Book Review: Sidekick

Published By: Escape Publishing
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
Page Count: 173
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Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: New Adult - Comedy/Romance

Bremy St James has lived a charmed life. The socialite daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, she always knew where to be seen and what to be wearing. But no more. After finding out the truth about her father’s evil dealings, she left her Paris Hilton-esque lifestyle behind and is now residing in an apartment so small that she can use her toilet as a bedside table. She’s just hoping her phone doesn’t fall in. 

 After becoming victim to a gang of circus themed bank robbers, Bremy is desperate for a job so that she can pay the rent owing to her Russian landlord before he starts chopping off her fingers. Unable to find paying work that doesn’t involve getting naked in a place called the Pink Beaver, Bremy decides to apprentice herself to the city’s resident superhero, Dark Ryder. Not that Dark Ryder is in the market for an apprentice, but Bremy isn’t used to taking no for an answer. Making things even more complicated, she has just started dating a gorgeous reporter who is trying to take down her father. Can she maintain her secret identity, keep the love of her life and show Dark Ryder that she really can be useful? 

Sidekick is a fun, light-hearted superhero caper. Wallace’s tongue is firmly planted in her cheek throughout and she makes fun of just about any superhero stereotype you can think of. Bridget Jones meets Batman is an apt description. If you’re a fan of comics and graphic novels and you’re willing to suspend your disbelief and go with the story, then this is a good fun read that’s worth picking up.

Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world...

Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...