Where There's Smoke

Panopolis, #1

I really enjoyed this creative story. Panopolis is a city filled with Heroes and Villains (think comic book characters). There is constant fighting as the "good guys" battle the "bad guys". Edward is an average guy who has never actually met either until his bank is robbed by a villain. The two men have an instant connection and end up meeting again soon after. As Edward finds himself falling for Raul he has to constantly question his own values and what he is doing with a criminal. Edward soon learns things are not always as black or white as they seem. The story is filled with an interesting background plot of political corruption while the two MC's give us some adventure, some romance, and some smexy times.

I thought this was a great start to a new series. The plot was different and Edward makes a great narrator. You instantly like him despite him making untraditional choices. The ending got really interesting and I can't wait to see where this goes in the next installment.

This is my second story by this author and I have to say I'm a big fan. There is something different about her stories and her storytelling technique. If you enjoy stories that are a little outside the norm you should definitely check this out.

Book Blurb for Where There's Smoke

Panopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.

But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.

Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.

Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2015 4.00