The Superheroes Union: Dynama (The Superheroes Union #1)
What if your evil ex really was evil?
TJ Gutierrez used to be a superhero. But after the birth of her twins seven years ago, she hung up the yellow spandex. Until the day her archenemy and ex-husband, Singularity, breaks out of prison. When it becomes clear he's after the kids, she's forced to call the nanny helpline—and once again become...Dynama!
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This was more than just an okay read. That said, it stumbled on a trope that it didn't need and, without it, it could've been better. I'll get that out of the way.
A big complaint in f/f writing is insta-love and, at first, I didn't think this had it. Insta-sex? Definitely. But, that happens sometimes, right? So that wasn't necessarily a big deal. And, the author actually did a decent job showing what the two leads liked about each other and gave them a little intimacy beforehand. I in ...more
In a world where superheroes are very real and very busy with their personal lives, TJ is trying to get by as a super raising young twins. I LOVE the ides of a superhero, single mom. It's made the more kick ass that she's Latina.
However, I had two issues with this novella.
1) Annamarie. The plot of trying to keep your evil ex husband from snatching y ...more
And then there’s Annmarie Smith, who helps save the world not with superpowers, but by looking after the children of superheroes while they’re fighting evil. She moves in to watch the twins while TJ does everything in her power to intercept and stop her ...more
I think the story would have worked a lot better with some more time and additional dealings with the ex. As it is, we get one encounter, a quick office visit, and then the big finale. Stretch that out to, say, three decent "battles" over the course of tw ...more
The reason I only gave this thr ...more
Like other reviewers, there cou ...more
That being said, if the author writes any more books set in this universe, I'll read the hell out of them. Female POC superheroes? HELL TO THE YES.
As with a few of the titles I've reviewed recently I find myself citing the blurb as giving a great enough gist of the plot I don't have to summarize it myself. In boiled down basics THE SUPERHEROES UNION: DYNAMA's blurb lays it out. Former superhero mom, evil ex-husband-slash-arch-enemy father of her twin kids, babysitter to the rescue, romance, superhero custody battle, neat and tidy ending. Except that the ex isn't really all that evil, the b ...more
TJ is a former superhero that now stays undercover but still works on behalf of the superheroes union. She has a lot on her plate with her day job and as the mother of twins. She is undercover and well hidden due to her now ex-husband being under lock and key for turning to the evi ...more
What I loved most about the tale is the fact that Diaz doesn't try to recreate the feel of a super ...more
Annemarie is as competent as she is cute, and her nurturing extends to TJ as well. It feels good to be the ...more
TJ secretly helps the Superheroes Union with some stuff - as long as her identity gets kept safe - as she holds down a full time job and is a full time mum. But when she hears that her ex has broken out of prison, she calls in the help of a nanny - a nanny that only works with superheroes kids so she knows the importance of keeping secrets. What neither of them counted on was falling for each other. TJ has to ...more
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This novella was so much fun! It's a play on half a dozen stereotypes and clichés, and they're all done so well, and with such a lighthearted approach, that this story is just a blast to read.
Dynama a novel about superheroes, and I'm not just talking about the kind that wear spandex. I feel like F/F novels rarely focus on being a mother and on the importance of parenting, so it was refreshing to read a novel with two women whose sole focus is on protecting the children ...more
It's shorter than I tend to prefer (and therefore contains fewer layers/twists), but it was excellent: just the right amount of action, with a nifty premise. I do hope there are sequels eventually. (But there's no cliffhanger, so go read it.)
Recommended for fans of superhero books and anyone looking for a good not too long read.
I wish there were more books in this series! I'd read 'em!
I really liked this book. TJ and Annemarie took care of each other, and they both took care of the kids, and it was all good.