Commander Aleeks Daahn has a bad
feeling about this meeting on Xxania Hethhh between a human
delegation that he is responsible for and the Xxan
delegation, a dominant reptilian humanoid species. Fifty
years ago the Xxan tried to conquer Earth, now they were
negotiating a treaty.
Mirienne ‘Miri’ Johns is a biologically
engineered Xxan – human crossbreed raised and trained as a
negotiator. When Miri joins the opening session of the
meeting all hell breaks loose and she runs for her life.
When Aleeks gets his hands on Miri he
soon learns that nothing is quite what it seems when it
comes to this crossbred female. Mysteries and suspicions
surround Miri which Aleeks fully intends to get to the
bottom of but then Aleeks has a few secrets of his own.
Science fiction and romance are seamlessly joined in
Close Enough to Human. Author Brenna Lyons spins a
wild tale with fascinating beings, unique mating practices
and much more. There are some great ideas and the overall
concept is original but creating new alien habits and words
don’t always work if they aren’t explained or understood
completely such as the pheromones Zhigaal and Zhigaah.
Close Enough to Human is well written with
compelling characters, but loses itself in the translations