"Futuristic delves into the challenges of cross-species romance"
Everyone knows that relationships with the opposite sex are
challenging. But what about with another species? For Leith
McClure it was probably going to be extremely challenging.
Never one for space travel, Leith hadn't even wanted to be
a part of her father's shipping business, let alone conduct
business for him. Now Leith was stranded on the Arresian
planet Paradise with Commander J'Qhir, a member of the
reptilian-like species from the planet Zi. Lacking the
necessary skills to survive on her own, Leith must work
closely with J'Qhir if she wishes to survive. Yet the more
time passes, Leith falls in love with J'Qhir even though
she knows that their relationship can never be.
J'Qhir is used to the harsh conditions and demands of
surviving. Having grown up on the barren dessert planet of
Zi, every day was a struggle to survive. His feelings for
Leith are qa`na'hal or forbidden, yet J'Qhir cannot help
himself. As he and Leith gradually accept the fact that
they may never see their homes again, their mutual feelings
begin to surface.
But will their love remain if they are rescued? Or will
duty destroy Leith's chance of saying that she had been
StarKissed is beautifully written with great characters.
Ms. Curington has done a wonderful job, creating a
believable relationship between two opposites. With
surprising twists and detailed descriptions of planets and
vessels, this is not a novel to be missed.
Sharon McGinty / June 2000
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2002