Title :

Under His Skin

Author :

Stacey O’Neale

Series :


Release date: September 21, 2015
Rating :

3 Stars

Blurb :

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.

Review :

My Review for “Under His Skin” by Stacey O’Neale leaves me in a conflict.

Let me explain my reasons. I usually judge the storyline and the writing but in this case there is a (for me) big discrepancy between those two that makes it difficult for me to find a suitable “star” rating.
On the PRO side – we have a very intriguing nice and fresh storyline that I truly enjoyed.
And on the CON side – we have how the author used this storyline.
One thing are the holes inside the story which may be easy to overlook but if I add the holes to the partly superficial way the story is told I really get a problem. In the beginning I tried to overlook that I was missing out very much on the depth of the character development. (This is really due to the intriguing plot – so you can see that it was really good)
I was hoping there would be an improvement during the story and really at like 30-40% into it I noticed a slight improvement that added a little depth. But then it became more noticeable that there were some holes in the plot which is what basically added to the superficial feeling I got.
And finally the way the “basic” problem was solved – that was supposed to be so huge… – well – the solution was there from the beginning on so looking back all the problems were “non existent” and I felt kind of cheated – not sure how to explain it without giving away too much.
I am sure many people will love the plot and it is not a bad book by all means – but the handling of the plot killed the fun for me even if this plot was really intriguing
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