by Jennifer Estep

September 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22062-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Having grown up worrying first about her father, then her brother, while they ran around town playing Johnny Angel, Bella has very negatives feelings about superheroes. And the costumes are just so tacky in her opinion. She just wants to live a normal life, but now she’s even more involved with superheroes since her brother just married Fiera or the Fearless Five.

What bothers her most though is her own powers – luck. Bad as well as good luck, since they go hand in hand. Bella is in charge of the grand opening of the Whimsical Wonders exhibit at the museum and she’s afraid she’ll somehow end up jinxing the event. Her fears are realized when ubervillians crash the party and steal the star sapphire, and then she finds herself kidnapped by Debonair.

Debonair takes Bella to his secret lair in order to protect her. His reputation is questionable since he’s the main suspect in several art thefts. He’s also known for his prowess with women. Bella doesn’t want to be attracted to him, but while his captive, she finds him hard to resist.

When Bella uncovers his true identity, they decide to work together to capture the ubervillians. But she refuses to give in to her feelings because the last thing she wants is to love someone who she’ll have to constantly worry about. Debonair will have a difficult time getting her to change her mind because despite his reputation, he’s actually rather insecure when it comes to women.

Jinx is the third title in the Bigtime series and I hope the fun keeps on coming. Though at times light hearted, this book, as well as the previous ones in the series have some very serious moments, and the characters are deep and compelling. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Reviewed in September 2008 by Jackie.

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