Book Reviews

Be My Alien (Moonlit Skies 1) by M.A. Church and Julie Lynn Hayes at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Aliens / Interspecies / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-May-2013

Book Blurb

A man too busy for love…

Reed owns an upscale men’s boutique with a naughty back room. While making a late delivery to a client, he runs into Taz.

A man on a disastrous date…

When Taz agreed to come to Earth on a date, he didn’t expect to be dumped and left with no way home. Then he falls into Reed’s arms—literally.

A coffee date soon becomes a trip back to Reed’s apartment. But when Taz’s stripes begin to show, Reed discovers Taz comes from a planet far, far away.

Reed never believed aliens existed, but he’s facing one now. What in the world is he going to do?

 

Book Review

This first book in a hopefully very long series is a very cute, sort-of sci-fi story about an alien stranded on Earth after being dumped on a date, and the human who discovers that not all aliens are evil. Sort-of sci-fi because it is anything but a scientifically accurate story about outer space or alien life forms. It isn’t, in fact, even really about the alien, although Taz does have a few unusual attributes. No, what this story really is about is true love, and the fact that it doesn't really matter where the two men were born or that they are of different species, they were just meant to be together. With delightful dollops of humor, comments that made me laugh, and incredible passion between the two almost instantly in love men, this is a wonderfully uplifting story.

Taz has no idea what he's in for when he accompanies Vorlod on a date to Earth. Never mind why they come here of all places (other than it seems to be a cheap place to go), it turns out Vorlod only took Taz because he wanted to make another guy jealous. Once Taz is dumped, he has no idea what to do or how to survive. Luckily, Reed comes to the rescue and the two really hit it off. A few linguistic and cultural barriers may stand in their way, but not for long.

Reed has no idea what he's in for when he picks up this cute guy and takes him home. His freak-out scene when he discovers Taz has stripes when he gets aroused was short, to the point, and, considering I wasn't the one confronted with an alien, I thought it was utterly hilarious. He calms down as quickly as he gets upset, and proceeds to get down to business with Taz. By the time he finds out the cute guy also has a tail, he is almost blase about it. Besides, that tail is being put to excellent use…

The two men are wonderful together, and just when I thought everything was fine, the ugly Vorlod raises his head. I could have kicked him, but the angst that followed made the very happy ending all he better! If you like your sci-fi with a serving of humor, and a large side of lovely non-realism, if you like reading about two men falling for each other faster than you can blink, and if you're looking for a hot read that will make you laugh, you will probably like this short book as  much as I did. I'm still giggling!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 100 pages/24667 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-May-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/be-my-alien-by-julie-lynn-hayes-and-ma-church-4679-b