Saturday, September 19, 2015

Early Review: Under His Skin by Stacey O'Neale

Under His Skin
Release Date: September 21, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Covet
ISBN:   1633754243
ISBN13: 9781633754249
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

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.

Bakery owner Annabelle is extremely attracted to her best friend Kaden, but she doesn't realize that he is just as attracted to her and when he finally gives into his attraction, her world as she knew it can never be the same. Although I enjoyed UNDER HIS SKIN, there were a few points in the book that just didn't quite hold my attention and I found things to be a bit too predictable.

I found Annabelle to be extremely sweet, but she isn't a pushover. She wants Kaden, but doesn't put up with his crap. Kaden refuses to put Annabelle in danger by having a relationship with her, but he doesn't give her the option and then goes and gives in before again pulling back. There was a LOT of hot and cold going on. Watching him be super stubborn where their "relationship" was concerned was frustrating. I wanted to push him towards her and say "Just do it already" many times. With the super hot cover I really expected the romance in UNDER HIS SKIN to be super steamy. That is not the case and in fact there really isn't any steam at all. Still a paranormal romance, but it's more on the sweet side.

There isn't a ton of action in UNDER HIS SKIN, but there is a bit that gets you excited. I enjoyed the alien storyline, it was well executed. Kaden's brothers were fun and provided some nice entertainment. I might just have to read the next book to get some more of them. If you are looking for something light and quick, UNDER HIS SKIN, will provide you an easy read.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.