Yowza!! This is #3 in the Motor City Alien Mail Order Brides and it’s also my favorite. We got a little taste of Maverick and Stacy’s first time the see each other. We know it didn’t go over so well… so in Maverick we get to see how things are fixed. And boy, do they get fixed.
So now that Stacy knows the man she spoke so poorly of her choices in front of none other than her matched mate, she needs to figure out how to get him to give her a chance. Smart cookie that she is, she figures out the match was made by intuition and not the dating profile and letter, so threatening Ampetheia (the dating agency lady) is her go to choice in getting Maverick to show up for their weekend date.
Once she’s there, she does all she can to set up the perfect seduction scenario, but there’s one thing missing. Maverick. Just when she’s about to fold, the door opens.
Maverick is reluctant to pursue this match with Stacy, but is willing to go along with Ampetheia’s request that he shows up to his date. He did feel a pull to Stacy when she showed up at Hudson’s place that night. Until she opened her mouth, that is. He can’t turn off his yearning for her, though. Especially when she’s around him. That’s when she’s his Stacy. No mask, no pretend and so much joy and warmth – he’s basking in her.
I have to say, Stacy didn’t really have a lasting impression on me, but somewhere along the way reading this story, I figured her out. She’s not really sure what she wants from herself, or from life. She realizes something’s missing, but pinpointing exactly what it is – not so easy. She does realize Maverick is the missing piece very quickly, though.
Their whirlwind weekend date goes very well, and Stacy is walking on clouds. Right up until Chad, her on again/off again booty-call gets to her and fills her head with nastiness. That’s when she starts changing back to the old Stacy and Maverick notices.
However, being an alien, he doesn’t really understands what the problem is. He doesn’t get she needs reassurances in words, not just in actions. In our life, normally that would be reverse, right? Not always, as it turns out.
While there are aliens and humans in this story, and it’s set in this futuristic parallel world to ours, it’s very real in its emotions, actions and conflicts. Also, there’s a hamburger loving Maverick – which I adore.
There are heated arguments and drama, very heated sexy times, sweet moments and basically everything a romance needs.
I loved it.
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A storyteller from the time she could talk, USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches–if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and two tiny fish who take up way too much of her time.
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