"Keira's story is as utter delight"
Another disaster averted, Earth can once again rest
easy...or can they? Though
an alien invasion has in fact been averted, now's not the
time for the big sigh
of relief. On eggshells, the world watches in anxious
anticipation of a
permanent solution to the threat to their safety. Who will
give all to keep
Enter our Hero, Jared Jasper, brother to the previous
installment's heroine. He
knows about the limelight; his family's been in it for a
long time. Now's his
time to step up to the plate and make a stand for the
people and all because of
his big, sexy mouth. After a precipitous video encounter
with a fiery alien
beauty, via a crashed alien spacecraft, Jared finds
consort. A man through and through though, Jared's ready
bring his game to
the people of not only Earth, but his soon-to-be-bride's
Keira, Queen of galactic superpower Sakka, is under
pressure to marry. No one's
remotely interested her till backwater Earth member Jared
Jasper. While she'll
bow to her council's wishes in this regard, she will
complete control of
her unwanted marriage. From the moment he steps foot on
though, Jared not only dares to question her council's
motives, but goes several
further and dares to make her feel. On a planet in the
throws of intergalactic
disaster, can they divert the hated Drakken, keep Earth
safe and surmount a
rocky marriage? These aliens, the good and the bad, are in
for a surprise
because they've never met an Earthling on a mission.
At first, I felt I should have read the first book
previously. But then author
Grant saved this reader's day by interweaving just enough
of the previous book's
(titled Your Planet or Mine?) plot and characters to set
the scene perfectly for
this entry. Too, it hooked me solidly for backtracking to
the first one as soon
as possible. That being said, Jared and Keira's story was
as utter delight. We
have a queen, revered in the highest sense monarchs can
who is more
vulnerable than the poorest of Earth's residents.
intergalactic espionage--it's all right here and written
a snappy, fast paced
style that's enjoyable and witty. Keira, being who she is,
has the opportunity
to come off as arrogant and snobby, but fortunately she
Earthling to delve under her protective layers. Jared's
been dealt a low blow,
having to save the world, but his new life's not without
some perks. He's a
genuinely caring husband to Keira, what she needs most at
a crucial point. My Favorite Earthling is a marvelous
addition to Ms. Grant's
already impressive romance shelf.
Be on the lookout for the third book, How to
Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days, starring Jared's
other sister, Evie.
Reviewed by Kenda Montgomery
Posted March 1, 2007
His fiancee was out of this world. Literally.
Even a Goddess can have a bad day...
Keira, warrior-queen of the galaxy, is as famous for her beauty as she is for avoiding marriage. But when an upstart little planet called Earth threatens her world with its fleet of spaceships, the fate of her people lies in her hands. She must bind herself to a barbarian from the rogue world...or face the destruction of her own!
She's what he never knew he always wanted...
Confirmed bachelor Jared Jasper knew the trick Earth pulled on the alien invaders wasn't a permanent solution. What they needed was a peace treaty. It just never occurred to him that he would wind up on the bargaining table. Playing the pushover groom to a mouthy alien babe who knows how to use a plasma sword is not exactly his idea of fun. But with six-billion people depending on him, he doesn't have much choice--sleep with the enemy...or bring on interstellar war.
Strange bedmates? You bet. But this alliance may turn into a romance the likes of which this galaxy's never seen!