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Alien in the Family (Katherine "Kitty" Katt #3)

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"...great fun, with lots of quirky characters, witty dialogue, a bit of romance, some hot sex, and oodles of action." —Locus

Planning any wedding is hard enough, but Katherine "Kitty" Katt and Jeff Martini have a lot more to worry about than seating arrangements, because multiple inter-stellar invasions, Alpha Team in mortal peril, and inter-alien conspiracies are all on th
Paperback, 457 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by DAW (first published February 23rd 2011)
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Jun 03, 2011 Lynette rated it liked it
Before I commence with this review, let me say that I am a fan of this series and will probably buy the next book. As you know, I try not to buy anything and for me to say that I’m buying something really is important. Now that I have stated this, it’s time for Lynette to be a complete and total hypocrite by listing why ALIEN IN THE FAMILY drove me crazy. I apologize in advance and I know I’m going to piss off a lot of you, because my filter is off. I’m going to try to go through this review and ...more
Sep 12, 2011 Li rated it it was ok
And this book, unfortunately, is where I draw a line under this series.

Don't get me wrong - it's still fun, but in the end, there were too many things that niggled me about the book to get into it and continue with the series.

It felt as though there were too many plotlines, combined with some slightly-off pacing and plotting - the big action finale takes place around three-quarters into the book, with the last quarter focusing on Kitty/Jeff's wedding... which had zero conflict or tension.

Mar 16, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing
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Mar 11, 2011 Ratkin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won, first-reads
First the necessary disclaimer: This review is based on my having read an Advanced Reader Copy of "Alien in the Family." Said ARC was won in a contest on the author's website. Thanks, Gini! (By the way, if you're a fan of Gini Koch's books and you're not part of her "Hook Me Up" e-mail should be. You can sign up at her website, www.ginikoch,com .)

"Alien in the Family" is the third book in Ms. Koch's series about the exploits of Katherine "Kitty" Katt, following series debut "Touched B
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Jul 03, 2013 Jeann (Happy Indulgence) rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
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This is a hard book for me to review, mainly because I loved the previous two books in the series but have decided to stop after this one. I enjoyed the series to date due to it’s originality, action, hot aliens in Armani suits and it’s charming narrator Kitty, who ultimately led to the downfall of the series for me.

As a member of the Alpha Centaurian Division, filled with A-C’s or ultra good looking, stamina-filled,
Jan 14, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
I think I've had too many friends get raped to find rape jokes funny. Or maybe I just take things too seriously. Whatever, they bothered me.

Kitty's descent into Mary Sue territory and how she jerked around Jeff by continually prodding his jealousy button also bothered me (she comments at one point that she likes that he has potential stalker tendencies, but even though they're engaged, her wishy-washy commitment to him seemed kind of cruel? needy? in an unpleasant way). Add in an increasingly z
I should go back and add Jewish interest to the first books since our heroine is half Jewish. This one is about the revelation that her fiance Jeff's original family back on Alpha Centari have decided to take an interest in who he is considering marrying for an interesting reason that is a revelation to Kitty. Hey, I'm trying HARD here not to give anything away! It is fun until we get to the big event, which most people can guess at but I won't specify. Then it slows down to showing every last b ...more
Mar 21, 2011 Larissa rated it it was amazing
Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*Contains MINOR SPOILERS for the previous books in the series.

Kitty, Martini and the whole gang are back with a vengeance and Gini does the seemingly impossible, by delivering a third book in a series that leaves nothing to be desired when put up against the previous installments. We all know how hard it is for a series to be consistently amazing, book after book, capturing our attention and hearts with every single one that the author puts
Jun 02, 2011 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, sci-fi, romance, gini-koch
Third book in the series and I still love it. It still takes me 2 days to read each book, which is unusual for me, but there is just so much happening and I feel the need to savour it all.

Kitty and Jeff have announced their engagement but are lagging behind on the wedding prep. Trying too hard to make everything perfect. Different religions, 2 on Kitty's side & 1 big one on Jeff's side; different cultural traditions; planetary & Alpha Four monarchist interruptions, notwithstanding.

As alw
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
Alien in the family was the best book of the series so far. And its all because of the wedding and Jeff Martini. As Kitty sprints down the ile—err, literally—she has many things to deal with, lesbians that grope her, injured friends, alien invasion, passing a test from Jeff’s homeworld, and again figuring out her feelings about everything before anyone else does. That’s the one thing I find weird everyone in this novel seems to know Kitty’s feelings before her, but whatever it seems to all work ...more
Oct 17, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sarah by: Larissa
Alien in the Family continues the story six months on from the ending of Alien Tango, Kitty and Martini's relationship is stronger than ever and they are in the middle of planning their wedding. Their only worry should be how to keep the fact that Martini's family are all aliens a secret from Kitty's family but their lives are never that simple. It turns out that Martini is in fact a member of the Alpha Centaurion Royal Family and they're about to have visitors who want to make sure Kitty is a s ...more
Apr 16, 2011 Ana rated it it was amazing
Kitty is one really busy girl. Not only does she have to plan her wedding, she has to worry about some sort of testing to see if she's fit to be Jeff's bride, there's a race of alien Amazons who want to conquer this world, and yeah Jeff could be the next king of A-Cs.

This is my favourite in the series. More of the time was dedicated to Jeff and Kitty's relationship, and Kitty's various friendships.

We get to see more of the way that the A-Cs planet works, it's politics, history and customs.

One o
Nov 03, 2014 Amber rated it it was ok
Sigh. I really love the premise behind these books and I really enjoy the idea behind the characters. I loved the funny parts in the first book (attacking an alien with hairspray...brilliant!). I think I will give this series one more try. Here are my problems with this book:

1) Kitty is created as this strong, in-charge women in charge of the alpha flight division which is pretty cool. She has a great female role model in her mother and her friends and her new alien buddies. But... apparently th
Apr 26, 2011 Monica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This book was just as amazing as the first book. I enjoyed Alien Tango but not as much as I had enjoyed Touched by an Alien or this book. I thought it was so wonderful. It gave us a few new characters and allowed us to get in deep with a few relationships we hadn't glimpse from the up-front point of view. I love learning things about old best friends so...this book is definitely the one for that.

Ok, I think the way Ms. Koch laid everything out in a manageable format (with the chess board as a to
Carolyn F.
Jun 18, 2012 Carolyn F. rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book, sci-fi, sfr
Spoiler complaints - read at your peril

1. The book was way too long. It could have been cut off about 50 or more pages earlier when they were finally back at Earth and got married. The whole "better do it now" (I can't say any more) wasn't needed. Did the publisher want a bigger book?

2. Too many people have sly, off-the-cuff, supposedly witty comments, even aliens from other planets, and not just from one alien world but many. I was so tired of them.

3. Yes, Kitty has a gay friend. This only ne
Apr 11, 2011 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aliens
GENRE: Fantasy, Romance
THEME: Aliens
RECEIVED: Purchased

Can I just say I wish Alien’s existed and lived on our planet, well ones that are tall, gorgeous, and are gods in bed… and named Martini.
The third book in Gini Koch’s, Kitty Katt Series is better than ever. I absolutely love this series. Not only does it have humor, men who looks like models, and action scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat, but also the plot and characters are just so darn entertaining that you never want t
Apr 04, 2011 Susi rated it really liked it
Be warned this review is definitely spoiling book 1 and 2.

Alien in the Family was probably one if the most anticipated books of 2011 for me. I love this series so much- the mix of fun, wit, action and sexy times is just irresistible for me. And this newest addition didn't disappoint. We see all those lovely characters we welcomed into our heart, again. This book just fits or we could even say it's our usual AC routine.*wink*

Kitty and Martini are wonderful as always. They are happily engaged and
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Martini and Kitty were great in this book, and you really see their growth – especially Jeff’s. He is trying to conquer his jealousy, though it will likely never fully disappear. Most women hate jealousy in a man, but for some reason, it’s cute on Jeff. His I am Tarzan, Hear me Roar moments are giggle-worthy, and I especially love how Kitty puts him in his place, in her own special way. This couple just works. Kitty
As always, Kitty's world is full of organized chaos, out-of-this-world battles, and some rockin' great tunes. In addition to all that, in this book we are off to Vegas! It was funny to see that all the women loved the idea of gambling while the men not so much.

To top it all off, Kitty and Jeff are finally gonna tie the knot. But, they can't do it without a little help from their friends. Most of all, Reader, James or Jaime, is there to save the day. (view spoiler)
Jan 10, 2013 Christine rated it it was ok
I couldn't bring myself to give this book 3 stars because the last 1/4 of the book was a painfully long description of wedding preparations and an actual wedding. I'm sorry, but there's nothing interesting about planning a wedding unless you're in it. I kept expecting another alien to attack or something, but really, it was all wrapped up and then there was wedding planning. And the wedding. Ugh. SO fair warning if you're still reading this series. And if you are, why? (Seriously, I'm curious wh ...more
Michael Hirsch
Mar 04, 2012 Michael Hirsch rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
It starts out fast and fun, but after a while the many weaknesses started to bother me too much. Ultimately, I decided that the big problem is that it isn't really science fiction. It's really a bodice ripper set in the modern day within a broader context of a galactic civilization instead of in a historical setting.

SF is supposed to have a logical consistency--even soft science fiction. In this book, the aliens had magical powers (empathy bordering on telepathy, the ability to project visions,
Rating: 3.0
Genre: Science Fiction/Romance

Alien in the Family is the third release in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt science fiction romance series. If you thought things were wacky the last time out, prepare for a rollercoaster ride that ends with some surprises including one I did not see coming and now wonder in what direction the series will go from here.

Kitty is a former marketing guru who is now Commander for the Centaurion Divisions Airborne Division. She was given the position after she kille
Apr 13, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Joint review with Has originally posted here:

Publisher: Daw
Publish Date: Out Now
How we got this book: Review requested from author

Has: I have been looking forward to this book for a long time especially since it promised an eventful event for Kitty and Jeff and in that case it certainly didn’t disappoint.

MinnChica: I too have been really looking forward to this one. I’ve come to love the hijinks that Kitty and Martini get into, and with their wedding bein
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Apr 11, 2011 Patti TheLoveJunkee rated it really liked it
Shelves: shapeshifters, sci-fi
4 1/2 stars - loved it!

Agent Kitty Katt and Alien Jeff Martini are supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, they're being attacked by man-hating Amazons, Kitty's being tested to see if she's "suitable" to marry Jeff, and attacks by shapeshifter assassins are taking up all their time. Then, when Kitty and Jeff's families both "coincidentally" show up in Las Vegas at the same time they're there, Kitty knows something's up...

My thoughts: I'm holding Gini Koch responsible for my sleepless ni
Sep 19, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
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Nov 06, 2012 Deanka rated it it was ok
I read the first one and it was good, made me want to read the sequel, but I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed. There were all these mini cliff hangers in like every chapter, and the set ups didn't really make any sense. Plus, if I had to read how Kitty had to be wrapped around Jeff everytime they went through a gate one more time I think i was going to throw the book against a wall. Seriously, this is supposed to be a kick-ass character, and yet everytime she gets near her boyfriend ...more
May 12, 2016 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kitty Katt fans
Recommended to June by: Joan
Martini's proposal has caused the other races to come to Earth, not all friendly. Martini is actually a member of the Alpha Centaurion royal family. Assassins, spies, alien races, shape shifters abound. Can Kitty and everyone survive until the wedding? Maybe a 3.5. A little over the top, but I love the snark.
Feb 25, 2013 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread 25/2/13

Kitty & Martini have been engaged for 6 months but are finding it extremely difficult to commit to any wedding choices. Martini wants everything to be just right and Kitty doesn't want to lie to her friends and family who don't know about the Aliens.

Meanwhile there is a succession problem on Alpha Centauri and it looks like Martini is about to be tapped on the shoulder when a delegation from the Planetary Council shows up. But not all is as it seems.

We have Amazonian lesbian fr
Kari Chapman
I knew from the first book in the series that I wouldn't be finishing the series. The only question for me would be at what time the balance changed from "very silly, but entertaining" to "just too silly". The answer to that question is about halfway through book 3.

This is a very silly, but fun series. It's trademark is being over the top and larger than life. However, in book three we reach a point where it's just too much - (view spoiler)
Joy Smith
Feb 16, 2014 Joy Smith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult SF fans
Recommended to Joy by: Amazon reviews, as I recall
There are a lot of aliens of various sorts in this story, including some really cool ones that I love! The characters are interesting, and the writing has great dialogue and lines I loved. There is some steamy sex, and sometimes it's practically non-stop. Hey, save some of that energy for fighting the baddies that are sneaking up on you. I started with #3 because the premise sounded like fun. Wedding and family problems and hostile aliens would make for a interesting mix, I thought, and it did. ...more
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Gini Koch writes the bestselling fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 11, Alien Separation, is coming May 2015.

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Katherine "Kitty" Katt (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4)
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