Carmen Cole leads two lives. She is a reporter by day and a super hero with empathic powers known as Karma Girl by night. As one of the newest members of Bigtime Fearless Five, she has one simple job to do this night. Watch over the charitable gifts at the mall, meant for children who are in need this Christmas. It should be a simple task but with viallians always lurking about, things get tricky fast.
I’m a fan of Jennifer Estep’s two urban fantasy series’: Elemental Assassin, and Mythos Academy. I’ve been wanting to try the Bigtime series for a while now and this novella was a great opportunity to try out Estep’s paranormal romance series. Although I knew this was going to be a little different I was pleasantly surprised at just how different the overall tone of this series really is. It sort of reminded me of the 70’s Batman television series with ubervillians like The Mintilator who hangs out outside public restrooms and makes people wash their hands. Holy hilarity Batman!! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Because this is considered a paranormal romance I expected a bit more romance than what I got. This novella is numbered 3.5 in the series and Carmen/Karma Girl is in a relationship. Since her man was absent for the majority of the story the romance was very light but I can see potential in their romance so I’m eager to go back and start at the beginning of this fun series.
If you’re looking for gritty, and dark then this novella is not for you. However if you’re looking for a light, Christmas read, light on the romance but heavy on the laughs and action, this novella is worth picking up.
Usually he lurked outside of public restrooms and either berated or physically dragged folks back inside to make them wash their hands if they hadn’t already. Occasionally he’d make them floss too.