Vin (aka Flame) can't believe he's in yet another holding cell. Stupid Earthlings wouldn't know fun if it bit them in the hindquarters. Speaking of fun, the hot little number who claims she's a guard at the jail has been making his body respond in ways he's very happy about. If only she'd get on board with the plan and help him escape back to his ship. First she'd have to believe he's an alien. Right now she's taken to thinking he's crazy.
This is my favorite of the three books in this little Aliens come to Earth for a vacation trilogy.
The heroine is dedicated to family and works hard. The hero is sweet and steadfast as well as hot. What he says about love is great.
There is slapstick fun and a lot of running around that ends with a grand gesture that anyone would swoon over. Good stuff.
There was nothing fundamentally wrong with the book, it just wasn't that funny.
The structure with the e-mails was ok, but the comedy factor was just too low.
It had some good moments, but Coco never really grew on me and some of the jokes really felt flat, some slapsticky, and sometimes Coco was just embarrassing.
Also a lot of cliches...
Gradually he realized that the Tube map was a handy fiction that made life easier but bore no resemblance to the reality of the shape of the city above. It was like belonging to a political party, he thought once, proudly, and then, having tried to explain the resemblance between the Tube map and politics, at a party, to a cluster of bewildered strangers, he had decided in the future to leave political comment to others.
Living in a city with a subway, I know IT IS much like that, lol. I did not expect this to fit the Monorail square this neatly too.
He continued, slowly, by a process of osmosis and white knowledge (which is like white noise, only more useful), to comprehend the city, a process that accelerated when he realized that the actual City of London itself was no bigger than a square mile
This is really what coming to live into a big city felt like.
3-1/2 out of 5 stars. Cute and kind of sad book. I have a little barker who single barks "Let me in!", "Pick me up!", "I want some!", etc. He's so demanding it cracks me up. So Einstein's little exclamations and Emily understanding them was believable to me.
The "old man" part I didn't understand. The quitting and not accepting paying jobs in New York for a career as a writer I didn't understand. She's not Nora Roberts and she's just starting out. That wasn't responsible especially living in the Dakota. And the marathon race didn't seem very pivotal to me even as much as the author was trying to portray it as such. Those are the reasons for my lower rating.