Be My Alien
Title : Be My Alien
Series : Moonlit Skies, Book #1
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Science Fiction
Length : 100 pages (e-book)
Published : May 8, 2013
A man too busy for love…
Reed owns an upscale men’s boutique with a naughty back room. While making a late delivery to a client, he runs into Taz.
A man on a disastrous date…
When Taz agreed to come to Earth on a date, he didn’t expect to be dumped and left with no way home. Then he falls into Reed’s arms—literally.
A coffee date soon becomes a trip back to Reed’s apartment. But when Taz’s stripes begin to show, Reed discovers Taz comes from a planet far, far away.
Reed never believed aliens existed, but he’s facing one now. What in the world is he going to do?
“Be My Alien”, by MA Church and Julie Lynn Hayes, starts with Taz being dumped while on a date to Earth. Vorlod, who Taz has liked for quite some time, was simply using Taz to make another man jealous. Vorlod abandons Taz on a viewing platform of the Empire State Building. He doesn’t have money, a place to stay, or a way to get home. Taz is very lucky Reed is delivering a package to a wealthy client on the very same viewing platform. Reed catches Taz when he falls. It’s lust at first sight. When Taz’s stomach growls Reed can’t not take him for food. When Reed learns of Taz’s disastrous date he can’t not take care of him. It doesn’t hurt he really wants Taz. Taking the sexy stranger home was a decision easily made. Once things get hot and heavy between Reed and Taz back at Reed’s place Reed begins to notice some anomalies on Taz. Tiger stripes on his skin kind of anomalies that bring to mind a science fiction story about aliens. Reed quickly puts together all the little things that are odd or anomalous and correctly surmises Taz is an alien. Despite that Reed is unable to turn away the sexy and somewhat fragile man. Even though Taz is quite literally an alien Reed still likes and wants him.
Taz and Reed share a magical few days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Reed dresses Taz in clothes from his high end boutique. He especially likes seeing Taz in the garments that come from the secret back room. Taz also really like those garments, and toys, from the secret back room. While planning a trip back to the Empire State Building for Valentine’s Day Reed walks into his shop for a moment to tell his employee he can close early for the day. Vorlod sees his opportunity to get Taz and get ready for their return trip home. A home to which Taz doesn’t want to return. His cat like reflexes come in quite handy as he is finally able to make his escape from Vorlod.
This was certainly a charming and sweet short story, even if it verged a bit toward cheesy. Reed was a Prince Charming for the abandoned Taz whereas Vorlod was certainly a creep. Taz was innocent but not stupid. Honestly, I don’t really have a lot to say other than this is a worthwhile afternoon read in a hammock with lemonade or in front of a fireplace with hot cocoa. It’s charming and sexy.
Rated 3 stars by Faye