#Throwback: Be My Alien

 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?

Be My Alien is a purr-fectly delightful sci-fi romance novella. It’s a quick read as the author keeps the story flowing constantly, which kept me entertained and engaged without feeling as though I was being rushed through Reed and Taz’s story. Within just the first few pages I found myself cringing at Taz’s predicament – being used as a pawn to make another man jealous, he finds himself stranded with no money, no clothes, and nowhere to go. Choosing to remain at their sight-seeing destination – the Empire State Building – he ends up getting knocked down by some pushy tourists, talk about kicking a guy when he’s down. Yet his lesson in gravity proves to be quite fortuitous when he lands on Reed, literally.
Reed, being the nice guy he is, takes it upon himself to invite Taz out for a quick bite to eat. But his invite isn’t entirely altruistic as he finds himself attracted to Taz, something that hasn’t happened in far too long. Over their very brief meal, one thing leads to another and Reed is inviting Taz back to his place. The scenes that follow are both hilarious and hot as heck when Reed discovers that Taz isn’t quite what he seems and that there are some very stimulating benefits to having an alien lover. As this is a novella, the claims of love are made rather quickly but this was not too surprising as Taz is on a travel schedule – one he is ready to throw out in order to remain on Earth with Reed. What I did not expect was the sequence of events that occurred when Vorlod (aka jerk-face user) shows back up. I found myself flying through the remainder of the book so I could find out how the situation was resolved. Thankfully, Ms. Church didn’t keep me waiting on bated breath too long and gave me a wonderful ending to this installment as well as a great setup for the next book in the series. I enjoyed Be My Alien  and have added Be My Human to myto-be read list so that I can find out what the future holds for Taz and Reed.
If I said I need #2 in the series right now, does that tell you how much I loved this book? How about the description “Absolutely frickin’ delightful”?
First off, let’s get this out of the way – well written, fun, quirky, and a delightful read.
Second, any sci-fi book that describes Earth as “a planet that only rated one star in the Universal Entertainment Guide” and that Earth “was given such a poor rating by the Intergalactic Travel Bureau. Even to the point where some critics had given in a Tourist Beware warning,” already had my vote. Add in an alien with feline looks and tendencies, sexy underwear, sex toys, a jerk of an alien who you just know is gonna get it when he gets back home? And it’s all good.
5 stars all the way.
And like I said – I must read Book #2!
This novella is set over a couple of day period around Valentine Day in New York City. Taz is from Trygos and has come to NYC with Vorlod, he’s hoping that this is a romantic getaway for them. As soon as they land Vorlod hooks up with another alien, Truba and leaves Taz alone in the city, no clothes, no money, nowhere to go. Reed owns a clothing store and just as he’s leaving a very special client calls needing a special gift dropped off, just so happens that the drop off is the Empire State Building, which is where Taz is still. By fate they run into each other and Reed takes one look and him
and offers to buy him dinner. What else happens after dinner, who knows?
This is a quick, sexual read about two people meeting, falling in love, losing each other and finding each other. I enjoyed the insta-love between Taz and Reed and the fact that Reed takes one look and hears his story and wham, is all about helping him. My issue was the kidnapping, just didn’t make sense, so if Truba hadn’t dumped Vorlod would Vorlod still try and kidnap Taz? I got the part about not wanting to go to prison but why? What’s so special about Taz? Felt very incomplete.