Series: Jamie Baker, #2
Source: Author for review
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.
After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.
Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.
Jamie is so great. I love her as a character - she's smart and compassionate, snarky and friggin' hilarious. Plus, like I said before... she has superpowers! That's awesome. Not to mention the fact that she is fiercely protective of her friends and family, and the fact that she's just a normal girl, if you can look past the powers.
I also like the love interest, Ryan. Let's just face it, he's seriously the best guy ever. He's sweet and nice - and he's got an ego, which is just not a bad thing for me. I find it really endearing! He's also overly optimistic about some things, but oh so adorable. I heart him.
Ryan and Jamie together is just... magic. I ship them so hard. I want them to be together forever. The banter between them is just too cute, and the chemistry is off the freaking charts amazing! There is a twist near the end with their relationship that kind of freaks me out, though. I'm totally not going to lie. I'm not sure that they're ready for it. O.O
The introduction of Teddy was a really good idea, I think. In the beginning, I thought that he was the cutest character ever - he was so shy that I kind of wanted to pinch his fictional cheeks... glad that urge went away, because the longer that he was in the book; the more I realized that I didn't like him. At first he was the most adorable thing ever. But I was chanting I hate you near the end, that's for sure. I didn't like the fact that he kept trying to steal Jamie from Ryan.
Mike definitely grew into himself in this one. I was really unsure about how I would feel about him, after the stunt he pulled in the first book; but I totally forgave him. I actually pity him, to tell you the truth. He turns out to be an okay kind of guy.
I also liked the fact that Carter, the guy who made Jamie's life suck in the first book plays an important in this one. They actually have a great relationship now, which I thought was awesome. He really just wanted to help Jamie.
I was worried that there was going to be a love triangle in this one, because of Teddy, but I was proved wrong on that front. Thankfully. I didn't like the fact that Jamie and Teddy just went gallivanting off together, though. I feel like that was just a bad idea.
The ending killed me. It really did. I was left wanting to go cry in a corner, that's for sure. Here's to hoping that the next book is everything that I hope it'll be!