“It’s been five months since marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt started working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri, and she and Jeff Martini are getting closer. But when an experimental spacecraft is mysteriously returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of her team are called in to investigate. Now the team must survive murderous attacks, remove a space entity from a group of astronauts, and avoid an unhinged woman with a serious crush on Kitty’s high school boyfriend. And that’s all before evil masterminds decide Kitty’s extermination is vital.”
Honesty is the best policy, right? Here it is then: I am completely biased towards this series. I love the characters, plots, the Dos Santos covers, and I think Gini is fantastic, constantly going out of her way to acknowledge and chat with her readers as she does. In short order, Touched by an Alien became one of those books that I could not talk about objectively. And now I find myself in the same position with Alien Tango because, as I mentioned to Gini, she continued to bring on the awesome with this second book.
Alien Tango is unadulterated fun. I laughed, I sighed, I reread mid-read and started over again once it was done. This story took everything that was wonderful about Touched by an Alien, amped it up, and threw in a few alligators for good measure.
And since I’ve already established that I cannot write a concise, balanced review, some stuff I loved:
- Kitty. She is the same resourceful, ready to rumble gal with eclectic musical taste, a bag worthy of Mary Poppins, and a heart. I know, I know, that sounds so clichéd, but Kitty’s humanity, her vulnerability and willingness to embrace her fears and hurts make me love her that much more. Plus, she’s a smart girl, loves dogs, and had the good sense to hook up with Martini. Which leads me nicely to the man himself…
- Jeff Martini. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Actually, I won’t, ‘cause if I did you’d be scrolling for days. Suffice to say, I love everything about the man, er, alien, and his dedication to and love for Kitty make him that much more appealing. One, if by one I mean me, can never have enough of Jeff Martini.
- The awesome secondary characters. All of them. Yes, all of them.
- Meeting Kitty’s oldest best male friend, Chuckie. I was so glad he appeared in the excerpt for Alien in the Family and I hope he turns out to be a series regular.
- ACE. I cannot, however, go further without including spoilers, and that I won’t do. Too much of the fun is in the discovering.
- Who am I kidding? I loved it all.
While I am immensely grateful that DAW releases two books a year, the wait in between is interminable. My copies are practically falling apart from the many times I’ve gone back to them. I will gladly, happily buy new copies when they finally give out from overuse. But I digress…
I can’t say if this series is for everyone – biased, remember? – but I’m so glad I found it, and I absolutely will be with Kitty and Jeff for the long haul.
Alien Tango will be released on December 7th.