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Seductive Powers (The Capes #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  141 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Wendy Warner is a bit of an oddball. Raised in an orphanage, she’s found solace and friendship by watching the television show, Space Adventures, and participating in its fan clubs. Twice a month, Wendy comes to work dressed in a costume from the show that she wears to charity events. She’s been able to ignore the looks of distain from many of her coworkers, but when the ...more
Published (first published September 14th 2010)
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Future Slayer Girl
Now, I would love to write one of those reviews with all the gifs, because that would most accurately describe how totally in love with this book I am.

But I'm not just in love with the book.

I love the characters.

I love the plot.

I love the smexy.

The whole thing had me, hook line and sinker. I was up until 2AM reading this, not even realizing it was 2AM I was under the impression that it was still 10PM. Then I got all sucked into the smexy scene, after loads of desperate anticipation for the
This is a re-read in audio, my thoughts on the story are pretty much the same, this includes the narration review as well.

Really awesome story! I am not a huge comic book or sci-fi fan, but this book was fantastic!

Wendy is just the sort of gal I like to read. She is sassy, brassy and comfortable in her own skin. Despite her past she finds something to believe in and never hesitates to be herself, regardless of what others think. I also loved her loyalty, she doesn't have a lot in her life but sh
Jan 01, 2014 ✿ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
4.5 Kung- Pow Stars!


Normally I don’t dig comics or superheroes but Seductive Powers was surprisingly an amazing, fun, and enjoyable read for me!!

The author, Rebecca Royce, creates a very clever twist on the whole superhero idea and it was exciting to see it pan out!

Draco, is our awesome superhero and Wendy, is his lovely (and dorky! Lol) assistant who happens to harbor a secret crush on him. But what Wendy does not know is that Draco feels the same way about her.

So, between battling your attrac
Aug 27, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes romance
There is something about this book that I totally loved. I was short, only 128 pages, but although it is a new series, there isn't a lot of time spent world-building. There really isn't any need, since the world is much the same as ours, only there are also Superheroes that charge you for their services (which makes sense to me!). The plot really worked for me, and I loved the concept of the Superheroes being rather mercenary.

Draco is great - his fear of commitment is justifiable, and you can al
This book was amazing! I was so excited when I first found it, thinking that I may have finally found a series to turn to when I want to read a superhero romance besides Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series. I kept having to put it off though, until I decided I would read it for my birthday today. Boy, am I glad I did! The Bigtime series is my measuring stick for superhero romances, and so far nothing has come close. This series is its equal! The book is short, but you fly through it, and you're not ...more
Dec 07, 2016 Kimmarie rated it liked it
This was ok, but VERY hokey. Moral of the story is almost too much in your face.
Chace Thibodeaux
Superheroes and sex. Two of my favorite things. This particular romantic novel by Rebecca Royce is interesting in the way it straddles the line between genres. On the surface, it’s a typical boy meets girl relationship, about a successful handsome man beginning a passionate affair with his beautiful young secretary. But in this case, the man just so happens to be a superhero, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, so this story also enters the comic-book field. The setting of ...more
Dec 12, 2013 Marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

This is just plain fun. Just way too much fun. And absolutely adorkable.

Now that I’ve read it, I have to say that the worldbuilding makes complete sense. To the point where I can’t get it out of my head. Bruce Wayne inherited a fortune, so he didn’t have to worry about having a day job to support being Batman. Reporters do work alone a lot, or did when the Superman comic was first written, and Lois and Jimmy seem to have covered up for Clark Kent’s absences
Dec 12, 2013 Jody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a fan of superhero stories I was immediately drawn to this first book in The Capes series where action sequences seamlessly blended with romance to make an exciting and heart-wrenching journey to HEA. Along the way we're introduced to a spunky heroine proud of her geek status and a slew of superheroes humanized through their interactions with humans willing to put their lives on the line to save others. A particular brotherly duo must work together to save the woman they care for, one who ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Calisto rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fan who like tights with their romances
Draco Powers is making a career (and money) out of being a real life superhero whether people approve of it or not. Wendy Warner is his competent (and very attractive) Handler, or assistant, and completely off limits for any romantic adventures. But when someone decides to target Wendy to get at Draco, all bets are off.

Now I readily admit that I'm 'one of those readers': Lois Lane was never good enough for Superman, much less Clark Kent and Catwoman is the one and only love of Batman's life. LOL
Gypsy Madden
Jan 06, 2015 Gypsy Madden rated it it was amazing
Wendy has always had a crush on her superhero boss. But ever since becoming his handler, she has maintained a business only working relationship and pushed her feeling to the back of her mind. Unknown to her, Draco has also harbored a crush on his sexy handler who seems to love teasing him with coming to work every Friday dressed in her curve-hugging starship uniform from her favorite science fiction TV show. (How much do I adore other sci-fi fans who aren’t afraid to show it?) Wendy has to deal ...more
Nicky Peacock
Jan 26, 2014 Nicky Peacock rated it liked it
I do love the idea of Superheroes in fiction. Too long have they been illustrated into comics and confined to the big screen. Superhero fiction, although loosely urban fantasy, should have a genre in its own right, but this definitely falls into romance – or flies into it, whichever you prefer.

This book is part of a greater series, and again I managed to read the book out of sequence (I really do need to check these books out more thoroughly!) however, I’m guessing it’s more of a collection, tha
Wendy is a nerd and a fangirl of the show Space Adventures. She works for a real-life superhero, Draco Powers, as his handler. She has a crush on him, and he develops feelings for her. But there's some baddie out there who has a grudge against Draco, and Wendy might be collateral damage.

Eh. I didn't have high hopes for this book, but I downloaded it because I wanted to read something a little different. I'm a big fan of superhero comics, but this book didn't do anything for me. I couldn't get ov
Sep 03, 2010 Mspink rated it it was amazing
What an interesting spin on superheroes! I think the synopsis pretty much explains the story line. This was a delightful story. Not exactly very 'erotic', as we are used to in RR's other paranormal books. But still very romantic and sexy. I would have LOVED to read more superhero love scenes! But thats just my wicked need.

Draco was an immensely powerful and beautiful man. But the author portrayed him as a very vulnerable and flawed hero. Not the quintessential confident and perfect man with no
Really awesome story! I am not a huge comic book or sci-fi fan, but this book was fantastic!

Wendy is just the sort of gal I like to read. She is sassy, brassy and comfortable in her own skin. Despite her past she finds something to believe in and never hesitates to be herself, regardless of what others think. I also loved her loyalty, she doesn't have a lot in her life but she is fiercely protective of the things she cares about.

Draco is definitely a strong silent type. He struggles with his cho
Cara Bristol
Feb 10, 2014 Cara Bristol rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, 2014-reads
Six stars! I did not expect to enjoy a book with comic book style superhero characters, but Seductive Powers is a gem.

Wendy Warner is an orphan whose pitiful social life revolves around a sci-fi TV show and its fan club. In her work life, she “handles” a real life superhero, Draco Powers, a Guardian and the founder of Powers, Inc. She paves the way for him to do his job, which is saving the misfortunate and bringing justice to the world—all for a hefty fee, of course. She knows it’s hopeless, bu
Eva Millien
Dec 12, 2013 Eva Millien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in The Capes series is full of action, suspense, romance and super heroes.

Draco is a guardian who has super powers and Wendy is his handler at the guardian corporate headquarters. The two fight their attraction to one another while trying to make their clients happy and fight off the enemy who is out to destroy the guardians.

The plot is a unique twist on the super hero idea and has some surprising twists that keep the reader engaged throughout the story. The author has created a v
Jessica Subject
Jan 06, 2012 Jessica Subject rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it
Draco Powers is superhero, but one who charges for his services and provides health care to other superheroes in his employ. Wendy Warner is his handler, but she can't help but see him as more than her boss.

When Draco's company, Powers Inc. is threatened by The Organization, and he and Wendy find their lives on the line, will it push them closer, into something more intimate, or keep Draco from getting close to anyone?

This is a wonderful superhero story. While Draco is a larger-than-life charact
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Oct 15, 2010 Jo * Smut-Dickted * rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-on-kindle
Interesting concept. I was worried it would be too cheesy but it really isn't. It is, however, spoof like and you have to have a sense of humor. It's like a cross between Smallville and The Office. Mostly story with a little sex (if not for the language this would be mainstream completely) I really liked Wendy. Draco grew on me..and again the idea is really cute. Few too many mentions of health insurance perhaps. Suspension of belief required!
Nov 09, 2013 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read 'superhero' books but I decided to read it and I loved it! I loved Wendy who was a strong character but had a vulnerability to her and Draco(Daniel) who was the alpha male(I love a alpha male) but who we later saw had a softer side as well, and I loved the concept of the story and now I'm looking forward to Ace's story!!!
Jan 10, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Oh what fun! This was a wonderful geeky romp that I just can’t get enough of. The characters made me want to hug them. I can’t say enough how much I got a kick out of this story. Super heroes and geek girls and unbeatable combination. For an escape that will tickle your brain check out this book.
Nov 02, 2011 Bips rated it really liked it
This book is so different than the other books I have read and I am surprised that it's not so popular too. I mean come on Superheroes are always sexy and hot.
I know Draco Powers and Wendy Warner are the main focus but I loved Ace and I am looking forwards to read his book next.

All in all a lovely, short, hot book that will satisfy you.
Mar 27, 2014 Mattie rated it liked it
this was alright, a short, fluff read. I liked the concept a lot, but there wasn't much plot or character development. I think if the author had gone more in depth and made the romance more believable and the ending a bit less obvious, i would have enjoyed it more.
Nov 01, 2013 Charlene rated it liked it
This book and "Banging The Superhero" were definite departures from Rebecca Royce's shifter novels. They were fun.
Shawnie Nicole
Jan 17, 2014 Shawnie Nicole rated it it was amazing
OMG, this was such a awesomely cute story.
It was also a welcomed change from the normal superhero stories.
Aug 15, 2012 Kasumi rated it really liked it
En realidad sería un 3 y medio, pero me ha encantado la cosplayera Wendy y su relación con el todopoderoso Draco. ¡Me han gustado mucho los superheroes de la era capitalista! ¡Jajaja!
Mar 10, 2014 Irene rated it it was amazing
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