Monday, 29 September 2014

Anthology: The Origin by June Gray

I received a copy of The Origin as a part of the Holding Out for a Superhero in exchange for my review.

Since a terrible accident in school, Daniel hasn't let anyone get close to him, until runs into Olivia King and is taken by her presence and the fact that she just won't give up on him. As a ballet dancer with a lead role in Swan Lake and as the daughter of the richest man in New York city, Olivia is a well known person, and with her friend Alex still after her in a romantic way her life is complicated enough without the addition of John Mathurs' plot to get revenge on her father. Daniel can't stand the thought of anything happening to Olivia, but his quest to find her takes her down a path that he hadn't wanted to take. A path that could lead to hell.

I want more! I have so many questions now! Though The Origin was definitely a complete story in its own right, I can't help but feel that there is still more that the characters have to experience and the story needs to go on. I didn't actually expect to be quite so drawn into the book, but I didn't want it to end!

The relationship between Olivia and Daniel was interesting, it didn't just happen easily, there were several bumps in the road that had to be overcome for the two of them and they worked at it, even when they were mad. Because of this I thought that their relationship had a real feel to it. Plus they didn't just have sex all the time, they actually interacted and talked about other things.

The action in the book actually had me on the edge of my seat at times, and there were several times where I was taken by surprise about events, particularly because characters weren't where I thought they were going to be! Not to mention the ending. Had not expected that, but it does work particularly in line with the visions seen by a certain other character.

The powers themselves were an interesting concept. Very little was fully explained because the characters didn't truly understand them, and I do want to find out more. What was explained about the powers was well thought out and put into the story at the right moment (whereas a full explanation would not have worked as well).

This is a book that definitely made me want more...though the ending that I was gunning for was more idillic, I actually thought that the ending used was well thought out and fit with the story. I'm certainly interested to see where the author is going with this!

*Superheroes do it better.* From USA Today Bestselling Authors, Nana Malone and V.J. Chambers, and Bestselling Authors June Gray and Joni Hahn, four scintillating full-length romance novels featuring sexy superheroes and the strong women that prove to be their weakness.

Protector by USA Today Bestselling Author, Nana Malone - Almost one year after escaping Gentech Facilities, Symone Jackson lives in the shadows with her nightmares. Garrett Hunter thought he was one of the good guys, but on routine surveillance of a suspected terrorist, he discovers the awful truth…he’s not the only super human around.

Vigil by USA Today Bestselling Author, V.J. Chambers - A journalist intern finds herself falling for a mysterious, sexy masked man, but then discovers his secret identity is a rich playboy—who she hates.

The Origin by Bestselling Author, June Gray - For someone with unexplained powers, all Daniel Johnson wants is to live simply, detached from the rest of the world. That is until a woman from the past talks her way back into his life and he discovers that he is neither strong nor fast enough to fight off the attraction.

Agent M4: Riordan by Bestselling Author, Joni Hahn - Intent on finding the person responsible for his wrongful imprisonment, a former enemy agent turned superhero falls for a psychologist who is being pursued by a madman.