Publisher: Orbit Books
Published: 18th May 2017
Pages: 368 Pages
LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET
Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She’s embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar turns out to be ‘Ultimate Man’ – a superpowered hero whose rescue attempt finds her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day.
But when Holly’s fifteen minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she only has one place to turn – and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter-ego.
Can Holly find love, or is super dating just as complicated as the regular kind?
Join Holly and Ultimate Man in this modern day superhero tale of love, anguish and humour.
Bad things keep happening in Centerton and Holly always seems to be there when it does. Some people think she loves the attention, others are too occupied with the Internet and their social media feeds – the Internet (to them) is life and like oxygen.
Ultimate Man is a superhero who loves to wear purple – he’s strong, caring and a crime fighter. His nemesis Frederick Cecil wants to teach the world a lesson, but Ultimate Man is going to try and stop him, and it just so happens that Holly is going to be there when he does.
There were two main themes that kept jumping into my mind when I was reading Spandex and the City and they were thoughts about Batman and Superman: Batman because Centerton reminded me of Gotham,and Superman because Holly, to me, was Louis Lane – albeit a very bitter Louis Lane.
It was no secret that Holly was a negative Nelly and always saw the downside to situations. Part of me wanted to shake her, other parts sorta understand why she was feeling the way she did. I think she needed to relax a little and just enjoy the time spent with her friend Gertie and her brother.
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