The New Guy (Office Aliens Book 2) by V.C. Lancaster 3 Stars
Maggie works in Enquiries at DETI (The Department of Extra-Terrestrial Immigration) and they’re a little under-staffed. She’s confused but grateful when a handful of Teissian refugees fresh off the spaceship are allocated to her department. She is put in charge of training Ro, a charming, scaled alien with a sexy voice, cute dimples, and a lot of secrets.
She knows office romances are a bad idea, but she just can’t resist after spending every day sitting opposite him. As the two get closer, however, questions arise that threaten their relationship. Why does his friend seem to hate her so much? What is he hiding about his life on his home planet?
Can Maggie get Ro to open up before it’s too late? Or will his secrets overwhelm them both?
I really loved the first book in this series and while I enjoyed aspects of this book, it suffered from some logic problems in the world building and lack of communication between the characters.
The heroine is into the hero because of his sexy voice and he is nice. They move into dating. It is sweet.
And then they don’t talk and she doesn’t seek out knowledge about him and I can’t believe the other couple wouldn’t have talk to them and that basic knowledge about the aliens wouldn’t be around… rant, rant, rant.
I like the premise and I like some of the new details of world building but I was frustrated. Communication would have made for a much better book with a much better set of conflict.