by Auralee Wallace
Publication date: June 1st 2014
by Escape Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher / NetGalley
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 is a superhero adventure told from the perspective of Bremy St. James. Bremy is from a wealthy family, daughter of a billionaire who leaves home and tries to make it in the big city. She has issues with her father, which of course we don’t learn about for quite some time. Bremy has the worst luck ever. Nothing is going right for her in the city and she ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time — twice! Luckily for her the second time around she crosses paths with Dark Ryder, the city’s superhero.. and from there things get pretty interesting.
When I first saw this book on NetGalley I knew I had to have it. I am a pretty big fan of superheroes, but haven’t really read anything in the genre lately. Sidekick is a mix of strange and hilarious, if you want the short version. It is an outrageous tale that, at times, doesn’t even make a whole lot of sense, but the author’s sense of humor made it impossible for me to put down.
Bremy had me cracking up from the very beginning during the conversation with her sleazy landlord. That’s really what hooked me. The circus of villains — literally circus folk — are completely insane and arrive in the strangest ways in the craziest of places. I was dumbfounded by some of the scenes. So, while Sidekick doesn’t come close to being the best superhero story I’ve ever read, it was certainly entertaining. I can’t remember the last time I giggled so much while reading a book.
If you want a light read that is full of adventure and will make you laugh, Sidekick is the book for you!
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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