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Posted February 3, 2014
Six stars! I did not expect to enjoy a book with comic book style superhero characters, but Seductive Powers is a gem.
Wendy Warner is an orphan whose pitiful social life revolves around sci-fi TV show and its fan club. In her work life, she “handles” a real life superhero, Draco Powers, a Guardian and the founder of Powers, Inc. She paves the way for him to do his job, which is saving the misfortunate and bringing justice to the world—all for a hefty fee, of course. She knows it’s hopeless, but Wendy crushes on Draco—and he’s attracted to her, but fears no mere mortal will be able to accept him. But then the evil secret “Organization” targets Wendy’s life to get to Draco.
I loved this book so much. Seductive Powers is tongue-in-cheek without being campy. It pokes fun at itself, yet manages to be a poignant believable read about fresh characters unique in their quirks. Seductive Powers hooked me from very beginning and kept me enthralled throughout the story. If you’re looking for fun and entertainment in your reading material, grab this one now! I’m already reading the second book, Adrenaline Rush.
Posted January 10, 2014
Oh what fun! This was a wonderful geeky romp that I just can’t get enough of. The characters made me want to hug them. I can’t say enough how much I got a kick out of this story. Super heroes and geek girls and unbeatable combination. For an escape that will tickle your brain check out this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2013
As a fan of superhero stories I was immediately drawn to this first book in The Capes series where action sequences seamlessly blended with romance to make an exciting and heart-wrenching journey to HEA. Along the way we're introduced to a spunky heroine proud of her geek status and a slew of superheroes humanized through their interactions with humans willing to put their lives on the line to save others. A particular brotherly duo must work together to save the woman they care for, one who sees her as a sister and the other who sees her as his fantasy woman, from a radical group whose hatred of superheroes gains strength every day in numerous pulse-pounding scenes.
Wendy has been Guardian Draco's personal assistant for four years and been fighting her attraction to him all that time. Seeing him with countless models makes her feel unworthy of him though as she's got curves, difficulty in social situations, and an obsession with online gaming and a sci-fi TV show. For a woman brought up in an orphanage the only family she has are through her gaming and TV fandom, so it's a lonely life she leads that often has her wishing for a family of her own. I adored Wendy and her unabashed love of a sci-fi show and its moral code by which she lives by and is inspired by. She's spunky and is a breath of sunshine when things are bleak. She's very naive when it comes to matters of sex and seeing her learn firsthand about the birds and the bees is surprisingly sweet and definitely sexy with the charming Draco being her teacher.
Draco had a harsh childhood with a father who abandoned him and his brother Ace leaving them to fend for themselves. Being a superhero didn't make them rich until Draco founded a company where heroes are for hire. It's a dangerous life he leads with secrecy being very important as he never wants his loved ones put in jeopardy because of him. It's getting harder to keep Wendy at arms length once her life is threatened and bringing her to his home, where no other woman has been, makes him even more attracted to her and desperate to be the truly heroic man she sees in him. Draco is sometimes arrogant but always charming. He's extremely loyal to those he cares about and his brotherly interactions with Ace were playful and heartwarmingly realistic. In his protective mode he felt the need to control everything which led to him becoming consumed by work and weighed down by responsibility that made me ache for him and happy that Wendy could bring comfort and joy to his life.
Though we see a few other secondary superheroes the main focus is on Ace who's boyishly carefree and charming. He's loyal to his brother but not afraid to tell him when he's wrong. His protectiveness towards Wendy was sweet and truly sisterly and it was at that moment that I saw a little family forming and it brought a tear to my eye. The mystery of who's trying to hurt Draco through those he loves is well done but with a villain that I found to be obvious and a rather bland comeuppance for his dastardly deeds. From start to finish I found myself completely immersed in this story, it's compelling and heartfelt characters, and am greatly looking forward to Ace's book as a discovery looks to have big ramifications for the next story.
Posted November 29, 2013
Really awesome story! I am not a huge comic book or sci-do fan, but this book was fantastic!
Wendy is just the sort of gal I like to read. She is sassy, brassy and comfortable in her own skin. Despite her past she finds something to believe in and never hesitates to be herself, regardless of what others think. I also loved her loyalty, she doesn't have a lot in her life but she is fiercely protective of the things she cares about.
Draco is definitely a strong silent type. He struggles with his choices and in his own way tries to do the right thing. He is often misunderstood in his decisions but I get why he makes them. I loved his protective streak!
Ms Royce does a wonderful job of crafting a full and dynamic world. She created a beautifully paced story that held lots of detail but never became too techie.
The steam factor here was rather low, only a couple sexy scenes to melt your ereader. I t was really more about the meat of the story, she delivered a hearty meal!
Can not wait for the next book, Ace is ripe for love!
*Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.*
Posted November 14, 2013
Now, I would love to write one of those reviews with all the gifs, because that would most accurately describe how totally in love with this book I am.
But I'm not just in love with the book.
I love the characters.
I love the plot.
I love the smexy.
The whole thing had me, hook line and sinker. I was up until 2AM reading this, not even realizing it was 2AM I was under the impression that it was still 10PM. Then I got all sucked into the smexy scene, after loads of desperate anticipation for the two lead characters, and my DANG TOES CURLED and I squealed, successfully waking up my husband and being sent to bed!
How dare he, right!
Aside from all the gushing and the cheek. I have to say that Rebecca wrote a really strong story. It was realistic and sort of reminded me of The Avengers, you know the whole 'super heroes can have hang ups and issues too'? I felt that the story was so well formulated the world building was so subtle that it eased me right into this world were you can pay for a hero so to speak. It was vivid, reliable, and had me panting for more.
The characters were brilliant. They had just the right amount of angst and the female lead had the right amount of smart and strong to make me feel like I could step in her shoes in my reading fantasy world.
Let me tell you, by the end I wanted me a Draco and Ace!
I can't wait to read book two!
So, if you like super-heroes, if you like smexy, if you like men that fly! And if you like your females leads strong yet vulnerable at the right times--this is the series for you!
*I received a copy of this book via Fated Desires Publishing LLC in exchange for an honest review*
Posted November 7, 2013
Seductive Powers is Rebecca Royce's first book in The Capes series. This book is a re-published work but since I have never read the original and had it on my to read list, I was very happy to see it published on Amazon.
In Seductive Powers, Wendy Warner is the handler of Superhero Draco Powers. Wendy is a bit of a nerd and secretly loves her boss. Draco is too busy saving the world and avoiding personal attachment to notice the gem he has in Wendy. In this world Rebecca has created, superheros charge for their service, much to the irritation of many people. I personally loved the explanation on why they charge for their services. I loved the romance, found the plot interesting, and definitely look forward to Ace's story. Highly recommend!