Series & Title: Out of This World, Book 2: His Fake Alien Fiancee
Author: Patricia Eimer
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Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Select Otherworld
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance
ARC Received From: Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Reviewed For: IndieSage PR
Princess Perripraxis not only has to find a fiancé—and fast—she’s got to find one who doesn’t mind that her “no makeup” face has green and purple scales. Otherwise, Daddy Dearest has plans that don’t include Perri’s compliance. Candidate Number One: Her sexy human best friend, Brandt.
Bartender Brandt Turner didn’t need all those years in the army to teach him never to leave a man behind. Or an alien princess in need of a pretend fiancé. If she needs someone to play the lovesick fool to convince her dad to let her stay on Earth, well then, he’ll let the world think Cupid finally took him out.
But Perri’s father has no intention of playing nice—and he’s not above cruel and unusual alien torture to make things go his way. But Brandt is willing to complete the mission...however far he has to go.
This is a story that delivers exactly what is promised: alien cruelty, humor, laughter, and ultimately love. It's a friends to lovers story with a sci-fi twist that is cleverly masked because being loved for who you are is just as much an alien problem as it is an earth problem.
Perri's a wonderful lead. She and her sister are "educated" in earth ways by their alien tutor except everything they'd been taught is hilariously inaccurate. And they're curiously obsessed with Jennifer Aniston's movies. They refer to them about every earth custom ever, and that often leads to hilarious results. But aside from her quirkiness, she's also not ready to do as she's told anymore. She loves her life on earth and she'll do anything to stay here. The alternative, a marriage arranged by her father, is not what she wants at all.
This is where Brandt comes into play. They've been friends, they like each other, they get along well enough. But he has no idea Perri's really an alien, the kind with colorful scales, not the kind that looks human, lol. Although, she does appear human thanks to a cloaking device so I can see why he has no idea. Brandt's in for a penny, out for a pound when Perri presents her idea of fakin' it 'til her daddy's convinced.
He just never saw all the other-worldliness coming.
Like I said, this story gave exactly what the synopsis promised. It isn't dark or bloody. It isn't about a male alien main character. It's humorous, innocent (surprisingly so), and sweet. You'll laugh and smile your way through Perri's adventures of finding love with the best man meant for her.
Patricia Eimer is a suburban mom who has days where she feels like she’s barely hanging on. She currently lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she’s not writing—or shuttling her children to a hundred different places a day– she can be found trying to cook (and sometimes blowing up hard boiled eggs), reading and arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian is in close second and her mastiff puppy is making a break for the inside. Patricia meanwhile is a longshot fourth.
When she’s not writing she can be found on Facebook, at her website (www.patriciaeimer.com) or blogging about her attempts at cooking and her complete inability to craft as a contributor to the Suburban Flail Blog (www.suburbanflail.com). She is also a connoseiur of really bad science jokes.