by Karen Kelley

April 2007
ISBN: 0-7582-1172-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

Mala of the planet Nerak can’t seem to find joy or happiness anymore. If life on Nerak is supposed to be so wonderful, why is Mala so unhappy? In her heart, she longs to journey to Earth as her grandmother once did to explore the primitive planet. And when she watches a sexy triple-x film featuring a sheriff, Mala finally gets the nerve to make the forbidden journey to Earth.

Earth is all that and more to Mala’s awed senses. And when she gets rescued by Mason McKinley, Sheriff of Washboard, Texas, she’s in instant lust. All Mala can think about is taking off her clothes and getting down and dirty with the sheriff.

Mason can’t believe the appeal this woman holds over him. He brings her to the doctor in the hopes of figuring out where she came from and how she got to be in Washboard, but it seems Mala has amnesia. Being the kind and caring man he is, Mason offers to let her stay at his house while she recovers. He’s not sure if he can withstand the temptation of Mala’s body, heart, and vivacity. She says what she feels and lets him know she wants to make love with him. Soon, all barriers are down as Mala and Mason give into a rising attraction for each other. The sheriff and the alien. Talk about a match made in outer space!

Karen Kelley’s Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind is pure amusement! Mala’s naiveté about Earth, her earnestness in learning all she can, and her love for Mason are only a few of the facets that make this book so much fun. Karen Kelley plays up our insatiable curiosity for all things space related by making Mala a likable and wholly relatable “human” character. To be sure, this story is a bit out there, but it is so much fun and features an entire town of characters that are mischievous, misguided, and warmhearted. Laughter and love come easily on every page of Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind.

Reviewed in March 2007 by Sarah.

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