Book Review - More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram | Blushing Geek

Book Review – More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram | Blushing Geek

More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram
Series: Jamie Baker, #2
First Published: October 15, 2013 by Bluefields
 Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 342
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn’t enough.
After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it’s time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.

Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan’s attempts to get her into spandex aren’t the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.


When I started reading this book, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. Unlike the first book (which is actually one of my favorite stories from the author) this book started somewhat dull. I mean, I love the first book, so I really expected a lot from the second book. Too much for expecting a lot eh? I guess I will never learn my lesson haha.

Just because I wasn’t that impressed on how this story started doesn’t mean that I didn’t appreciate the setting. I mean, I already had the hint that the setting would be in college, but what really interests me is the idea that Jamie’s living a normal life now, well, not physically normal but I was happy on what happened to her and Becky (they’re best friends now!) and of course, to her and Ryan. Oh gosh! How could he be so gorgeous and dedicated at the same time? He may have that booming self confidence, but at least he has the right to be eh? Imagine being a perfect individual inside and out? Omg! I am doing it again right? Haha, I’m sorry, I’m just so into him that I can’t help myself and just talk about him. I could do that forever ya know? Haha

Well, back to this story. I also appreciated that the author made this story readable even to those who haven’t read its first book, though I wouldn’t be recommending such a thing. Kelly patiently explained about Jamie and what happened before, so you wouldn’t be confused when you read this story.

Normally, when I read a book, I always have a note with me. You know, I have this problem to gather my thoughts especially when I’m overwhelmed, so I always jot them on my small note everything I like about the story that I am reading, even those that I even hate. Compared to its first book, I only wrote a few notes from this book. That may have been a bad thing, but as I read the story, the action, suspense and even the romance part overwhelmed me to the extent that I don’t know how to jot them in my notes, so I just let them be. And you know what? This story is just so depressing. Actually, I didn’t feel that until I reached the last part, and every time I think about it, I can’t help but be angry, as in extremely angry that I’m afraid I’ll turn into “Chelsey’s Angel” instead haha. But seriously, this story got into me and I really really need to have the third book. I want to settle it now or I’m going to lose my mind. I don’t want this review to be a complete spoiler so I’m not going to mention it here, I want you to experience what I experienced so just read this book eh? Haha.

Since it wouldn’t be necessary for me to introduce its characters because I don’t want to be redundant, and I’m afraid I’ll just talk too much about Ryan, so I’ll just share with you how they are in this book. 

So let’s start with Jamie, as mentioned above, this time, Jamie finally has control of her power, she was even living in the same room with Becky! Yeah right? But when she is angry, irritated or overwhelmed (especially if she’s kissing Ryan) that’s when she went haywire, but not too much like before. Her life was starting to be normal not until Mike was involved in an accident. As you all well know, Jamie hated Mike, but when he was hit by a car and was in a coma, she felt guilty because she wasn’t able to help him. It made her feel that she was evil, and that’s when she started to become “Chelsea’s angel” or simply “angel” to those people she helped. Jamie is still a drama queen and keeps on being guilty because Ryan gave up so much for her, it could get annoying sometimes but I still like her character and still think that she’s perfect for Ryan.

And speaking of Ryan, he’s still the same boy-next-door hottie even in college. A lot of girls are still falling for him, but I was really amazed at how much he loves Jamie. I also adore how he always does his best just for her. My love for him intensified in this story. I will accept that I can never have him, but I will never ever accept that he and Jamie will not have their happily ever after!

As I’ve said above, this story didn’t get my attention when I read its first chapter. This is a kind of book that when I said I need to go to bed because it’s already past my bedtime, then I can peacefully go to sleep without being haunted. But when I reached the juicy part, my oh my, I am unstoppable again. Good thing it’s still Wednesday and not Friday, so I’m not that busy at work. Because ya know, I just basically ditched work, haha. Kelly’s story is really not good for my work ethics, but I still find my way reading her story. You can’t blame me, she’s really really good.

And speaking of good, this story is still composed of very easy to grasp words, I never recall the time that I consulted my dictionary for its meaning. This story is really good, the only thing about it that I didn’t like is when Teddy arrived. Grrr! I was never a fan of love triangles and this story is really full of it. I don’t really want to go there or I will lose myself and finally crack haha. But I don’t want to disappoint you bookies, so if I could say one thing about him, is that he’s a great liar, and that made him a great actor. But in all fairness, this story still has that humor that will make you smile or even laugh.

I actually have a lot more to share but I’m afraid it will make this review a total spoiler so I’ll just leave the rest of it to you eh?
I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Being Jamie Baker, before pursuing this book. Don’t worry, you wouldn’t mind the pages when you start the story. You’ll absolutely finish it in just one sitting. Have fun reading, *wink

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7 years ago

I really like this author and I think I have this one, or at least the first one. I need to bump this up the list!

7 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

I love this author too. Whenever I read her stories, I can’t help but reminisce my childhood crushes lol. And this series is absolutely one of my favorites from hers and I highly recommend you try this one out 🙂

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Good that you loved it even if it got off to a slow start. Love the idea of her powers and the setting. Thanks, Vanessa!

7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I find it quite corny at first but when the “hottie” came in, dang!!!

7 years ago

I’m going to have to try book one sometime!!

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Yay! I can’t wait to read your review of this story soon 🙂

7 years ago

Oh I remember when you reviewed book one, I am pretty sure I have a copy of book one as it was free. Sorry to hear the start was a bit dull, but it does sound like an intense read. And it must’ve gotten good when you read instead of worked. It depends a bit on the love triangle as some can be done well. Great review!

7 years ago
Reply to  Lola

I really hate love triangles, but I was so glad the author made this story so good that it was so hard for me to put it down

Kristen Burns
7 years ago

Sorry this book started out a little disappointing, but at least it picked up and gripped you eventually! And don’t worry, I talk way too much about the characters I love sometimes 😉

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristen Burns

Hehe, atleast now I’m not alone 🙂

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