"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
Reviewed by Kenda Montgomery
Posted July 18, 2007
Question: Where's the best place to hide an interstellar fugitive?
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.