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(Manhattan Ten #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  71 reviews
That cold day in hell? It’s here…

If Ivory’s fellow flight attendants whisper that she has ice in her veins, they’d be right. She’s spent years ruthlessly suppressing her dangerous ice powers, pretending she didn’t grow up wild on the tundra.

Her legendary coolness has held solid—until a crazed attacker snaps her composure, unleashing her ice beast and blowing her cover. An
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Published April 28th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
If Elsa from Frozen and a Wolverine-Jaguar-like X-Men character had a book baby for adults, it would be this one. It's full of heroes with super powers, that have some of the same problems than us so it would make them human-like, full of action and with a build-up steamy romance... it's short, so you can read it really fast and you will want to read more from Ivory, trust me.

Many thanks to the INscribe Digital for the complimentary e-copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in th
Sandra "Jeanz"
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I should start by explaining that this book has been published before in 2013, but it was bk 2 in the series then. The books have been switched around a little and it is now bk 1 in the Manhattan Series. I’ll be honest normally I would read “super heroes” and scrunch up my nose and think no immediately but the cover of this book really caught my attention enough to make me read the blurb and in turn interested in reading the book. I really love the cover in the neon-esque ice blue writing on the ...more
Lola Dodge kicks off a new series of superhero romance novellas with Ivory, the story of a Scandinavian goddess (maybe? it's never quite clear on this point?) who finds herself mixed up with a superhero team. It's 80% romance and 20% superhero fiction, if that's relevant to you.

This book didn't work for me, for a lot of reasons. I liked the premise: super-powered flight attendant kills someone on her flight and ends up having to lie low with a team of supers who are investigating a serial killer
Angela Cuéllar
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This superhero romance novella is entertaining from start to finish. We are introduced to The Manhattan Ten, a group of supers who use their powers openly to protect the people, and Ivory is their latest (reluctant) recruit.

The story moves admittedly quick as it is just a novella, but it wasn't as shallow or lacking as many novella romances tend to be. I got a sense of character, world, and plot despite the swift pacing and although I might've wished for more time and dept
Lucy Gardiner (luc_lostinbooks)
Val is a flight attendant hiding from her family and her power of controlling ice. After she uses her powers on a flight she’s approached by a jaguar shifter and asked to join a group of superhero’s.
She becomes part of the team and her name changes to Ivory.

I liked the mysterious element with the serial killer targeting supers. It added tension to the plot.
A also liked that Ivory was a tall, powerful capable woman.
The chemistry between jag and ivory was hot and even though the book was short
Dot & Needle
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This book starts off with a literal bang as Valdis (soon to be known as Ivory) fights off an attack on a plane with her secret powers. In order to avoid trouble, she then reluctantly joins the Manhattan 10, a group of superheroes who openly protect people.

This was a short fun read that was steamy in the right places and also had a few surprises up its sleeve. The author has a tendency to use short sentences and it mostly worked for me as it relayed a sense of urgency but from time to time it ma
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this through NetGalley in return for an honest review.

3.5 stars.

This has actually been re-branded as the first book in the Manhattan Ten novella series.

A sexually charged superhero short story from start to finish. If you want something that doesn't require a lot of depth but has some really great sexual chemistry with it's characters then look no further. A very quick read, action packed from start to finish.
Geertje ~ acourtofpaperdreams
This wasn’t my cup of tea at all.
Everything went way too fast for my liking. I like a slow, well explained story. But this book just kept throwing information at me.
I also expected more superheroe stuff.
Erin Sky
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a re-release of a superhero-romance series (The Manhattan Ten) in which this was previously book 2. It's now book 1 and it's utterly fantastic.

Ivory is an ice-elemental super who's been hiding among humanity for years. When a surprise attack "outs" her powers, she's forced to seek refuge with super-hotty Jag and the Manhattan 10, a superhero conglomerate that puts Lola Dodge about 6 years ahead of her time, since the original Ivory came out that long before Amazon Prime's The Boys.

Fans o
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, reviewed, read-2013

While Ivory is the second book in the series, its events actually take place before Temptress. However, each book reads like a standalone, so you can read them in whichever order you prefer. I am glad that I read Ivory second though, because it’s even better than the first book! Again, we’re following a woman with super powers who’s attempting to stay under the rader. Valdis aka Ivory (as the public names her when they discover her) is an airline attendant running from her past. On a flight from
The Book Gawdess
I got a free advance readers’ copy in exchange for my honest review.

It has been a while since I tried a romance story. This actually was not as bad as I thought it would be.

Ivory is an ice princess from Scandinavia. A literal ice princess, as in she was made of ice. She is working as a flight attendant while running away from her family. She is also forced to suppress her superpowers because using them triggers her inner warrior. However, on one of her flights, she is forced to use her power to
I'm rounding up on this rating, because there's a lot of unanswered questions by the end of it, and most of it has to do with the lack of world building. First off, where does this book fit in the timeline? It doesn't seem like Tank has met Temptress yet, but nor was there any real mention of Ivory in Temptress' book. Also, who exactly are Ivory's people? Where does she come from? For that matter, where does Panther come from? I really would enjoy the series more if there was more info like that ...more
Lauren Kastermans
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An effective genre cross, this Superhero Romance Novella is enthralling from start to finish. The Manhattan Ten, are a group of superhero's who openly use their powers for protection (gasp, yes openly).

Within a few chapters, the author had effectively woven together the plot-line, world and characters into a dynamically altered narrative that left the reader wanting more. Whilst this may have been too quickly, leaving room for depth and development, this is something easily justified by being t
Aileen Erin
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Manhattan Ten series, and I loooooove it. Lola's face paced writing makes it a quick and easy read. It's got just enough action and romance to make this girl happy. Can't get enough of it! Read Temptress first, and then read this one!!! :) ...more
Coyora Dokusho
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Liked this one better that than the first one! But I noticed Continuity Errors. !!! Because it was short, I feel like some steps were cut out in the character development, but it was still great!
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

A sexually charged superhero short story from start to finish. If you want something that doesn't require a lot of depth but has some really great sexual chemistry with it's characters then look no further. A very quick read, action packed from start to finish.
This was an interesting and exciting novella with multiple positive aspects: romance, superheroes, shifters, and bad-asses. The story flowed well and the ending follows a consistent plot.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and INscribe Digital for offering me the chance to read and review this e-arc. All opinions are my own.
ALL THE STARS. I was immediately gripped into this story and found myself staying up into the late hours of the night to get my fill of this amazing, page-turning romance. Needless to say, I had to sleep at some point, but as soon as I was awake (and even during parts of my work day) I squeezed in as much reading as I could until I finished this book and I am absolutely
Marie -The Reading Otter
3.5 Stars

I received this book from NetGalley for review.

This was a very enjoyable, albeit it short, read. I kind of wish it had been longer. Kind of the only reason I didn't give it a higher rating.

I really liked the characters and the setting. But I would have liked to have more information on both the world and the characters. With this being a novella, things felt kind of rushed. There wasn't as much character development for me to buy the romance the way I would have liked.

There wa
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun introduction to the Manhattan Ten, a group of superheroes that work together in New York.

I really loved this book, it was short and to the point, with an excellent plot, sizzling chemistry and a good few witty one liners. I’m not usually a fan of possessive men, but Ivory more than meets Jag in terms of power, so the balance is there in their relationship by the end of the book.

I love the set up of the world, I love the various powers of the ten (which I look forward to discoverin
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this free eARC novel from NetGalley. This is my honest review.

This was a very quick read and a pretty good story as well. I really liked Ivory and Jag. They are both strong willed and determined to do things their way, so to see them butt heads over and over was entertaining. Plus the attraction between the two was crazy explosive.

I'm intrigued about this world with supers and how they have deemed them as heroes. It reminds me of X-Men and The Incrdibles. I may have to seek out some
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah snap! Lola breaks the chain, charters the course and conquers the passage. Imparting well rounded scenario's, ramping up the excitement and adrenaline with such intensity and skill, melding this gem together flawlessly. Bucking the odds, blazing the playing field, propelling this baby into the eye of the storm, breaking it down, throwing it into a tailspin with stunning results. The chemistry is intense, sizzling and palpable. The personalities are well matched and bl
Henry Lazarus
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Lola Dodge has a fun new series about Ivory ( ebook from INscribe Digital,) a member of a tribe that uses ice abilities to hunt in the Polar regions. She’s found her way to civilization, working as a flight attendant and hiding her abilities. Unfortunately her flight loses air-conditioning and a passenger who hates people with powers tries to kill her. That brings her to the attention of Jag, a Jaguar changer and member of New York’s Manhattan Ten. Jag recruits her and soon she has to deal with ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
An ice princess. A jaguar shifter.
She’s a flight attendant who wants nothing to do with super heroes. Hiding her ice powers. Hiding from her family. Hiding is a full-time job, but Ivory can only suppress her inner warrior if she wants to keep the normal life she’s built from nothing. He’s a career hero and a member of the legendary Manhattan Ten. Tall, dark, and shifter, the concrete jungle is his playground. Jag takes nothing seriously until Ivory tempts his inner predator.
This was a decent rea
The Rebel Scribe
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and to the publisher for sending me an e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review!

For a novella, Ivory really packed a punch. Since this is such a short story I'm not going to dive deep into the synopsis. If you're interested you should check it out for yourself.

I will say that the characters are completely fleshed out and realized. The chemistry between Ivory and Jag isn't rushed. I really liked the back and forth between them as well.

Overall it was a fun and qu
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Ivory and Jay. She's an ice princess who literally can throw ice spears. Jag is a shifter that turns into a Jaguar. They meet on a plane when she takes down an antisuper. Now she's thrust into the spotlight that only the Manhatten ten, a team is supers that fight the bad guys. But when someone from her past shows up all bets are off. Lots of action.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, e-books
A superhero origin story. Ivory, a combination of Elsa and Thor, is outed from her civilian existence and unwillingly joins a team of superheroes.

It was a very quick read, and folks who are really into superhero novels and comics might enjoy this. I am so over superheroes right now though. After 10+ years of Marvel movies, we are long overdue for creative works to really play with the genre and do something new, such as HBO's new Watchmen series. To contrast, I didn't think Ivory added anything
Paige Reyes
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve never read a superhero romance before and I tell you what - I’m hooked! At least by Lola Dodge. Really enjoyed this novella. A great length and a good mix of action, romance, steam and world building. This book definitely drops you right Into the action but I enjoyed the fast paced start and with a little patience you will learn everything you need to know throughout the course of the book. Can’t wait to continue this series!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntar
Sheila Kaye
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivory is the first book in the new Manhattan Ten series by Lola Dodge. I've read several books published by Ink Monster and never been disappointed but this is my first Lola Dodge book. She had me hooked right out of the gate. Her original twist on superheroes captured my attention and left me sleep-deprived. Ivory, the ice princess finds her perfect match in her hot partner Jag. I'm even more excited to see the next book in the series will arrive soon, check it out! ...more
The Fiction  Forest
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
That cover, wow. This cover is completely eye catching! It was the first thing I noticed when browsing books and after reading the description I had to put in a request.

Superhero type erotic romance it has everything I enjoy in a book. Quick, easy to follow and loveable characters. It was easy get captivated in the story. Nice flow and the romance was hot. I'll be picking up the rest of the series!

Thanks for the opportunity to read this book, I really enjoyed it.
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