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Saving the Super-man

(Kazuki & Evan #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Kaz isn’t known for his friendly smile or his sparkling personality. He’s a man of little words and little stature. He’s perfect for customers who want food with no god-awful small talk and forced hospitality. Some might say he’s bad tempted, and he would tell them to piss off....under his breath...all he’s got is his job and he’s not going to lose it.

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Published January 2nd 2018 (first published November 4th 2017)
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Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There have been quite a few attempts at the regular-guy-in-a-superhero's-world trope in MM and most have been, at best disappointing. This one is the opposite. We get a MC who is clearly flawed but in the insecure ways that we all are, and a superhero who is clearly flawed but in a completely different way. I enjoyed that we were presented with an already established couple, so we didn't have to go through the courting dance or, god forbid the insta-love dance. This frees up the author to really ...more
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Kazuki works in a diner by day and dances in the empty diner at night to vent his anger and frustration at an unfair world. He had moved to America, hoping to realize his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer...only to find that at 5’2,” he is too short.

Adding insult to injury, he is an unenhanced, average Joe in a world where enhanced heroes and villains battle like Marvel comic characters come to life. Kaz both envies and hates how these god-like people are worshipped for winning the
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5* I did wonder a bit if this has a fanfiction origin. The usual stereotypes come to play and there's no real suprises but the main characters are interesting enough and it was an enjoyable read. If you like superhero fics give it a go.

The animal metaphors and awkward flirting amused me. There were at times serious issues such as feeling unworthy and how the un-enhanced were regarded that weren't explored, but this book is part one so maybe that's to come. Sometimes wanted to shake Kaz for
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, tear-jerker
I just finished this and am moving onto book 2 but I have a few complaints. First and foremost I really liked this book, I absolutely hated Enigma at first but then grew to like him and the overall story was pretty good. But if you're a superhero fan it's easy to pick out how much stuff was stolen from original comics / superhero movies and tv shows. It kinda bothered me that the Hero was named Superman- man, and there's a secondary character named Eagle Eye. I get it it's probably not the ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kaz, short for Kazuki, is an aspiring ballet dancer, but as events have happened, he can't follow his passion, but instead, works at a Cafe in London. The Superman-man keeps showing up at the cafe. What are his motives, besides annoying Kaz? There is a cat and mouse attraction, but which is which? I had received an advance copy to read and review. This is a surreal story... but a good one. It ends knowing the story will be continued, with the HEA also not quite there...
Noel Simpson
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Fun super heroes are human read. I really loved kazuki and hated enigma but all the mc's were interesting and funny.
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Kazuki is a talented Japanese ballet dancer trying to cope with his anger, frustration and overwhelming sense of failure. Sent to London at the age of 12 to train, at 25 Kazuki has hit a professional wall, but cannot bear to return home because he has been lying to his parents about his success. Feeling trapped and resentful, Kazuki’s growing dissatisfaction and ire find a direct target when superman-man, the world’s most famous enhanced human, begins coming into the diner were he works.

Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kazuki and Evan couldn't be more different. Evan is the strongest of the group of superheroes who fight against supervillains. He is friendly and smiles often. Kaz is an un-enhanced "civilian" and is surly and bitter, angry with the unfairness of his life. A talented dancer, he is constantly passed up for roles because he is too short to be a leading man. He has finally given up on his dreams.
The two together are an example of miscommunication. Thankfully, Enigma, a mind-reading hero, is around
Violet  Marshall
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in The Kazuki & Evan Series. An intriguing book with good writing. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters likeable. The characters were well developed and thought out. Kaz and Evan are the MC’s of this book. There was humor, coffee shop, superheroes, villains, mind reading, ballet dancer, different truths, dislike, anger issues, superpowers and so much more in this book. This book ends with a HFN.

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This gets 5 stars for incredibly well-executed cuteness, and strong Pride and Prejudice feels.

Evan, our Mr. Darcy, is a brave, cute, strong superhero who visits a coffeeshop every day--despite not liking coffee--just to awkwardly interact with grumpy Kaz, our Ms. Bennett so to speak. Evan inevitably says or does the wrong thing, and Kaz is determined to see the worst in him because of his own prejudices about Evan's superhero privilege. Meanwhile, while Evan and Kaz are always on the wrong
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Writer of mm romance and erotica.

I write the stories I'd love to read, I hope you enjoy them too.
Lover of Romance but not without angst along the way.

Seduced by the dancing of a neanderthal and now a mother of two monsters.
Drinks tea with a passion, adores dogs, and their sea dwelling cousins.

Failed two chocolate eating challenges but will return for round three.


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