Monday, 24 October 2016

Flame by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Intergalatic Dating Agency)

Title: Flame
Series: Intergalatic Dating Agency (#2)
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Sci-fi, Romance 
Release Date: 24th October 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Vin (aka Flame) can't believe he's in yet another holding cell. Stupid Earthlings wouldn't know fun if it bit them in the hindquarters. Speaking of fun, the hot little number who claims she's a guard at the jail has been making his body respond in ways he's very happy about. If only she'd get on board with the plan and help him escape back to his ship. First she'd have to believe he's an alien. Right now she's taken to thinking he's crazy.

Flame is the second book in the Intergalatic Dating Agency series which follows the (mis)adventures of two brothers and their cousin in their search for love. The romance, between Vin and Angela, is standalone though there are references to the events in the previous books. This review is spoiler free.

What I love about Pillow's books, especially those where aliens visit other cultures, is that I also end up reading them with a smile on my face! Their naivety and misunderstandings create highly lovable characters who also come across as believable simply because they don't quite fit in as well as they should! This also adds more background to the Galaxy Brides company that plays such a large part in the Dragon Lords universe!

I loved Angela's response to discovering that there are aliens. While she didn't freak out freak out, it still took her time to come to terms with it, and even once she had there was still a natural curiousity, especially surrounding her budding romance with Vin.

Their romance worked well, it had an unconventional start (I love the fact that Vin suffered a sugar high from eating too much ice cream!) but they communicated with each other as well as having a good chemistry when it came to the physical side of their relationship.

The ending was so sweet as well, it was absolutely perfect and summed up Vin as a character. This series is fun and light hearted, and completely enjoyable when that's what you need!