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"an irresistible read"

Janushka "Jana" Jasper was an unusual child; highly imaginative, loving and unable to speak. Being a member of an old and distinguished political family, they have instilled in her the responsibility of public service. It concerns her that she has been a problem to her family, and she is determined not to cause them any more worry. When one evening nine year-old Jana sees a glowing boy stuck in the tree outside her window, she sneaks outside and rescues him. She is unable to tell anyone but her sister Evie about her magic boy, her "Peter." Believing him to be an imaginary friend, Evie advises Jana to ask for three wishes. She meets with him, and they share friendship and an innocent kiss. He leaves but not before giving her a most precious gift, the gift of gab.

Twenty years later, Jana had used her gift of gab so well that she was elected the youngest state senator in California history. Now at age 32, she wished that she was as successful in love as she was in politics. Though she was close to making a commitment a couple of times, her relationships never seem to have that "magic" she is looking for. When Jana's hard line environmental and import policies step on the wrong toes, she and her family are thrust into the political spotlight with accusations of corruption. Her grandfather, a beloved ex-senator, advises her to keep a low profile until the scandal blows over. Stopping at the grocery store on the way home for some much needed ice cream, Jana encounters a handsome hunk in futuristic military gear that looks like he just stepped out of a sci-fi movie. He asks Jana to "take me to your leader" and has a wild story of how the earth is slated to be "acquired" by coalition forces. As if her day had not been weird enough!

Cavin of Far Star is a Prime Major in the coalition forces, and he also happens to be Jana's magical boy, Peter. Having met Jana 23 years ago while with his father on a scientific mission to Earth, Cavin never forgot her. Now he is here to save her and the people of Earth from the imminent invasion. Cavin has a couple of obstacles standing in the way of his mission; convincing Jana that her magical boy is flesh and blood, and trying to avoid being eliminated by a REEF; an intergalactic hit-man bent on his destruction. Now he and Jana are on the run, trying to save the Earth and breaking more than a few laws in the process; what a way to lay low, Grandpa would be proud!

I absolutely loved this book! It is exciting, heartwarming and funny. The story is populated with the warm and wonderful characters that fans of Ms. Grant of have come expect. Cavin and Jana are made for one another and readers will root for them to overcome the obstacles that threaten their happiness. Readers will fall in love with the entire Jasper family; thank goodness there will be two more books in the series, I miss them already! The author's wonderfully witty humor, strong and intelligent heroine and trademark sexy alpha hero with a heart of gold, make this an irresistible read. Beyond the obvious appeal of the "stranger in a strange land" plot, this is a feel good story that touches the reader on many levels; having the strength to believe in yourself and to do what is right, even when it is not easy, and that love and happiness can be achieved with courage, heart, and maybe just a little magic. This book is a keeper!

Review date: July 19, 2006

Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted November 2, 2006

SUMMARY

**2006 PEARL HONORABLE MENTION - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE

Think the grocery store is a great place to meet men?

Hunky interstellar fugitive, aisle 5.

With outrageously false accusations piling up against her famous political family and an ex-fiancÚ in hot water determined to take her down with him, the last thing Jana Jasper needs is more trouble--especially man trouble. But when she heads to the grocery store for an ice cream fix, not only does the muscled hunk in the frozen foods section ranting about spaceships and invasions look crazy, he looks... familiar.

Cavin of Far Star has never forgotten the girl he met during his weeks spent on that quaint little world, planet Earth, the girl who didn't believe he was real. And now he'll risk his future to save her. All she has to do is take him to her leader. Simple enough plan--although Jana isn't so easily convinced. Hell-bent on charming his way past her defenses, he's determined to stay one step ahead of the galaxy's most feared assassin--and may just capture his favorite Earthling's heart in the process.

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Your Planet or Mine?
(Otherworldly Men: Book 1)
by Susan Grant

HQN
August 1, 2006
Available: August 1, 2006
ISBN #0373771061
EAN #9780373771066
384 pages
Paperback
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The Star Prince
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