Earth girls are never easy. But they’re worth it.
Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks’ business is booming ever since she won reality TV’s Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend-and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she’s giving up and dating other people.
What she doesn’t know is Kaden’s heart doesn’t actually beat. He’s not human. Heck, he’s not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden’s unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice-tell Annabelle the truth and be deported-or lose his last chance at love.
Under His Skin by Stacey O’Neale was a fun and quirky read.
Kaden, our hero,has liked and has been proud of his friend, Annabelle’s achievements; he has also harboured weird feelings for her as well. Kaden isn’t human, and falling for her and revealing who he actually is, will get him sent home. But as he begins to watch Annabelle dip her toes in the dating pool, he wonders if she isn’t worth all the hassle she will bring down on his head.
Kaden is an alien from another planet, he has two brothers (who I hope get their stories told) and a heart that doesn’t beat, that is until a few weeks ago. At first it’s just the occasional murmur, but now it’s racing at the very sight of her. And he is almost convinced that a beating heart means Annabelle is his mate. He is now torn, does he tell is almost mate, that they are meant to be together, and oh yeah I’m an alien, and risk being sent back to the study lab, and home. Or does he live in her shadow, hoping that one day they can be together.
Annabelle, our heroine, is a renowned baker after winning a TV show: Her business is booming, and she is where she has always longed to be. But Annabelle wants more, she wants the man of her dreams. But after a year of sending signals, she realises that Kaden isn’t interested in her that way, so she tentatively makes a go at the dating game.
All the characters in this book are really likeable. The interaction between the three brothers is well written. We have the serious one, the studious one and the fun loving “earth girls are easy” one. Even the FBI aren’t all bad in this.
I loved reading about all the other characters, especially Hilary, (Annabelle’s best friend); she is hilarious, she puts Cam (Kaden’s baby brother) in his place almost instantly, but there are sparks, so I’m hoping they are paired up in a future book.
So,if your looking for a fun read, give Under His Skin a try.