*ARC from Escape Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
There's a new author I'm watching out for in this town...
I knew I was hooked when I realized I felt involved in the story. I attribute that to the first person POV used in the story. Sidekick is right up my alley, with its (not so witty) banter, really adorkable love interest, interesting friends, fighting against crime, and crazy heroine-in-training. I love strong female characters, and while Bremy was not necessarily physically strong, heck, she does keep getting in the way of other people
What I didn't like was that Bremy was such a chatterbox. But then again, as she was told, her strength was getting in the way of other people's business. She has such a flair for dramatics. I like that even though she was just some barbie glitzy doll in her teen years, she toughened up and left her very cushy life behind. I like that she has principles, and she really wanted to do what's right.
I was caught up in the whirlwind story of Sidekick. It was definitely fast-paced, with one action after another. Before I knew it, I was done with the book, and hoping there were more to the pages, or at least a sneak peek.
The downtime was the sweet dates and phone calls between Bremy and hunky Pierce. I like how Pierce isn't your typical stoic dude who is as suave as they come. He's sort of bumbling around Bremy, and I really felt his attraction to her.
One thing I didn't like about Sidekick were some loose ends that were unaddressed or which only gave rise to more questions. I definitely hope there will be a continuation to the story, and that this will have at least three to four books more.
If you're into kick-ass funny heroines, I really recommend Sidekick for a fun afternoon :)