"A brilliant, captivating read!"

Kefira Armand is the hybrid daughter of a human woman and a Miratan lion male, while Tad Barton is the human son of the World Federation's president, and they have sworn from childhood to be best friends forever. However, a misunderstanding drives them apart for twenty years. When they accepted a mission to help industrialize a small, primitive planet, they are held captive aboard a travelling spaceship to their destination. To save themselves, they have to set aside their differences and open their minds and souls to the other...

This is book 6 in the StarQuest series, however, you need not read books 1 to 5 in order to understand and enjoy this short story. Kefira is a misfit, but she doesn't try to fit in. I like the way she finds her own way in the worlds of both human and lion, the way she's proud of herself as an offspring of both worlds. She doesn't really miss anything or want anything else in her life, except for the friendship of Tad, the one man she's loved all her life.

I've always loved the friends-turned-lovers trope, and this book brilliantly portrays Kefira's and Tad's story in that respect. I love the way Ms. Douglas described their yearning for the other and the anguish each suffered when they thought the other didn't want or love them. Just delicious! I'm not a masochist, but I so love angst. Even knowing that they would have a happy ending, I find myself rooting for them to get past their misunderstandings to attain the love they each longed for for so long.

I was dismayed to read in the blurb that this would be the final chapter in the StarQuest saga. I hope Ms. Douglas would continue to write more books in this world, but if not, there are still books 1 to 5 for me to immerse myself in the StarQuest world.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted July 6, 2009


As children, Kefira, the first child born of a human woman and Miratan lion male, and Tad Barton, human son of Earthís World Federationís president, swore to be best friends forever. But their relationship did not survive turbulence and misunderstanding. Now though, held prisoner aboard a ship traveling between worlds, they must put aside their animosity and work together in order to overcome their captors. Their only chance of survival depends on a complete subjugation of will, sharing body and soul in the most intimate of links that will bare secrets Kefira and Tad have spent a lifetime hiding. In this final chapter of the StarQuest saga, will they uncover the ultimate betrayal, or a love with the power to bring worlds together?

Line: Aeon (Science Fiction, Futuristic)
Series: Lara,StarQuest
Book Length: Quickie
Book Type: eBook

Note: Part of the proceeds from this book is being donated to the family of Lara Anne Punches, whose life ended tragically and too early.

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Best Friends Forever
(StarQuest: Book 6)
by Kate Douglas

Ellora's Cave (Aeon)
June 1, 2009
Available: June 17, 2009
ISBN #1419923714
EAN #9781419923715
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