Super Bad (Superlovin', #2)

Super Bad - Vivi Andrews Title: Superbad
Series: Superlovin Book #2 (novella)
Author: Vivi Andrews
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy
Blurb: 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?
Thoughts: This book was so amazingly interesting. Not only is it a romance, but it is about superheroes and villains! I kept thinking of The Avengers and Megamind the whole time I was reading it...LOL It made for a definite change from the norm for me, when it comes to reading a romance novel.. The book was a novella, clocking in with only about 139 pages - but honestly, it feels like a full-length novel. It's a blast to read - yet not rushed or overly drawn out.
I was definitely intrigued about this alternate world where superheroes are "born" into the world. So much so, that I found myself searching out more about the series on the author's webpage. (There are two other books in the series, with a third on the way) I was a fan of Andrews already -I am a fan of here Serengeti Shifter series- but I hadn't really looked through much of her other works yet. So when offered the chance to review another book by this fabulous author, I jumped at the chance! And I'm glad I did!
Considering I missed the first novel in the series, I will let you know that that in no way detracted from the story whatsoever. Of course, you do have that "feeling" while reading that you might have missed a beginning book, but it doesn't take away from your enjoyment. I loved reading about the various powers of the characters, and I especially loved those of both Mirage and Justice. It seems even their powers are perfect for each other!
All in all, if you're looking for something a little unique and different - this is a perfect choice!
I will definitely be reading more!
Book One in the series is Super Lovin', Book Three is Super Hot (another novella), and Book Four - entitled Super Trouble is - has a release date that has yet to be determined. But I can't wait!
Rate: A

Review by: Sarah