What’s a comic book nerd to do when she’s dumped by her not-quite-a-superhero fiancé just weeks before the wedding? Tempting as it is to drown her sorrows in ice-cream, Dakota decides that maybe she’ll keep that appointment with the personal trainer who was going to help her squeeze into her dress after all.
She soon realizes that while she’s not quite ready to ditch her Avengers T-shirt for a Spandex crop top just yet, being at the gym does have some perks. Like semi-stalking Zane, the cute blond guy who looks a lot like Thor…
But while Zane may not be a Norse god, he does have a secret. One that brings him closer to Dakota, and brings Dakota closer to danger.
Is Zane the superhero she’s been waiting for her whole life? Will he swoop in and save the day? Or is he the villain whose superpower is the ability to break her heart?
“She seemed so straight-laced when I saw her the first time–but her new hair makes me think it might’ve been a cover for who she really is. Kind of like me. I’d liked holding her in my arms…to the point that it was dangerous. I was here to do a job.”
This book began with Dakota, a clumsy nerd attempting to get herself in shape, to become fit-ish if you will. She begins at a gym with a horrible trainer, but her focus is not on her trainer … Thor has just entered her vision. Not exactly Thor, but a Thor-like human with all of the best of his qualities. Now this was going to be a long month of exercising …
Thor, or Zane, is not exactly who he seems to be. Working out in the gym, Dakota is presented with the perfect opportunity to stalk, I mean get to know, this Avenger look-alike. While in the midst of this, it seems Zane takes a liking to our little Dakota, and thus things begin …
Throughout this whole story I was introduced to SO MANY awesome characters! This is a world I could find myself becoming immersed in. I wish I had a sister like Dakota’s, the friends that she surrounds herself with, and so many of the other characters that we get to know in this story. It is not often that I want to just jump into a story and live there, but I did here!
The story was good as well. There were well entwined tangles of intrigue throughout each character’s story. As we progress through this story, we learn so many secrets and even more secrets are still hidden below the surface. Many of the characters are so complex that we can’t even begin to scratch the surface of all that they are. I feel so connected to their stories and I’m hoping (*wink, wink*) that we get to explore more of the characters’ stories!
Overall this is a funny, interesting, and quick-moving story of intrigue, secrets, and ultimately finding someone who can be your superhero.
I’m a born and raised Texan. I moved to Denver, Colorado in 2003 and met the love of my life. After having our first son, we decided to get back to that small town feel and moved back home. We had our second son in 2011 and let me just say that those boys have my heart.
I’ve always been a hopeless romantic and I love a good “Happily Ever After” just as much as the next person. I’ve always had ideas for stories and loved to entertain my family with short stories growing up.
I love cooking, writing, and weekend DIY projects around the house.