I'm pretty sure the author is being tongue-in-cheek about the title. There's not all that much romantic about this "Alien Romance." However, what you do get is a light-hearted, raunchy, fun peek into the sex life of one sexy, smart, irreverent female astronaut who meets up with a hunky male alien while she is on a long and otherwise very lonely space trip. Yeah, he's an alien, so you know things get weird when the two get down to the dirty business. But if that is what you are looking for, then this is absolutely the book for you! I knocked it down one star only because there are some strange capitalization things going on within the dialogue. Otherwise, this was a fun read!
Hungarian born author R.P. James embellishes his biography as well as adding a photo of himself as a buff model handsome. So now we know that Arpad (his friends call him `Arpi' which he distilled to R.P. as a moniker) is a male hunk with a degree in Economics and a minor in creative writing. He further sates `When I am not busy writing, you can find me on the tennis courts or in a Taekwondo Dojang. I write books about strong sexy women and the hot alpha males who love them. Of course, step brothers and Billionaires are welcome too ;-) My tastes are every expanding, so keep your eyes peeled for my next hot, steamy, romance!' So we have another short novella from a young man who has a growing sophistication in writing steamy erotica. Now he stretches his erotic fumes into alien romance and even in this unlikely atmosphere he manages to 1) make a story and 2) brew up a steamy sexy panoply he is beginning to own.
This is how subtle he steps into this new arena: ‘I felt like Major Tom up here, floating around in my tin can, high above the moon and all that jazz. I supposed planet Earth was still blue, but honest to God, it could have turned pink and purple by now for as long as I'd been gone. But there was nothing I could do, I suppose... I've had a lot of time for thinking these past several months. I've been hurdling through space at lightning fast speeds, bounding across the cosmos at a sprint on a ten-year space mission. I'm supposedly meant to be deep in cryogenic sleep, but you know what? I decided that I didn't much feel like spending an entire solid decade of my life sawing logs in the middle of nowhere, literally in the middle of nowhere, out in the vast emptiness of space, and I defied my directive to some small degree. It's been boring as hell, to be honest with you. I was granted a laptop on the course of my journey, loaded up with as many TV shows and mp3s than you can shake a stick at. That can get old after a while…. Was it some penchant for theatrical heroism that led me to wasting a decade of my life out in the emptiness of space?‘ Well she spends some time recalling an on earth sexual exploration and then Arpi moves us into the new realm: ‘I was on a ten-year mission, researching other planets for viable resources. I was supposed to be in cryogenic sleep the whole way, but I'd defied protocol, and nearly halfway along my journey, I was beginning to have second thoughts. I'd spent all my life hoping to be an astronaut, and now that I actually was one, I was feeling alone, disillusioned, and sexually unfulfilled. And that's when I was abducted by an alien spacecraft…’ Yeah, dot dot dot because you have to read this to fully enjoy it. For James’ fans it is a new thrill, and for first timers it is a peek in this guy’s ability to excite. Grady Harp, July 15