Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Under His Skin by Stacey O'Neale {ARC Review}

Under His Skin
by Stacey O'Neale

Coming September 21, 2015

Earth girls are never easy. But they're worth it.

Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks' business is booming ever since she won reality TV's Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend-and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she's giving up and dating other people.

What she doesn't know is Kaden's heart doesn't actually beat. He's not human. Heck, he's not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden's unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice-tell Annabelle the truth and be deported-or lose his last chance at love.

It's not you... It's me. That's the only reason I can come up with as to why I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would. I loved the blurb, loved the story line, but in the end, Under His Skin was just kinda meh.

Don't get me wrong, the book was super cute. And Annabelle finding out her bestie isn't exactly who she thought he was? Well, I think she handled that like any normal woman would.

I think my issue comes from the fact that I recently finished a book with an alien hero who was absolutely perfect, and unfortunately Kaden was no where close to that, in my opinion. Yes, Kaden was adorable when it came to certain things but there was so much hot and cold with him when it came to Annabelle that I just wanted to smack him and tell her to move on.

There's some suspense added in that could have made this one a little better if it was executed differently... To say it was a bit anticlimactic would be an understatement.

While I did enjoy parts of this one it definitely won't be going on my re-read list anytime soon.

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Under His Skin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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