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Nobody's Hero (Superpowered Love #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  173 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds. With his family, he's the golden child of awakened superpowered society. He's meant to do Great Things and pass on his powers -- with the appropriate girl, hand-picked by his mother.

He's already failed at the former, so he can't bring himself to tell her that the latter isn't happening, either.

With his friends, he's the social di
ebook, 1st Edition, 344 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Loose Id (first published March 12th 2012)
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Sweet, cute, sexy, snarky, with a hot nerdy tattooed Irish boy with a comic books addiction who listens to "The Tossers" and "The Dropkick Murphys"? UMMM HELL TO THE YESSSS! Where do I sign up???

This is the third installment in the The Superpowered Love series by Katey Hawthorne and all I can say is, her writing just works for me. I love these stories and the characters are FAB and so likable. I loved Kellan and James. Kellan was a little skittish, and it took me a while to figure him ou
Mar 14, 2012 Mandapanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-romance
I love the Superpowered Love series and this third story is definitely the hottest! Jamie is the office flirt, popular and open about his sexuality. This is in direct contrast to his hidden home life where he is the very powerful only son of an Awakened family who expects him to continue the family line. Enter the new guy at work, the awkward and blunt but very attractive Kellan. It doesn't take long before their colleagues notice the chemistry between them and set them up for a date.

This is a d
Lena Grey
Apr 18, 2016 Lena Grey rated it it was amazing
It's been said that honesty is the best policy, but is that always the case? It's my belief that nothing is black or white. What if being totally honest puts yourself and others in jeopardy? And, what if the secret you are sworn to keep does not necessarily apply to a certain situation? What if it's actually detrimental? Isn't that time to sneak in some gray? Jamie Monday of 'Nobody's Hero' is being torn apart while internally debating this issue. What he decides will determine not only his happ ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Rating: 4.8 stars

Jamie Monday is living two lives. In one life, he is normal and outwardly gay, he's the life of the gay party scene, the office extrovert, everyone's favorite homo. Then there's his other life, the hidden one as a member of the Awakened, people who can control the elements. As an Awakened, Jamie is deep in the closet. He hides his sexual identity from his mother and the Awakened community who expect him to marry and procreate. Additionally, Jamie hides the fact that he is an Awa
Nov 02, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Another solidly sweet story (heh. Can't seem to avoid alliteration sometimes...) about the superpowered! story is narrated by Jamie (superpower: electricity!) and it's about his journey from out-at-work-but-not-at-home, all-but-engaged-to-Mom's-friend's-daughter to all-out in love with Kellan, who he met at work. Their backgrounds are very different; Jamie grew up the only child of a neurosurgeon dad who died when he was very young and a (presumably) executive mom, with plenty of money and privi ...more
This is my favorite book so far in the Superpowered Love series. Jamie Monday is an "awakened", meaning he is one of the few humans that has amazing superpowers. In Jamie's case, he is one of the strongest up and comers in his superpowered awakened society. Unfortunately, being a part of this society has certain...expectations. Since birth, his mother has expected him to marry another powerful woman of their society and create perfect, super-charged babies. Sounds great, right? It's the like bei ...more
In this, the third novel in Katey Hawthorne's Superpowered Love series, I feel she has come into her own as an author. The writing is smoother, the plot more evenly balanced (no real plot inconsistencies) and the pacing was much more even. It is also my favorite in the series so far, and the first to rate above 3 stars.

Jamie Monday, an awakened with electrical power, is living two lives, and in both of them, he is hiding an essential part of himself. With his mother and the awakened community, h
J.A. Rock
Jun 09, 2012 J.A. Rock rated it it was amazing
I love starting a book and being able to tell right away that the author has hit this one out of the park. There’s no worry that I’m going to get bored with the characters. I don’t have to spend time deciding whether it’s worth it to invest myself in the story. I’m just hooked.
That’s Nobody’s Hero.

I adored Jamie instantly, and, if possible, loved Kellan even more. I’m a big fan of prickly characters, but I think the challenge for authors writing them into a love story lies in making readers unde
Valentina Heart
3.5 stars

This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.

NOBODY'S HERO is the third book in the Superpowered Love series and probably the one that brings most of the author's talent to the surface. The writing is more balanced when compared to the previous book and holds more of the contemporary elements than supernatural.

Jamie Monday is a party boy, rich with a great job and considered the elite among others with his abilities. The perfect marrying type a
Apr 04, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, other-paranormal
There wasn't anything wrong with this story and I did enjoy it but I just didn't connect enough to love it. I think it was Jamie's refusal to deal with his family/community. I get he never told anyone he was gay, lots of people don't, but I never really got it. There is reference that they had to be keep hidden because of hunters/crazies, but the whole arranged marriages and the way he kept sending these vague messages to his "intended" and then being annoyed she didn't know what he was really s ...more
I am a firm believer that there's such thing as "chemistry with author's writing" ... and this one sort of fails me in that sense. I just feel like Jamie's narration (1st person) is meant for himself or those who are clued into his mind. Like there's a personal joke or reference somewhere that I don't have my hands on.

Sure, there's one or two scene that I enjoy, like when Jamie meets Kellan's colorful family. However, most of the times, I feel like I'm that kid in the party, where there are con
Katey Hawthorne
Mar 06, 2012 Katey Hawthorne added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written, lgbtq
My new book, coming March 13. Woohoo!

Contains: electricity, Irish-American punk, baseball, The Winking Lizard (Ohio people, you know what I mean), family issues, nerdflirting, Powers Irish Whiskey, surprising tattoos, arranged marriages, recurring nightmares, Little Italy, big arguments, sex, Catholicism, accidental heroics, secrets, lies, love, and white Jockey underpants.

May be enjoyable for those who like their romantic conflict a little more internal, those who like their guys either grouchy
The Novel Approach Reviews
Jun 13, 2014 The Novel Approach Reviews rated it really liked it
Guilty pleasures are things we are so often ashamed of—things we keep locked away and take out only every so often to examine, but never too closely, as that would cause the illusion that we truly don’t like our little secrets to shatter. Rather, It would reveal to us just how much we loved that little something about ourselves and then we would be faced with the truth of how despicable we really are. Jamie Monday has a guilty pleasure—it is his power, and what a power it is. With an electrical ...more
Mar 15, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I dare you to read this story and not fall madly in love with Kellan. This is another great addition to the series. It's light on the paranormal stuff, but I prefer it that way (I like the main focus to be on the relationship). As always, Katey Hawthorne's writing just sparkles. Jamie's narration is witty and clever and wonderful.
Mar 25, 2013 Zoe rated it it was amazing
Nobody's Hero is the sixth book I've read by Katey Hawthorne, including her horror story Scripped under the name K.V. Taylor, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors right alongside John A. Lindqvist. I'd call reading her gay supernatural/superhero romances a guilty pleasure, except I never feel guilty for reading them, and her writing is pure pleasure from start to finish.

It's not about the sex, although I must say, Katey does an outstanding job of writing hot sex scenes. She wri
Apr 14, 2012 Jayhjay rated it it was amazing
This review was originally published on my blog Joyfully Jay

Jamie Monday is a great guy - social butterfly, lots of fun, good friend, and a bit of a slut. But he is living a double life that is weighing on him. To his friends, coworkers, and most of the rest of the world he is an out and proud, average guy. But to his mother and her social circle, he is one of the "awakened," a guy with the ability to control electricity, and one who has incredible power. To them he is the dutiful son, playing s
Jun 24, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
4 stars - I hadn't been too sure about this book to start off with, even though I loved the previous two instalments of the Superpowered Love series. I'm not sure if it was just a case of me not being in the right mood to properly enjoy it, but I found myself struggling to get through the first couple of chapters. Having said that, it didn't take too long to get into it and soon enough I fell in love with Kellan and Jamie's story. By the end, I was so engrossed in the story that I couldn't put i ...more
May 25, 2012 Seregil rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
It was a nice story, but I was hoping for more plot and less sex. Not that the sex wasn't hot and well written. I would have liked to see the impact of the main characters' powers in everyday life (could he make the TV turn on without a remote? if he could see the energetic field of other people meant he was really sensible and could walk in a dark room without bumping into things?). Anyway, I think to book needed a bit of physics about electricity and it's impact for the reader to be able to gr ...more
Feb 19, 2013 Charming rated it really liked it
Kellen is prickly and awkward. He grew up poor and unpopular, and his family, while loving, is far from perfect. He has an inferiority complex that flares to life at the slightest provocation. Jamie is a charming, good-looking extrovert who seems to have everything going for him. Yet it turns out to be Kellen who has the stronger sense of self. He can't tolerate dishonesty or lack of integrity, and this is what drives the course of the romance.

Please see the rest of this review at http://charmin
Jess Candela
Jul 11, 2012 Jess Candela rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2012
3.5 stars

I enjoyed it, but was surprised to turn on my ereader at one point, wondering what to read, only to discover that I was apparently halfway through this. I've been a bit busy and distracted, but it still doesn't seem good when I so completely forget I'm reading a book. Once I started reading it again, I remembered it, remembered why I'd been enjoying it, and continued to enjoy it through to the end.
Mar 19, 2012 Meggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic, romance
The storyline developed slowly and with enjoyable pace. I liked this couple. Jamie and Kellan started it slow. In a way their pace was a bit to slow for my taste but then, this was part of a plot. The story ended with grace and really satisfying emotions. This was really well written third part. Great work from this Author!!
Jan 22, 2013 Manlove rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

If a character has "special powers" I tend to prefer a story where they're actually getting used in an active, plot-intensive kind of way. Alas, these special powers play a more dormant role here but I can't argue with with decent relationship building and nicely developed characters.
Mar 20, 2012 Lidia rated it liked it
I liked the story but I think the fantasy factor has been overshadowed and the story loses a bit. Jamie is a good character, but Kelly could be more interesting, especially with all that talk about church and religion ... could be interesting to compare with the power to Jamie
Jul 05, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Good paranormal m/m romance about a charming salesman who's very attracted to the quirky new computer programmer at work. He never expects to be at all tempted to share the secret of his extraordinary power...
Nov 17, 2013 Ayanna rated it really liked it
Weird, but kind of cool. I liked the self-aware element, in that characters understood certain things and so you weren't sitting there wondering whether such TSTL people actually could exist or not.
Page Crusherz
Mar 24, 2012 Page Crusherz rated it really liked it
Cute, entertaining read. I wasn't sure how it would be, but I found the MC's completely enjoyable. The paranormal subplot was fairly light, and that worked well for me.
I really enjoyed this book, despite the almost too much angst. There was significant story and character development. I will certainly look up more books by this author.
May 20, 2012 Reenie rated it really liked it
D'awww. Fucking d'awww. Maybe I can improve on this review when I've had a bit more time to process, but generally fucking d'awww. That is all.
KV Taylor
Hey, I wrote this! Different pen-name, but I promise, it's still me. Superpowered romance ahoy~
MsMiz (Tina)
Mar 15, 2012 MsMiz (Tina) rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, kindle-mobi
3.5 - Loved it - loved Kellan and Jamie.
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