J.M. Snyder – Outage (Powers of Love #6)


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by: Nancy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781602724617

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary:  Matt diLorenzo’s coworker Roxie Johnson drags him to a boring, day-long workshop on office administration. Of course, the winter storm the weatherman’s been predicting for the past few weeks decides to hit the same day. Matt’s only consolation? The workshop is held in one of the high-rises downtown, and whenever his lover Vic Braunson’s bus route brings him near the building, they can communicate telepathically for a few moments.

The wintry storm hits harder than anyone anticipates, downing power lines and taking out electricity to most of the surrounding localities. When Roxie learns that the gym where they work has closed due to inclement weather, she convinces Matt to ditch the workshop. They duck into the elevator moments before the building’s power goes out, trapping them inside.

The next time Vic’s bus brings him near the building, Matt calls out to his lover for help. Vic’s current superhuman ability is an electromagnetic power that should allow him to recall the elevator to the lobby. But the street is blocked off by fallen power lines and the building’s concierge won’t let Vic near the mechanical room to work his magic.

And then there’s Roxie, who doesn’t yet know of Vic’s powers or how he gets them …

Review:  Matt is a great lifeguard and swim instructor, but his office skills leave much to be desired.  His co-worker, Roxie, has to go to a workshop in office management and there’s no way she’s going alone.  So she enrolls Matt without his knowledge, and now he’s stuck.  As if attending a boring workshop isn’t bad enough, Matt and Roxie get stuck in the building’s elevator during a snowstorm while they’re leaving the workshop.  Fortunately for them, Vic has a new power that allows him to manipulate electricity.  All he has to do is find the power source to the elevator…

Outage is another fun entry in the Powers of Love series.  It was fun getting to know Matt’s bisexual co-worker, Roxie.  There was also a brief appearance by Kendra, the police officer who knows about Vic’s powers.  I love how Vic and Matt communicate telepathically, how they deal with Vic’s unusual powers, and their deep love for each other.


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