Type Sci Fi/ Romance
My Copy: Bought (both copies heh)
It’s been five months since marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt started working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri, and she and Jeff Martini are getting closer. But when an experimental spacecraft is mysteriously returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of her team are called in to investigate. Now the team must survive murderous attacks, remove a space entity from a group of astronauts, and avoid an unhinged woman with a serious crush on Kitty’s high school boyfriend. And that’s all before evil masterminds decide Kitty’s extermination is vital.
I sat down to write this review and just sat here. And sat. And sat a bit more. I stared at the screen of my computer and thought “Nikki, (yes I say my name in my head), what can we say about this book? How can we get across the very strong emotion I am feeling after reading it?” Well….the only thing I can think of is:
READ THIS BOOK!! IT’S MADE OF ALL THINGS AWESOME! IT WILL ROCK YOUR DAMN SOCKS OFF! ARRRGGGGGGG!
There really is no way for me to say how much I loved this book. How much I have decided that Gini Koch is a friggin genius. How much I am in love with a fictional character. Nope, no way. But, *sigh* I shall at least try to act professional in this review. What? That scenario is already blown. Oh. Well, I will try anyway. It’s my blog after all. Heh.
Kitty is back and it’s been 5 months since her and Martini and the gang took down the big fugly alien hell bent on taking over the earth. All in a days work. Martini and Kitty have settled into a routine of him living with her and she telling herself he doesn’t actually live there. Things are good. Things are calm. Pretty much.
A cluster of alien activity is never a good thing and when it coincides with some big governmental secrets, well, shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. Something is brewing. Something that the government bigwigs don’t want the Alpha Centuri’s to find out. Add in an obsessive wannabe girlfriend for Kitty’s ex, an attempted arranged marriage for Martini, a bodyless space entity and a group of skinhead alien haters…ooooo and alligators..freakily fast alligators, Kitty and Martini and the rest of the Alpha Centuri’s have their hands full. There’s no rest for the wicked….
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I enjoyed the banter of all the characters. They act like a big family, well I guess they are since all the aliens are related, but you know what I mean. Kitty was back with her quick thinking mind and her overly sarcastic mouth. Showing up the guys constantly. That woman takes absolutely no crap from anyone. I loved her take charge attitude and her overly emotional adrenalin let down where she burst into tears. Martini was always there to dry her tears though, and pick up the pieces. Even when he was being an ass about it.
Reader, the gay human friend who works with the aliens as well, was a great addition. He provided comic relief in dire situations and his ability to connect with Kitty on a different level was very well wrote. He provides a friendship that is completely different then those Kitty has with the other Alpha Centuri’s, even the women.
The underlying prejudice storyline really helped move the book along quite nicely. Gini shows us things from both sides. She includes a skinhead type group who hate aliens and wants them wiped out. Then she shows you an old school family that doesn’t want their extremely powerful empath son/nephew to even think about marrying a human and mixing blood. Having both sides shown gives you the unique opportunity to hear both arguments.
Christopher still hasn’t gotten any booty…and honestly…the man needs to. He scowls way too much. I’m holding out hope that he gets some action soon.
Gini Koch has forever changed what I think about Sci Fi. She has made me want to broaden my reading horizons. If this book was a movie, it would be one of those blockbuster, bajillion dollar grossing, films. In fact, I hold out hope that someday, some extremely smart movie maker will take these to the screen. Because the only thing better than me trying to use my imagination to locate the level of heat Gini brings to the pages, would be me experiencing it on screen…where the male actors would be hotter and uh bigger then life!
I give Alien Tango by Gini Koch 5 stars!