Jinx

Jinx Thanks to her unwanted superpower fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime N Y But luck can be good or bad and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happens to B

  • Title: Jinx
  • Author: Jennifer Estep
  • ISBN: 9780988423220
  • Page: 295
  • Format: ebook
  • Thanks to her unwanted superpower, fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime, N.Y But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happens to Bella as do positive ones.Like when a charity event that Bella plans get crashed by Hangman, a deadly ubervillain who s after a prize sapphire that s on display Hangman almosThanks to her unwanted superpower, fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime, N.Y But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happens to Bella as do positive ones.Like when a charity event that Bella plans get crashed by Hangman, a deadly ubervillain who s after a prize sapphire that s on display Hangman almost succeeds in stealing the jewel for his evil ubervillain boss, Prism, but Bella s luck helps her escape with the sapphire along with some help from the suave and charming Debonair.Debonair s not an ubervillain, but he s not really a superhero either Still, Bella can t help but fall for him, despite her personal vow to have as little to do with heroes and villains as possible But with Hangman and Prism still after the sapphire, Bella s going to need every bit of her luck power just to survive

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    1. JINX had the misfortune of running afoul of one of my personal pet peeves, a negative heroine. Despite all of the color and flash of Bigtime, Bella Belluci is trapped in her own little world of resentment and anxiety. Even her delightful beta hero, Debonair, wasn’t enough to salvage my opinion. If nothing else, by book’s end I was ready to steal Debonair for myself and leave Bella to her own devices.There was no one straw that broke the relationship’s back but rather the same straw over an [...]

    2. An unlucky/lucky heroine, an art thief/superhero, and a reluctant romance, at least on one person's sidewith a side of humor and mayhem. That describes this third book in the Bigtime series in a nutshell.Fashion mogul Bella Bulluci, who despises spandex and superheroes, knows she doesn't ever want to get involved with a superhero. There's too much heartbreak involved. Enter Debonair, a man on a mission in this city of superheroes. He may just change her mind, or not, in this romantic comedy that [...]

    3. Reviewed for queuemyreview; book release Sep08If you’ve been reading my reviews (oh, come on) then you know I enjoy humor mixed in with my romance. I’ve been trying to decide what separates funny humor from…well, not so funny. I’ve certainly read and enjoyed some over-the-top humor like MaryJanice Davidson’s ‘Queen Betsy’ series or the ‘Fairy Tales’ series by Minda Weber. Then there’s books with sarcastic humor like Kimberly Raye’s ‘Dead End Dating’ series, I found that [...]

    4. Bella is surrounded by superheroes in her family and friends. Her father killed by one of the city's Ubervillians. She even has a power of her own - Luck - which she wants no part of. Yet at a museum robbery, she meets the attractive rogue hero/villain? Debonair. He likes her and she wants no part of him. A very fun fictional world right out of the comics. Often tongue in cheek or over the top.I defintiely want to read others in this series

    5. Still loving this series. These books are just a lot of fun. I really don't care if the writing is not more mature. It suits the books. Why can't it just be about enjoyment instead of dissecting every little thing. If you are looking for something fresh, light-hearted, and sometimes just silly, this series is for you. On to the next one.

    6. I loved the hero. Debonair was so sweet and obviously loved Bella. However Bella spent the whole book being annoyed to be around superheroes. And while it sucks that your dad died in costume, your grandfather and brother are both alive. She really needed to see a shrink or move to a town without them. If you took out her whining about that, you'd lose about 1/3 of the book, but it would be so much better as the rest was good.

    7. 2.5 starsI love Jennifer Estep books and I liked every other book in the Bigtime series, but it took me almost FIVE years to finish this one.I really wasn't feeling it back in 2011 when I first tried to read it and unfortunately I didn't feel it now either. :(

    8. More fun than they have a right to be.Wild Cards has a better back story, and less sex, but I find Bigtime to be a lot of fun. I wonder which superhero will be next to find love?

    9. This book had some issues, but overall I really enjoyed it. Bella is adorable, if a little whiny and hard-headed (which is the main reason this book only got 4 stars instead of higher). She has a pretty good reason for feeling the way she does about superheroes, and even when she was shooting herself in the foot, I got why she was doing it.Honestly though, my main complaint about this book was the hero. Or not so much the hero himself, who was yummy, but Bella's interactions with him. I'm going [...]

    10. Despite her lifelong aversion to superheroes and ubervillans, fashion designer Bella Belluci can’t seem to escape life amongst the masked and spandexed hordes. There’s the family legacy of motorcycle riding Johnny Angel; a tradition that began with her grandfather, led to the death of her father, and is now being carried on by her younger brother. Then Bella must deal with her own power: luck; one that has the nasty side effect of turning like a boomerang and biting her tuchus on an hourly b [...]

    11. Check out all my reviews on My BlogThe 3rd book in the Bigtime series. Bella Belluci is staunchly anti-superhero/ubervillian despite having her own version of a superpower where she can influence 'luck' although unfortunately for her, it's usually bad luck finding it's way to her although it's never serious. Having patched up her grandfather, father, and brother who has all moonlighted as Johnny Angel, waited up to make sure they returned home safely, and getting the phone call telling her of he [...]

    12. Overall -I read this book in practically one sitting. It was fun, and doesn't take itself seriously, so worth reading when you're in the mood for something light. I think I liked it as much as I liked Karma Girl, and I thought it was better than Hot Mama. Bella was a more interesting protagonist and had a less dramatic and flamboyant personality than Fiona, Hot Mama's protagonist. I also liked Debonair and his shy alter ego - he was very sweet towards Bella throughout the story. And as usual the [...]

    13. More junk food, but again, a lot of fun if awfully predictable. Bella lives in a world where superheroes and ubervillains (as she calls them) exist; in fact, several of her family members are superheroes. Bella also has superpowers, but unfortunately, they are unpredictable and cause disaster often as not. So she shuns the company of superbeings as much as possible. Until she meets the sexy, suave, and handsome (of course)teleporting thief, Debonnair. Can it be love?The best thing about this boo [...]

    14. All right. I finished this book today, after racing through most of it on Friday and a bit yesterday This book was REALLY cute! The heroine wasn't my favorite of the series. I mean, I get what her deal was—I really do but I was like, "Ummmm, Bella? Get over it. K, thanks." BUT I loved the hero of the book SO much. When I figured out who it was, which actually took a while (like 60 pages!), because Debonair was in the book a lot, but it was a little while before there was a scene with guys who [...]

    15. There were a lot of good things about this novel that had me laughing uproariously, but at the same time I couldn't get connect with the main character. Bella Bulluci is a likable enough character, but in this novel she seemed a little whiny. Bella is one of two popular designers in the city of Bigtime and a little sister to a superhero. She dislikes heroes and villains alike for the fearful state they leave their loved ones in. As a daughter to a dead superhero she knows first hand how dangerou [...]

    16. Book #3 in Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series (I'm hoping there will be more). Jinx is the story of Bella Bulluci (who is mentioned in both books previous to this one).Bella can't stand superheroes and ubervillains. She wants nothing to do with them. This proves to be a bit difficult for her since her own brother is Johnny Angel (as were her father & grandfather before him), not to mention Bella has a power of her own. Only to her, its not a power, its a curse. Its nothing more than a jinx. Her [...]

    17. Adorable, action-packed, and exciting--a real page turner! There were a few scenes that got a little repetitive, and Debonaire could have handled his first rescue of Bella a bit better, but overall I really liked the characters and plot. Of all the Bigtime characters, these were my favorite. Debonaire took a little while to grow on me, but I think that was part of the point--he was a conflicted character, torn between the very different personalities of his alter egos, and it was nice to see him [...]

    18. Mini review:This was another fun book. I really enjoyed Bella and her dislike of all things super. Either villain or hero. However, Debonair makes Bella reconsider things once he has her in his "den of seduction". She isn't the type to go after someone who seduces many women for the thrill but something about him attracts him despite her aversion. This combo makes it for another fun book. One where we see if two very shy people can overcome their "press" and make a connection.My only complaint w [...]

    19. Jinx is a funny novel about a supercharged woman, Bella, in a superhero town called Bigtime, New York. Poor Bella is born with a talent for luck but poor Bella has no way to control her luck, sometimes its good but mostly its bad. For Bella nothing could be worse than being stuck in a family that loves to dress up and save the day. She wishes she could be anywhere else and tries to keep her life as normal as possible. This is made harder when Bella helps to put together a charity fund raiser fo [...]

    20. Despite a highly inaccurate cover picture (she describes herself as having hips), and a description on the back that does not match the story (it describes her as having the power of supercharged telekinesis when really Bella seems to be able to manipulate probability: she creates her own luck, good or bad). Although at first the book dwells on Bella's sex in the city lifestyle of fashion and wealth and circle of friends who actually hate each other, and of course, a lengthy diatribes on how she [...]

    21. I was looking for the last book in the Big Time series for a while but having trouble tracking it down in the library, so when I saw it was inexpensive on I had my husband get it for my kindle. While I didn't enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the other two books in the series I liked it well enough. Jinx is very down on herself and I see where with a power like her it could get to you, but honestly my real life is like that sometimes. I'm pretty accident prone and things happen to me all the time [...]

    22. Bella Belluci is surrounded by superheroes. The sister of Johnny, soon to be sister-in-law of Fiona, and privy to the Fearless Five's identities, Bella can't do anything without bumping into a floating wine decanter or a fireball. After her father, the original Angel, was murdered while on superhero duty, she wants nothing to do with superheroes at all. Even her own superpower is hard to control. When she bumps into Debonair, a thief and teleporting villain, she can't help the attraction she fee [...]

    23. Bella Bulluci, sister to Johnny Angel, hates the world of superheroes and ubervillains, and wants nothing to do with it. Too bad her own uncontrollable superpower, luck, keeps interfering with her life. When mysterious superhero Debonair keeps popping up and saving her life from ubervillains intent on stealing a gem, she might have to get sucked into the superhero world after all.Bella wasn't as engaging a heroine as usual, mainly because of her vast pity party that she is always attending. Her [...]

    24. This is by far my favorite Bigtime novel! I love how Bella really is an anti-hero, in part because she can't control the superpower she has. I loved how this book showcased heroes and villains that weren't that much more than a gadget based hero or villain, because their powers didn't allow for much more than that. The love story between Bella and Debonair was very sweet and poignant, as was the relationship between Joanne and Berkley. It also showcased that the series was growing into its own, [...]

    25. The Bigtime series from Jennifer Estep is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. It is silly and predictable, but it is still a lot of fun. I love the snarky way that she makes fun of the super hero genre, while writing about a world of super heroes! Having said that, Jinx was a bit of a let down.The bottom line, Bella is a whiny, annoying character who spends the entire book waffling over basically nothing. In contrast, her hero is a bit of a puppy dog beggin for scraps of attention. With such a t [...]

    26. I love superheroes and stories about superheroes so the Bigtime series by Jennifer Estep is right down my alley. Although I was hoping for something a tad bit more serious like her Elemental Assassin series, I still really enjoyed the fun and frivolity of Hot Mama and the other novels in this series. The books are very tongue in cheek and do a lot to spoof on the comic book genre. Although the secret identities are easy for the reader to figure out, the reveal to the characters in the books does [...]

    27. Although I've enjoyed the Bigtime series as a whole - and consequently, the ladies that narrate each book - Jinx fell a little flat for me. The blossoming romance between Bella and Debonair was great, but Bella's neuroses (as another reviewer pointed out) can get pretty grating. On one hand, it's great to have a heroine who struggles with her self-image, because that's such a relatable struggle. On the other hand, poor Debonair has to work pretty hard for her love. If you loved the other books, [...]

    28. This is the third in the Bigtime series and it seems to have progressively gotten worse. Jinx follows Bella Bullucci, completely uptight fashion designer and sister to Johnny Bullucci aka Johnny Angel. Bella's "power" is luck which she seems to believe is always bad luck. Her totally negative self image made her a very unlikable character. Plus, her love interest Devin Debonair Dash seemed more like a creepy stalker than a love interest. Again, the secret identities were not only obvious but pra [...]

    29. Estep's first novel, Karma Girl, was quite funny and original in a tongue-in-check way. I couldn't find the sequel, Hot Mama, and honestly didn't try that hard because I disliked Fiera in the first book and wasn't much interested in having her as the main character. People who read Hot Mama tell me it is the worst of the three; in that case it must really suck because this one was pretty poor. It wasn't terrible, but it was basically an inferior retread of the first book, with a richer and more [...]

    30. I was really, really looking forward to this bookd I didn't like it half as much as I liked the earlier books. I think that by book three, the whole idea that the heroine doesn't recognize the hero becomes unbuyable. His secret identity's initials match his superhero identity's! He's the only other guy she has the slightest interest in throughout the book! He makes cryptic comments in both personas!And don't get me started on Swifte/Quicke. We'll be here all day. It's cute and quirky until it ma [...]

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