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"This story really pulls you in and won\'t let you go till the very end."

The war is over and Admiral Brit Bandar is bored. Stuck on shore leave she has nothing to do. So far she has spent her time sleeping with men and she hasn't even bothered trying to remember any of their names. Her dreams about the treaty falling apart are not coming true and all she wants to do is be active again. When she finds out that her ship is being put into retirement she isn't at all pleased. Her next assignment is on a new ship called The 'Unity'. It will be staffed by collation members and she isn't happy to find out that she will have to work with Humans. To make things even worse she has to work with ex- enemies the Drakken.

The Drakken pirate, Finn Rorkken, will be Brit's new second in command. Brit and Finn have already had a few run-in's with each other and Brit came close to capturing him once or twice during the war. Their past meetings were not exactly friendly and he is certainly not on her list of people she would like to work with, Drakken or not. So when she finally meets him in the flesh she is shocked to see he holds a likeness to someone in her past. It is a secret that she keeps locked in a box that nobody is allowed to open. Brit is left with a huge decision to make. Can she trust Finn, trust him and fight the urges he stirs up inside of her? Will she end up sleeping with the enemy she fought for so long?

Brit is a warrior and has no experience being a diplomat. So of course she would rather be out fighting and not trying to play nice to a ship full of her not so old enemies and Humans. Of course Finn brings even more trouble into the mix in the shape of his crew. The cultural differences in the crew are like dynamite waiting to go off.

This first book in a new series called 'The Borderlands' is a sex filled romantic Sci-fi. Susan Grant has an amazing writing style and makes Star Trek look boring. With some hard to get used to terminology some readers will feel a little lost at first. However after a while you will feel so at home in this world that you won't want to leave. This story really pulls you in and won't let you go till the very end.

Not only is this romantic but it is also quite funny. 'Earthlings' showing the 'alien' crew human customs, food, and living lends a comical break from the Science Fiction. It also offers a break from the gloomy war filled storyline. Romance lovers will be rewarded with a tasty and steamy love affair with a lot of the book dedicated to the relationship between Brit and Finn. Although some may wonder if such a strong character like Brit could be so easy to break. Would such an independent woman really let her guard down so quickly?

All fans of this author will be overjoyed to have a new series on offer and 'Moonstruck' is a great start. Next up is 'The Warlord's daughter' which should be coming out in spring 2009.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 3, 2008

SUMMARY

**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE**

b>PEACE IS FOR LITTLE GIRLS.

And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar is one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn't sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord has made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second-in command on her starship - and through some grand cosmic irony - front and center in her thoughts...and her heart.

WARLEADER. PIRATE.

Either title sat easily on Finn's battle-hardened shoulders. Though second-in-command to "Stone-Heart" Bandar? That would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war, so he'd comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy's tentative truce turned into all out war?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Futuristic

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Moonstruck
(The Borderlands: Book 1)
by Susan Grant

HQN
May 1, 2008
Available: May 25, 2008
ISBN #0373772599
EAN #9780373772599
384 pages
Paperback
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