It's been five months since marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt started working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri, and she and Jeff Martini are getting closer. But when an experimental spacecraft is mysteriously returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of her team are called in to investigate. Now the team must survive murderous attacks, remove a space entity from a group of astronauts, and avoid an unhinged woman with a serious crush on Kitty's high school boyfriend. And that's all before evil masterminds decide Kitty's extermination is vital.My Thoughts: I'm going to be honest here: The alligators made the book. I mean, alligators! ALLIGATORS! And they have great names like "Alliflash" and "Gigantigator". Come on! You know I can't resist randomness like that!
There's also that Martini guy. Mr. I'm a Firecracker in Bed. Rawrrrr! Yep, I like guys that know how to take care of their ladies, too. I also like purses big enough to store weaponry in, cars that fit more people than a clown car (but no clowns, please. Clowns scare me) and main characters who like their rock a little on the hard side.
My only complaint with these books is that sometimes the action hits so hard and so fast that I feel like I've missed something. I would occasionally backtrack and reread whole chunks just to make sure I got all the pertinent details. I mean, there's not a lot of downtime here. Bad things happen, they kick butt, sex, more bad things happen, explosion, explosion, face punch, explosion, sex, fistfight, more sex, unmask the bad guys (They would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for that meddling Kitty!), sex, sex, truimphant return to civilization.
Okay, that recap was totally not to scale. I'm sure I got the order of explosions wrong. Or possibly the sex. Still, the action is suitably action-y and Kitty gets to make her random jumps of logic. We see a little more of the social structure of the aliens and, oh yeah, could Kitty have any more people coming out of the woodwork to declare their undying love for her? The girl is like a total dude magnet. I'm impressed. Very impressed. Of course, I'm 100% Team Martini, so yeah. Way to go with the conquering of the men, Kitty!
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Touched by an Alien
More books by Gini Koch
Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Alien Tango was a free Kindle download I picked up 12/07/10.