Reed and Taz are still adjusting to their new lives together when a medical emergency sends them flying down to Florida on short notice. Not quite the way Reed pictured introducing Taz to his family. Reed’s sister, Rene, welcomes the outgoing Taz with open arms, and the kittenish alien charms Reed’s parents.
But someone isn’t quite so enamored of Reed’s boyfriend—his homophobic older brother Jacob seems determined to be as unpleasant as possible, and he’s making their visit very uncomfortable. The sudden appearance of Reed’s controlling ex releases a flood of insecurity and bad memories.
Reed begins to doubt himself, and his ability to love and be loved in return. When strange items begin appearing as if out of nowhere, he wonders if he’s being stalked, or is he just paranoid? What can Taz do to prove to Reed that he’s more than enough man for this alien?
As I adored Be My Alien, I was excited for the opportunity to review Be My Human and while book one is my favorite of the two, Be My Human certainly lived up to my expectations. This books picks up a month later, during which time Taz has been living with Reed and they have gotten to know one another better – including Taz’s kitty quirks. Seriously, the description of Taz’s first day home alone nearly had me rolling on the bed laughing. Curiosity might not have killed this cat, but it sure as heck made him sick. But when a family emergency has Reed dragging Taz to Florida with him, their relationship is soon put to the test.
While scary for Reed, the family emergency is one that many kids who move away from home must face so Reed’s immediate response to rush home for a visit was realistic. I loved that there was no hesitation on his part to take Taz with them as it not only demonstrated his love for Taz, but also showed the type of people his parents were as he wasn’t worried about a bad reaction from them. The airplane scene was hilarious, except for when Reed inducted Taz to the mile high club. Even though the book’s blurb warned that Reed’s brother was homophobic, I was still surprised with his lack of decorum around his parents when insulting Reed and Taz. Fortunately this was counterbalanced with the unconditional acceptance Taz received from Reed’s parents and sister. Reed’s family was great and it was not surprising that Taz got a bit home sick. What was surprising was Reed’s ex-boyfriend Peyton – both in how he treated Reed in the past and what he does in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Be My Human provides a good dose of romance, a bit of hot sex, a lot of family bonding, and just the right amount of suspense and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I absolutely loved the ending and hope that the next book in the series will be released soon because I really want to see Reed and Taz’s families meet. That’s an event, I’d really hate to miss.