Under His Skin by Stacey O'Neale
Series: Alien Encounters #1
on September 21st 2015
Genres: Science Fiction
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Earth girls are never easy. But they're worth it.
Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks' business is booming ever since she won reality TV's Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend-and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she's giving up and dating other people.
What she doesn't know is Kaden's heart doesn't actually beat. He's not human. Heck, he's not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden's unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice-tell Annabelle the truth and be deported-or lose his last chance at love.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This review is mildly spoilerish and I have to say this story didn’t really work for me. So beware.
Under his Skin is the story of Annabelle the sweet baker and Kaden the off the charts hot Adonis who’s been her best friend for over a year.
Anabelle has been
salivating in love with him since the day they’ve met. Unfortunately for her, Kaden seems to be oblivious to the fact she is a girl. Tired of waiting for him to make a move, with the help of her BFF she puts in motion a plan to make him notice her.
Kaden has been unable to stay away from Belle since the moment he laid eyes on her… but as he is an alien in a type of witness program he can’t be in a relationship with her, still he needs his daily fix of her presence even if he can only be with her as just a friend.
But soon things start to get out of control, hearts start to beat (literally), weird things start to happen and secrets are bound to get exposed.
This story had a lot of potential. Hot aliens, destined mates, a mystery stalker… Unfortunately, I felt this potential trickle to nothing as the story went on.
I don’t want to give too much away, but Kaden ended up being one of those wishy-washy H’s who think, although they have found their soul mate, she would be better off without him. She’d have a better life, someone who deserves her… I mean really? Didn’t you just say she was meant for you? How come someone else would be better?
So this, along with his resistance to move things along… bedroom wise (it takes them over the 80% mark to get it on) and then the rushed feeling of the ending and the way it was resolved… well, my interest and enjoyment fizzled out until there was practically nothing left.
It’s not that I didn’t like the story, it’s more that it could have been a freaking awesome book and it wasn’t.
Sparkles’ Rating: 2.5 quite disappointed Stars.
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