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Kim could tell at a glance Angel wasn't the average attractive yet poorly disguised extraterrestrial scout sent to assess Earth's defenses before the inevitable alien invasion. Angel's memory loss cover story? Lame. Robbing a passing ruffian of his shirt to cover her naked body? NOT a good way to avoid attracting attention! As a science fiction geek, Kim felt herself uniquely qualified to watch Angel and thwart her dark mission...once the alien got around to it.

But Angel had her own questions. She couldn't help but wonder, why would Kim invite a stranger home? Surely, it could only be for romance! Kim didn't dare correct her, not without giving herself away, and so both found themselves in an escalating romantic relationship neither actually wanted.

Is it possible lies and deception could lead to true love? Could projected feelings designed to fool the other become genuine?

A Date with Angel is a romantic escalation comedy full of misinterpretations, grand theories, and devious, romantic traps...and a suspected alien woman doing her best to meet a sci-fi paranoiac's expectations.

©2015 J. Judkins (P)2015 J. Judkins

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Loved this book

As fellow gamer, I loved this book.

Great game references, got steamy at time, made me laugh out loud in parts.

Hope there is a third book, or even more.

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Brilliantly humorous.

Loved it. Very funny, I'd love to meet Angel. Great narrator too! I'm always amazed how easily they can change voices!

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  • non ofyabussiness
  • 06-08-15

An absolutely different sci fi lesbian story.

I loved listening to this book. found my self laughing and loved the fact that Kim is a gamer and inverted basically. and at first I didn't like angels voice... but it grew on me. so I recommend this book you'll like it trust me.

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  • Mark Hermann
  • 29-07-15

Awesome Premise. Great Humor. Little Else.

Not your typical lesbian romance. Very funny, underhandedly sweet, good chemistry. Once the premise is set, though, the story stays there for 14 hours before a quick wrapup and a hint at a sequel. The main character's headspace, which we never leave, is like Woody Allen with Asperger's and an extreme case of paranoia. It's funny, but Jesus does it wear you down after a while.

Despite this, I will happily buy the sequel, as well as anything else this author puts out. The narrator was wonderful, though her choice of voice for Angel, a blonde, blue-eyed, sex kitten, was too manly, I thought. She handles the humor delightfully, regardless,and is perfect as Kim.

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  • Dreamy Starr
  • 20-02-16

I almost stopped listening to several times

The book can be humorous at times but I do think this book wrote for young boys. The mixture of Si-fi/childish characters is different.

I do not recommend

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  • Kalipall
  • 18-09-15

Funny and unexpectedly sweet!

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This is billed as a romantic comedy, and I must say it delivers. Kim is a paranoid introvert, zealous in her goal to keep her private life private, and making sure she allows no one close to her. As the book opens, Kim encounters a naked woman in a convenience store parking lot. The woman is putting on a shirt she obviously took from the unconscious man lying on the ground. The two women look at each other, and finally Kim engages her in conversation. That conversation leads to all the events that occur in the book. Because that conversation is weird. And it rings all sorts of alarm bells in Kim's mind. This woman is an alien scout! And Kim might be the only thing standing between Earth and an alien invasion. Which, let's face it, is ridiculous.
The comedy is that this gamer girl geek believes Angel, as she declares her name to be, is an alien. There are several things that back this theory up, from the obvious lies Angel tells about herself - her cover story, to things that Angel does that just don't add up to normal. Kim's struggles to maintain her own cover lead her to accept and agree to things with Angel that she had no intention of doing. This leads to numerous situations that were funny enough to make me laugh out loud. Which brings me to the narrator. Kendall Taylor brings a distinct personality to each character, the best of which is her deadpan delivery of Angel's lines. Sometimes just hearing Angel's responses in that voice cracked me up.
The best thing about this book, and this is what pushed it up to a 5 star for me, is that while this is a romantic comedy, there's a secondary story going on here that just struck me as sweet, intense, and amazing. This is the story of a woman with horrible interpersonal issues, trust issues, overwhelming shyness, completely introverted, and closed off to any sort of personal relationship where she can get hurt. It takes a completely out of this world reason for Kim to invite someone into her space, and at first, Kim grudgingly accepts the things that occur because she has to keep an eye on this alien who might mean the end of our world. And it is extremely interesting to hear her try to justify the things that she feels and does. The fact that every step forward in their relationship, every step closer together is because of some devious and evil master plan that Angel has concocted to trick Kim into helping her complete her mission. And the way that Angel not only goes along with it, but buys in to it as well, absolutely makes them perfect for each other. Slowly Kim opens up her life, to Angel and to others she comes in contact with, very reluctantly, and very grudgingly. And by the end of the book, Kim has become someone who has at least one person in her life who is more important to her than all of her insecurities. That is the secondary story, and it is glorious.
I'm not sure if this would read as funny as it was listening to it, but I will definitely find out at some point in time.

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  • AzDayton
  • 12-06-17

Horny 15-yr-old Boys Will Love It

About 85% of this book is merely one "girl's" struggle coming to terms with her sexuality (lesbian). While some of it rings true, most of it is highly redundant and we go through the same cycle over and over and over and over until one is begging for an end. She back-tracks herself all over the place, and while that does happen, people rarely do so that often, that fast, and in such predictable fashion.

The rest is a half-hearted attempt at science fiction which more often than not, seems made up on the spot and contradicts itself with regularity.

All that being said, the author does manage to interject some humor, so it's not completely un-entertaining. If you have nothing else to do, or if you're immune to cyclic frustration, it might be okay. Or if you have the memory of a goldfish!

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  • Irishnotfur
  • 20-08-19

The main character sucks

And the alien leaves much to be desired. I found the plot extremely funny at times but was also bored out of my mind and just skipped to the end. I can’t stand whiny self centered people and the main character is only that at all times.

I loved the person reading this she has a great voice and will probably look for more from her but this author just isn’t worth it.

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  • realdog
  • 16-09-15

Good idea, very poorly written story

If I had to guess, I'd say the author was teen-aged male or a very immature, straight female. I almost stopped listening at multiple points because the main character went over and over her paranoid obsession with resisting any attraction or interaction with another person. Think I'm kidding? Chapter 32, and she's going on and on about ways she thinks the other character is tricking her into kissing. Yes, Chapter 32. I was grinding my teeth. I say teen-aged boy, because the character, Kim, was fixated on Angel's breasts...like a juvenile boy would...not lesbian behavior at all. Then Kim doesn't under any circumstances want to have sex...until she does. Then she has hours of it without ever reciprocating ...leaving Angel high and ...well, not dry. Absolutely unlesbian like. Also, after chapters and chapters of dragging out her resistance to Angel, the ending is abrupt and had little passion.

What was good about this book? The overall story concept and the narrator. That's about all I can say about it. It desperately needed an editor...or even better, a real writer.

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  • Avid Listener
  • 03-10-20

Quirky, amusing, and surprising

Almost gave up on this long winded story many times, but I'm glad I listened in shorter increments and lasted to the satisfying conclusion. Looks like one more story after this one. Even though I'm not into sci fi or gaming and missed some of the allusions, it was a fun and clever story. All the best to the author in future writing projects. Glad the story is available on audible!

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  • DAR ICE
  • 04-07-20

Enjoyable

I found this audiobook to be enjoyable! a little drawn out but I liked it! voice actor was easy to follow!

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  • Samantha Simons
  • 07-05-20

Frustrating

The story moves so slow and is way too reparative. The first half is mainly to protagonist saying she doesn’t want to do anything while the alien pretty much manipulates her into things. It is borderline rapey and feels slimy the way the alien forces herself on the human. Voice performance is fine, story is not good.

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