"romance, but kicked up a notch"
Remember Elektra? She was one butt-kicking ninja assassin
and highly popular Marvel Comics superheroine--certainly
one of my favorites. Well now Eilis Flynn has given us
Sonika. She's sexy, she's compassionate, and she's
dedicated, but stamping out crime and defeating her arch-
villain is her first priority. Most of the time.
Sonya Penn wasn't an ordinary orphan when her parents died
on her sixteenth birthday. No, she was a superheroine in
training. Her parents, Velocity and Sounder, were killed
in pursuit of evil villain Gentleman Geoffery. Now, twelve
years later, Sonya has dropped all pretention of going into
the superheroine business for lack of training, and maybe
will, too. She's now a physical therapist and her goal is
to pay off her late aunt's medical bills.
Meet client John Arlen. It wasn't easy--she had to crawl
through a window to do it. Arlen's a wealthy man but is
obsessed with getting his anti-gravity machine to work so
he can kill the man who murdered his father and maimed
him. Turns out that his enemy is the son of the man who
murdered Sonya's parents; hence, the call to adventure.
Introducing Sonika is a seamless blend of the comic book
world with the Happily Ever After of romance. We have a
sexy, uber-intelligent hero who's protective, even though
Sonika could, indeed, kick his ass, too. Depth and
complexity of character along with non-stop action make
this book a must-buy for any reader who's looking for
romance, but kicked up a notch.
I'm hoping this is only the first in an Eilis Flynn
superheroine series because I can hardly wait to read the
Reviewed by: Jacquie Rogers, author
Reviewed by Jacquie Rogers
Posted December 19, 2007