Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: That Alien Feeling
AUTHOR: Alessandra Hazard
LENGTH: 196 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 30, 2017
Banished by his parents to the third planet in the Sol system, Prince Harht’ngh’chaali of the Second Grand Clan is completely fascinated by its inhabitants. Assuming the human name “Harry,” he tries to pass for a human to survive, but being human is so much harder than Harry expected. Humans are so confusing.
Adam Crawford isn’t looking for love. Financially secure and good-looking, he’s in a good place in his life. He doesn’t mean to fall in love with the quirky guy working at the coffee shop near his office. Harry is ridiculous—and ridiculously endearing. He wears ugly shirts and flowers in his hair, and he has a kind word for everyone. Adam falls hard and fast.
Little does he know that Harry isn’t what he seems and anything between them is impossible.
Star-crossed love between a human man and an alien prince from a world half a galaxy away.
I picked up this book when I saw it pop up on Amazon because I’ve enjoyed the author’s previous books. I had a huge book hangover from a very dark book which I had just read and reviewed and I knew Ms. Hazard would get me out of my funk.
I’m happy to say that she did. That Alien Feeling appears to the be first book in a new series from her, and it was light hearted and cute. There was very little angst. Indeed, just what I needed at the time.
We meet Harry, a young alien from another world who has been sent to Earth as punishment by his parents. Harry is a prince, but has always marched to a different beat than the rest of his family and the rest of his fairly repressed telepathic race. He is being punished for snooping mentally on his sister and has been left on Earth without a thing. The clothes on his back and a tiny amount of money.
What is a young man to do in London with no papers, no background in business and no way to survive? Become a coffee barista of course. It is there, in the coffee shop, that he meets a man named Adam that works in an office across the street.
Harry likes to touch Adam, and it quickly turns to cuddling. But what is Adam, a young gay man to think about it when Harry insists they are ‘friends’.
I enjoyed Ms. Hazard’s worldbuilding and her portrayal of the quite innocent and naïve prince from another world. It made for an interesting read, and I’ll be looking for her next installment. I’d recommend this book for anyone who likes a soft sci-fi m/m romance type story.
I’d classify it as a cute and fun read, and a 4.0 on our rating scale.