Back in November, Jennifer Estep visited the blog (click here to go to the post) to tell us about the last book in her Bigtime series. After that visit, I decided to get a copy of the first book, Karma Girl. Since Jennifer will be back with us this coming week to talk about Spider’s Bite, the first book in her new series, I thought I’d read and review Karma Girl for you.
Carmen Cole is getting married. Yet on her wedding day, she feels something is terribly wrong, so she goes to talk to her husband-to-be. But she’s in for the shock of her life when she not only discovers her best friend and fiancee’ in flagrante delicto, but also that he is a superhero and she is his arch nemesis. Carmen uses her career as a reporter to unmask the two and begins a crusade to expose the identities of other caped crusaders and their arch enemies. Her exposes earn her a job at one of the largest newspapers and her assignment is to discover the identities of the Fearless Five and Terrible Triad. But when she reports on the identity of one of the town’s most beloved superheros, her world comes crashing down around her…
I was hooked on the story from the first pages. I loved the concept that Jennifer created; it was my first superhero romance (yes, there is romance). And I’m eagerly anticipating getting my hands on copies of Hot Mama and Jinx. In fact, I enjoyed this story so much, I recommended it to my sister when I was only halfway through it.
I’ll admit that I figured out the secret identities of all the characters that were revealed before Carmen. But it didn’t diminish my fascination of where the story was going. There are a few twists and turns along the road and more laugh out loud moments than I could count. Karma Girl is a page turner from beginning to end.