This was the first book of Kelly Jensen’s that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. Less Than Perfect is the telling of Mikayla and Reg’s survival and developing romance post Alien invasion taking over the world. Certain aspects of the book reminded me of The Host which is probably the only other book I have read in this genre.
Jensen does a good job describing what life is like after such a crazy, and hopefully unlikely, Alien takeover. I really liked Mikayla’s character and felt her to be a strong heroine in the end. She really came through. Reg sounds dreamy and although the two don’t seem to have the makings of a perfect couple, they work. I love how Reg looks out for Mikayla even before any romance develops and what was more endearing was how Beth, one of their fellow survivors, helped the coupling occur.
This book is a novella so it makes for a quick read. I really found the storyline to be interesting and part of me wishes it could have been a novel so I could have gotten a better feel for the developing romance. In essence, I just wanted a little more. Despite that, it is most definitely a complete story that is very entertaining. If you enjoy romance books with the paranormal feel, and are looking for a quick read, then Less Than Perfect would be perfect for you.
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About the Book:
Mikayla’s read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she’s prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She’s not.
Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg.
All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world, hidden away from the aliens that call themselves The People, but cities of the depopulated United States not infested with The People are rife with gangs, the detritus of civilization and disease.
On a mission to restock their supplies, Mikayla and Reg are captured by The People and prepared for the procedure that will make them perfect, but no longer quite human. In order to escape, they need to rely on each other…if Mikayla can trust a man who seems too good to be true.