This book was simply amazing, to put it mildly. I think it’s been a while since a book has gripped me and made me fall in love with it the way I did with this one. I was already a huge fan of Jennifer Harlow’s books but I think this may become my favorite series from her. We start this book by meeting Joanna, who we learn is a cop in Galilee Falls. Galilee Falls is unlike any place I have heard of because they have superheroes and villains running around as normal people in their town. The major superhero in this town is Justice and he and Joanna have to learn to work together to bring down one of the town’s biggest villains, Alkaline.
I have to say that I loved the way the author created such a quaint yet full of action town in Galilee Falls. I was drawn to the characters too because they seemed so real--you knew they weren’t perfect and had flaws like the average person. As this story continues I have to say that I loved the bond that Joanna had with her best friend Justin. You as a reader have to stay tuned because there will be something that happens that will shock you and change everything you thought you knew. There was definitely plenty of action throughout this book and the author knows how to keep the reader engaged because I couldn’t put this one down and read it in a day. I had a few things that shocked me at the end and left me close to tears but and I am looking forward to what book two will bring. Overall this may have been one of my favorite reads for this year.
From the imagination of the Amazon best-selling author of Mind Over Monsters (#1 in Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Women Sleuths) comes a new super-series...
It’s hard being a regular police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country. It’s even harder watching your best friend, the man you’re secretly in love with your whole life, planning to marry another woman. Detective Joanna Fallon has to contend with both. When the vilest supervillain in the city’s history, Alkaline, the former crime boss who can shoot acid from his wrists, escapes from the maximum security prison, the whole city is gripped by panic. Leading the pursuit is Captain Harry O’Hara, Joanna’s boss and secret lover, and the city’s champion superhero Justice, who caught the villain last time, much to Joanna’s chagrin. Before her father was murdered in a mugging twenty years earlier, Joanna worshiped the hero, but when he disappeared and failed to save her father, that adoration turned to contempt for all supers. After Alkaline attacks too close to home and targets Joanna as his next victim, tough-as-nail Joanna has to contend with her increasing fear while struggling to choose between her life-long crush and her new-found love.
At turns vulnerable and fierce, equally mordant and winsome, Joanna is an earnest yet emotionally damaged heroine, who despite the tough breaks of her childhood sees the good in people and vow to protect her beloved city at all costs. An ass-kicking petite firecracker with no superpowers of her own, she charges after supervillains unflinchingly, never losing her wit even when facing her toughest fight. With a coy blend of whimsy and vivid imagination, she delivers both humor and thrills in an action-packed and edgy blend of comic book cool, fantasy-noir, and bitter-sweet romance.