What’s a girl who makes superhero costumes going to do when a hero makes her anger rise, lust overwhelm and can change her silver streaks? He also faints at the sight of blood and someone is trying to kill her. You have to read this book. Simple. It is freaking fabulous! So humorous and hot, what a wonderful read. I’ve never read any story with this plot, or anything similar. Superheroes (the B rated kind), humor, action, hot and well developed characters. Did I mentions the sex? Setting your Nook/Kindle/Computer on fire. So hot. Lila Shaw delivers a flawless story with Prometheus Unstitched.
Cory Blindbarrow of Blindbarrow Crimefighting Couture, loves her work—from tailoring bulletproof fabrics to engineering concealed weaponry. Kowtowing to the over-sized egos of her superhero clientele? Not so much.
Her newest client, Theo Richelieu, aka Prometheus Man, can see five minutes into the future. Unfortunately, nobody believes him. He’s exactly the type that pushes Cory’s buttons. But he’s also quite talented at engaging (and disengaging) her buttons and zippers. As maddening as Theo can be, Cory can’t deny their supernatural chemistry.
When a sniper targets Cory’s colleagues, Theo appoints himself her protector. His know-it-all attitude soon has her ready to tattoo a bullseye on her forehead. If Theo is unable to convince the headstrong couturier she’s the sniper’s next mark, their happily ever after might never make it out of the design phase.
“Don’t do that,” Cory murmured. Her body had settled down from their romp on the floor, but his languid perusal threatened to re-ignite her.
“Don’t do what?”
“Don’t look at me like … like you’re doing now.” Too late. Heat rose and coursed through her, making a circuit before pooling in certain spots. Her breath came in shallow pants. Visions of Theo flooded her brain, gloriously naked and lying on top of her, warm and aroused. His face, glasses off, eyes dark and lustrous, loomed over hers before slowly descending. Echoes of soft cries and moans of pleasure mingled to create an erotic soundtrack.
“Like this?” Theo bent his head down and pressed his forehead to hers, one palm cupping her jaw and neck.
Cory’s lips formed an “oh” as reality returned and Theo kissed her. They didn’t stay in an “oh”.
His arms slipped around her and she felt her body move to mold against his. What was going on? Why was she so susceptible, so pliable to his will? Why did every part of her body gravitate to him, even her hair? She wasn’t sure she liked him, though her body seemed to be pushing for consensus on a great big affirmative.
“Identical to my vision,” Theo whispered before pulling away.
A whimper escaped Cory as the air cooled where his lips had been. Mortified by her betraying reaction, she raised a hand to her mouth, unable to meet his eyes.
“Your hair is darkening again,” he said thickly. He pressed his lips against first her right temple then her left.
Eyes wide at the implication, she pulled free of his embrace and snatched the hand mirror out of her desk drawer again. The dusky shade had begun to descend from her roots toward the ends, though traces of silver still remained. She spun to put her back to him, self-conscious of what she assumed the cause to be.
“My theory is correct, Cory; I just proved it. When you’re aroused … um, sexually, your hair turns dark. I knew I was a pretty good kisser, but the visual proof is beyond gratifying.” He chuckled.
Cory’s heart accelerated, her head pressurizing for a blowup. Of all the conceit. She spun to face him, her eyes narrowed to near slits of indignation. How dare he toy with her!
Theo took a step back. “Uh-oh…” He pointed to her hair. “I’m guessing I should have kept the results of my experiment under wraps a while longer.”
“What? Didn’t you see my reaction to your scientific observations in your foresight?” She drew her fists to her hips, ready for a full-on verbal brawl. “For all we know, your saliva is the culprit!”
“I didn’t kiss you in the kitchen. We didn’t even share the same drinking cup so that theory doesn’t pan out.” His eyes flitted to her hair, and he took another step backward.
Cory advanced and narrowed the gap. “The kitchen doesn’t count. That could have still been a trick of the light or just your premonition of my hair changing later.”
Theo shook his head. “It doesn’t work that way. I don’t get reality and future visions confused. They’re very distinct.” He suddenly broke into a grin. “Ah, I know what’s going on. You were lusting after me back then, weren’t you? I’m totally right about this.” He recovered the ground he ceded earlier. “You want me. You don’t want to want me, but you do, or at least your body does, so much even your hair is aroused by me.” Again he chuckled, loud and hearty. Between guffaws, he choked out, “Welcome to my world and that of every boy beginning at adolescence. It’s not so fun sporting evidence of desire, is it? Kind of embarrassing, eh?” The laughter grew in volume.
Cory wanted to throw a shoe at him. “Shut up! Your theory is ridiculous! I was not lusting after you! You’re such a jack-ash!”
“A jack-ash?” His laughter began anew. “Do you mean jack-ass?”
Cory’s mouth twitched into a frown. “I don’t use those types of words.”
“You just did…albeit with a lisp—”
“Oh, hush! You are such a conceited SOB!”
“SOB?” Theo roared with laughter.
Well…what can I say? How about I was totally blown away, and taken by surprise by this book. Prometheus Unstitched is a unique, original story, mixing in romance and not your everyday type of hero/heroine. We are introduced to a heroine who is a designer of crime-fighting couture. How many times can you say you’ve read that one? But then the sassy designer, Cory, finds her life changes rather quickly after she is introduced to Prometheus Man, not one of the “A” list heroes but a “B” list hero who can only see five minutes into the future. I’ve tried to come up with something even close that I’ve read to compare it to, and I can’t, so that in itself is awesome. The author has created a world where superheroes are real, and has done it in a way that is fun, sweet, sexy, and innovative. The chemistry between Cory and Theo a.k.a. Prometheus Man is off the hook, with some sizzling sex, and things to make you giggle and smile. If you are looking for something new to read, that you haven’t read before, I highly recommend Prometheus Unstitched by Lila Shaw.
Cory is the premier clothier of second string heroes. And she will one day be the premier clothier for the top notch superheroes. She just has to bide her time…and stay alive! Theo is known as Prometheus Man. He can see five minutes into the future. Little good it does him since he is seldom believed. His mother also has his gift, but she sees five years into the future. Imagine waiting for a single day to occur for five years. It’s no wonder when that day finally arrives that he is gung ho and possibly a little overbearing. Prometheus Unstitched is sweet, funny, sexy and hot. I love the growth of the characters in the span of a day. It is amazing what will happen when fate if finally satisfied! Cory and Theo have amazing chemistry, and the sex scenes are sizzling, even if I did have to laugh at the intensity of need required to make out in a Smart car.
Imagine a world were super hero's are real. The work, fight crime, justice and need super hero costumes! At Blindbarrow Crime Fighting Couture, that is what they do. Design and make crime fighting costumes for the superhero's. There are lots of different shops that do this but Cory Blindbarrow(now owner and designer) believes that Blindbarrow is the best. Her grandfather has taught her everything and her designs are one of a kind. She hasn't done any of the top 7 super hero's YET! Currently there is a shooter out randomly shooter people that are involved with some of the super hero's. Cory doesn't believe she is in any danger. So on her way to work as usual, she runs into Theo. When they get up to her office she realizes he is her next appt. Theo Richelieu AKA Prometheus man, can see 5 min into the future but is cursed that no one will believe him. 5 min is not a long time but maybe just longer enough to save someone. So when Theo suggests Cory get coffee up in her office instead of going and getting some in the coffee shoppe downstairs. Cory shrugs it off, up someone shoots up the coffee shop. As things unfold, Theo and Cory realise 2 possible things, the chemistry between them is over powering and 2 is the shooter after Cory? A very funny, sexy book by Lila Shaw! The story line is fun ,original. and easy to follow. The characters, you feel the sexual tension form the beginning between them. The love scenes are great and the other scenes will make you giggle and laugh. Awesome read highly recommend. If you want a sexy, fun light hearted book, read this one. Liked it as well as All's far in Love and War! Lila keep me posted on new releases you have a new fan! Loved it! Adults only!
This was a super cute and fun read. There are so few "adult" books out there set in a world inhabited by superheroes. In fact only one comes to mind and that is the Bigtime series by Jennifer Estep. I mean there is the Incredibles movie. Not really for adults but I enjoyed it. So I was thrilled to get the chance to review this book. It lived up to my expectations. Instead of a big superhero, we get a B-list superhero whose power isn't immediately apparent and a costume designer for the B-List heroes. I loved it! It was fast paced, fun and had the danger element that I so love in my books. Ms. Shaw kept the pace of the book fast and interesting. I found myself devouring it in one sitting. I was sad when it was over. I wanted to live in that world for a while. I have to say that I kind of guessed the villain turn but there was plenty of stuff that did keep me guessing. And the last minute rescue dropped my jaw. Yay for smart, intellectual super heroes. It also helps when they are hot and hunky! So if you are looking for a good read set in the “anything goes” world of super heroes, give this book a shot. You won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Shaw. http://lovebooks-bookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-prometheus-unstitched.html?zx=48c7360d1403c844
Picture the Pixar movie The Incredibles and you will have a pretty good idea of the world this books takes place in. Basically our modern day world but with actual superheroes running around saving the day and an entire industry of people that work to support them. Now picture a Greek God like man, with a Clark Kent like - geeky alter ego, with the ability to predict the future but a curse that prevents anyone from believing him. Now picture the costume tailor from The Incredibles movie but much hotter and with some super-natural tendencies of her own and you’ll have a good idea of the feeling of this book. It is a fun quick read with quirky characters with tons of attitude and spunk. Theo, aka Prometheus Man, seems as unlikely hero at first with his less then amazing ability compared to the other heroes out there but when put to the test he is just what Cory needs. As the level of danger to Cory ramps up he is there every step of the way as they try to unravel where the threat is coming from and how to stop it. And as the danger ramps up and they are continually forced to rely on each other they begin to have trouble denying the chemistry and unexplainable pull that they feel towards each other. The story is cleverly written and a fun twist on our world. This is an easy, fun quick read.
Picture the Pixar movie The Incredibles and you will have a pretty good idea of the world this books takes place in. Basically our modern day world but with actual superheroes running around saving the day and an entire industry of people that work to support them. Now picture a Greek God like man, with a Clark Kent like - geeky alter ego, with the ability to predict the future but a curse that prevents anyone from believing him. Now picture the costume tailor from The Incredibles movie but much hotter and with some super-natural tendencies of her own and you’ll have a good idea of the feeling of this book. It is a fun quick read with quirky characters with tons of attitude and spunk. Theo, aka Prometheus Man, seems as unlikely hero at first with his less then amazing ability compared to the other heroes out there but when put to the test he is just what Cory needs. As the level of danger to Cory ramps up he is there every step of the way as they try to unravel where the threat is coming from and how to stop it. And as the danger ramps up and they are continually forced to rely on each other they begin to have trouble denying the chemistry and unexplainable pull that they feel towards each other. The story is cleverly written and a fun twist on our world. This is an easy, fun quick read. http://guiltyindulgencebookclub.blogspot.com/2012/09/prometheus-unstiched-lila-shaw.html