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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Kiss your powers goodbye.

Kidnapping a super-powered suspected felon from a Vegas bachelor party is another day at the office for Jenny Ray, alias Temptress. With one kiss, any naughty supe’s powers are hers. Except this time she’s caught by her mark’s boss, who’s no ordinary superhero.

It’s Thinktank, leader of the toughest hero crew around. One destroyed men’s room and
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Published June 12th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A hilarious look at the true lives of superheros.

Opening Sentence: I sat at the bar, stirring an amaretto and orange and waiting for the blond muscle head in the corner to look my way.

The Review:

In Temptress, there is a quirky, fun world where superheroes are the norm. A world where supers are still like everyday people that relax, have hobbies, get married, and subsequently trashed at the bachelor’s party. But if a superhero breaks the
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of superheroes and a little romance!
Originally published on Romancing the Dark Side:

A fresh and sexy take on superheroes...left me wanting more!

Lola Dodge pens a fantastic and colorful world where the superheroes are celebrities and takes us into their lives when they're not in the spotlight. They date, party and sometimes get in a little trouble that requires the assistance of the lovely Temptress. Jenny aka "Temptress" works as a freelance bounty hunter of sorts in Sin City, using her special ability of stealing a super's
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
darn i love this book! Just too bad the series is not about just thoses two peculiar heroes (well one hero and one sexy, devilish, temperamental and f***k powerful girl!). Gosh, i'm totally in love with her. () ...more
Coyora Dokusho
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was good! Short, so there were some places where the worldbuilding was lacking... and the logic, but I really liked it!
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

Kiss your powers goodbye.

Kidnapping a super-powered suspected felon from a Vegas bachelor party is another day at the office for Jenny Ray, alias Temptress. With one kiss, any naughty supe’s powers are hers. Except this time she’s caught by her mark’s boss, who’s no ordinary superhero.

It’s Thinktank, leader of the toughest hero crew around. One destroyed men’s room and near-toilet-drowning later, Jenny’s forced to steal an innocent hero’s powers.

For a super brain, Tank’s feeling pretty
Literary George (For Your Literary Pleasure Blog)
Full review at For Your Literary Pleasure

Why are there not more books like this?! Am I blind? Have I missed them all? As soon as I read the blurb I was sold. My two favorite things in one book - superheroes and romance - uh YES PLEASE!

Dodge had me at hello, I write superhero novels *sigh* and what a novel it is. I think my only grump about this book is that it's too short. I've come to realize I'm greedy with books, if I love it I want MORE MORE MORE MORE. Temptress is no exception. Jenny is a
Aileen Erin
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Romance + Superheroes = FREAKING AWESOME!!! I love this series! The romance is spot on and it has just enough action. And no wimpy girls! Seriously. Read this now! :)
I won't lie to you. When I started reading the first chapter about Temptress at the strip club and her getting ready to steal Steel's powers, I was thinking "Oh there is no way I'm going to read a book where the good guys fall for the villain. Come on, this series is just to cute and s3xy to do that to me." I put it down and didn't pick it back up for awhile. I'm so glad I did. NO spoilers, but she isn't the bad got you think she is. Have faith.
Temptress is a feisty like pack of Super hero that
Rose Brown
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Temptress” brings the Manhattan Ten back into action with Thinktank is pitted against the oh so sexy Temptress who steals his powers with a kiss. Their chemistry explodes across the pages of this tale! Can Thinktank keep his powers and work with Temptress? Will Temptress keep her lips and their oh so hot chemistry to herself? Read this short novella and find out. I loved this read and the characters that were created. “Temptress” is the kind of story that draws you in and holds your interest to ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first time reading a super hero romance! Such a fun adventure with Jenny with her superpower that was exercised with a kiss, and Tank, the super brain and leader of the Manhattan Ten.
Lots of fun intrigue as the good supers and villains battle with Jenny in the middle of each combat wielding her power for good.
A bit of drama with her missing pieces of her memory that I wished was developed more.
Well written and super fun storyline that I enjoyed from start to finish.

I received a free copy of
Philleys Peters
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and I am simply googly eyed over these hot super heroes who call themselves the Manhattan Ten! It's the hotter than hot leader of the M-10, Thinktank, who finds an unexpected romantic adventure with the mysterious supernatural known as the Temptress. A fast paced, action packed thriller that was very entertaining! And just think, the fun is not over. Another sweet adventure with another M-10 hero is waiting in the wings! Very nice!

I received a free copy of this book via
Elizabeth McDaniel
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun and interesting book with the super 10 and the Temptress. With her taking the powers of supers most thought she was bad but she was works for the good guys. And when a bust goes sideways she ends up taking the powers of more than her target. Tank ends up being a little but more than Temptress was looking for but everything that she never knew she wanted. Fun

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Paige Narins
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars: Another great addition to this series. I really appreciate the darkness in these books. This books also had less steamy parts then the first which was surprising considering the plot. But there was still steam which I enjoyed. I am really liking learning more about this world and seeing the decent people in the M-10 find their people :)

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Pure, fun, escapism at it's best!!
I usually don't delve into the superhero genre but this book's bright purple cover caught my eye and the description piqued my interest, so I gave it a try and so glad I did. It is a fast paced, action filled read and so very fun. I will definitely look for more books by this author.

My thanks to #netgalley and publisher for letting me read a review copy.
Shauna Harris
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
When thinking and kissing leads to a loss of power and lust you have an explosive novella. This is book two of an amazing series. Wide variety and diverse characters you can relate to.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Wamboldt
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Temptress is the second book in The Manhattan Ten Series. This fun fantasy read has great characters. Temptress and Thinktank have amazing chemistry together. The storyline is well written and entertaining.

I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.
Dawn Salinas
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Its book 2 not book 1. Otherwise its an amazing story. Loved the action. Could be a little steamier but otherwise amazing
Tayra Sanders
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book hooked me from the beginning. I just couldn’t put it down. I fell for these characters and, what a story just perfect.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted at The Overstuffed Bookcase.

My Kind of Action...

I was super excited when Lola Dodge contacted me and asked if I would like to review her recently published novella, Temptress. Her description of the book was something along the lines of, "It's a superhero book, but you don't have to love superheroes. It's geared towards lovers of Paranormal Romance." She had me at "superhero." I was the girl in the comic book store when I was a kid. I read X-Men and Superman
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Fantasy
THEME: Superhero, Romance


I finished Temptress book one in Manhattan Ten series in one sitting, I love superhero stories, and this short story focuses on strong female super who is actually the strongest character in the novella. As a comic book fan I loved stepping into this comic type setting.

Temptress follows Jenny known in the superhero world as Temptress; she has the ability to take powers from other supers. She is

Like some others out there, this book reminded me too of X-Men to some extent. I love those movies and reading a book that revolves around the very theme of a group of superheroes that have different powers and a perfect mix of romance made me like it all the more.
Among all the superheroes, Thinktank and Temptress are kind of the lead characters in this book. I liked their story, how the romance started and developed. Even though the author did not show any explicit
Kathy Horsman
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review: Manhattan Ten Series: Temptress by Lola Dodge Jenny Ray is a kick ass superhero with a sex appeal to kill for, but add her unique ability to take on the powers of others.....and she can be downright scary. When a collar for the local Vegas police takes her into the middle of the most infamous hero organization in the country, The Manhattan 10, things go very wrong when she takes the powers of their leader ThinkTank, and can't give them back. The other problem is that they seem to be ...more
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2013
I had never read about superheros before, certainly not sexy superheroes, so I was excited to pick up Temptress. Jenny Ray, aka Temptress, works for the police as a kind of bounty hunter. She tracks down superheroes who are under arrest, seduces them, steals their powers with a kiss, and brings them in for their trial. Her most recent job doesn’t go quite as planned. She finds her mark, takes his powers, but on her way out she runs into another superhero, Thinktank. The only way to get by is to ...more
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Jenny aka Temptress can take any super heroes power with one kiss. She then gets that persons powers. She uses this to work her jobs and make money. On a mission to bring in a super hero and take his power till he has been freed from charges. All goes well until Thintank catches her. She has to take his powers so she can get the other super to jail. This leads her to get in trouble as Tank is the head super hero. While she should be able to return his powers with a kiss something doesn't go ...more
JoLee (Cozy.Sunday.Reads)
Rating 4 Stars - Loved It

I am a huge fan of Superhero movies like X-Men, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and was excited to find a Paranormal series with yummy Superheroes.

Temptress is a fun, quick read with a smidge of romance. While Temptress is trying to give ThinkTank his powers back by kissing him every time and having to spend time together until his powers are back they are slowly falling for each other. The action, nice build up to their romance worked well for me. There was not an actual
Rachel V.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
I really enjoyed reading this story. It’s kind of like X-Men meets the Avengers. I found Temptress and Thinktank’s romance and adventures to be a fun, fast, action packed read.

Jenny does the occasional job for the police in bringing in super-villains or superheroes to face a court hearings and jail time. With one kiss she can remove any super power from any individual. She then has access to use it at any time. Thinktank can read minds as well as he can glance around a room and know every bit of
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, superhero
Jenny Ray (aka Temptress) has the ability to steal a superhero's powers with just a kiss. She freelances for the Vegas police, and is called if there are any supers acting out of line. On a mission at a club to detain Steel, a superhero with super strength, Jenny's cover is blown by a member of the group of superheros he belongs to.

Thinktank, the leader of M10 isn't easily fooled since his super power is all about the mind. He is able to read thoughts, see statistics/ratios at a glance, and
Short but fun story in the Manhattan Ten series, which is a group of 10 superheroes with different powers. This story focused on Thinktank, who is part of the Ten, and Temptress, real name Jenny Ray, who is a rogue super.

Temptress works freelance with the police department to bring in errant superheroes who have broken the law. I like her power, she is able to kiss another superhero and take their powers from them. She can restore their powers by kissing them again and doing a "transfer", but
Becky Condit
Jul 09, 2012 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars

There is a lot more plot than the characters can carry in a short novel or long novella. This is a fun read but be prepared for some gaps. If this first published work is developed into a series we may get the details that are missing here. I hope so, because this is a delightful change up on the super hero trope. I see a lot of potential in Ms Dodge’s writing and look forward to reading more of her work. This is a very good book that could be great, so let’s see what she writes next.
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