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His Secret Superheroine
     

His Secret Superheroine

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by Patricia Eimer
 

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All kindergarten teacher Peyton Pearson wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, quiet isn't something she's had a lot of after tainted medicine turns her into a superhero. She's single, and saving the city from criminals-which is increasingly dangerous as the anti-superhero movement in St. Louis gains traction. Then there's her hot next door neighbor who makes her

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All kindergarten teacher Peyton Pearson wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, quiet isn't something she's had a lot of after tainted medicine turns her into a superhero. She's single, and saving the city from criminals-which is increasingly dangerous as the anti-superhero movement in St. Louis gains traction. Then there's her hot next door neighbor who makes her think super-dirty thoughts, and has no idea who she really is.

Police officer Dylan Wilson is trying to make the world safe by working to unmask all superheroes. When his sexy neighbor, Peyton, is evicted, Dylan offers her his spare room, unknowingly opening his home-and his heart-to the city's most reluctant superhero.
Can love survive when the masks come off?

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ISBN-13:
9781502743022
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2014
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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His Secret Superheroine (A St. Louis Superheroes Novel) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Ren_Puspita More than 1 year ago
His Secret Superheroine is the first book of new series by Patricia Eimer that told the story about Peyton Pearson, a kindergarden teacher turn to be a superheroine called Fantastigirl. Okay, the name is silly, and the story overall is silly, zanny and have so much tongue-in-check dialogue with Ms Eimer throw many superheroes name (Spiderman, Thor and Loki, the last not superhero of course) here and there. But, actually she give a deeper message, that people always fear what they didn't understand. And what they did, sometimes is horrible and can ruin someone life. A mild spoiler, the hero, Dylan Wilson did something horrible to Peyton that make me want to slap him or kick him or throw him, I don't know what to choose, lol! But, I like a fact that Ms Eimer make Peyton really kick ass and do not make a shame for her superheroine name because after Dylan ruin her life, she don't go easy to him. Dylan must grovel, and wow, he grovel, a lot. The ending is too abrupt for my liking and also no hanky panky which make me a sad puppy. But, I would love to read the next installment of St Louis Superheroes. Because, really, Paranormal Romancelandia need more superhero and superheroine theme, not just things that go bumps in the night. e-ARC provided by Entangled for honest review
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I have always been a sucker for a good superhero story. Most of the time, those superheroes are men. Let's face it, it's still a man's world. So whenever I get a chance to check out a female superhero, I'm there. There are times you disappointed, like with My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Others where it's almost there, like with Electra.  Rarely do you get a truly fabulous female heroine, though they are out there. Sometimes I think the search for the next big superheroine is the best part. Peyton Pearson is a divorced kindergarten teacher, living across from single dad and police officer Dylan Wilson. When her former husband's secret identity of Captain Fantastic is released, she becomes either a pariah to anti-super groups like Safer America or is pitied by super groupies.  All she really wants is a quiet life and to keep it hidden that her husband replaced her birth control with drugs to turn her into a super in his quest for the perfect super children. Needless to say, that's not something she wants to get out. Dylan Wilson is a member of Safer America, but doesn't take it to the extremism that some of the members do and shun even those who associate with supers.  He likes Peyton, and even offers to let her stay with him and his daughter when she gets evicted from her house due to Safer America meddling. He is forced to really think about his prejudice when it comes out that the woman he has loving feelings for is a woman his is supposed to be hating. This was a fun story. Yes, there was a "message" as there typically is in a superhero story. But I liked the reluctant super Peyton and Dylan the Dumbass. Okay, that was actually Peyton's name for her ex, Captain Dumbass, but there were times that the title fit Dylan as well, but he eventually pulled his head out of his rectum.  Overall I really enjoyed this world and can't wait to come back and hopefully the stories will continue with the other members of Peyton's bowling team. (No, I am not telling you about, you will have to read the book. HA!) This was a good solid 3 stars by a new to me author on Netgalley.
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Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
A little fact: Less than a fifth of superheroes are female (in the media that is). Superheroines are underrepresented, so when I saw the title of this book, my inner Wonder Woman donned her tiara, indestructible bracelets and did a happy dance. Yes, I have a huge love of the superhero genre, and Peyton Pearson has ingratiated herself by entering the realms of loveable kick-ass women who save the day, despite the fact that she would rather be flying under the radar. Selfless and sweet, this lady can hold her own as herself or her alter-ego. Iron Man has Pepper, Thor has Jane, Superman has Lois and now Fantastigirl has Dylan. Or does she, as Dylan Wilson - cop, single dad and sexy shirtless mower of his lawn, doesn't like superheroes and is a member of the group who want them outed. And if Peyton's secret is revealed, bang goes any chance of romance with the man who's about to save her from homelessness and who's daughter she adores. "You want me to go bowling with Superheroes. That's like asking George W. and the Taliban to get together for a pig roast." It's like The Incredibles for grown ups; let's put it this way, Elastigirl didn't have bionic gun breasts (want!), and Patricia Eimer has done a superb job in bringing action, romance, misunderstanding and detailed descriptions to enable the reader to visualise the superheroes in their finery. If you're expecting some between-the-sheets action, you won't find it here; it's intimate in the respects of attraction, feelings and discoveries, but Peyton and Dylan don't venture beyond that. It didn't bother me, but I thought it may include a little more than build-up - it certainly seemed to be heading that way with their inner thoughts on each other at the start. But the whole storyline held me captive throughout; our couple have a wonderful chemistry, their journey isn't a bed of roses, I loved them both and with fight, explosions and bad-guys combined with sweet heartwarming moments and humour (mostly courtesy of Dylan's partner Jimmy), 'His Secret Superheroine'was an enjoyable read. And with plenty secondary characters, I can't wait to see who's next and what forces they're up against. My inner Wonder Woman is already twirling her lasso in anticipation. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Peyton Pearson is a kindergarten teacher. Also, she is secretly a super heroine. Thanks to her now ex-husband, Captain Fantastic. Her life is in shambles and she's the target of The Safer America Party who preach that her kind is evil. Her life is further complicated when she's evicted and moves in with her neighbor Officer Dylan Wilson to help care for his daughter, Liza. Things couldn't get worse or could they? I love this story! It is a fast-paced adventure with a liberal mix of passion and drama. I like Peyton. She is a true friend who is willing to sacrifice for those she loves. Her dialogue is so humorous that it made me laugh. It was so easy to care about her. Dylan is very sexy and cares for Peyton, but there were times I felt that he didn't deserve her. He was narrow-minded and wimpy. I can't wait for the next St. Louis Superheroes novel. Patricia Eimer has written a very entertaining novel.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Peyton never wanted to be a superhero. She just wanted a normal life as a teacher. thanks to a jerk ex husband her life is not what she thought it would be. She is hiding who she is from the world and especially her hot next door neighbor. Dylan likes Peyton and when she becomes homeless he offers her a place to stay. His daughter loves her and he likes her. What he doesn't know is she is one of the superheroes he wants to unmask. He is a member of the anti superheroes who want them all unmasked. As they begin to fall for each other danger rises up and Peyton as to reveal who she really is. Will love be enough to keep them together or will her being a superhero tear them apart. Peyton is very sweet. She is a great teacher and loves kids. She also has a few self confidence issues and doesn't see her self as beautiful. I liked that as it made her seem normal. Dylan is a great dad and great cop. He does have faults like thinking all super heroes are bad or will become bad. He lumps them all together. At times he can seem awful but he does have his reasons. Both have problems with their exes. I really enjoyed reading this. Peyton didn't want super powers and she hates having them at times. She has an ex that everyone thinks is great but she knows different. She constantly worries she may hurt someone with her powers not meaning to. I liked her a lot. Dylan I liked as well even if at times I wanted to smack him for being dumb. There is all kinds of action in tis book as it has heroes and villains. There is the love between Dylan and Peyton but they have so many things between them you wonder if it will ever work for them. Peyton shows many times how great a person she is in this book. I look forward to reading more in this series. If you want a great book about some super people try this one!
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I am a lover of all things superhero: The Avengers, Ironman, Captain America, Thor, TMNT, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.  And this book is no exception.  It was cute, sweet, funny, exciting and a little suspenseful.  Peyton was pure gold as Fantastigirl (cool superheroine name!).  She was giving, loving and kind.  She would put other before herself and developed a strong bond between Liza and Dylan.  Dylan was a strong man, protective father who in turn fell for Peyton.  Their friendship was genuine with underlying feelings of wanting more.   This was a great little story.  I enjoyed the whole thing from beginning to end.  I smiled as I read, felt my heart race during the hard part, cheered Peyton on as she stood up for herself in a different part, and smiled again at the HEA.  This is a light, feel good read.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
This is a story that was not very interesting. I found myself half way into the book having to try to find something to keep me drawn in. It was very campy and was full of talk, not much action that I could read. Basically Kindergarten Teacher Peyton Pearson was given a batch of bad medicine and it turned her into a superhero. It keeps her single so she during the day is a teacher and at nite, her alter-ego keeps the city safe from crime. The cop and the male lead in this story is Dylan Wilson and his kid is in Peyton’s class. Dylan wants to rid the world of superheroes. Pretty much the whole story is mostly talk, not action. I did not find anything that saved this story for me. I wished the author spent more time building more action, romance into the story instead of the campy humor and just TALK all in the story. Just not worth it. My rating : 2 stars ****   A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review**
SSMPM29 More than 1 year ago
Peyton's just trying to live a normal and quiet life. Unfortunately normal and quiet was shoved out the window when her ex-husband switched out her birth control pills with a medication that made her into a superhero just like him. Now divorced all she wants to do is teach her students, and pine after the handsome police officer across the street while staying under the radar. When she is evicted, her sexy neighbor Dylan offers up his spare room, only problem is he doesn't like superheros and has no idea she's really Fantastigirl in hiding.  As you can imagine the romance between Peyton and Dylan is anything but smooth. The secret is out pretty early on in the book which is good but a lot of hurt comes out of it on both sides. There were many tissue needing moment so be prepared. I really enjoyed the relationship between Peyton and Dylan's Daughter. She is pretty much the mother figure to this little girl since her mother is a drunk B and it was great to see the feelings develop between the two. I enjoyed all the secondary characters and the storyline. HIS SECRET SUPERHEROINE was a great start to the St. Louis Superheroes series. I am definitely going to look for book two. If you haven't already read it, Patricia's Speak of the Devil Series was very enjoyable as well and since it has already ended you won't have to wait for a new release! * This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ladytom More than 1 year ago
This ended up being surprisingly tame on the heat meter. There was a lot of innuendo and attraction but it falls much lower on the heat meter for actual action. It was an interesting storyline with a single dad police officer and a kindergarten teacher who just happens to be a super heroine. There's prejudice, evil villains and skeevy exes. It looks like this could be the first in more super hero tails to come, but I'm not 100% sold. There was way too much talk and not enough action, and I'm not just talking about romance. It was most definitely campy and frivolous.
atiffyfit More than 1 year ago
Full Disclosure: Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was a quick, enjoyable read that engaged me enough to leave nasty notes on my kindle, along the lines of "NO YOU IDIOT. I cannot BELIEVE you are this stupid!" and it was against the male lead, Dylan, NOT the female protagonist, Peyton! Haha I suppose I should say that I'm utterly prejudiced in favor of this book. See that one word in the title, SUPERHEROINE? Yeah, that's what made me request this book to read and review. I adore superhero novels and to have a superheroine?! *fist pump* Peyton is not a superheroine by choice. Her ex-husband, the douche, swapped out her birth control pills for the superhero gene altering drug without telling her. Peyton was unaware until she got upset in a grocery store and started to levitate.  Since then, Peyton has been forced into training by the government with the mantra being along the lines of Stan Lee's "with great power comes great responsibility." Peyton is just trying to keep a low profile, keep the job she loves as an elementary school teacher, and lead a normal life. But there are groups of people against superheroes and that group is responsible for her being evicted from her apartment. Her across the street neighbor swoops in to her rescue with an offer to move in with him. He needs someone to help take care of his daughter, Peyton needs a place to live, his daughter trusts Peyton, all good right?  Except Mr Hottie Cop is a member of stupid anti-hero organization. And has a volatile drunk for an ex. Eeek!  The story has highs and lows and some great tense moments that will have you glaring at your page. The plot is smooth and flowing making for a quick, enjoyable read, and one that you'll probably reach for when you need a dose of superheroine. It's labeled as first in a series, so I'm looking forward to more!