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How to Marry An Alien
(My Alien Romance #3)
by Magan Vernon
Published: November 18th 2012 by Calta Press
Alex’s interstellar relationship has finally been sealed in the eyes of the human world, so now she can move on to her next step: college.
With Ace by her side and a new piece of jewelry on her finger, she thinks she is ready for anything. Well, almost anything.
Her new roommate holds a dangerous link to her past that Alex isn't sure if she can handle. Then there is the whole alien fiancé thing. Every time she tries to get closer to Ace, he seems to pull further away. Top that off with a full summer class load and a few more alien attacks and it’s just another day for Alex.
Except this time she isn’t sure if marrying an alien will be the happy ending she’s hoping for.
**While the first two alien books were mildly tame, this book is a little different. I'm not saying it's Fifty Shades or anything, but Alex is eighteen, she's going off to college and she's been with her alien boyfriend for a year; there is guranteed to be some heat. I'm recommending this for upper YA/New Adult readers.**
There is absolutely nothing exciting to look at when you drive hundreds of miles on the highway. Somewhere after Oklahoma I felt my eyes start to drift. There hadn't been any sort of a gas station or rest stop for miles, and I was running low on energy.
Ace was lightly snoring in the seat next to me. He drove most of the morning and into the afternoon. The sleep I had while he was driving was to sleep off the hangover. Now at 3 a.m., I needed actual sleep. I should have stopped. Why didn't I just stop at the rest stop an hour ago and take a nap? There really wasn't any hurry to get to Flagstaff, but I was determined to make good time.
I sang along with every stupid song on the radio, blasting the air conditioning just to force my eyes to stay open. I constantly found my eyelids drooping and jolting myself awake, so that the car would slightly swerve.
No, I wasn't going to fall asleep and ruin my new car. I had been driving around in the Pox for too long to take something so nice for granted. I had to stay awake.
The road ahead was completely dark, save for the few lights that would hang on the overpasses every few miles. There wasn't another car in sight and no reason why another one would be out as late as we were anyway.
A flash of brown streaked across the road so fast I could have blinked and missed it. A deer? Off the highway with nothing around? I banked my wheel hard to the right, trying to avoid hitting it. It was definitely too small to be a deer. I looked to my left and saw the grass ruffle on the other side of the highway. I'd never seen something move so fast, and it was so dark I could only make out a faint outline of something sprinting through the field.
Before I could turn my head back to the road in front of me I felt my whole body jerk back into my seat and the crushing sound of metal on metal. Screeeeech.
Ace stirred awake, his eyes wide and looking straight ahead. "Alex, what the—?"
Before he could finish his sentence, the car bounced off the guardrail and before the scream could leave my lips the car rolled to the left. It didn't take long before it completely rocked over. That left me clutching at my seatbelt while I hung upside down from my seat.
Finally, my voice came back to me, and I looked at Ace. He didn't wear his seatbelt and his seat had been leaned back so he could get a better slumber. His body was pinned between the seat and the crushed roof. A large oozing cut bled from his head and into his closed eyes.
I pulled myself free of the seatbelt and fell to where the roof now became the floor, careful to avoid the glass that had crushed in from the windshield. But there was no avoiding it; it had shattered and cut into every bit of bare skin I had on my arms.
He moaned, slightly lifting his head.
"Oh my God, Ace? Are you alright? We need to get you to a hospital!" My body was stiff. It felt as if all my muscles had ceased up, and I could barely crawl from my spot toward him.
"No hospital," he groaned. "Just call your dad and get some Circe officials here."
"But, Ace, you're really hurt." I couldn't even see the lower half of his body. It was completely covered by the bottom of the car. His torso hung forward over the hood of the car and his seat pressed against his back.
"Alex, just call your dad!" His voice grew louder. The lungs had to be crushed against the ceiling and I wasn't sure how he could even talk. Hopefully someone would get there to save him before he stopped talking.
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