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Five years after the events of Date Night on Union Station, Kelly has settled into married life and her job as the EarthCent ambassador. The only fly in the ointment is that most of the aliens on Union Station refuse to talk to her. But a mysterious new game is sweeping the galaxy, changing the balance of power between species and bringing game-savvy humans front-and-center.

As the invitations to diplomatic functions pour in, Kelly finds herself struggling to understand exactly what's going on, not to mention finding babysitters on short notice. Fortunately, diplomats and alcohol go together like, well, diplomats and alcohol, and Joe has started a micro-brewery business in Mac's Bones. The only thing left that could go wrong is a visit from her mother.

©2014 E. M. Foner (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Matthew
  • Little Rock, AR, United States
  • 06-19-17

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I just love these books. They are sweet and refreshing.

The characters from the first book return, but this time, five years the wiser. As a result, Kelly and Joe aren't going on dates but taking care of a family. Union Station has also changed. It's just a nice little set of slice of life stories as Kelly does her ever more busy job as the ambassador and Joe has moved on to managing players in a new game and brewing his own beer. It's all just fun. The kids from the first book even get more opportunity to shine.

We get a bit of a mystery and some expansion on the universe, but honestly, if you liked the tone and fluffiness of the first novel, you will love this one all the more. I know I did.

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fun quick stories.

these have been a fun palate clearer. after several long books, these are fun stories. the verbal sparing between the characters is very entertaining.

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such a fun book

light-hearted and well-written this book is a lot of fun. a quirky girl is the main character in this series I really like the cover art and imagine that's what she looks like

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Sadly not as good as the first

I really loved the first book in this series. I once again loved the setting and was captivated by the characters. However the plot just wasn’t there for me on this one. I like the setting so much though that I may try the third and see if it comes back around with a good story.

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Very fun and unique

A good listen, the book is fun and well written with a stellar reading. I highly recommend the series.

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FAV SERIES GREAT READER

love this author. He can keep you going without all the horror, blood, torture, and rape that everybody else seems to think is so necessary. This series has a great flow, the characters are well rounded and interesting, with new characters coming in with every new book. You get to see children grow into awesome individuals. The Stryx are fun and engaging and I love watching them evolve. I have reread the entire series at least 3 times this year and it never gets old. So happy that audible is doing them as well. The reader is really good. She doesn't go over the top with the voices, but keeps everything and everybody realistically distinct. She has a good flow that keeps everything pleasant without pitting you to sleep. Definitely recommend this entire series to everybody, I truly believe it has universal appeal. great for kids or adults.