Sunday, October 18, 2015

Review: Under His Skin

Author Stacey O’Neale

Format e-book
Print Length ?
Publisher Entangled: Covet
Published September 28, 2015

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.

My Opinion

Oh how I hope this is a series…. It says book one. Let’s all take a deep breath and sigh in relief. Because sweethearts let me tell you, after reading this book you are going to stalking the author’s website for information on the next release date in this series. Yes, it is that good. 

I am a huge Stacey O’Neale fan. Her Mortal Enchantment series is pretty amazing. So I went into this one with high expectations. She not only met every one of them but this book hit them completely out of the park. The story is told from both characters point of view and boy does that make for some hilarious reading! Well played!

For the last year, Kaden and Annabelle have been the best of friends. They both want more but that is not in the cards. Kaden has friend zoned Annabelle. Well, technically the US Government has friend zoned her. Something silly about humans and aliens (yeah, he is an alien- from like out of space) not getting too involved. He is just following along because he has to protect his family. He is okay with being friend zoned against his and her will. Or at least he was okay with that until someone else tries to make the moves of Annabelle. Then all good intentions get thrown out the window.

Annabelle is just well confused. She has no clue that she is friend zone. She knows that she is attracted to Kaden on a non-friend bases. Her bestie Hillary convinces her that she needs to go out on a date. If Kaden is attracted to her, he will not be happy with this. If not, she will know once and for all that friends is all they will be. Let’s just say that Kaden is not happy at all- but he is trying to be supportive.

That is until someone threatens Annabelle- then he goes straight into protecting his mate mode. Only Annabelle is not his mate. Or is she? Can an alien’s true mate be a human? And who is threatening sweet Annabelle? When will the government step in?

The banter and chemistry between Kaden and Annabelle is delightful. The reader can tell that there are genuine feelings between the two. That he wants to protect her so very badly is charming, especially when he has to call in back-up due to a misunderstanding.

Under His Skin is the perfect book to become captivated in after a long day at work. It will have you laughing within minutes. Yeah, there may be a time or two you wanted to shake the main characters, all great books have those moments. There are only two questions you should be asking yourself- why haven’t you read this one yet, and when is the next one in the series coming out?

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote Yeah, that’s me. I’m a goddamn saint.

Other People

Hillary- Annabelle’s bestie
Cam- not serious little brother of Kaden
Hayden- serious, scientific brother of Kaden


  1. Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. This author is great.

  2. Thanks for the awesome review, Angela! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)