Alien Tango (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #2) By: Gini Koch
For Alien Super-Being Exterminator Katherine “Kitty” Katt, anti-alien conspiracies, threats from outer space, and a couple of killer alligators are all in a day’s work. It’s been five months since Kitty joined Centaurion Division, working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri. She and Jeff Martini have grown closer and life looks rosy. But when an experimental spacecraft is unexpectedly returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of Alpha Team are called on to investigate and are immediately embroiled in life-or-death situations that scream “political conspiracy.” The team must survive murderous attacks, deal with a mysterious space entity that has seized control of a group of astronauts, and evade a woman who’ll do anything to eliminate the competition when she develops an obsessive crush on Kitty’s old high school boyfriend. And that’s all before the evil masterminds decide Kitty’s extermination is vital…Alien Tango is the thrilling second installment of the Alien series.
Okay, so this series, so far, is clearly wish fulfillment. The author wants aliens to be on the planet, they need to be hot, smart, funny, and into Earth girls. Kitty is also very much a Mary Sue character. Every man wants her, women like her, she’s super smart, and sees things before anyone else. That being said, I don’t care about any of that. It’s wish fulfillment, so what. It would be awesome if that stuff were true. I get wanting to be as awesome as Kitty and enough bad shit happens to her, that her life isn’t perfect.
Anyway, my main problem with the book is that another love triangle was created. Actually two were. Just as the first man was realizing she was taken and not leaving Jeff another one comes out of the wood work. If this happens again I’m going to be super annoyed. I can deal with Armani wearing aliens that are the hottest thing in the universe and I can deal with them being super smart and nice, but I’m tired of reading about women who have tons of men after her. It’s annoying and over done and I’m tired of it.
Back to this book. A major problem in the Jeff/Kitty relationship is about to be taken care of in the next book, but a lot of the ground work was sort of thrown in this one. Her future in-laws seem to like her though she’s a very confrontational my way or the highway person. They’re all wrong she’s right, it doesn’t matter that it’s true, it’s kind of annoying thinking about it now. While I was reading I loved that she owned these people, but now it’s like god is there no one else with balls in this universe?
I’ve already bought the next one, and peeking ahead I can see myself reading the rest of this series, but it’s probably not going to wind up being one of my favorites.