Intergalactic Dating Agency
Red Rock Alien Mail Order Brides (Book 1)
Space Invader steals time for love
Ex-soldier turned space pirate Tey Raider is visiting Earth to steal a fortune and use one of the Red Rock vortexes to escape into the deep black. When he bumps into Sophia West, he has no idea the human woman will throw a wrench into the hyperdrive of his master plan, and spin him, his storm cruiser, and his heart out of control.
Sophia doesn’t believe in aliens until a Sedona-based dating agency mixer puts her in direct contact with out-of-this-world clientele. She’s undercover trying to locate her brother—abducted and tortured by the big-brained bully, Nimbus. She strikes a hard bargain with Tey Raider to help her find and free her brother. Never mind that the haunted ex-soldier makes her want to reach out and make an alien connection.
The mission leads to a close encounter, and when the red dust settles, neither will be the same.
As Quantum begins we are introduced to Tey Raider, a lonely soldier who has turned space pirate and has just stolen something very valuable. He needs a place to hide it and a chance meeting with a human woman gives him an idea. Problem is Sophia is on a mission of her own and when she finds the odd object, she hides it. Sophia is desperate to find her brother and manages to get herself into the same party as someone who just might have the information she needs. Slight problem though as it's not just any old party, no it's one full of aliens searching for potential mates! Yikes, time for a hasty exit and who should offer to help? Yes, he's tall, a bit red looking, and definitely not human! Raider is sticking close and nothing will stop him.
Quantum just had a life of its own with so much going on. Poor Sophia has a rude awakening to the fact that not only do aliens exist but they are here on Earth and have been for quite some time. She's incredibly driven and without her rose coloured spectacles in place bravely confronts any and all who get in her way. No, she isn't kickass but her determination made her a likable heroine.
Raider stole my heart as he just wanted to live and his thinking was so funny at times. I really liked that Ms Kellison didn't try to make him perfect and his mistakes and uncertainty at times added hugely to the fun. Trust me I've never thought about eating certain creatures, but Raider does and can I just say yuk? It's not all fun though as from quite early on characters suffer and it wasn't pleasant reading but again it's Raider who simply shines allowing me to smile again as he tries so hard to do what he thinks is right.
A fast pace with very interesting supporting characters. I particularly enjoyed the various types of aliens mentioned and there's a nasty bad guy too whose actions led to an enormous plot twist. Lots of chemistry but nothing instant, instead a heavily charged sexual tension that builds between the two main characters. Far shorter than I wanted but there's so much packed in that I cannot really complain too much. I'd happily read more in this series as I'm left wondering just what will happen to the various characters introduced here. This was a Sci-Fi romance that really entertained me.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.