"When did you first suspect you had been abducted by aliens?"
This was a question frequently asked by Hannah Morgan, an
investigator with the Institute for Research into
Encounters with Alien Life or IREAL for short. Her mission
was to investigate and gather information on alien
abductions so that IREAL can prove that aliens really do
exist. She is used to being dogged by reports, heckled by
nonbelievers and long hours chasing abductees that are very
shy about sharing information.
Gideon, an alien, enjoyed his human life. He had been put
in charge of a house and the wealth that had been built by
his adopted guardian, Joshua. But the Olam elders are no
longer pleased. Seems Gideon enjoys being human too much
and isn't giving enough attention to gaining his powers.
He's been given one week to complete the investment works
he has started and return home. Gideon is not happy!
Thus, he seeks his LifeMate so that he can stay on Earth.
And Hannah Morgan is his target!
Hannah doesn't feel that she needs someone to assist her.
She has been burned by reporters posing as assistants. And
this assistant is more than a nuisance. She finds herself
looking at his wealthy clothing, the way he carries himself
and his good looks. She can't let herself get involved
with someone and not perform her research...yet...
Barbara Romo has created a great story, one I wonder why I
haven't heard about until now. Her characters are full of
emotion, personality, ambition. There is both internal
conflict with their mindsets about Earth and its
inhabitants and visitors, and a sexual tension between the
characters. The story is set in Texas and the Houston
area, which adds an additional appeal for me. I just love
Brost, the little blue alien that doesn't like to wear
clothing. Apparently he has some very humanly physical
attributes. Her father is adorable and could even have his
Ms. Romo has room to grow with this book. I hope to see
more of the characters and their work to keep a balance
between Earth and the Alien world. Ms. Romo, please write
more. I need another visit with Gideon and Hannah!
Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted August 3, 2008