Thursday, January 14, 2010
Review - Earth Guys are Easy
Author: Karen Kelley
Publication Date: 2008
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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