"Cold Planet, Hot Romance - latest Jasper space adventure is a hit!"
The story picks up where YOUR PLANET, OR MINE? leaves off.
The alien Coalition officer Cavin Far Star and real estate
developer Jared Jasper of California's first family have
turned back the Coalition acquisition forces by tricking
them into believing that Earth has a formidable space
fleet. All of Earth is celebrating. The new found notoriety
doesn't sit well with Jared who had long ago chosen not to
follow his family into the political arena. He knows that
the victory is temporary at best and wants to be left alone
to mourn his grandfather's sudden passing.
Deciding to blow off some steam, Jared and sister Evie go
off-roading through the family property when
Jared runs their vehicle smack into the invisible spaceship
of the REEF sent to assassinate Cavin. Jared, also a
weekend warrior, cannot resist the temptation to explore
the high-tech craft.
They say curiosity killed the cat, and Jared's just might -
curiosity and his own cocky mouth. When Jared sits in the
pilot's seat he activates a two way video screen. On the
other side is probably the sexiest woman Jared has ever
seen. Not knowing that the woman is actually the queen of
the enemy world Jared decides a little flirting won't hurt,
but once he identifies himself by his pilot nickname "The
Prince" his fate is sealed. In order to save his world
Jared must once more answer the call, replacing Cavin as
the latest candidate for the queen's consort! Unfortunately
Queen Keira's suitors have a way of turning up dead!
It will take more than curiosity to do Jared in, but where
the Queen's enemies fail, Keira herself may just succeed.
With family roots that extend back to the beginning of time
Keira had been born a "Goddess" and was a mere child when
an "unfortunate accident" had robbed her of her family,
making her the Queen of the universe. Like Jared, Keira
eschews politics, leaving her as little more than a
figurehead. However as "unfortunate accidents" seem to
follow anyone who gets close to her she spends most of her
times honing her battle skills, skills she plans to use on
her unwelcome husband.
Barely escaping the latest "accident" Jared soon finds
himself on Sakka. Keira's world may be frigid but if Jared
has his way his new wife won't be. Who will win this battle
While Keira had allowed her advisers to rule in her stead,
the Drakken hord had infiltrated the Coalition government.
Not knowing who to trust the pair must enter an unknown
arena of politics to save both their worlds. But first they
must save themselves.
Whoa talk about action and adventure! Throw in a pinch of
intrigue and a lot of spice and you've got the recipe for
Susan Grant's latest space romance - definitely a keeper.
Hm, when last we heard the REEF sent to destroy Cavin was
still alive and kicking despite all personal attempts to
the contrary. Evie Jasper, divorced homemaker and last of
the Jasper siblings is still available. Makes you wonder
what Ms. Grant will cook up next!
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted March 13, 2007