Title: Five Minutes Longer
Series: H.E.R.O 01
Author: Victoria Sue
Genre: Other Paranormal, Science Fiction
Length: Novel (216 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 2, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.
Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.
Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.
Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives—four weeks for them to survive.
Review: I wish I could give this story more than five hearts as it was an amazing book to read. I loved the details regarding each enhanced team member. Though I have to admit I want to get know them all better. Talon is the leader of a team (H.E.R.O. Human Enhanced Rescue Organization) whose unique abilities will help where the police cannot and hopefully end the bigotry against them, and he is also against them having human partners.
The team is human apart from Gael, Vance, Eli, Sawyer and Talons abilities. The way the enhanced are treated really pissed me off. Just because they have abilities does not mean they are animals and inhuman. I was glad that some people in the department thought the same.
I seriously liked Finn. He was not afraid to go after what he wanted and despite his dyslexia he strived to do the best he could. I disliked his mother and brother with a passion. I felt he flourished with the team despite the rocky start.
This book is action packed, suspenseful with a romance added in the mix. Talon needed to seriously get his butt out of his head and stop treating Finn like he didn’t belong. Despite that Talon started to admire Finn’s determination. There was a lot of tension at the beginning between these two as well as the members of the team.
I seriously hope there will be books about the other enhanced members of the team as I would love reading their background stories in more detail as well as seeing how the react and interact with a partner of their own. I can’t recommend this book enough as it was a fantastic story that I enjoyed to the very end.