To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 stars

July 28, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 starsTo the 5th Power Published by Entangled Publishing, Ever After on July 29, 2013
Pages: 122
Format: eBook
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Three years ago, Zola Noite's nemesis killed her sidekick and forced her to watch. The guilt drove her to hang up her cape. Zola knows one thing for certain. She will never be a superhero again.

Psychologist Dr. Arturo "Fort" Forte specializes in super-powered mental health. He’s the only reason Zola can once again call herself sane—although, truth be told, the heat between them is slowly driving her back to mad.


When three mega-villains escape the prison Fort oversees, all Zola's best laid plans go up in flames. Fort asks her for help, and she can't turn down the man she's secretly come to love. As battles ensue and clues add up, the one thing Zola trusts is called into question: Fort's true agenda and which side he’s on.

My Thoughts:

This is going to be a very short review as it is a fairly short story.

Zola has gone thru hell and back watching her sidekick get killed in front of her threw her in to a mental breakdown that she still doesn’t feel healed from.  She’s given up being the main planner for the superheroes guild but isn’t really living life yet.  She’s brought back in to the fold when 3 major criminals get loose from the psychiatric facility they’ve been held in but she’s still not convinced she’s really ready to be what people desperately want from her.

Fort was the one who managed to get Zola functional but has his own major secrets that he holds on to until the very end of this story.  He’s sexy but you always get the sense that there is something holding him back from really taking what he wants from Zola.  I liked him and loved what he risked to help her.  He’s very much more than just a doctor but is really a great match for Zola.

This was a very neat take on superheroes and I am looking forward to more from this series.  I can’t say much more because there is a nice twist in this story that deserves to stay hidden until the reader finds it.  Thanks to and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

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