Rescuing Prince Charming (Alien Contact for Idiots Book 4)


SCI-FI:  In “Rescuing Prince Charming,” protagonist Desdemona Johnson, aka Dusty, leads a pretty ordinary life as a tech writer. When saboteurs try to bomb the prototype of Earth’s first starship, she finds herself at the wrong (or as it turns out, ‘right’), place at the right time to save the starship. And when a mysterious, drop-dead-gorgeous Kwadran turns up out of nowhere to help, Dusty can’t help but feel attracted to this enigmatic stranger. That is, until the stranger turns out to be Reese Eaglesbrood, an alien prince yearning for a chance to redeem himself – and the perfect way to do so seems to be by rooting out the saboteurs determined to destroy his latest project. However, the moment Reese meets Dusty, he realizes her very presence could jeopardize his mission.

The world-building in “Rescuing Prince Charming” is phenomenal, and the science-fiction aspect works very well. Without being too complicated or falling into the trap of endless technical descriptions, Edward Hoornaert crafts a believable, entertaining sci-fi world that both Dusty and Reese are part of. The romance in the story is very intriguing as well, and while both characters are interesting on their own, the chemistry between them is what truly drives the story.

Majanka Verstraete