Title: That Alien Feeling
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 30th, 2017
Genre(s): Sci-Fi M/M
Page Count: 196
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Banished by his parents to the third planet in the Sol system, Prince Harht’ngh’chaali of the Second Grand Clan is completely fascinated by its inhabitants. Assuming the human name “Harry,” he tries to pass for a human to survive, but being human is so much harder than Harry expected. Humans are so confusing.
Adam Crawford isn’t looking for love. Financially secure and good-looking, he’s in a good place in his life. He doesn’t mean to fall in love with the quirky guy working at the coffee shop near his office. Harry is ridiculous—and ridiculously endearing. He wears ugly shirts and flowers in his hair, and he has a kind word for everyone. Adam falls hard and fast.
Little does he know that Harry isn’t what he seems and anything between them is impossible.
Star-crossed love between a human man and an alien prince from a world half a galaxy away.
This started out really really good. I was convinced this was going to be a 5 star read after the first 20%. But then everything went to shit….
Harry is an 18 year old alien from a far away planet sent to earth by his parents to teach him a lesson for using his telepathy on his sister, which is illegal on their planet.
Harry has found a job in a coffee shop and is content to live in a small apartment by himself. But he does feel a bit lonely. That’s why he is happy he is talking to one of the coffee shop’s regulars every day. Adam is very kind to him and Harry hopes he wants to be his friend.
Adam is 26 and knows he has no business becoming friends with the 18 year old naïve barista. Especially since he wants to be way more than just Harry’s friend. But he can’t seem to help himself around the adorable guy.
After Adam and Harry been hanging out for several weeks Adam proposes Harry come live with him as his roommate, since Harry’s apartment is so tiny. And Harry accepts without hesitation. Because all he wants to do is spend time with Adam.
I loved how Harry and Adam met and how their friendship evolved. Harry was such an adorable guy, I really loved him. And Adam was sweet and protective (at first), a perfect match for clueless Harry.
But then the angst hit. And when I say angst I mean ANGST. Every kind of angst you can imagine.
- We got not one separation period, but two. The last one was 1 freaking year! And when Harry was slowly dying (literally) because of his bond to Adam, Adam was fucking every twink in London.
Then when Harry comes back, Adam is being a terrible prick to him. He doesn’t even care that Harry was literally dying without him. He also doesn’t care that Harry had absolutely no choice when he left Adam, twice. He was basically kidnapped with no way to return to earth. But Adam only got angrier because Harry lied to him. These guys were fighting right til 98% of this book where Adam suddenly forgives Harry and they live happily ever after…
And don’t get me started on Ksar, Harry’s brother. Things are never explained about him. Not about his powers or his personality. Like he did a bunch of good things for Harry, but he also really treated Harry’s best friend Seyn like crap all his life (Ksar and Seyn were betrothed since they were kids). I really hated him, but I had a feeling we were supposed to kind of like him, I’m not sure.
Overall this was a huge disappointment. I’m still angry with Adam and I want to hit him in the nuts.