Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5
It’s Christmas Eve, and newly minted superhero Matt AKA “Strong Man” is in the middle of taking down one of Central City’s most notorious criminals, the mesmerist and villain Dr. Destructo. It’s Matt’s first mission, and he’s working with his idol and secret crush, Jake X-Ray. He doesn’t want anything to go wrong.
Unfortunately for him, everything goes wrong. Soon Matt finds himself racing through alternative presents, trying to capture Dr. Destructo and trying to figure out why all the Matts in these other scenarios have the one thing he really wants—a relationship with Jake.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
If you are a fan of super heroes and romance, this story was written for you. Superhero Matt has just come into his super powers but is having a hard time finding acceptance among the other super heroes, especially the one he secretly adores, Jake X-Ray. Then his first mission with Jake goes wrong and they find themselves chasing the villain through multiple alternative universes. In each one that Matt has found the acceptance this Matt desires and love with Jake!
Why can’t Matt find it for himself in his universe?
I think the story was cute, a little disjointed and missing important world building elements. If you love superheroes, you might find the story cute enough that you won’t care. But if you aren’t a fan, then the issues might irritate you enough to make you want to put it down. It had a lot of promise with the plot that I just didn’t think the author was able to deliver.