Friday, 20 July 2012
The Superheroes Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz
TJ Gutierrez used to be a superhero. But after the birth of her twins seven years ago, she hung up the yellow spandex. Until the day her archenemy and ex-husband, Singularity, breaks out of prison. When it becomes clear he's after the kids, she's forced to call the nanny helpline — and once again become...Dynama!
Annmarie Smith doesn't have a superpower. She saves the world by keeping kids safe while their parents fight evil.
She temporarily moves in with TJ, and the way the magnetic mama puts family first captures Annmarie's respect, and maybe her heart — even though she knows better than to fall for a superhero. Still, it's hard to resist their wicked chemistry. Kapow!
But they can only hide from the world for so long. When Singularity's quest for custody puts the kids' lives in danger, can the two women conquer the evil villain and save TJ's family — all before their first date?
Release Date 20th August 2012
TJ secretly helps the Superheroes Union with some stuff - as long as her identity gets kept safe - as she holds down a full time job and is a full time mum. But when she hears that her ex has broken out of prison, she calls in the help of a nanny - a nanny that only works with superheroes kids so she knows the importance of keeping secrets. What neither of them counted on was falling for each other. TJ has to capture her ex before he discovers where she and the kids stay, luckily she has a few superhero friends who are willing to help.
When I read the blurb for this, I automatically thought of The Incredibles. It's similar in the fact that it shows superheroes in their normal lives as they try to keep their real identities secret - except TJ is actually the opposite, she keeps her superhero identity secret. I really liked the characters in this - TJ will put nothing before her kids (which is what every parent should do) whereas some superheroes will put superheroing (what?) in front of their kids. I liked that Annmarie is a superhero offspring with no super powers of her own - she helps the kids deal with stuff that no one else can explain, mainly why secrets must be kept secret.
Definitely a must read and I'll be keeping an eye out for sequels - which I'm hoping will follow a different superhero each book.
Amazon UK: The Superheroes Union: Dynama