Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.
Now, he’s my super hero—the hunk I’m yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad he’s actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.
He’s got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire—and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves.
But there’s something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.
|Title:||Misadventures with a Super Hero|
Bolt Saga (Book 0.5)
|Category / Genre(s):||Speculative / Sci-Fi|
|Point of View:||First person, present tense, dual viewpoint (H & h)|
|HEA:||✔️ ⚠️ – see review for more information|
|Release Date:||3rd December, 2017|
The best Misadventure yet
This is the seventh instalment in the Misadventures series of books – standalone stories that are sexy, spicy and a lot of fun. And in my opinion, this is by far the best of all the misadventures so far.
Emma and Reece are just perfect for each other. Sure, she’s the small town girl and he’s the worldly, wounded billionaire – but there’s more to both of them and at times, you see their roles reversed which was fun to see. The banter between the pair hit all my happy buttons – especially the nicknames. Sigh. Despite the fantasy element, I felt the characters were real and believable especially their mannerisms and reactions. Yes, Reece was an alpha male but he was insecure, too. And and times, as Emma pointed out to him, he was a bit of a dork! I just loved this pair together. All round loved them.
The sex is sexy and hot but is always part of the storyline of the pair getting to know each other and working each other – and their own stuff – out. And thank God that this story doesn’t have any anal sex – I’m bored of books that feel they have to tack that on to be edgy and cool.
The writing style is, at times, a little frenetic and so lively it can be hard to keep up with. I can completely understand that this style may not be everyone’s cup of tea but personally, and for this story, I think it worked well. One thing you can say with certainty about Ms Payne’s writing style is that her voice is unique and her passion for her stories is clear in her words. The story is written in the first person, alternating between Emma and Reece’s viewpoints.
By the end of the book you’re left wanting to read more – not because the story is unfinished – but because you want to find out about this world of Emma, Reece – oh, and Bolt, too! This is like the satisfying end to season 1 – now I want season 2. [⚠️edit: since this story was published, a whole saga of Bolt stories have been released. Technically, that means the story in this book isn’t finished. I remember wanting more but being satisfied – so I wouldn’t class this as a cliffhanger but I’ll add in this potential warning!]
You’ve got a superhero element to this story but in truth, it’s quite a simple story about a guy and a girl who like each other and try to figure everything out while going through a lot of problems and emotions. And maybe I’m a bit mean but it was fun to watch Reece’s descent into love – oh how the mighty fall!
If you’re enjoying the Misadventures series then this will be a welcome addition. Or if you’re looking for a fun, light, sassy and sexy read with a super hero element – I would recommend this story to you. 5 stars and I’ll be watching out for other books by Ms Payne.
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life. She has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys focusing on high heat and adventurous plots starring memorable alpha men and their headstrong heroines.
Angel’s bestselling book series include the Bolt Saga, the Honor Bound series, the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), and the Shark’s Edge Saga (Also with Victoria Blue).
Angel lives in Southern California with her soul mate husband and beautiful daughter. They enjoy traveling and cosplaying together.