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The E.T. Guy

(Office Aliens #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  925 ratings  ·  101 reviews
It's 2266, and Lois Kennedy is an Intake Officer for DETI, the Department of Extra-Terrestrial Immigration.

Zir is a refugee from the planet Teiss, working in DETI's I.T. department.

Lois and Zir just can't get along. As far as she's concerned, he's rude, abrasive, and condescending. She wants nothing to do with him. So why does he never leave her alone? He must be crazy
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published November 26th 2016
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
I absolutely loved this one.

It was original, funny and bloody adorable.
5 Stars

This story was a delightful surprise. I was expecting something light and frothy, maybe a little silly and OTT; instead, it was intriguing, engaging, thoughtful, and original.

Another reviewer compared it to (an intergalactic version of) "The Hating Game," and in some respects, that is true. The MCs, who work together, do seem to be antagonistic toward each other, but a lot of that antagonism is pretty one-sided. It takes the heroine a little too long (for being so interested in alien
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the cutest romances I've ever read. One of my favourite things about stories where one person is pining for the other is that you get to see the oblivious person's perceptions slowly change through the course of the story, and V C Lancaster absolutely nails this. Lois starts off thinking Zir is rude and doesn't like her, and while it's fair to say that his social skills aren't exactly exemplary, she comes to realise that his attitude towards her is almost the exact opposite to how ...more
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

A near-futuristic, sci-fiction-ish tale with a human MC, Lois Kennedy, a young social-services government employee whose job involves intake and processing the alien races from the planet Teiss upon arrival to earth. Lois is the first to greet them upon arrival and explain everything while seeing to their immediate needs. Teiss has been invaded by a vicious race of insects who are at war with another group of aliens who have allied themselves with Earth. I won't go into all
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book, I loved the world building and how unique the heroes species is and I loved how possessive he was. I do wish the heroine wouldn't have fought the mating so much but this is a nice fun read.

- Adorable characters.
- Loved the world building!
Mich Must Read
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounding up. This reminded me a little bit of The Hating Game, but it did not have nearly as much tension between the characters and the male is an Alien. It focused on aliens immigrating to Earth for various reasons, but many were refugees. There is no back story about how earth just has a utopic feel now, so there is obvious suspension of belief on that area. Also, it seemed to just abruptly stop and didn't really explain anything to well at the end. I still liked it, mostly for the ...more
This was a fun alien office romance. I really liked that the alien(s) in this read were truly unique both physically and emotionally. The one of a kind alien traits made this feel like a really original read which I very much appreciate. It made for a cute romance. Glad it was offered as a kindleunlimitied.

Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
This was an enjoyable human-alien story, where the love was not instant and the anatomy didn't match. Lancaster has some pretty unique characteristics attributed to the Teissian refugees who are making their way to a future Earth. I especially liked the description of the split pupils and the reason for them. Very cool. My only complaint is that I wanted a little more action in the story. But how much action could I expect when the hero was - legitimately - an IT guy? Regardless, the refugee / ...more
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a refreshing read...

Lois and Zir actually feel like real people going through some inter-species conflict resolution, miscommunication and mating rituals.

I loved it :D
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Now this is my kind of extraterrestrial romance. The slow burning romance kind leading to HEA.
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Welcome to DETI, the Department of Extra Terrestrial Immigration in 2266. Earth is taking in refugees from the planet Teiss after they have been invaded and the planet overrun. Zir is a refugee from Teiss and working in the IT department in DETI. Lois is an Intake Officer who greets new arrivals and deals with all the paperwork. Her frequent computer problems means she’s constantly needing help from a surly alien IT guy, who can’t seem to stand the sight of her. Of course, she could be ...more
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super cute read

Really enjoyable read, I'm glad to see a different kind of alien romance book where the alien isn't really ideal hot, or terribly romantic. To me this book made a hellva of a lot more sense. two alien individuals with different customs and completely different looks, who try to understand one another's ways at making a real relationship work. Just so Damn good. And I'd also like to give props to the author for making an alien who you might not find attractive by his description,
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was very enjoyable and I will read it again. I was pleasantly surprised at the world building. It was so easy to believe in yet futuristic with unique aliens.

I liked the very realistic relationship change that makes this a romance. I did get frustrated with the heroine's cautiousness, but look how long it took for Elizabeth Bennett to change her mind about Darcy!

Sexual content

All the fuzzies. Happy feels. So sweet! Slow burner... Alien is very alien!*Sigh*
Review soon!
Meanwhile, I'll just enjoy my gushing moment in private for now XD
Coyora Dokusho
It was really good. Real heart in the story. Adorable childrens!!! Will definitely read the rest of the series, when it comes out!
Mari (Smut Duchess)
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction, 2016
2.5 ****

I found the story blah and boring. Fell asleep twice then skimmed my way to the end.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay. I'm settling into DETI and the humans and aliens who work together. -Ish. Together-ish. For all Lois and her fellow Intake co-workers help transition the incoming aliens onto Earth, they're still a little clueless when it comes to melding the different cultures.

To be fair, however, it's not all the humans' fault. Zir and his people are a little tight lipped when it comes to explanations. So the aliens are trying to woo in the alien way and the humans aren't quite catching on to what their
Apr 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Awkward and Boring.....

I'm not sure if I wanted to look me thus or not,but I tried,though...
I really did... Lois for was awkward and boring,w/just her pov to count on and hear,the story just seemed to drag,this was the least interesting story w/an alien love interest. I believe I have ever read.... If this had been a purely human romance I don't think I could have bothered to finish....
Lois was an average,but rather dense and slow almost thick headed sort of character ,she was rather slow to
Kat  Snark
3 stars!

See my full review on Cover to Cover Book Blog.

Hello, hello! This is Kate, reporting live and somewhat muffled from under the torrential downpour of books she needs to read in December! If you look hard, you can see my hand, sticking out from the pile, waving.


I have participated in the Romance Roundabout Reading Challenge for three years now, and I've loved it every year. The year-long reading challenge was previously hosted by Under the Covers Book Blog, but they chose not to
Joyce Mercês

Quick Review: What a surprise! The plot is spot on, the hero is grumpy and shy, the heroine is strong and independent. I was a wee bit confused with all the details about the world-building, but overall, REALLY, REALLY LIKED IT!

Keywords: Sci-fi / Human h / Alien H / Interesting (?) Shapped
Trescina Bell
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read

It was a nice read. I like how he just stayed in the background until she noticed him. When she finally understood what he was doing, it was a fun read. It was a little too descriptive for me but other than that it was nice read
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I had a hard time with anything sexual between the two main characters and I do not like 3rd POV. With that being said I did finish the book and I might look into the series.
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it

This was a really cute story. Even with the scaly alien. Will definitely read next book in series when it comes out.
After the 3rd time reading this book, I just have to give a review.

Lois and Zir do not have an easy start to their relationship. We only see Lois's view of it but it is enough to see that Zir is not given the benefit of the doubt from her. Zir also does things that are not easily understood by human Lois. This great divide of species expectations in courting/dating was intriguing to read.

Lois, for an otherwise nice person dealing with newly arrived alien refugees, has a complete blindspot when
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it

Alien + human romance where cultural clues were out there, but not picked up. I've read Gron and liked it. This author delivered another alien romance where I really end up thinking that is odd definitely not human behavior. I really enjoyed the character descriptions and felt I was peeking on a developing relationship. Looking forward to more from this author.
Anne Duncan
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, scifi
Short but sweet

The header says it all. It is a well done alien romance with enough world building to be interesting but not distracting to the romance. Honestly I just wish it was longer because I enjoyed it so much.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, alien
A lot of fun. The aliens are quite alien and Zir and Lois are a great couple. They face real issues of learning customs and to communicate with each other. I'd re-read. Scratch that, I did re-read :)
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