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"another beautifully written romance"

How does one go from being innocent at heart, to a killing machine and finally to a near helpless prisoner? Author Susan Grant takes on a tale of this magnitude with skill and grace as she brings her all to this inspiring story of a backwater planet alien turned assassin and the human woman striving to be the perfect image her family demands she be. They come from two different worlds--or do they? Earth may now be aware that aliens exist, but they're about to find out just how much they have in common too.

Reef is a mechanically enhanced assassin in need of a hideout. Even though he failed to destroy his mark, once in the hands of these pesky humans, he's hard pressed to escape their good intentions. He's being reassigned, but for the first time, it's not with orders to kill, it's with ones to protect. Evie Jasper Holloway wants nothing to do with the killer that came after her family and ransacked her home. That it's a surprise when she finds out he's to live with her is an understatement. It could jeopardize not only lives, but the state of her family as well. But as the black sheep of her family, she tries her best to fit in where she can and soon she comes to realize there's more to this sexy alien than the next kill. He has a past, one he can't readily remember, but with Evie's help, he's soon on his way to a full memory recovery. Only problem is, Earth sees him as the bad guy and the one that made him into a killer wants him back. Can they manage to deflect the ill will of Earth and an intergalactic plot and still come out ahead?

"How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days" revolves around the power of love and family and how each can shape a life in different ways. Good or bad, either way can have a devastatingly altering effect. No one experiences this more so than Reef and Evie in this third installment of Grants Otherworldly Men series (see "Your Planet or Mine?" and then "My Favorite Earthling"). When Evie takes on a cause, it's with a whole heart and boundless passion. And when she sets her sights on Reef, it's with no less enthusiasm. Their romance is a fast consuming fire that stakes a firm claim early on in the book and builds with good pacing till the very sweet end. I grew to dearly love Evie thanks to Grant's fine characterization skills. I found Evie to be a woman I could myself very much identify with. She has an inner strength that isn't fully realized till Reef steps in. And in turn, Reef has remained incomplete his entire life till Evie unlocks the door holding him back. Though we get snippets of what happens in the first and second books, this one reads very well on its own and focuses wonderfully on Evie and Reef's love. Once again, author Grant has won my respect and admiration for another beautifully written romance. Can we say, auto buy?

Reviewed by Kenda Montgomery
Posted July 18, 2007

SUMMARY

Question: Where's the best place to hide an interstellar fugitive?

Answer: Suburbia

His internal computers are offline, his former employers want him dead and the Men in Black are after him. Without his cyberpowers, Reef is as weak as a lowly Earthling. He's tried to kill every human he's met -- so why on Earth would they help him?

Evie Holloway needs a bodyguard! Her fledgling chocolate business is mistaken as a money-laundering scheme for the mob and the bullets have started flying. But does the suburban soccer mom really want to shelter the alien hit man who almost offed her future brother-in-law?

She is desperate, and Reef is incredibly sexy. "Ten days," she tells him -- but it turns out that ten days might just be long enough to spark a love that's truly out of this world.

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How To Lose An Extraterrestrial in 10 Days
(Otherworldly Men: Book 3)
by Susan Grant

HQN
August 1, 2007
Available: August 1, 2007
ISBN #0373772416
EAN #9780373772414
384 pages
Paperback
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Susan Grant

Sureblood
The Warlord's Daughter
Mysteria Lane
Moonstruck
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, Season 2: Fangs Again
My Favorite Earthling
Your Planet or Mine?
Mysteria
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
The Scarlet Empress
The Legend of Banzai Maguire
The Star Princess
The Only One
Contact
A Mother's Way
The Star Prince
The Star King
Once a Pirate


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