The Alien In My Kitchen (Lightning Strikes #2) by Jan Irving #mm #review @PridePublishing


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Mitchell Blake had given up on romance until a sexy biker shows up in his kitchen, claiming he’s an alien warrior sent to protect Mitchell from an assassin.

Mitchell Blake has given up on romance. At least the equations in his scientific experiments add up, unlike his charming, lying jerk of an ex. Nevertheless, he’s saddened when the guy he’s been exchanging glances with over lunch in the university cafe, brooding and darkly gorgeous poet Jaden Ross, is killed in a freak motorcycle crash…until Jaden shows up in Mitchell’s kitchen and tells him a crazy story that he’s been assigned as his unearthly protector.

Jaden is more than human. He’s a warrior from a galaxy far, far away and he’s not, unfortunately, just around to share his out-of-this-world body with Mitchell. Despite Jaden’s fear of appliances – they have moving parts and are very primitive – and his burning curiosity about human mating rituals, he is determined to keep Mitchell safe from the killer stalking him.

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I purchased this book nearly 6 months ago, but for some reason it never showed up in my Kindle Collections, so I forgot about it. Until I refound it a few days ago.

If you’re looking for laughter and fun, this is a good read for you. Mitchell has a bit of a problem. An alien has taken over the body of a guy that died in an accident and is in his house proclaiming he’s there to save him from another alien. An even bigger problem? Jaden is hot and in more than just looks. Suddenly, this geeky scientist isn’t spending every waking moment in his lab. Instead, he’s having hot sex with an alien, being teased by his best friend EZ, and trying not to be killed.

It’s a lot of work for a simple human.

This was not a perfect book by any stretch of the imagination. I’m assuming the author is either a scientist at heart or used to British English because she kept using foetel rather than fetal and as everything else was US English, I do find that a bit jarring in her works (she uses the same term in at least one other story in this series). That said, I found this story fun. A little too much sex, in my opinion, and not great sex at that, but the storyline is cute nonetheless. Jaden is cute as an alien who doesn’t get the nuances of English, especially sarcasm, and enjoys experiencing the humanoid experiences he’s never had. Mitchell was a perfect geeky scientist whose mine had a hard time staying on track.

However, except for the danger of death which was handled, the overriding tale of what Mitchell was supposed to do and create, well, considering how important of a plot point that was, I’m surprised it never really got off the ground. I was still left wondering when he would get this done and exactly how it would do what it did.

Not a great book, but a cute one if you enjoy laughing at aliens and the scientists they annoy. 3 stars.

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