Author: Skylar Jaye
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christine Griffin
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Kidnapped. Again. Honestly, Eddie Goodman isn’t surprised. As the son of crime-fighting superheroes with no powers of his own, he’s used to living with a target on his back. Now, the League of Evil has him in their clutches once more. However, Eddie’s not familiar with this particular villain, whose name seems to echo the shadows he controls. Shadow isn’t as disgusting as the others, like the fiendish Duke Naughty who’s been after Eddie for a long time. With a master’s degree in Psychology, Eddie calls on his talent to analyze the mind of this new supervillain and finds he’s not so evil, just a little… dark.
When Shadow saves Eddie from those intending him harm, blurring the lines between good and evil, Eddie realizes battling this new enemy—and his growing infatuation with the enigmatic man—won’t be easy. As Eddie struggles to understand Shadow’s motivations and his own feelings, he realizes Shadow is exactly the kind of Dominant he’d usually go for, and worse yet, Shadow seems to sense Eddie’s submissive nature. Eddie’s mind might not want to submit to a supervillain, but his body certainly does.
Superheroes are always a fun genre! This one ran a little to the dark side with villains who, despite their ridiculous names, seemed quite evil. We also see that grey line between good and evil and delve into where that line may lie.
While I enjoyed the story overall, I found myself waiting throughout the first half for the other shoe to drop only to have the slow burn continue, what felt, endlessly. Once the action happened, things snowballed and happened quickly until the end when everything was resolved with a bow. The pacing just felt unbalanced.
However, I did like Shadow and Eddie. Shadow was mysterious with a unique and cool super power; Eddie was surprisingly down to earth and not helpless despite his lack of superpowers. Together they were hot.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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