Review: Where There’s A Will (Panopolis #3) by Cari Z

May 3, 2016 Review 6

Review: Where There’s A Will (Panopolis #3) by Cari Z

Being a Hero in Panopolis means living the high life: parties, money, influence, even reality television. And I’m one of the most powerful Heroes in the city. I have plenty of fans, a manager who looks out for me (after himself), and a job that pays the bills. I should be enjoying myself.

Unfortunately, the downside of my superpower means I can’t touch anyone, which tends to puts a damper on things. I probably don’t deserve all those perks anyway, since I’m working in secret with two of Panopolis’s biggest villains to undermine GenCorp—my main sponsor and the company that controls what gets through my force field.

I obviously don’t trust my corporate overseers, but they’ve hired a new scientist who actually seems interested in helping me. Dr. Mansourian might have the answers to all my questions—not to mention a starring role in most of my dreams—but he’s hiding something big. If I let him have what he wants, I might not live to regret it.

Then again, the way things are going in Panopolis these days, I might not live either way.

Title: Where There's a Will
Author: Cari Z
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Where There's Fire, Dangerous Territory, Friendly Fire, Risky Behavior
Series: Panopolis
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Where There's Fire
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: April 30, 2016
Genres: Adventure, Male Male Romance, Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 290
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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The third book in the Panopolis series has moved on to a new couple. Edward and Raul from the first two books are still present but the focus has shifted to Craig, Freight Train. Craig is a Hero. Seven years ago while working as a cop in Panopolis Craig was exposed to a chemical that put a forcefield around his person. Craig is happy that he is able to help as a Hero but he desperately misses the touch of another, the taste of food, and don’t even get him started on things we all take for granted like hygiene and bathroom breaks. His Hero status has cost him so much.

There’s a new scientist as GenCorp and he has a heart. Ari wants to help Heroes. Ari want to help Panopolis. It’s not going to be as easy as he would like. Panopolis is full of corruption and it has infiltrated every office and pocket in the city. There is positive about the new job though and he is looking forward to all the time it allows him to spend with the Hero Freight Train, the man Craig.

Panopolis is one of those series that is best read in order. In Where There’s Smoke Craig did not get the guy. The fact that Craig wants a loved one in his life makes this romance so sweet. Craig wants to feel the touch of another. He wants someone to want Craig in their life. He’s tired of the fans and their love of Freight Train. Craig wants to be Craig and Ari only sees Craig so this story really works romantically. Ari’s role and Craig’s thoughts of Panopolis is what makes the other part of the story work. Readers know from the previous two books that things really need to change in Panopolis. The Heroes are seen as objects, servants to the city. To  read as it all unfolds makes for an exciting fast paced read.

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About Cari Z


Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, “See ya!” She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She’s still climbing that ladder, but can’t stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.


Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get ‘im, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There’s a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there’s a lot of love to go around.


Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on, under the name Carizabeth.


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6 Responses to “Review: Where There’s A Will (Panopolis #3) by Cari Z”

  1. Carolyn

    I’m happy to read another positive review for a book I’m really enjoying reading right now. I hope others find the series and enjoy it too! Thanks for sharing with us.

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  2. H.B.

    Thank you for the review. It sounds wonderful =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Lisa

    I’m looking forward to reading the series; just picked up my copy of Where There’s a Will yesterday.