Bremy St James started her life over when she ran away from her father but somehow keeps getting into trouble. Finding the towns superhero, Dark Ryder, Bremy begs her to take her on as a protege. Bremy isn't all that sure that she has what it takes to be a superhero until fate forces her hand. Facing off her father is the scariest thing that Bremy has ever done, especially when she realises that he has got to her twin sister, Jenny. For the first time in her life Bremy has friends and a purpose, and nothing can really stop her.
Oh my goodness! I loved Sidekick, its like a classic superhero story but with a woman as the main character. Bremy is a little clueless to begin with, or maybe just really unlucky, which leads to some funny and some dangerous situations.
There is a love interest in Sidekick, but it isn't a massive part of the story, which was good because there were more important parts of the story than the romance. Though I saying that I did enjoy the chemistry and the conversation between Pierce and Bremy, and really felt for her when Pierce thought that she had betrayed him.
The action in this book felt real, and there were several points at which I was worried for various characters and whether or not they would survive/get hurt. The other thing that really got me about the action scenes, and in fact the whole book, was that several things were surprising, and definitely took me by surprise. It doesn't happen all that often, and it was refreshing to read it.
I loved this book, and I really hope that there is going to be a sequel because I would definitely read it!
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Date of Publication: 1 June 2014
ASIN: Will be available end of April
Number of pages: Approx 172
Word Count: 73 818
Cover Artist: Danielle Mait
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...
About the Author:
Auralee Wallace has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. She is now living her dream of writing humorous women’s fiction. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn’t writing or playing soccer, she can be found watching soap operas with lurid fascination and warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.
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