Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Bigtime #3
Fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime, NY. Unfortunately luck can be both good and bad, and for Bella it mostly seems to be bad. When a charity event that Bella plans gets crashed by the Hangman, a deadly ubervillain, she gets some unexpected help from the suave and charming Debonair.
For Bella, her abilities are a curse. She wishes she could get rid of them completely. Her history with superheroes and antiheros has caused her to avoid supers at all cost. Unfortunately Debonair is one that she can easily ignore or get away from. While I thought Bella had interesting abilities, she was very negative about them. Her constant negativity about all things super quickly got old. Also since she can’t control her abilities she has gone overboard on controlling her diet and is very negative about her body. Her negativity quickly got old, especially when it came to her feelings about Debonair.
Another thing that bothered me about Bella was that we never learn anything about her fashion design business. She mentions it but we never see her drawing up designs or visiting her office. I was really surprised by this because the last book mentioned her business multiple times. I just find it odd that a fashion designer was never creating garments.
Debonair was pretty interesting. I liked his teleporting abilities and his drive for doing what he does. Unfortunately he is overshadowed by Bella. I wish we got his POV on things, especially towards the end.
This series is very over the top. If you are a fan of the original cheesy superhero comics then you will most likely enjoy this world. It’s almost always very obvious who the superheroes and villains are, much like how it’s obvious that Clark Kent is Superman but still no one figures out. I like that about this series but I do wish the characters had a little better development.
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