Author: Dee DeTarsio
Published: 2011 – Just Publishing
About: (from Goodreads synopsis) When a plane crashed behind Micki Cramer’s house, in San Diego, California, she kept waiting for the sirens and rescue team to show up. As the first responder, it was up to her to tug on the arm that was waving out of the broken wreckage. Holding her breath against the choking smoke, she managed to get the pilot out and carry him to safety into her backyard. He wasn’t that heavy; he was about the size of her 10-year-old nephew, who did play a lot of video games and ate nothing but Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but still. As it turns out, he wasn’t a guy after all.
Ros, the pilot, was on a mission to find her missing brother who had crash-landed at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Seems she was a bad driver, too, missing her target by nearly a thousand miles and more than half a century.
If Ros can teach Micki how to use eleven percent of her brain, how can Micki help Ros?
My brief take: I enjoyed this amusing alien/human gal-pal road trip adventure. I wasn’t sure how to categorize it so I settled on fiction. It started out with a bang and took off from there. Ros is a humorous tale that had me mostly giggling as I read.
I loved the main characters. Micki is trying to move on after her divorce but seems to be in a rut of teaching ESL at the local school and watching HGTV marathons when at home. Ros finds herself lost in space. Luckily, she crash lands in Micki’s back yard. Rhoda, Micki’s ex-mother-in-law, is staying with her while her son is on a business trip. She’s unapologetic about anything that comes out of her mouth – think Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur.
Micki, Ros, Rhoda and the widower down the street embark on a crazy road trip to save Ros from people who don’t have her best interest at heart. Let the hilarity begin.
Ros is a cute story about two beings helping each other to understand themselves and their lives. Micki only hopes she’ll be able to help Ros find her way home.
Source: the author
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