"Grant delivers on all levels"
People sadly do judge books by covers and often they like
to "brand" authors. I hear that buzz word pushed about in
writing circles all the time now, and author must brand
themselves to be a hit. Well, being one who likes the off
the beaten path, I think of branding as stereotyping. Hey,
didn't George Reeve supposedly kill himself because he was
stereotyped as Superman? In Hollywood stereotyping kills
acting careers. So I fear "branding" in Romance writing can
box readers into expecting 'the same' from a writer.
Everyone gripes when a writer does formula. Yet when a
savvy author, such as Grant, changes channels, they run
headlong into a wall of "this isn't like her other books.
Well, duh? It's call being fresh, original, daring to go
where no man...hum...woman has gone before! I say BRAVA!!!
Grant has shown she can think outside of her brand X box,
and give you a whole new Grant, and I think this only
showcases the range of her talent. BRAVA!!
The Coalition Space Force has earth slotted for
acquisition. Cavin, a high ranking military officer with
CSF comes to warn Jana of the takeover, which causes the
lass problems. Jana comes from a prominent California
family and is now a State Senator. Such people just don't
go around nattering to Aliens! Only, Jana's "relationship"
with this particular 'Man Who Fell to Earth' goes back to
when she was nine and rescued Cavin who had gotten stuck in
a tree outside her bedroom window. Jana was mute until
Cavin kissed her as a thank you for the rescue. Now over 20
years later, Cavin is returning the favour of rescue by
cluing up Jana about Earth's pending fate.
As you can imagine this 'Mindy' isn't too happy 'Mork' has
arrived bearing "you are doomed" news. She has troubles
aplenty without this! Someone has made her and her family a
target of a smear campaign aimed at seeing Jana removed
I see "reality check" people putting this down. Hey, this
is FUN. This is a lighter side of Grant's talent we have
not seen before, proving she is not a one trick pony. I for
one applaud her taking a new venue for her prose and
thoroughly enjoy the charming read. It's sharp, it's
engaging, it's fast paced. Grant delivers on all levels!
Posted November 20, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted March 26, 2007
**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.