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How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in 10 Days (Otherworldly Men, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 377 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373772416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373772414
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A former assassin seeks sanctuary, and who would suspect a suburban housewife of harboring him? Evie hasn't forgiven Reef for invading her home and terrorizing her chihuahua in Your Planet or Mine? (2006), but agrees to a temporary stay. For his part, Reef can't understand why these humans care about him, and has no memory of his life before he was conscripted and turned into a highly skilled assassin whose emotions were artificially suppressed until his internal computers malfunctioned. Grant really shines in the rousing finale to her Otherworldly trilogy as she skillfully creates sympathy for Reef as he relearns what it is to be human, and Evie matures, leaving insecurity behind to become a strong, vibrant personality with passion for a cause in which she truly believes. The kids are realistic, the dog is great, and the underlying social issues lend complexity and interest to this very enjoyable Earth-based science fiction romance between two opinionated persons from different cultures. Welch, Lynne

About the Author

RITA winner and NYT best-seller Susan Grant loves writing about what she knows: flying, adventure and the often unpredictable interaction between the sexes! A former USAF jet pilot, Susan flies 747s to China, Australia, Europe, and many other exotic destinations where she finds plenty of material for her novels. Her innovative, award-winning series for HQN blends science fiction and comedy with hot romance! Visit Susan at www.susangrant.com


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Susan Grant has quickly become a favorite author.
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Reef's strength will be tested in ways he never expected, but now, he has a new strength, love.
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Loved this book and will definitely read again sometime.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By melindeeloo TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 4, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the forward to this book, the author says that she loves to take the bad guy and turn him into a hero. In this book she's certainly succeeded. Reef, the terminator-like soulless killing machine out to "off" the hero in "My Favorite Earthling", turns into a great leading man as he ends up falling for the Evie-- the final Jasper sibling to find love that's out of this world. The thing that makes Reef (actually Eriff) such an appealing hero, is that all of a sudden he has his emotions back for the first time since childhood. The power of these long lost emotions, and the emerging new ones that Evie inspires, ends up giving this sexy tough guy an appealing vulnerability. Evie also gets her own redemption. Reef brings out the best in Evie and allows her to finally break free of her family's expectations.

"How to Lose and Extraterrestrial in 10 Days" stands pretty well on its own, but it will be more fun to read if you've read the others, or at least the first one so that you can appreciate Reef's turnaround.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AK on August 5, 2007
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Once upon a time, a small boy's skill at tracking and a foolish bit of bravado resulted in him being given the "opportunity" for a new life, as a REEF assassin. He became one of the best at what he did, until he tracked Cavin Far Star to Earth, and failed to kill him. In fact, REEF was essentially killed, in one sense, yet he managed to survive. His mechanical parts were "dead" and had to go, but that restored his humanity and for the second time in his existence, he was given the shot at a new life. Cavin's lover, Jana Jasper, got her sister, Evie Holloway, to agree to take care of Reef for the ten days he needed to recover. Despite her initial doubts, Evie agreed and found herself fascinated by this new man, one who was far from being a heartless killer, but who needed her. Yet, Reef found his old instincts trying to control him once again. This places him in the fight of his life, for his own soul and for the right to love Evie and her family. However, not all Earthlings are as forgiving as Evie and her sister, and the man who created Reef isn't quite ready to let him go. Reef's strength will be tested in ways he never expected, but now, he has a new strength, love.

**** Of the three books in this series, Reef's story is the most satisfying, though they have all been wonderful reads. Redemption is a powerfully attractive theme, and Reef certainly needed it. This story will make you cheer. Replete with love, action, and heart-warming moments, it's a futuristic story that has heart and depth rather than flash and steel. ****

Amanda Killgore
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. Montgomery VINE VOICE on July 18, 2007
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How does one go from being innocent at heart, to a killing machine and finally to a near helpless prisoner? Author Susan Grant takes on a tale of this magnitude with skill and grace as she brings her all to this inspiring story of a backwater planet alien turned assassin and the human woman striving to be the perfect image her family demands she be. They come from two different worlds--or do they? Earth may now be aware that aliens exist, but they're about to find out just how much they have in common too.

Reef is a mechanically enhanced assassin in need of a hideout. Even though he failed to destroy his mark, once in the hands of these pesky humans, he's hard pressed to escape their good intentions. He's being reassigned, but for the first time, it's not with orders to kill, it's with ones to protect. Evie Jasper Holloway wants nothing to do with the killer that came after her family and ransacked her home. That it's a surprise when she finds out he's to live with her is an understatement. It could jeopardize not only lives, but the state of her family as well. But as the black sheep of her family, she tries her best to fit in where she can and soon she comes to realize there's more to this sexy alien than the next kill. He has a past, one he can't readily remember, but with Evie's help, he's soon on his way to a full memory recovery. Only problem is, Earth sees him as the bad guy and the one that made him into a killer wants him back. Can they manage to deflect the ill will of Earth and an intergalactic plot and still come out ahead?

"How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days" revolves around the power of love and family and how each can shape a life in different ways. Good or bad, either way can have a devastatingly altering effect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joan K on August 3, 2007
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Susan Grant never fails to deliver when she combines the unique cultures of distant worlds with the promise of hot romance, earthling style.

Her latest title "How to Lose An Extraterrestrial in 10 Days" is outstanding. The hero REEF, is a wounded soul fighting the inhunmanity done to him and succeeding with the help of Evie, a woman reaches within herself for the strength to heal him.

Filled with intrigue, this book is poignant and hot with a captial H. A must read for anyone looking for the ultimate HEA!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Phipps on August 19, 2007
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This is much less Sci-Fi-Political-Intrigue-Thriller than the first two books in the series...and I loved it. The REEF, a human fitted with microscopic comupters, is a programmed assassin, but earthlings have removed the main computer and hidden him in suburbia with a single mom from a political dynasty. There's your sci-fi and thriller set up, but this book shines as a complex and complete heroine helps the former REEF adjust to his new life while they try not to fall in love with each other.

The sci-fi touches are just right: Reef still has some of his enhanced senses, so he can see things like a logo on the side of a van that has been hidden from normal human eyes by a new coat of paint. Without his super computers, however, he has been learning to read Earth's English the old-fashioned way, so the van drives by too quickly for him to sound the words out. I love the way books by this author always balance details like that so perfectly.

Susan Grant is an author I automatically buy, and this book is one of her many greats.
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