by Auralee Wallace
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 249 pages
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Heroes meets Kick-Ass in this brilliant and hilarious debut about a girl who just wants to save the world...
Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.
Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.
Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.
Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...
Sidekick by Auralee Wallace
My Rating: 5 StarsYou know those party favors that you open and all kinds of confetti and streamers pop out at you? That’s what Sidekick by Auralee Wallace did when I opened page one and the frenzied, crazy and totally hysterical feel never left! Not only is this so over-the-top funny that bursts of laughter could be heard about every fourth word, but at one point I think I was actually looking for a super hero costume and was disappointed when Bremy St. James found the only one in the shop! Face it, at one point or another we ALL wanted to be a super hero, face down the bad guys, have cool gadgets, leap skyscrapers and run at super speed, wearing awesome high heeled boots, of course!
Bremy comes from money and power, she ran from it when things her father was doing were unconscionable. Struggling to make it on her own and unprepared for the real world and what it entails, Bremy becomes fascinated by a vigilante crusader for justice, Dark Ryder, the woman she wished she could be. When Bremy becomes determined to meet and apprentice under this larger than life woman, let’s just say, our Bremy is a walking, breathing one woman disaster area, in spite of her noble intentions. When she catches the eye of a young reporter, there is a tenuous romance blooming, but can she trust him? And what about her evil father? What heinous experiments is he up to now? Is her handicapped twin going to be part of his next experiment? How can she stop the all powerful Atticus St. James?
What goes on inside the brilliantly clever mind of Auralee Wallace? I believe she has written one of the best reads ever! Being inside the mind of Bremy is like being in the eye of a tornado, chaos is pinning around you and you know soon it will shift and you will be flying at a hundred miles an hour! Each scene, the world and each character adds more brilliance to this literary gem about a young woman ill prepared for reality who has only the best of intentions in her heart. In turn, heart-warming, comical and freeing, Ms. Wallace and her writing has more than connected with me, she drop kicked me into the story! Reading about Bremy will make your darkest day feel better, honest.
I received this copy from Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.