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- 18 Years
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She Blinded Me with Sciencefiction based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Great read. As a fan of science fiction and of Star Trek it's refreshing to see a book honor the genre but take a totally different approach to it. For those of us who enjoy a good story about people getting together, but don't revel in the drama of most romance/erotic novels this is a great installment. Kally has clearly done her research into both the convention scene and the Star Trek (Original Series) canon. For a good ride and an unlikely romance at a Star Trek Con I would highly recommend the read.
I picked this up b/c I am a science fiction fan and the back blurb made it sound funny and appealing. I was also in the mood for contemporary erotica or romantica, and that's how it was marketed. It was a bust from both ends. I found the big conflict INCREDIBLY lame and weak. They both lied about who they were, but they each figured out who the other was -- conflict over (one would think). But no, the heroine had to go ON and ON about how awful it was that she'd lied and said she didn't associated with humans. I could tell where dialogue was supposed to be humorous, but none of it was. Although I appreciate the originality (Star Trek in romance? Cool!) and the basically respectful way the author wrote about Star Trek and its fandom, I thought this novel was amateurish at best. I assume the author is a fan of Star Trek to some degree, but there was a definite disconnect between how the characters were described and how they acted. For example, Bianca is a 'closet' Star Trek fan -- but only to the degree that she watches the series and movies and enjoys them. However, she knows how to speak Klingon. It's mostly just the really die-hard fans who learn Klingon, so that was toooooo far to stretch my suspension of disbelief. And NOBODY spouts Klingon and is 'surprised' they know it. Also, um, where was the erotica/romantica? Nothing hot in this book. I could've ignored the lack of erotic elements if it had been a good romantic comedy. Heck, most of what I read is decidedly not erotica/romantica, so I'm used to straight romance or romantic comedy. Unfortunately, this was neither romantic comedy, nor romantica, nor just a straight-up good story. So disappointing, b/c the premise was good and, as I said before, the idea of mixing Star Trek fandom and romance is really fun. Sadly, this novel failed to satisfy on any count.
Both of these books in the edtion were released as ebooks, but it is the first time they have been paired together and their first time in print. Kally Jo Surbeck hits the mark with her first print release. Bianca Kirkland and her friend Gertie go to Vegas for a free vacation. While there, she runs into Colby James, not recognizing him as the nerd she had dissed(well before he became the hunk he is now). Colby decides to pay her back, not telling her who he is. But plans go out the window when Gertie gets sick, then Bianca has to become a Klingon and officiate NAKED at a wedding. And worst of all, she finds herself falling in love. Included in the edition is a short story sequel called Friendly Fire. Kenny, a real life soap opera star, likes hiding behind the mask at Star Trek conventions, and thinks he has lost his chance at hooking up, but then he doesn't know Ivy. Both these stories are hilarious. Chick lit in tone, but definitely all romance, they will have you laughing and crying and thinking seriously about what really goes one at the conventions. Warm, witty, and hot in all the right spots, She Blinded Me with Science Fiction is definitely a keeper!
Fast and free-wheeling the characters in this uniquely designed Chick Lit totally cracked me up. After having read Ms. Surbeck¿s FOR THE LOVE OF¿ I was expecting another romantic suspense, though to be fair both books involve a bit of intrigue and each book has humor, it¿s handled in vastly different amounts. There were several moments in this novel where I actually laughed aloud. The friendship between Gertie and Bianca had me shaking my head and nodding at the same time. The girls are life-long buddies¿for any woman who has been best friends with another woman for that long knows that says it all right there. A truly endearing story with great chemistry between all the characters!