Sunday, October 6, 2013

Review: Super Hot (Superlovin' #3) by Vivi Andrews

Release Date: June 9, 2013
Publisher: Vivi Andrews
Source: NetGalley
Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

He’s on fire for her… literally.
Superhero research scientist Dr. Eric Eisenmann always secretly wanted to be super himself, until he was abducted, experimented on, and woke up pyrokinetic—the least stable of all the super abilities. Suddenly he’s lighting everything around him on fire whenever his emotions get the better of him and desperate to turn his super powers off. Unfortunately, Eisenmann’s only hope for a cure lies with a woman who wants nothing to do with him—and fires up the very emotions he needs to keep in check.
As the only non-super daughter in a superhero dynasty, Tandy Nightwing has been poked and prodded for years in an attempt to find the cause behind her defect. Now that she’s finally found a way to be happy with her normalcy, the last thing she wants is to subject herself to another super scientist’s tests—but she can no more resist Eisenmann’s plea for help than she can resist the good doctor himself.
Deep in his underground lab, Eisenmann tries to maintain rigid control of his feelings, but Tandy is his personal kryptonite, constantly testing his restraint. Powerless or not, she just might be the one woman brave enough to stand close to his fire—provided they both survive when their experiments unleash a passion that burns hotter than sin.

Another great novella in the Superlovin' series! I actually liked Super Bad a bit better, but I think it's just because I'm a fan of anti-heroines. This one was still a great read, and if you like superhero stories and romance novels you need to latch on to this series.

Super Hot picks up where the last book left off, with Dr. Eisemnann now dealing with his new (unwanted) psychokinetic abilities. Most supers who develop this power end up...well, dead. It's the most frightening super power, because there is usually little to no way to control it. Eisenmann has worked with heroes long enough to know exactly what's going to happen to him, and he's withdrawn from everyone he knows in an effort to protect them.
Nothing says 'friendship' like setting someone on fire...
He's also in a desperate race against time to find a way to cure himself. And he thinks he may have found a way to do it, but he's going to need to convince Tandy Nightwing to help him. Tandy is the only non-super in the famous Nightwing family, and if he can isolate the gene that kept her from developing powers, then maybe he can reverse what's happened to him.

Unfortunately, for Eisenmann Tandy isn't interested in being poked and prodded anymore. She's made her peace with not having any power, and she's manged to make quite a name for herself without one...thank you very much.
The only problem with that plan is that Tandy is still a Nightwing. And with the family name, comes a deeply ingrained sense of honor.
Honor...Guilt Trip. What's the difference, right?
Anyhoo, she decides that it won't hurt to let him test her blood. Besides, he's not the same Eisenmann that we met in the previous story. Nope. In Super Bad, he was the nerdy (but nice) lab rat who was trying to help Mirage recover her memories. Now? Well, to keep from torching his equipment every five minutes, he's had to resort to working out every day to get the excess energy out of himself.
Hot Nerd Alert!
So. Tandy decides to hep the yummy smart dude. And can you really blame her? No. I would raise my hand to be part of that kind of experiment, too.

Although, it turns out there's more to Tandy's non-powers than she originally thought, and if she's going to help him she's going to have to do more than just let him draw a vial or two of her blood. And you know that if these two combustible people spend time together...sparks are gonna fly!
Ok. I'll admit that line was cheesy, but I just couldn't help myself!

Also, unbeknownst to Eisemnann, there may be someone out there who has an interest in his research with Tandy that might not be all that benign.

Can these guys find the cure before it's too late for everyone?
Duh. Of course they will! It's a love story, people!

If you haven't read the other books in the series, don't worry about it. These stories are self-contained, and you won't feel lost if you start with this one. However, you'll probably want to grab the other two after you finish this.


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