Narrator: Scott Pollak
Publisher: Edward G. Fox (2015)
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes
Series: Book 1 Lucky & Lucy
Lucky is into the second half of his life. He’s single and his kids are grown. He’s also got a little bit of money – enough to free up his time as long as he doesn’t get extravagant. So he decides he wants to investigate the paranormal, extraterrestrial, and the weird. He’s a free-lance writer and decides to dig into alien sightings up in a secluded wooded area. Lucy is the one that reported seeing something odd and now wishes she hadn’t brought it up. She just wants the quiet life with her horses as she completes her cabin and a coral. This book is part mystery, two parts romance, and a snippet of scifi since aliens are involved.
I really liked the mystery part of the book and that tied in nicely with the scifi aliens – what are they doing here? What do they want? Are they friendly or hostile? Lucy has tried to take some pictures and has seen one of these unknowns from a distance. At first, she really wasn’t sure what she was dealing with – an elaborate hoax? a movie being filmed? Lucky was definitely intrigued by the small article he saw. I really enjoyed this introduction to the mystery – plenty there to capture my mind and imagination!
The romance started off slow and then moved to sweet. It was two experienced adults getting to know one another and it was a fun addition to the story. As their romance deepens, the descriptions of their romantic moments becomes explicit (which is fine by me) but also text-book like. Several of these sex scenes read more like How-To-Manuals instead of love scenes. Additionally, both characters tend to scream out ‘Shit!’ a lot while climaxing and this particular phrase (which is anything but romantic), plus the instructive feel to the scenes, made them not so sexy.
The mystery with the aliens wraps and, while satisfying to some degree, I felt it was a bit anticlimactic. The story didn’t really have a nemesis or bad guy or some entity or great difficulty to rail against and overcome. It was a sweet romance with instructive scenes on how to pleasure men and women that also happened to have a few aliens off in the woods doing their own thing tossed in on the side.
I received a copy of this book at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Narration: Scott Pollak did a good job, never shying from the romance scenes. I liked his attempts to make the aliens, who use a translating device in the story, sound from out of this world.
What I Liked: Great set up and beginning; horses, aliens, romance in the air; the mystery and Lucky and Lucy’s drive to solve it; the ending was mostly satisfying; excellent narration.
What I Disliked: The sex scenes were more instructive rather than sexy; there’s no main antagonist or detrimental event to overcome.