"Super Adventure - Nice Sensuality"
Flying co-pilot on a United Flight #58 Jordan Cady was
promoted to captain after the 747 she was flying was
snatched from the sky and the pilot died of a heart attack.
In the wake of 9/11 Jordan's first thought was that they
had somehow been overtaken by terrorists -- but later
discovering they were inside an alien spaceship, outside of
earth's atmosphere, did nothing to ease Jordan's panic or
the 300 passengers on board.
Using a language translator, Kao son of the spaceship
commander was sent to communicate and assure the humans they
would not be hurt. He tried to explain they had been rescued
after a comet destroyed earth but did not have an easy time
of it in convincing Jordan he came in peace. Scarred and
tortured by the vile Talagars, Kao had lost the ability to
feel, but after meeting Jordan Cady, he began to admire more
than just her courage. Their mutual attraction would spark
not only passion but threaten their very lives as they were
pulled into the middle of a galactic war.
*** This was an amazing and deftly crafted SF/Futuristic
romance that was original and fresh from an author who has
burst onto the scene and making her presence known. It
draws a lot from the authors experience as a real life
commercial airline pilot and draws the reader right into the
pilot's seat. Anyone who has ever flown will surely enjoy
this exciting and imaginatively creative story, feeling the
intensity of losing not only loved ones but an entire way of
I found this to be well-written and creative with aliens who
were not monstrous looking but in fact, looked human. In
fact Kao was human but from another planet in the galaxy.
Their only difference was that they were well ahead of us
technologically and the Talagars (the bad guys) were albino
in looks, which might have been a point towards Jordan
thinking they were abducted by terrorists. However, I could
not easily dismiss this train of thought after having a 747
(one of the largest commercial airplanes) sucked into a dark
giant vacuum with Jordan thinking it was a terrorist attack.
This did not make sense as I would immediately have known
it was an alien abduction considering something so big could
engulf an entire 747 airplane. After 9/11 terrorists may be
a threat, but in this world they simply do not have advanced
technology of that proportion.
On the plus side, Grant created engaging characters, pulled
at your emotions and kept the excitement and adventure at a
fever pitch. In spite of my nit picking, I was thrilled and
totally caught up in this story. Very entertaining, lovely
emotional moments with just the right amount of sensuality.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted September 20, 2007