Touched By an Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #1) By: Gina Koch
Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt had just finished a day on jury duty. When she stepped out of the Pueblo Caliente courthouse, all she was thinking about was the work she had to get caught up on. Then her attention was caught by a fight between a couple that looked like it was about to turn ugly. But ugly didn’t even begin to cover it when the “man” suddenly transformed into a huge, winged monster right out of a grade Z science fiction movie and went on a deadly killing spree. In hindsight, Kitty realized she probably should have panicked and run screaming the way everyone around her was doing. Instead she sprinted into action to take down the alien. In the middle of all the screeching and the ensuing chaos, a hunk in an Armani suit suddenly appeared beside her, introduced himself as Jeff Martini with “the agency,” and then insisted on leading her to a nearby limo to talk to his “boss.” And that was how Kitty’s new life among the aliens began…Touched by an Alien is the thrilling first installment of the Alien novels.
I think it’s pretty clear why I couldn’t resist this book. On the off chance that it’s not let me point you to the title. Touched By an Alien, the series titles seriously write themselves. Imagine it, “Touched by a Vampire” “Touched by a Werewolf” “Touched by a Pirate” I mean come on it’s perfectly ridiculously awesome.
Anyway, this was not a sci-fi erotic romance like I thought it was originally. It turned out being so much better than I thought it was going to be. The world created was interesting and very detailed, the characters were good, but not too good, and they were quirky. I was excited to see this was a series because although the story was complete at the end I’d like to spend more times with the characters.
A few negatives, Katt was too smart. She works in marketing but is able to figure out things that these aliens have worked their entire lives on and can’t. This is explained in several ways, her being a geek, her being the product of good genes, them being aliens and not looking at things the right way. It was plausible, I guess, but got to be a little farfetched.
A lot of stuff was explained in the book, how things work, why things work, why they’re done a certain way. These are often questions I wish were answered in books, but there was so much at times it was almost overload.
All in all this was a real delight to read made more so because I wasn’t expecting it with that title and book cover. I’m excited to see what happens next and happy to have stumbled across the series.