Series: #1 Panopolis
Genres: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Riptide
Released on April 25, 2015
A story set in a city where superheroes and supervillains live and do their thing amongst the average joes and guess what? The hero falls for a villain. Oh yes, this just had to be read. I had a good time reading this one with the fun, intriguing blog posts at the beginning of each chapter and the average joe telling the story of his life that goes from ordinary to more all at once.
The story opens when Eddie is working his bank job and the Mad Bombardier shows up to rob his bank. He does the unheard of thing and aids the villain in escaping. Soon he accepts a date to have coffee with the man behind the disguise and it leads to something more. Eddie knows this is bizarre, but it works for the two of them. But they don’t live in a vacuum and what happens when villains and heroes do what they do and his man is a villain?
This was a quick read and its told first person perspective from Eddie’s point of view. There is a passive quality to the telling at first as Eddie observes others and even his own life from a distance- even to the telling of the romance. Normally, this would distract me or bore me, but it didn’t and near the end suddenly the story came up close and personal when Eddie was right in the thick of things. I’m not sure if the author did that on purpose, but that was quite the rush to suddenly go from distance to right in the middle. And wow, didn’t see that ending coming. I really want to see what happens next for Eddie and his Mad Bombardier. Eddie had to figure out the whole ‘I’m dating a villain’ bit and that was interesting alongside getting Raul’s history and why he is the way he is. I have a feeling those blog posts by the shadowy conspiracy theorist will become more significant as the series progresses.
All in all, I had a good time with this quick story of comic book type heroes and villains brought to life. I’m not sure what genre to put this under whether fantasy or sci-fi m/m romance so I’ll just recommend it to folks who like their gifted humans and are as intrigued by a villain romance as I was.
My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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