Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

How did I get the book?   I bought it.

Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy

Synopsis: An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

200words (or less) review: Apparently it’s true, no one can resist Ryan Miller – myself included. Being Jamie Baker was so much fun to read because of Ryan’s persistence in winning Jaime. He’s a nice guy but not perfect. He’s so self-assured and cocky at times it’s annoying but somehow Kelly Oram makes it work. You can’t help liking Ryan.

I enjoyed Jaime’s narration and thought that her actions made sense. The relationship between Jaime and Ryan is fun to read. The first chapter is one of my favourite openers in this genre.

Being Jamie Baker could do with some editing if I’m honest, I thought that the story dragged a little towards the second half but the characters made up for that. The superhero part of this book sounds like it came straight from a comic, I think you’ll either go with it or not. I went with it and was rewarded with hours of happy reading.

Kelly Oram super-girl-love-story works surprisingly well: it’s fun, cute and entertaining.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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