Debonair hat mir auch sehr gut gefallen, oder eher sein Wahres Ich, er und Bella geben ein tolles Paar ab. Bis jetzt mein liebster Bigtime Band. Bella als Protagonistin mochte ich sehr gerne und auch Debonair. Wie gewohnt, ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch von Jennifer Estep, nur am Ende war es mir dann doch etwas zu viel Drama. Manchmal hilft ihr Jinx ihr aus einer Situation oder sie schlittert geradewegs in eine peinliche Situation hinein.
Nun war ich wieder im Superheldenfieber und hab mir Jinx vorgenommen. Der Schreibstil hat mir gut gefallen und das Buch liess sich schnell und leicht lesen. Mir hat bisschen das Superhelden-Feeling gefehlt. Ansonsten aber fand ich das Buch gut und ich hoffe das noch ein Band erscheint. But their set up startet very promising but turned out a bit boring. I really have to admit I liked Fionas book a lot more.
Bella und ihre ewig gleiche Litanei ging mir richtig auf die Nerven '-. More fun than they have a right to be. Wild Cards has a better back story, and less sex, but I find Bigtime to be a lot of fun. I wonder which superhero will be next to find love? Dec 13, Aarann rated it really liked it. This book had some issues, but overall I really enjoyed it. Bella is adorable, if a little whiny and hard-headed which is the main reason this book only got 4 stars instead of higher.
She has a pretty good reason for feeling the way she does about superheroes, and even when she was shooting herself in the foot, I got why she was doing it. Honestly though, my main complaint about this book was the hero. Or not so much the hero himself, who was yummy , but Bella's interactions with him. I'm going This book had some issues, but overall I really enjoyed it. I'm going to put this next bit under a "spoiler" format even though it isn't hard to figure out who Debonair or really any other superhero in Big Time, which is part of the fun, I think really is.
As it was, all Bella really got to know was his Debonair persona, and it was made clear that while that persona was a facet of Devin, it was not all there was to him. I felt like all we got to know was Debonair, which is like getting to know Superman and not Clark Kent, with all his quirks and insecurities. And I was a bit surprised although grateful that Devin wasn't worried that all Bella had fallen for was Debonair, since he made it clear that wasn't really who he was. Overcoming a lifetime of habits and phobias for one guy you don't really know that well is a difficult thing and I tended to cut her some slack for that.
Personally, I like Estep's Big Time series and am a little sad we never got a Swifte story gee golly whiz, who could he be? I love how obvious Estep makes the secret identities and personally think that's part of the charm and humor of the books, because after all, when reading Superman, it's hard to imagine how Lois could fail to notice that Clark's always running off just as Superman who she knows has super-speed is coming in to fight the bad guys.
It's a cute tongue-in-cheek nod to the classic silliness of super-hero comics. Personally, I loved the fact that the story seemed like a comic book, as well, and I assume that was part of Estep's intent. So no, it's not to everyone's taste, but it was to mine. I loved the beta hero, a refreshing change from all the alphas in sci-fi romances, and I understood Bella, even when I didn't agree with her. The bits with her power flare-ups were cute, although personally, not laugh-out-loud funny for me, and I was glad when she finally started to loosen up.
Jun 13, catherine james rated it really liked it Shelves: Then Bella must deal with her own power: Especially since Berkley refuses to remove his priceless gem, the Star Sapphire from the show. Fighting an attraction Debonair should be easy. JINX is a witty, tender, laugh-out-loud must read. Originally posted at TwoLipsReviews. Check out all my reviews on My Blog The 3rd book in the Bigtime series. Having patched up her grandfather, father, and brother who has all moonlighted as Johnny Angel, waited up to make sure they returned home safely, and getting the phone call telling her of he Check out all my reviews on My Blog The 3rd book in the Bigtime series.
Having patched up her grandfather, father, and brother who has all moonlighted as Johnny Angel, waited up to make sure they returned home safely, and getting the phone call telling her of her father's demise after he messed with a couple of ubervillians, she is over all of them. Of course, it just goes to figure that she ends up in the middle of a battle between Debonair and Hangman over the largest sapphire in town.
Next thing she knows, she is back at Debonair's Lair of Seduction and despite her most practical and reasoned self, she is falling for the masked man.
She knows it can never work, that she can't live with that kind of uncertainty in her life, but she every time she tries to break it off something, her 'luck' maybe, thrusts them back together again. Can she overlook his extracurricular activities to have a happily ever after? Because women don't do that crap to themselves enough, let's make sure that we can't escape it even in books that are full of fluff.
I'm glad she found someone who appreciated her the way she is but considering in the drawing on the cover, she is a size 4, maybe, that's not really any improvement. She is also constantly berating her lack of artistic skill as 'just a hobby'. Please, I get that it's common place for women to think like this but we need to think better of ourselves and I don't think making characters this way is healthy especially in something that it supposed to be light and fun.
Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend. But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happen to Bella as do positive ones. So do cops, firefighters, and soldiers…every day. Debonair is suave and sophisticated and he is head over heels in love with her! He may have a reputation as a notorious playboy, but the real sparks are going to come from Bella, who's finally going to learn just how well love and danger mix However, in terms of a romance with a slightly different fantasy element, this book was quite successful--enough so that I plan to seek out the first two in the series.
Sep 05, Janice Janicu rated it really liked it. Overall -I read this book in practically one sitting. It was fun, and doesn't take itself seriously, so worth reading when you're in the mood for something light. Bella was a more interesting protagonist and had a less dramatic and flamboyant personality than Fiona, Hot Mama's protagonist. I also liked Debonair and his shy alter ego - he was very sweet towards Bella throughout the story. And as usual the Overall -I read this book in practically one sitting.
And as usual the over the top and silly background of the Bigtime world makes things lighthearted and an easy read. There was one minor issue I had - her past experiences have caused Bella to hate superheroes - she thinks they are ridiculous and can't understand why people choose to have a secret identity. Her rule is to never get involved with a superhero - despite being in a family of them, and despite being closely connected with the Fearless Five, Bigtime's most powerful superhero group.
AND despite Bella having her own powers. I found this contrariness despite who she has surrounding her very stubborn on Bella's part. Her anger at her father's death colors her decisions. I still I found her feelings believable at first. Her practical and worrywort nature explains a about how she reacts towards the danger of being a superhero.
But after Bella gets involved with Debonair despite her rule, I found her back and forth annoying. Their relationship was really the focus of the book, with the action against ubervillians Hangman and Prism as a secondary story. Dec 25, Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: More junk food, but again, a lot of fun if awfully predictable. Bella lives in a world where superheroes and ubervillains as she calls them exist; in fact, several of her family members are superheroes. Bella also has superpowers, but unfortunately, they are unpredictable and cause disaster often as not. So she shuns the company of superbeings as much as possible.
Until she meets the sexy, suave, and handsome of course teleporting thief, Debonnair. Can it be love? The best thing about this boo More junk food, but again, a lot of fun if awfully predictable. The best thing about this book is the alternate world Estep creates and the super-characters which populate it. In terms of plot, Bella has to prevent the theft of a fabulous star sapphire, wanted for nefarious schemes by two ubervillains. While, of course, trying to keep herself from falling in love with Debonnair, and keep her powers under control while avoiding death.
As I said, many elements of the story were predictable. If you can't figure out who Debonnair is before Bella does, then you're not paying attention or haven't read enough comic books. Ditto Granny Cane and Swifte, and even the chief ubervillainess, Prism. I did presume that one character no spoilers would turn out to be an ubervillain, but I was wrong. However, in terms of a romance with a slightly different fantasy element, this book was quite successful--enough so that I plan to seek out the first two in the series.
My spouse got this one from the library, not realizing he needed the other two. Some reviewers didn't care for Bella; they thought she was too negative. I wasn't bothered by it. I think if I were suffering messy and painful accidents on a daily basis, I'd probably be somewhat negative, too. So I found it a delightful and fast read. Warning for those delicate-minded folks: There is some fairly explicit, but I would argue tastefully written, sex within.
I finished this book today, after racing through most of it on Friday and a bit yesterday I mean, I get what her deal was—I really do When I figured out who it was, which actually took a while like 60 pages! Of course, I could spot the guy a mile away once the scene finally came around, since I've read the first two and it's not like the author tries making it tricky It's quite obviously the guy whose initials are DD Yes, so the story is fairly predictable and the superheros' secret identities are only secret to people who aren't paying attention to the biggest details Carmen "Karma Girl" Cole was definitely right about that!
It's open and clever and fun and funny I just really love her writing! And apparently she's got a new assassin series!
Thanks to her unwanted superpower, fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime, N.Y. But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like. Jinx. Bigtime Series. Book #3. Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance. Type: E- Book. Release Date: Originally published in September -- Reissued as an.
I hope there's at least ONE more book the the series But I want to read about Swifte View all 4 comments. Feb 18, Jenni Ebba rated it liked it. There were a lot of good things about this novel that had me laughing uproariously, but at the same time I couldn't get connect with the main character. Bella Bulluci is a likable enough character, but in this novel she seemed a little whiny.
Bella is one of two popular designers in the city of Bigtime and a little sister to a superhero. She dislikes heroes and villains alike for the fearful state they leave their loved ones in. As a daughter to a dead superhero she knows first hand how dangerou There were a lot of good things about this novel that had me laughing uproariously, but at the same time I couldn't get connect with the main character. As a daughter to a dead superhero she knows first hand how dangerous being a superhero is and promises herself she will never get with one.
Well, of course she ends up getting with one and it's one of the more popular ones, so she does a battle of should I or shouldn't I throughout most of the book. Debonair is suave and sophisticated and he is head over heels in love with her! I just was hoping that she wouldn't be so thick headed the whole time!
Plus Debonair is more a professional art thief than a superhero. Without giving too much away Overall it was another good one and Bella redeemed herself in the last fifteen pages or so. I just wished this series could have continued because I would've loved to see Samba Mama or even Swifte's story. Though we all know who the superheros are Sep 20, Candace rated it really liked it Shelves: Book 3 in Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series I'm hoping there will be more.
Jinx is the story of Bella Bulluci who is mentioned in both books previous to this one. Bella can't stand superheroes and ubervillains. She wants nothing to do with them. Only to her, its not a power, its a curse. Its nothing more than a jinx. Her power is luck. Both good and bad, and she doesn't know how to control it.
Until it lands her with her own ubervillain, Prism She finds herself oddly attracted to Debonair aside from her wishes to stay away from all things hero. Until a priceless item is stolen from the Bigtime Museum of Modern Art All while fighting her growing desires for the 'sexy thief' It was an entertaining book.
I actually like this series, with all the heroes and villains. Its amusing and cheesy - but I love it: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Adorable, action-packed, and exciting--a real page turner! There were a few scenes that got a little repetitive, and Debonaire could have handled his first rescue of Bella a bit better, but overall I really liked the characters and plot. Of all the Bigtime characters, these were my favorite. Debonaire took a little while to grow on me, but I think that was part of the point--he was a conflicted character, torn between the very different personalities of his alter egos, and it was nice to see him Adorable, action-packed, and exciting--a real page turner!
Debonaire took a little while to grow on me, but I think that was part of the point--he was a conflicted character, torn between the very different personalities of his alter egos, and it was nice to see him grow into the man he became by the end. And I loved Bella. They could each be a little ridiculous at times, but can't we all? I don't think it was necessary to send Johnny and Fiona away--Johnny is so different from Devlin, it would have been amusing to see them interact a bit. There was plenty of humor without that, however, and so much suspense that I found myself struggling to concentrate on anything else between readings.
I especially liked the wrap up at the end. Hopefully we'll see more of these two characters in later books.
Estep seems to bring her characters together in their particular book and then set them aside once they're an item, but it would be nice to continue the journey with Bella and Devlin. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. She is the author of the following series: The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals—Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.
But when the unthinkable happens, Evie finds herself fighting for her life—both inside and outside the gladiator arena. But with a new group of Reapers and mythological monsters on the rise, Rory is the only one who can save her academy. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.
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