the kind of close friends who move in together when she gets evicted from her rental just because she used to be married to a super and thus must be a sympathizer. Of course, you know her secret is going to come out.
I really enjoyed the book. It's a creative world and isn't over the top at all. The supers are all normal people trying to make a living. Peyton is a kindergarten teacher and the counselor at her school is her sidekick. The conflict was totally believable and I enjoyed all the action in the story. At the end, I sighed a great big "aww" over Dylan and his worries over Peyton even though they are 'past' that point in their relationship. I liked the side story of Dylan's daughter, Liza, and how it all tied into Peyton's job.
Once I started the book, I had a really hard time putting it down. It was definitely a good one and I look forward to more in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.