Until Midnight by Melissa Landers
Alienated, #1.5 (short story)
published on December 23rd 2014 by Disney Hyperion
young adult | romance | science fiction
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Cara and Aelyx only have one day to spend together before he returns to earth and she travels to Aelyx’s home planet, L’eihr. Homesick and worried about the upcoming year apart, Cara is desperate to make these final hours count. Worst of all, Cara is missing Christmas, stuck on board an alien spaceship. When Aelyx learns that Cara is forgoing her favorite holiday, he tries to recreate Christmas in space by researching traditional earth customs…but a few things get lost in translation.
In this very short story, Aelyx proves to Cara just how much she means to him. Despite being from a different planet and not knowing anything about our customs here on earth, Aelyx puts together a mini Christmas celebration for Cara–and making a mess of it all. In an adorable way, of course.
While for some reason I wasn’t able to connect with the characters in this one (since it’s just under a hundred pages), I really liked the cuteness and sweetness of this one. You could clearly see Aelyx’s efforts and how much Cara was touched by everything he did for her.
So I wanted to ask you guys: What’s the most romantic and sweet scene you’ve read from in a book so far? Being a romance junkie, I’d definitely love to read your recommendations. *wink*
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.