By Julie Kenner
Again disguise reproduction: She may see all through him ... Zoe Smith used to be faraway from general. loopy because it sounded, on her twenty-fifth birthday she had the opportunity to turn into a superhero. yet x-ray imaginative and prescient and the facility to fly have been simply issues to think about. there have been different components, too…. there has been her newfound heightened sensitivity. She may well hardly ever devour a chocolate bar with no writhing in ecstasy; how was once she to offer herself the birthday reward she'd relatively set her middle on -- George Taylor? The good-looking P.I.'s darkish external concealed a really candy heart, and Zoe felt definite that his mere contact may ship her spiraling into oblivion. however the guy used to be searching for a regular Jane -- it doesn't matter what he claimed. He may perhaps by no means love a superhero-to-be, in particular one with an overprotective stallion of a brother and a creepy cousin who appeared to be lurking in all of the mistaken areas. may possibly he? Zoe needed to be aware of. together with her tremendous powers, Zoe may perhaps merely see via his garments -- to strip naked the workings of his middle, she'd need to depend upon whatever a bit stronger.
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She had no reason to think about him. Which was why it was particularly annoying that for the last three days, thoughts of Buster Taylor had been filling her head—the sexy scar that marred his eyebrow, the sparkle in his eyes when he smiled. The cute way he’d tried to backpedal when he’d realized how furious she was. And her heart had just about melted when her ears had tuned in to his gripe as he was leaving the building: “Damn. ” In fact, she’d been so preoccupied with the irritating insurance investigator that she’d inadvertently shelved The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with the arts-and-crafts books, and had completely blanked when a fifth grader asked if the latest Harry Potter book had made it to the library yet.
Steady, steady ... Her faced tightened, muscles straining as she focused, visualizing it rising in the air. There, in her mind, it hovered a good foot off the desk. Unfortunately, it was hovering only in her mind. In reality, the stupid can was still planted firmly on the wooden desktop. Just relax, Zoë. Remember what Hale said. Her half brother had this levitation thing down pat. True, things came a lot easier for him, but he was also her very best teacher. Just do what he said and let it flow.
He rolled his eyes skyward. “I said no. ” He glanced down toward her legs, where her son usually clung. ” She thought he flinched, then decided it was a trick of the light. ” She raised an eyebrow. ” He put his hand on hers, his smile tender. “So keep your money. You and Davy need it more than me. ” He glanced at her yellow Gremlin. “Or buy new tires and I’ll put them on for you. ” She nodded, part annoyed and part relieved. The relieved part made her feel a little guilty. Her fingers drifted to her neck, closing around the odd-looking green stone she’d picked up at the Hollywood thrift store next door to the bookstore where she worked.