If you knew me at all, 8 o’clock wouldn’t catch me in bed unless I was cuddled up with a good book. Chores done, well fed, I was in the mood for some good reading. With Desired by an Alien Prince on my laptop screen, I was ready and hella willing to spend hours consuming the book. I started, my smile stretched a mile long and in under an hour my reading ended. No, not because I fell asleep or because I was summoned to a family meeting. No my good people, it was because the book had ended. Literally ended, final word, full stop.
Okay, let me walk you through this short read. Melanie/ Miranda Collier, I couldn’t tell for certain the actual name of the protagonist and apparently, neither could the author. The story introduced her as Melanie and if my count was on point and memory served well, she became Miranda two or three times during the read. Very confusing, but out of the kindness of my heart I allowed that error to slide.
Melanie works for a Jared Scott as his administrative assistant. The fellow who lost his wife of three years to a car accident has not reported to work. He has disappeared without the courtesy of leaving a note to confirm his wellbeing. Like a good and caring employee, Melanie doesn’t pick up the phone to check on him or stop by his home. Nope, she does the honorable thing and assumes his role as boss. Thursday she was greeted by the message he left her on her answering machine. His voice hoarse, he explained that he was sick, laryngitis had him singing the blues. Still no concrete reason to check on him, she continues to run his company for the remainder of the week.
Unwinding nicely at her dead parents’ lake house, a vision hits her. A burn mark on Jared’s neck showed up in her psyche. This was all the motivation she needed to pick up her butt and plant it into her car and drive to his house. However, she never gets there. A minor road accident left her head in a daze. I mean real daze. The girl imagined herself being rescued by a knight in shining armor, riding a white horse.
Who is this knight you ask? Jared Scott? Looks can be very deceiving. Her knight in armor is a Jared Scott look alike. His real name, Odin of Cartonia. He is an alien prince who has come to mate with Melanie or Miranda Collier. Whoever. The protagonist. In an effort to unite his planet and Earth. This is no dream. This is her reality. I thought I had witnessed enough insta-romance but this one beats them all by a mile and some. Did you know it only takes an alien prince who knows nothing about love eight days to fall in love with a human, and impregnate her with his heir? Hey, you learn something new every day.
Everything in my opinion happened too fast and the protagonist was way too accepting of such life changing events. I know fiction isn’t one hundred percent reality but there must be some levels of believability. But maybe I just don’t understand the order of things on planet Cartonia. Perhaps I’m the once suffering from ignorance. Take a read and tell me how you enjoyed this story. Happy Reading!
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