Thursday, January 14, 2010

Review - Earth Guys are Easy

Title: Earth Guys are Easy
Author: Karen Kelley
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: C+
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: Purchased new

Kia is an alien from the planet Nerak. She goes on a mission to retrieve her cousin Mala from Earth. She crashes her spaceship in a tree. With her DNA finder broken, how is she going to find her cousin? Within her first few hours on Earth Kia lands herself in the middle of a fight in a seedy trucker bar and is rescued by a hunky cop, Nick. Nick has a nose for trouble and it seems it always finds him. Now, he has a woman he can't shake who claims she is from another planet.

Earth Guys are Easy is a light-hearted, futuristic romp. I felt that the beginning of the story was weak. Kia and Nick jump right into bed after they meet and it felt forced and false. There also is some mental lusting in the story that didn't really interest me and weakened the romance. But once the story focused on Kia's discovery of Earth and its differences from her planet, the story picks up.

My favorite parts of this book were Kia's immersion into Earth's culture. She is unfamiliar with food, clothing, money and how babies are made. Kia's discoveries were fun to read. Kia's planet is a lot different from Earth; the most notable is that only women make up the population. First thing on Kia's mind is testing out a real man because on Nerak there are only robots. Kia is a bit of a cliché, but it works in this story because it's just a fun, campy read. If you pick this one up, don't expect anything heavy.

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~ames~ said...

I've tried one KK and it was a DNF. :(

Maija A. said...

I read Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind and liked it... I'll definitely read this one at some point too!

Hilcia said...

Jill, I usually enjoy this type of futuristic/contemporary book with the erotic thrown in there. I haven't read this one, but I'm enjoying Angela Knight's Time Hunter series -- Warlords & Warfems. Have you read it?

Jill D. said...

Ames - I can see where this book might not be for everyone. Especially, if you find the humor not to your liking.

Maija - I think the books are related. If you enjoyed Close Encounters, then you will probably like this one.

Hilcia - I have read a couple of the books, my favorite being Jane's Warlord. I have Guardian sitting in my TBR pile. Have you read that one?

Kristie (J) said...

This one was very silly - but I think I read it at just the right time for something silly. It's amazing how the mood you are in can affect the grade of a book. Even as I was reading it, I knew it wouldn't be for everyone and if I'd been in a different mood, I might not have enjoyed it nearly as much as I did *g*.

Jill D. said...

Kristie - Yes, I agreed with a lot of your review. I think if you are in the mood for something really light, then this will fit the bill. If not, then it might be annoying, lol!

Hilcia said...

Jill, yes, I read Guardian last year. I loved Warrior and liked Guardian. I'll be reading the next one in the series. :)