Under His Skin by Stacey O'Neale

Under His Skin

byStacey O'Neale

Kobo ebook | September 21, 2015

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A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

Earth girls are never easy. But they're worth it.

Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks' business is booming ever since she won reality TV's Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend-and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she's giving up and dating other people.

What she doesn't know is Kaden's heart doesn't actually beat. He's not human. Heck, he's not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden's unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice-tell Annabelle the truth and be deported-or lose his last chance at love.

Title:Under His SkinFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 21, 2015Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633754243

ISBN - 13:9781633754249

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Right off the bat, UNDER HIS SKIN hit all the right paranormal romance notes for me Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: Right off the bat, UNDER HIS SKIN hit all the right paranormal romance notes for me: easy to relate to characters, two people who are crazy about each other but are kept apart by outside forces/their own will, and sexy protagonists from outer space. What more can you ask for? Well for one, it could have used a bit more science-fiction "science", but it didn't ruin the book for me. Kaden and his brothers are refugees from a destroyed planet, Superman-style, who have an uneasy truce with the FBI who has placed them in a type of Witness Protection Program here on Earth. There are rules that go along with this protection, and one of the big ones is that they are not supposed to form romantic relationships with humans. Although Kaden tries his best, Annabelle and him quickly form a friendship that turns into something more. It was sweet to watch the relationship develop, even when Kaden was being a giant tool and trying to "keep her safe" by pushing her away. There are multiple funny moments in the book, as Kaden tries to woo Annabelle, or as the brothers use their powers for purely selfish reasons. I did roll my eyes at one point when the heroine thought back to her less than (inter)stellar sexual history, wondering "if any man could ever make her achieve orgasm..." We get it, we get it. As previously said, sci-fi-wise, there were a few more plot holes than I would have wanted; there were multiple unanswered questions about the alien physiology before they came to earth, about the destruction of their planet, and mostly about the uneasy truce they have with the FBI (let's just say they haven't told them quite everything). The brothers have a few hidden powers that actually caused a huge plot hole for me by the end of the book - if they have this power, why in the world didn't they use it earlier? Still, UNDER HIS SKIN was a fun romp, and as is the case with many paranormal romances, the story sets up the next book of the Alien Encounters series starring Kaden's brother Cam. I will be looking forward to discovering more about his powers and hopefully learning more about the technology and physiology of these aliens.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Under His Skin Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend and Annabelle has decided after a waiting that it is time to start dating other people in this riveting paranormal romance. To retain his intergalactic immunity, Kaden must keep his family’s secret and the reader can’t help but get caught up in this sweetheart of a romance as something strange starts happening to Kaden and his heart starts beating for Annabelle. The attraction is sizzling and the romance is sweet but the relationship is on a rocky slope due to Kaden’s secret which keeps emotions that readers can certainly relate to flowing from the pages. Strong, captivating characters grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot mesmerizes readers with suspense, excitement and romance. Expectation builds throughout the story as readers wonder how Kaden going to handle his growing relationship and his secret while excitement builds when Annabelle’s life is jeopardized by an enemy that Kaden didn’t see coming not to mention the government agents that have an eye on Kaden and his family continuously. The scenes and details are well written and capture the imagination while the intriguing events draw the readers in and guarantee that they want to know the whole story. The author has taken a mystifying what if subject and created a sexy and intriguing series with an interesting spin on the aliens and the government that adds an air of believability to the story. I enjoyed Kaden and Annabelle’s story from beginning to end and I can’t wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Under His Skin Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend and Annabelle has decided after a waiting that it is time to start dating other people in this riveting paranormal romance. To retain his intergalactic immunity, Kaden must keep his family’s secret and the reader can’t help but get caught up in this sweetheart of a romance as something strange starts happening to Kaden and his heart starts beating for Annabelle. The attraction is sizzling and the romance is sweet but the relationship is on a rocky slope due to Kaden’s secret which keeps emotions that readers can certainly relate to flowing from the pages. Strong, captivating characters grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot mesmerizes readers with suspense, excitement and romance. Expectation builds throughout the story as readers wonder how Kaden going to handle his growing relationship and his secret while excitement builds when Annabelle’s life is jeopardized by an enemy that Kaden didn’t see coming not to mention the government agents that have an eye on Kaden and his family continuously. The scenes and details are well written and capture the imagination while the intriguing events draw the readers in and guarantee that they want to know the whole story. The author has taken a mystifying what if subject and created a sexy and intriguing series with an interesting spin on the aliens and the government that adds an air of believability to the story. I enjoyed Kaden and Annabelle’s story from beginning to end and I can’t wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sexy, romantic and beautifully presented. Kaden and Annabelle's story was unique. I think that is what originally caught my attention. I enjoy stories that defy the odds and have characters that capture my attention and keep me interested until the very end. Under His Skin did just that. Stacey O'Neale took people who had differences and showed that being different is not what matters, it's what is on the inside that makes a person who they are. The heart, mind and soul are the guiding factors. Annabelle was confident in her professional life but unsure in her personal one. Kaden was hesitant in revealing his true feelings because of other things he has been hiding from her. His truths could destroy their relationship completely. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I have not read this genre before but I am impressed with Under His Skin. The story was sexy, romantic and beautifully presented.
Date published: 2015-09-13