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Your Planet or Mine? (Otherworldly Men #1)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  410 ratings  ·  32 reviews
With outrageously false accusations piling up against her famous political family and an ex-fiance 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 ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Harlequin Books
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Oct 04, 2013 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter Sci-fi Romance
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Your Planet or Mine? is my first read by Susan Grant and the first book in her Otherworldly Men series. It got off to a lovely start with the sweet, childhood friendship/romance between the hero and heroine who meet at a young age when he comes to Earth with his scientist father and she rescues him when he accidentally gets stuck in a tree outside her window. I love how they fell in love as kids during the few magical days they shared and neither ever forgot. In my opinio
Ever on the search for tales of sexy sex with sexy aliens, I decided to try Harlequin’s take. Not a good move. This isn’t terrible, but—okay, it’s just really not good. The sci-fi elements are kind of laughable, the aliens are not very alien at all, and the plot is virtually a very (VERY) watered-down version of Terminator. In fact, Grant references Terminator and Arnold Schwarzenegger a bunch of times. Yet when the protagonist, a California state senator, interacts with the governor—described a ...more
Why are the sci-fi mixes with romance the worst? *sigh*

Mindless fluff. Mindless fluff with boring sex. When I honestly don't care if either of the main characters survive, then the sex is just bad porn.

Erotica or romance really only works once you connect with the characters. But, honestly, I just can't connect with Mary Sue characters in the slightest anymore.

Single, wildly successful, rich scion of a political dynasty family, environmentally conscious youngest-evar! Cailifornia State Senator?

Feb 24, 2014 K rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: marj
I had low expectations for a HQ romance, but was pleasantly entertained. Jana, as a young girl, meets an "alien" in your yard, who kisses her and gives her three wishes. Everyone thinks this is her imaginary friend. One day, "Peter" returns to save earth from being "acquired" for its resources. Strong terminator tones and plot.
Not believable her family swallows Cavin far Star story and are off to save the world.
It was light read, and I liked the characters and their devotion to each other and th
Senator Jana Jasper is having a bad week with false accusations piling up against her famous political family and an ex-fiance determined to drag her down wih him. But when she stops at a supermarket for some much needed comfort food, Jana is accosted by a seemingly crazy, slightly familiar guy ranting about an alien invasion. The crazy guy is Cavin Far Star, and he isn't crazy at all. He really is an alien soldier who met Jana when they were kids and has come to protect her (and her planet) fro ...more
I read the second book forever ago it seems like, and had this on my to read list. But either I was more easily pleased back then or the second one is a lot better than this one. I just find it hard to believe that a single woman would have such a successful political career witout being married, at least once. And somewhere in there she says that she "dates around, not sleeps around." Regardless of whether or not she is sleeping with them, if she is dating around in the public eye, with newspap ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Kerry rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2006, 8, romance, sf
Susan Grant's books are usually a romp, and this one is no exception.

Jana Jasper is a state senator who does things by the book. Until she meets Cavin of Far Star in the ice cream aisle of the supermarket and is reminded of the imaginary friend she had when she was nine. Who turns out not to have been imaginary, but a visiting alien. Now he's back and here to save Jana - and Earth as a side effect - from impending invasion.

It doesn't help that he's been followed by a cyborg assassin and her fami
I picked this book up based on the synopsis. It was a stressful day and I wanted a light and easy read. Half a chapter in and I realised I've read this one before, when I was a lot younger. I couldn't remember what transpired in between so I decided to finish the book anyway. Enjoyed it, for its fluffiness, nothing else. I didn't particularly like Cavin Far Star very much. But I really like the REEF. And I wished Susan Grant explored him a bit more in the book but his time will come. :)
Your Planet or Mine (Otherworldly Men # 1) by Susan Grant
Jana Jasper gets her first kiss at nine years old from an Extraterrestrial. She has never forgotten him, and other men can't get passed her first innocent love.

Cavin of Far Star has never forgotten the girl he met during his weeks on Earth with his father the scientist. 23 years later he back trying to save her and her planet because his Civilization is taking over hers, and plans to evict the Earthlings.

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This was a cute romance story. But, the science fiction elements seemed thrown in even though the main premise of the Cavin's background is that he is a human from another galaxy...

I was a bit disappointed at how light this big part of the book actually turned out to be.
OK, I might actually want to give this one a 3 1/2, but I really think it's better than what I expected from reading some of the other reviews. Sure, it's got a lot of improbabilities, but that's why it's called fiction. Not a lot of heat between the h/h, but the hero is truly fabulous and the heroine is likeable and intelligent (or at least not TSTL). I'd call this one a cute summer fluff read.
Jun 21, 2012 Jane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
It was an okay read, the characters were fun and I loved the main couple. The typos kinda annoyed me (at some point I thought somebody did "replace all" in Word and switched all "die" to "the", it made for an interesting read, but it might've been my copy that was wonky or something). iT was a strong first book in a series, I will definitely be checking out the rest.
It was incredibly cliched, with random car chases, random sexiness.

The thing that intrigued me the most and had me reading this in the first place is the opening chapter shows the alien boy meeting the alien girl in what was not only well written, but also sweet.

But fast forward to the rest of the book and it was kind of lame.
Jana Jasper & Cavin of Far Star (jeez)
They meet as kids while he's visiting Earth for possible habitation. She thinks he's her make-believe friend. He returns 23 years later to save Jana and Earth from alien invasion. They fall for each other and are running from assassins and trying to gain access to UFO in area 51.
Dawn ♥ romance
Entertaining story about senator Jana Jasper and her childhood Peter Pan who is really Davin an alien military officer that comes back into her life to save earth. I read this series about the Jasper family out of order and still found them all enjoyable knowing some outcomes.
This book was boring, ridiculous, and, although it wasn't the worst I've ever read, it's several hours of my life that I would take back if I could. If I ever want to mix bad Sci-Fi and terrible romance again I'll watch Mars Attacks - at least then I'll be amused.
Really this could be quite entertaining if the author tweeked it a bit, example: she's a Senator shopping in grocery store, alien man takes her(and groceries) they run from an "assasin" but hey the main focus of the female... Her Phish food icecream?! Really.
Lady Ozma
I like political people hanging with aliens. Makes for fun times! She's a senator, he's an alien, and together they want to try to stop his people from relocating all of mankind. Will they succeed?

#1 Men of the Otherworld trilogy*

Read approx. 5/07 - so much fun, so well written, I am SO glad my friend urged me to get Susan Grant onto my crowded TBR. She's a MUST READ for me!
Christina Rundle
The opening to this story was utterly adorable. There was a great deal of comedy throughout the story, a little “Earth Girls Are Easy” meets “Terminator” in the sci-fi romance department.
I'm not too much of a fantasy type of person, so reading about aliens was a new experience. It was good. Wouldn't bother to read it again though.
I didn't realize these books were set in the same timeline/universe as the Borderlands books. Personally, I prefer the Borderlands.
Two and a half stars for this one really. The idea was nice, but I felt like there was something lacking in the execution of it.
This was a cute little book. I am not sure why I never sought out more by this author now that I think about it.
Dayna Smith
A state senator and an alien she met when she was a child must save the Earth from an alien invastion.
Shaunesay Eslanai
It was cute, I'll probably read more in the series if I come across them.
Fun read. I really enjoyed it.
Kathy Davie
I really enjoyed this. Fun and cute.
hated this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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