- Title: Nightingale
- Author: Jennifer Estep
- ISBN: 9781476441191
- Page: 143
- Format: ebook
Anxious brides Drunken businessmen Panicked partygoers As Bigtime, New York s premiere event planner, Abby Appleby is capable of handling almost any crisis, but even she s not prepared when she finds herself in the middle of a fight between superhero Talon and his ubervillain nemesis Bandit Abby manages to save Talon, but the superhero is temporarily blinded, so she taAnxious brides Drunken businessmen Panicked partygoers As Bigtime, New York s premiere event planner, Abby Appleby is capable of handling almost any crisis, but even she s not prepared when she finds herself in the middle of a fight between superhero Talon and his ubervillain nemesis Bandit Abby manages to save Talon, but the superhero is temporarily blinded, so she takes him back to her loft, where the two wait out a snowstorm During a blizzard that shuts down the city, Abby and Talon grow close, and he starts calling her Nightingale because of her love of music and singing.But Abby is afraid of what Talon will think when he can see the real her, so she conceals her identity from the sexy superhero, and they go their separate ways However, Abby discovers that Talon is looking for Nightingale, looking for her and so is Bandit The mercenary ubervillain thinks that Abby has information that belongs to his boss, the mysterious Tycoon Abby knows that she s in serious trouble and that not even Talon or the Fearless Five may be able to save her
Recent Comments "Nightingale"
I had really mixed feelings about this one. I have loved the Bigtime books so far, especially Karma Girl and Jinx, and there were so many things to love about this one too -- the silly comic book obliviousness to secret identities, the name alliteration, the outlandish schemes on the part of the ubervillains, they were all there. I think the main reason I couldn't get into this one was Abby herself. It's really hard to like a character who runs around screaming at people all the time, and while [...]
Check out all my reviews on My BlogThe 4th book in the Bigtime series. Abby Appleby is the premier event planner in Bigtime and she prides herself on being prepared for any contingency during those events but what she wasn't prepared for was seeing Talon going head-to-head with Bandit in the alley on her way home from an event. She manages to save Talon but his eyesight has been compromised and he was shot but since she can't take him to the hospital since it would endanger everyone there, she t [...]
This is Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series. Karma Girl, Hot Momma, and Jinx are the 3 novels prior to this one as well as the novella, A Karma Girl Christmas. You don't have to read them in order, but I do recommend it only because you get a better feel for the characters (some who were former main characters in the other books) appear as secondary characters in this book.This book, like the others, is just full of fun. It has enough cheesy-ness in the names to make me smile and enough adventure an [...]
I want to go on record that my rating is a very loose three. I know the plot is shallow and silly, but I've liked the series for its tongue in cheek mockery of super hero lore. This book is an improvement over the previous book, Jinx, but it still lacked a bit of fun of the first two books.My biggest issue is that given the lack of depth to the plot and characters, it really needs the characters to be interesting. However, Abby the main characters just comes across whiny and mean spirited to me. [...]
I wanted to give this series another chance because I did enjoy Karma Girl, however there was just too much about this particular plot line that bugged me. First and foremost was the unoriginal main characters. Abby, though a smart, competent woman, all she wants is to be seen by her love interest. I still think Jennifer Estep is a clever, imaginative writer, but not when it comes to superheroes.
I think this was my favorite of the entire series. I hope there will be more? Maybe a Piper/Swifte story? And who are the invisible people?! I need more of this series!
3.5 starsGreat book for lovers of romance and superheroes. Not quite as good as Karma Girl, but still s fun read.
This is the fourth book in the BigTime Series by Jennifer Estep. I read the first 3 - Karma Girl, Hot Mama & Jinx - a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the stories, and am totally in love with Ms. Estep's Elemental Assassin's series about Gin Blanco. One of the things that just tickles me as a reader, is finding the little references to her other books series in whichever one I am currently reading. Take for instance the Gin Blanco series, there are several references to the fashion desi [...]
Wow, I’ve been waiting for years to read this book. When I saw that Ms. Estep was re-releasing her other Bigtime books, I wondered if she would release Nightingale, which had been planned but never released.Sure enough, here it is!Nightingale was a fun return to the land of Bigtime, New York. Bigtime is Estep’s version of New York City with a large cast of superheroes, ubervillians, and regular folk.Abby Appleby is an event planner in Bigtime. Her events are the biggest, the best and the mos [...]
A cross between The Incredibles and My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the Bigtime series is a must read. It is filled with humour and sensitivity. Ms. Estep is a master at creating lovely and realistic characters.In NIGHTINGALE, Abby Appleby is the party planner extraordinaire. No one is better at putting out fires, calming hysterical brides and pulling off amazing parties everyone talks about. One night after a successful party, she comes across a hurt superhero, Talon. In the heat of the moment, she sav [...]
While I liked other entries in the Bigtime Series, Nightingale was a huge disappointment. The first-person narration was more or less indistinguishable from the first-person narration of Estep's other heroines, but that was nothing new. What was new was the boredom I experienced while reading this book. Our heroine, Abby Appleby, is an event planner extraordinaire. Now, I like a professionally competent heroine as much as the next reader, but by the end of this book, I was sick to death of Abby [...]
August 10, 2015 review:After reading Fandemic, I had an urge to re-read Nightingale, which I've only read the once. I'd forgotten much of it since the plot wasn't seared into my brain from many a re-read like the first three books. It also made me appreciate how one book leads into the other, introducing characters that will play a larger part later on.Also, I now remember that I did like Piper. I just couldn't remember why.Also, Rascal is awesome.October 31, 2012 review:This is the book I've be [...]
I wasn't very impressed by this book. Though I hadn't read the first three books in this series, I specifically chose Nightingale to read because I though it sounded more interesting and entertaining than the others. Let me just say, I was pretty disappointed.Actually, I really liked the idea that Jenifer Estep laid out. But what dropped this book down from 5 stars to 3 is the overwhelming cheesiness of the entire thing. I didn't listen to the warnings about the cheesiness of it before I read th [...]
I've really liked the Big Time series with it's light-hearted approach to comic books and its tropes, and this is no exception. This time we meet with a super-senses party planner and get embroiled in her struggle with her feeling towards a super hero, her own self-doubt, and the plan of yet another super villain.The writing is full of fun in the four-colored world Estep has created and plenty of characters from previous books flit in and out of the story. My only real issue with the book was th [...]
I love Estep's Bigtime series! There is just something totally awesome about superheroes! I loved this one because the heroine is a mostly regular human; if you exclude the super hearing and super smell and super okay she has super senses, but she doesn't control any extra telekenetic ability or possess super strength. Abby Appleby has had a life full of other people's problems. She is an event coordinator for the big and popular in Bigtime. The hero is none other than one of the few superheroes [...]
We met Abby Appleby, Bigtime's premier event planner, in the previous book when she coordinated Bella's museum fundraiser. Abby is always prepared and I love her "super planner" vest with pockets containing everything she might need in an event. When she comes across a fight between Talon and his ubervillain nemesis Bandit, Abby does what she can and saves him, but he is temporarily blinded in the struggle and she has to nurse him back to health. They grow closer, but Abby feels that Talon would [...]
I have been awaiting a fourth full length novel in the series since the release of Jinx and the wait has been well worth it! I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Estep's choice of heroine in Abby Appleby, but Abby was just as enjoyable as Fiona/Fiera or Carmen/Karma Girl. I also enjoyed the ubervillain, Bandit in this one. I liked the fact that he was a mostly normal guy pitted against a Bruce Wayne type hero in Talon. I think this adds depth to the Bigtime series, since it's branching out into the [...]
Had fun read this one but you have to suspend your disbelief because how can two people who have a one night stand together (superhero is blind due to evil gas, never sees the heroine and heroine lies about her identity) not know who their lover is after they hear their voice and touch them days later? This is the case with the superhero who a few days later meets the heroine who saves him. He has no idea he had sex with her because she hides her true identity and because he never saw her face h [...]
It's a bit of an idiot plot, although that could be because the Karma Girl series somewhat parodizes superhero elements. Like for example there's only person in this entire book who doesn't have an alliterative name and I think that's because she married. So the protagonist in a role reversal, rescues the costumed hero and then goes to absurd lengths to keep him from finding out who she is and what she really looks like, to the point that she actually hangs onto the maguffin that people will kil [...]
The reason this book gets a little better review is subtlety (not so prominent in the other 3.5 books in the "Bigtime" series). The usefulness of the heroine's power (super senses) is less obvious than with other superheroes, even to her. There are still some problems, including her insistence that she is no one special and nothing much to look at (though she's evidently both). Still fun. Still silly. And better written.
this book has been my favorite so far. I can identify with the main character so very much it was like she was writing my story. I so very much like the unique storyline Amy has created on the comic book superhero genre and would highly recommend these series to anyone looking for a fresh idea and a witty and clever series to read. well done!
Abby is a flawed character, which is way better than a Mary Sue, but she does get annoying towards the end. I still enjoyed it, though. It's better than Hot Mama and Jinx, I thought. I also see the stage set for a Piper story (along with a certain speedy superhero, I suspect). :)
loved it. Big fan of estep's work and this was a good one. my only complaint would be the main charrie was a bit whiny for my taste but i got over it. if you like the other bigtime stories, youll like this one.
I think this May be my favorite of this series so far. (Although still predictable), it was not as predictable and obvious as the other novels. I also liked the focus on a non-superhero but someone who still has powers.
Another great edition to the series! I liked our heroine enough but I truly wish she hadn't fell so easily into our main hero's arms. She should have made him squirm a little more before giving in! I don't know that's just my opinion! Enjoyable read!
I am generous as I have given this story 3 stars. I got frustrated about the romance storyline and the worldbuilding was not very interesting (this is the first book I have read in the series). Plus for Rascal, love dogs:-)
More 3 than 2, 2.5 starsWhile I enjoy the series as a whole this story was a bit Debby Downer compared to the other heroines. It is just okay, but I didn't really find that kitschy fun factor that the other stories had as present in this one.
The bigtime series is my least favorite of the 3 Estep series I follow, but all are engaging, fun, fast-paced little novels.
Not as funny as the previous books, but still enjoyable.
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