Where There’s Smoke (Panopolis #1) by Cari Z

WhereTheresSmokePanopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.
But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.
Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.
Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Oh… I really liked the world that Cari Z has created for her Panopolis series. It’s unique, just a little dark and it makes you think. I mean REALLY think… I love that in a book. 😉

As the description says, Edward was average. In contrast, Raul was anything but. He literally blew into Edward’s boring life and changed it forever.

There was a lot to love about this short book. Readers were given Edward’s POV and it was honest and kind of sweet. Panopolis was a world that ran on Heroes and Villains, but just like good and evil, there’s a fine line drawn. By the end of Where There’s Smoke, it’s pretty clear that people shouldn’t be judged by a label and not everything is exactly as it seems.

By the end of Where There’s Smoke things have changed drastically and it’s clear that not only are Edward’s days of being a ‘normal guy’ are over, nothing will ever be the same. Where There’s Fire is scheduled to release in July of this year, which is a good thing because I can’t wait to see what happens next.



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