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The author put down Rachael and Peter's thoughts in a funny way adding humor to the whole. The characters were believable. There was a few times when I doubted Rachael's sanity but she recovered fairly quickly.
I doubt that hard-core science fiction lovers would enjoy this book but I did. I was looking for something light (check) with a gentle alien (check) preferably male (check) that would happen on Earth (check), and that didn't involve explicit sex scenes (check).
If that is what you are looking for, you might want to try this book.
This is a very soft and slow sci-fi but I kind of liked it that way. Nothing huge happens, just a cute romance with a little alienish happenings.
For some reason I felt like an easygoing sci-fi book, and that's just what I got. I was surprised by how excited I was to get back to Operation Earth every time I had to put it down. It wasn't like it had lots of action and drama, it was just a fun story they kept me entertained.
My favorite part was how odd Rachael and Peter were. They just were weird characters with weird thoughts making weird decisions. It was different, quirky. Rachael didn't let the alien invasion get her down. She lived her life as best she could. And her inner thoughts often had me cracking up. Peter didn't let his duties get in the way of finding companionship and joy in his dismal existence. I loved his fascination with earthly things. I want my very own alien now!
There was a sense of foreboding throughout the novel. We never really know for sure what the aliens were going to do with the humans, how far they were willing to go, and what their real plans were. But overall, Operation Earth was a good mixture of light and darkness.
Don't go into this book expecting a full blown sci-fi novel with tons of action and probing *snickers*. Operation Earth was on the verge of being too slow and uneventful. I happened to of liked the laidback feel, but a lot of people wont.
With the focus being on romance, I wish there was more detail when it came to the bow chica bow wow. I think this book should have read more like an adult or new adult book with a more even mixture of romance and sex. That would have oomphed it up a bit.
There really isn't a climax per se. Operation Earth reads like "this is what happened to Rachel today." Not much build up or excitement.
I liked how sweet the romance was. Rachael and Peter are an adorable couple. They built their relationship around awkward circumstances, but it all worked out perfectly.
No sex scenes to worry about. So this is suitable for a YA, NA, and adult audience. Though there is a sexual assault but it doesn't go too far.
This book will not be for everyone. Hard core sci-fi fans probably will find Operation Earth lacking. But if you are looking for a quick, fun read, then give this one a chance. Recommended.
"If today is the last day of my life I'd like to have a glass of wine and a vat of ice cream. No harm in dying content."
He lifted a snow globe and tilted it a little, raising an eyebrow as the fake snow slid from side to side.
"Let me..." She took it away from him, shook it, and put it back in his hands. "Now it's snowing on all the little animals."
Peter shook it again, this time "properly."
You are cute.
"You know what? You can have it if you want. No matter where you go you can look at it and remember Earth and lasagna."
*Free book from author for honest review
Rachael is a clever girl with a bubbly personality who has the tendency to think the best of everyone until proven differently. She's not the kind of person who likes violence but when it comes to the man she loves she'll do anything necessary to see him safe, even if it means turning on her slightly unhinged neighbors. From the moment she meets the alien Peter she discovers someone charming who she enjoys showing her world to. Though he seems different in so many ways, there's still much that brings them together. From this burgeoning friendship, that her neighbors give her much grief over, a sweet yet subtly sexy romance is created that becomes the catalyst to saving the Earth from annihilation.
Peter has gone through the process of resettling many planets but this time it feels different once he sets eyes on Rachael. She welcomes him without fear or anger and introduces him to many forbidden things like cake, chocolate, coffee, and love. He realizes how special and precious Rachael and others are as he interacts more and is willing to make the ultimate commitment himself to integrating Earth with his people. I adored him from the start seeing the wonderment of Earth's delights in his eyes. He's sweet, sexy, and will do anything to keep her safe. The closer he gets with Rachael the more questions he has about how his people act and cleverly makes them reconsider their actions against Earth in a way that gives a sense of hope for all their futures.
The start of this story is very rushed and I wish that more time could have been spent on the emotional implications of the alien's arrival and the real reasons for their arrival. The progression of Peter and Rachael's relationship was delightful in its playfulness and the slow build-up made their love believable. Their sexual interludes were steamy but not too hot and balanced well with the action scenes of rebellion. I enjoyed some of the secondary characters though most of those glimpses were brief. I enjoyed seeing the other aliens and the sexy and charming natures of each and would love to see other stories with those boys in the lead. I did find one secondary character particularly over-the-top and that was next door neighbor Ryan who epitomized the worst of people who become too carried away with fear. He became more dangerous than the aliens in my opinion. The worldbuilding was unique and cleverly depicted with its matriarchal society that put women in control. With unification on the horizon and tensions still running high there's still much story left to tell and I hope to return to this world in the future.