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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Review: Twice as Hot (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl #2) by Gena Showalter


where I got my copy: Target
where to buy: Amazon, BN, Borders

Belle Jamison is finally starting to feel like a normal girl again. Her job as a paranormal investigator is going well, she's learned to control her supernatural abilities (mostly) and she's just gotten engaged to Rome Masters, the ultra-sexy operative who once tried to neutralize her!
But planning a wedding is never easy, especially when the bride keeps accidentally torching her dress, the groom returns from a dangerous mission with selective memory loss and the man responsible now wants Belle for himself. With Rome's ex determined to win him back and a new band of supervillains on the horizon, it will take all Belle's powers—plus a little help from her trusty empath sidekick—to save the day, salvage the wedding and prove that true love really does conquer all.

I bought this book as soon as it hit the shelves, in the hopes of purchasing the first book also but it was out of stock at that time and so months had passed until I decided that I can probably get through this without the first book... It worked. Belle, Rome, Tanner, Lexis, Cody, Sheridan and Co. have such solid characters that I never regret that I haven't read the first book yet plus the important details of the past was embedded in Twice as Hot so, my questions was answered. From how Belle got her powers? How did Rome and Belle met? Who was the villain? Who is responsible for all these experiments? (yes as far as I can tell only 2 of the characters are legit - born with their powers) What is OSSA? PSI? etc...

Twice As Hot starts with Belle talking to Sheridan about the wedding, Tanner's depression and her blinding love for Rome. The love for the man in question was everything that she describe and then more. I wasn't not sure that I will like Belle due to the infinite swooning and praise about her man. I could tell that she has a strong personality and I hate that she has become one of those women who forget who they are when they are in love but that all changed when Lexis (her fiance's ex wife, mother of her fiance's child, who also broke Tanner's heart) came knocking at the door to inform her that something has happened. Rome and Cody was injured but now out of harm's way. Upon hearing this news she rushed to their headquarters where she was faced with the greatest shock of her life, now with all the villains who came chasing her from Playing with Fire this one seems to be the most heart breaking of them all, Rome Master the love of her life does not remember who she is! All the memories of her was stolen by a supernatural scientific experiment known as Memory Man and what's worse was the bitch ex-wife is trying to take him back.

What would you do if you were placed on Belle's shoes? Man instead of having that awesome cat fight with Lexis, I would have probably torched her or freeze her. I like the whole premise of the story. The superheros vs. villain gives me the feel of the supernatural world as supposed to the comic hero type. I am very intrigue on the character of Dr. Roberts, I got to get book one. I love the new Belle she's stronger, more goal oriented and more independent as a woman and as an agent. The supporting characters are also key on the success of these book. Tanner is my favorite of them all. He is the perfect guy friend. Perverted, protective, funny and loving.

I have added this on my "favorite series shelf", this is a must read series. Love, action, drama, girl fight, sexy scenes, comedy, and intense emotions while saving the world one scrim (supernatural criminal) at a time. After chapter one, I couldn't let sleep get in the way of finishing these book.


Kelsey said...

I'm glad you gave this book a good review because I just got this book and have no idea what the series is about or anything about this book!

I can't wait to read it!

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

Gena Showalter's been coming up a lot lately. Would you recommend to a guy?

PeaceLove&Pat said...

Kelsey - Rome is a book boyfriend material. LOL and you will love Belle.

Yes Bryce. There is a lot of action so you'll like it.

mybella said...

I've only read one other Gena Showalter book called Missing. It was very dark but I loved it. This look promising:)

Amber said...

You're so on top of the hottest series right now! Love it! I want to check this out.

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I need to read more by her. Great review of it.

Shy said...

I've never read anything by this author before but the premise of this book sounds so good. I think I need to google what other books this author has written.

joder said...

I love the enthusiasm by which you described this book. You could tell it had you on the edge of your seat and I definitely think I would like it.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Mar said...

I am a big fan of Gena Showalter and this series is smokin sexy. How can you go wrong with Rome? Holy moses, he is one sexy catman. :) Hopefully she will be coming out with a third book for this series.
Great review!

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