- File Size: 4637 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Publisher: Kindle Worlds (June 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0731VVQTZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Memories with The Breakfast Club: Uncommon Ground (Kindle Worlds) (Aliens in New York Book 1) Kindle Edition
"The Summer Children" by Dot Hutchison
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OMG, this book was good. While it's listed as sci-fi...and totally is a sci-fi romance, the entire book takes place in the contemporary world, so it feels like a contemporary romance...with just super-creative details. And I kind of adore it for that. It's seriously the best of both worlds...and keeps the science in the story from bogging down with confusing details.
So...this story...Dillon has just arrived in NYC. His grandfather, who's been missing for the last 15 years has died and left all his belongings to Dillon. While Dillon believes his grandfather was a complete nut because he believed that aliens really existed, Dillon loved him and those summers he got to spend with him. So he's grieving and trying to figure out what to do now. He's getting coffee when he runs into Lang.
Lang is a bit of an eccentric, reclusive billionaire. While he doesn't like people all that much...especially crowds or standing out...he's drawn to Dillon and gets caught up in the mess as someone tries to steal Dillon's backpack. The backpack that just happens to have Dillon's grandfather's ashes inside. And things develop from there.
There is so much to love about this book. Dillon has always felt a little bit of an outsider. He's a bit weird looking and awkward, but Lang is completely taken with him. He sees Dillon as sexy and perfect. Neither of these guys are the type to just take up with anyone, but their connection is immediate. I loved how perfectly they fit together. I loved both of them...they were incredible characters. Dillon has always been a bit of an outsider. Lang has been alone in this world for 20 years. I LOVED that they found one another. They deserved that happiness.
But in the midst of this developing relationship are all these attacks on Dillon...they have to have something to do with his grandfather, but neither Lang nor Dillon has any idea what's really going on.
Like I said...the sci fi elements in this story are really well done. It has just the perfect amount of those other-world details, but in the middle of current day NYC. I loved this book...so, so much. I'm ready for more to come... (I happen to like the idea of aliens living in NYC).
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
The biggest single issue is telling how each character feels, rather than showing those feelings in actions and descriptions. We don't feel with them because such statements just sit there rather than pulling a reader in.
The worst (best?) illustration of this is Lang's part of the epilogue, if you are curious what I mean. The sex scene was terribly mechanical.
If you’re here for the science fiction, then we get plenty to love. The world-building done here is the familiar merged with tantalizing glimpses of an alien civilization. We get potentially unfair class hierarchy, intergalactic strife, and what would be a humanitarian crisis if only we were reading solely about humans. The story does not overwhelm with the possibilities in the universe, instead of keeping the story focused on its characters and introducing you to the new in digestible bites that propel the plot forward.
But there is more here than sexy times and aliens. We have struggling to fit in and the challenges faced when trying to figure out what being ‘true to yourself’ means for each of us as individuals. We have courage challenged and failing until it miraculously succeeds, surprising even the character himself. We have growth and realization of the past, letting it change and evolve people and their future. And as always, Kelly Jensen gives us authentic voices in these characters. We know these people. We recognize them as our friends, our brothers, our kids, and yet brand new people that we want to get to know. We care about their story because they are so real, even in a setting we understand is fiction, like all the best fairy tales.
This is a cool book to read. I was pleasantly entertained all the way through, and totally loved the two main characters, Dillon and Lang
At its heart is a sexy bro-mance between aliens, one of whom does not know that his lover or he, himself, is an alien until later in the book...This, as you can imagine, shakes things up considerably!
There is a mystery as the decades-old plot to colonize earth unfolds....and a thrilling action sequence as violence breaks out between aliens at one point.
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