Type: Sci Fi / Romance
My Copy: Bought
How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n’ roll?
She’s Touched by an Alien
Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.
In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the “agency” to perform crowd control. He’s Kitty’s kind of guy, no matter what planet he’s from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.
This book was suggested *ahem, a lot* by my twitter friends…and I do mean suggested in the most “you have to read this or we will lynch you” sort of way. I was skeptical at first simply because I am not generally a sci fi type of girl. In fact just thinking about watching the SyFy channel on tv gives me hives. I don’t enjoy Star Trek as a whole, though the new movie was good but the men were hot. And so when I was told how fantastic this book really was, I wasn’t sure if I would read it.
A few days ago I was approached about reading the third book in the series and I hung my head in shame that I hadn’t gotten to this one yet. So I grabbed it out of my “to be read” pile and started in on it. I got about 3 chapters into it and I knew I was hooked. It seriously is unlike anything I have read before now.
The story centers around a seemingly ordinary woman named Kitty who just happens to see a alien sprout out of some random dudes body in the middle of a downtown dispute. Not knowing what else to do she springs into action when it starts going on a rampage. She busts out an expensive pen her father gave her, jumped onto its back, and stabbed it in the back of the neck. Yes, because that’s totally what I would do too. Well, minus the expensive pen. Would a .25 pen work? Heh.
Seeing how well she handled herself, the gorgeous men patrol, aka the Alpha Centuri’s, decide they could use her on their side. They are aliens themselves, just you know, ones that look like Calvin Klein underwear models, sent to earth to protect us from the bad alien parasites. Think, body snatchers. Hell yes, probe me….please. Jeff Martini, a powerful empath decides Kitty is his one and only and declares his love after about 30 seconds. He’s cocky, hilarious, and has many more layers then he lets everyone else see. Oh, and he’s buff…have I mentioned they all are? I did. Oh. Well they are….very very hot men.
Along with Martini comes Christopher, the surly, wiseass, cocky but in an annoying way, one. He hates Kitty from the first instant they meet. Well, kinda. I personally think he just needs some action. Might loosen him up a bit.
The banter between Martini, Christopher and Kitty is hilarious, and I found myself laughing…ok, snorting….out loud at many parts of the book. Then found myself panting after Martini in the next instant. Oh my, that man. *SIGH* Kitty was refreshing. She was a take no prisoners type of girl. Totally, 100% sarcastic…ahh LOVED HER. Her ability to think on her feet with practicality while the men kinda stood there was awesome. Total role reversal from some things I’ve read.
Yes, there is a lot of Sci Fi within the pages. It’s about aliens. However, Gini Koch has made me a believer! I’m in love with this series and these characters! I even bent the spine on my copy. That never happens, seriously, never. I’m weird about making a crease in the spine. I was so caught up in the continuous action that I didn’t even notice what I was doing to my precious book.
I give Touched By An Alien by Gini Koch 4.50 stars!
And just for a side note. The entire time I was reading this book, this song was stuck in my head. Listen, I swear it was wrote specifically for this book.