This is a fast-paced, can't-put-it-down, sassy romance. Though Kelley doesn't quite pack the same punch with this one as with its predecessor, Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind, Kia's alien perception of men, love and relationships will have women everywhere laughing and nodding their heads. The comedy of errors, cameos by old characters and mind-blowing sex all add up to a great read.
Kia's come to Earth from Nerak to find her cousin Mala. She plans to return to her planet immediately. But a hitchhiked ride in the wrong direction leads her to cop Nick Scericino. Kia is upfront about where she's from and how attracted to him she is, which just leaves him confused. The search for Mala entangles them in mischief, and Kia begins to see Earth from a new perspective. Can she really leave it all behind? (BRAVA, Feb., 352 pp., $14.00)