Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Heat Rating: 2
After a car accident that killed her cheating fiance and left her physically and emotionally scarred, Krista Roberts puts her modeling career on hold, hoping to find elusive peace by living a rustic life in the Arkansas Ozarks.
Her vow of avoiding men quickly changes when JT, a sexy spaceman from another planet, crash lands on earth and into her life. Together they discover love and feelings that are alien to them both, all the while trying to keep JT from being captured by government agents.
I’ve been a fan of LSB books for some time, and couldn’t resist picking this one up, even if I had little idea for what to be prepared when I read the description. Spacemen stories are typically not for me. The whole thought of romance between beings from different origins is not necessarily something I find appealing, yet I trust LSB’s choice in story and couldn’t resist broadening my horizons.
And wow. Am I ever glad I did.
From Krista’s emotionally rocky past to JT’s childlike wonder at everything Earth offered, I was caught. Hook, line, sinker, the full shebang. I loved Ms. Wallace’s origin story for JT, as well as the amount of character she brought to a being that was allegedly without any. His slow insertion into the human lifestyle was very well-paced and believable, as was his fascination with all the little things we humans take for granted. I loved the slow, unfolding chemistry and tension between Krista and JT, and I particularly loved the way they came together. This was a story that could be felt as well as read.
My only complaint is Ms. Wallace seems to have an affinity for exclamation points in prose. That’s a pet peeve of mine. Other than that small criticism, I believe romance enthusiasts will gobble this up. For such a short novella, it packs the heat, emotion, and tension of something much longer. If Ms. Wallace has any other works available, I’m eager to read them.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!