Friday, July 4, 2014

77:120 Nightingale by Jennifer Estep

The 4th book in the Bigtime series.  Abby Appleby is the premier event planner in Bigtime and she prides herself on being prepared for any contingency during those events but what she wasn't prepared for was seeing Talon going head-to-head with Bandit in the alley on her way home from an event.  She manages to save Talon but his eyesight has been compromised and he was shot but since she can't take him to the hospital since it would endanger everyone there, she takes him home to nurse him back to health.  It's just the sort of thing she is perfectly capable of but she doesn't count on falling in love with the superhero while he's there.  She figures he is a millionaire and not someone who would ever be interested in a mere event planner like her so before he is fully healed, she drops him off where he'll be found but before he can figure out who she really is.  All he really knows when he wakes up is that he was nursed back to health by his "Nightingale" who sings with a beautiful voice and loves music and he desperately wants to find her but no one seems to have the faintest idea who she might be.  When Abby figures out who Talon really is and that he is looking for her, will she come clean?

Basic romance story but again we have a lot of repetitive, and many times destructive, inner monologuing.  I got the series cheaply so I finished it but I don't think I'll be racing to the bookstore to buy more in the series should they ever come out.  The world is interesting and fun but I'm not a fan of her way of dealing with the romances in this world.  I will say I did get a little chuckle out of the characters here ordering food all the way from "The Pork Pit in Ashland" which is a nod to her Elemental Assassin series.

Page count: 292p/19,050p ytd/200,088p lifetime

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