Release Date: July 14, 2012
Publisher: Vivi Andrews
Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Facebook
When your mind is a prison, love can set you free.
Ever since her supervillain father experimented on her as a child, Mirabelle “Mirage” Wroth has been able to project unbreakable illusions into the minds of those around her. But when a run-in with an evil Mind Bender snaps a delicate thread in her psyche, she loses control of her gift and can no longer tell where reality ends and illusion begins. Only sanctimonious superhero Captain Justice is immune to her gift and can help her find the truth again—if Mirage can trust another man to define her reality.
Justice is sick of saving damsels in distress–he just wants someone to look beyond the cape to see him— but he can’t turn away from the hauntingly vulnerable Mirage. Suddenly Justice is helping her hide from the police, willing to be downright villainous to be her hero. But as they work to save Mirage from herself, other forces are circling to threaten them both. Tangled in illusions and mind games, can love be real?
Whoa! I totally did not realize that the author published this book until I started to write this review. I'm floored. Floored!
Ok, I'm going to let you guys in on a secret. I. Am. Batman.
Ok. Not really. I do have a superpower, though. Totally true, ask my kids!
My special power is...Mother's GUILT. Don't laugh. It's some powerful mojo!
"What do you mean, you're too busy to take out the trash? Was I too busy to give birth to you?! Do you have any idea how painful labor was...especially considering you have your father's freakishly large head?!" Sock! Pow!
"Was I too busy to stay up all night, rubbing your back and cleaning up your barf when you had the flu last winter?!" Snikt! Snikt!
"What about the time you pooped your pants at school? Was I too busy to bring you a clean pair of shorts?" Ka-Blaaam!
Fine, Mom. I'll take out the garbage. Jeez...
For those of you who don't know, I am a massive comic book fan. Huge! And Super Bad is perfect for those of us who find Truth, Justice, and the American Way just as sexy as shirtless werewolves. That werewolf kid sure was sexy, though...
Excuse me for a minute.
Bow chicka bow wow
Ok. I'm back. Even though this is a novella, it's one of those shorts that feels like a full size story. The plot is great, the characters are realistic, and the pace is dead-on. Honestly, people, what more do you want?
Mirage is an awesome character. Loved her! She's definitely an anti-hero, and she's pretty unapologetic about it. It's not that she's eeeevil, she just doesn't necessarily want to be...good.
On the flip side, you have Justice. He's your classic hero-type. He's good to a fault, and doesn't understand why someone else wouldn't want to spend their life as a do-gooder. Of course, they're perfect for each other! Besides, he's smokin' hot. That's a superpower no woman can resist!
You know, what? The blurb tells you enough about the story. I'm not going to taint it with my crappy run-down of what happens. Just know this, there's more to the story than the blurb let's on...and it's so good! If you've ever fantasized about Logan, Bruce, Peter, Clark, Hal, or Steve, then this book is for you! And, yes. I purposely left Barry Allen off of that list. I mean, seriously, The Flash? Yeah, no thanks. Been there, done that...