His Fake Alien Fiancee
by Patricia Eimer
Out of this World #2
Publication Date: February 6, 2017
Length: 214 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select Otherworld, Standalone, Sci-Fi, Romance, Funny, Fake Relationship
SYNOPSIS: Princess Perripraxis not only has to find a fiancé—and fast—she’s got to find one who doesn’t mind that her “no makeup” face has green and purple scales. Otherwise, Daddy Dearest has plans that don’t include Perri’s compliance. Candidate Number One: Her sexy human best friend, Brandt.
Bartender Brandt Turner didn’t need all those years in the army to teach him never to leave a man behind. Or an alien princess in need of a pretend fiancé. If she needs someone to play the lovesick fool to convince her dad to let her stay on Earth, well then, he’ll let the world think Cupid finally took him out.
But Perri’s father has no intention of playing nice—and he’s not above cruel and unusual alien torture to make things go his way. But Brandt is willing to complete the mission…however far he has to go.
MY REVIEW: This book was fun and entertaining. This author wrote a great sci-fi romantic comedy that was the perfect mix of funny and sweet. The characters had great personalities, the love was sweet but not over the top sappy, and the whole book had a feel-good vibe to it (well except for that one part).
This book follows the story of Perri, who is an alien living on Earth under the disguise of a human, and her human friend Brandt, who is willing to ‘fake propose’ so that she can convince her father to let her remain on Earth. Even without an extensive knowledge of romance books, it’s pretty easy to determine that something is going to happen & one of the two is going to develop feelings – it’s more just a race to see who develops them first, and who admits them first. That being said, I love reading stories that have fake relationships because it’s always interesting to see what spin the author will put out to make it new & exciting. I really enjoyed this book and the way the author incorporated the sci-fi aspect. She wrote this in a way that it wasn’t completely overpowered by the alien lives, but rather the new experiences of Perri & Corri lent a hand in the humor aspect of the book. If you’re not a fan of the sci-fi genre, I do think you would still enjoy this book.
The pacing of the book was steady throughout so as the reader I really felt that I could get to know the characters. I did not read the first book in the authors Out of this World series, but I think this could be read as a standalone. There are several mentions of people that might have been discussed more in depth in the first one, but it wasn’t too hard to infer what happened. That being said, I will probably go back and read the first one – just so I can read more about Corri & Mattias and see how they got to where they were in this book. All-in-all I would recommend this book to anyone who was a fan of a good RomCom, even if they aren’t big fans of aliens 🙂
ABOUT PATRICIA EIMER
Patricia Eimer is a suburban mom who has days where she feels like she’s barely hanging on. She currently lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she’s not writing—or shuttling her children to a hundred different places a day– she can be found trying to cook (and sometimes blowing up hard boiled eggs), reading and arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian is in close second and her mastiff puppy is making a break for the inside. Patricia meanwhile is a longshot fourth.
When she’s not writing she can be found on Facebook, at her website (www.patriciaeimer.com) or blogging about her attempts at cooking and her complete inability to craft as a contributor to the Suburban Flail Blog (www.suburbanflail.com). She is also a connoisseur of really bad science jokes.