She's human, he's not, but together Leith and J'Qhir struggle to survive on an alien world, defeat interstellar treachery from a mutual enemy, and confront their growing attraction. Leith McClure reluctantly takes over the family shipping business due to her father's illness. She is shocked to find her father has been trading with the Zi. When a trusted friend's betrayal l...more
Futuristic romance with an interspecies twist; who could ask for more in scifi romance novel.
I stand by my initial review, when I reviewed this for Inscriptions Magazine back in March of 2001. I've reread it several times and still love it.
"Lanette Curington truly leaves her audience starkissed."
I was quite impressed with this book although the cover could be better.
Leith is forces to work at the family space shipping business when her dad falls ill. When a co-worker turns evil crazy-guy, he leaves her stranded on an alien planet with J'Qhir. There is some heavy attraction between these 2 but they don't quite know how to deal with each other. Leith is human but J'Qhir is the Zi warrior and his species has much different views on male/female relationships.
This is a great story o ...more
Please, forget that awful cover (it should be forbidden), this is a sweet romance set in space.
I admit I'm biased by my experiences: many books that call themselves (or are defined as) sci-fi romance are the worst kind of trash, in which the alien/cyborg/your choice is a sorry excuse for pornographic stories. All of them end in my trash bin. :)
I'm so surprised when there's actually a plot and a story in a book of this kind. Here there's a slow build of romance between a earthling woman an ...more
Leith, along with her father's right hand man arrive with one of her father's trading vessels to conduct a deal on a neutral planet. It is not long before she is horrified to ...more
They find themselves stranded on a deserted planet, and what must have happen, happened, they fall in love.
Of course there is a HEA, but the most important thing for me is that there is a kind of comparison between a couple coming from different planets (alien and human) with all the lack of understanding that could come with and a couple coming from different religions ...
I just finished reading this novel this afternoon.
Starkissed by Lanette Curington
At first I saw the cover and said: " Weird 3D plastic doll cover". I laughed of course! Second cover with the golden slit eyes, is much better! Alien and human romance? Adventure?
Sign me up!
An interesting story about Leith McClure, a girl who is obliged to take over her father's business because he is ill. Due to this, she is forced to work with Steve(the douch) and get to know how some things wor ...more
This started out well, I'm a sucker for the "stranded on a deserted planet/island" trope. And this wasn't a bad story. Entertaining if a bit simple. But the second half of the story employed too many cliched romance devices as a conflict for the romance. Misunderst ...more
And speaking of characters, no one could have been more different that Leigh and J'Qhir. But the chemistry is there, the passion and attraction that link them despite all.
A beautiful love story that takes time to d ...more
Leith took over the family business and soon she finds out that her father has been trading with the Zi.
She meets J'Qhir and she is instantly attracted to him even though he was so different than any humanoid species - he was reptilian.
J'Qhir find Leith attractive as well but he well knows that she would never take a ...more
And I must say in that aspect this was a great read.
I really enjoyed the first part of the story where Leith and J'Qhir get stranded on a deserted planet. The building attraction and romance between them was delicious to read and I loved how Curington made J'Qhir an actual alien in appearance (although humanoid in shape) instead of making him look just like a human ...more
The book was listed in a erotic catagory but is not, it should be listed as sci/fi romance in selling catagories..
Two being's of total different species are kidnapped and left on a planet where no life other than plant and animal are present. No Technology or aid of any kind is available to them.
Leith is a young lady who is on a mission/job for ...more
Between the at times challenging, yet endearing romance that builds between the two main characters, and the rugged hardship backdrop of the setting, I was sold from page one.
There is nothing remotely pedestrian in the heat, at times confusion, and considerable humor that Leigh, and J'Qhir experience together as they embark on the action packed journey ...more
The cover art is such a turn off, don't let it sway you from a sci-fi tale that is different from most. I like that the alien is actually 'Alien' and not just a bigger version of a human male.
I also like that the romance is ...more
I love aliens! I love movies with them and am a sucker for them in books as well <3
Can someone kill the cover?! The book is actually alright. Shees covers lie!
RATING of 3.5!
Story: 4 (any remotely good story out in space is a 4!)
Characters: J'Qhir scores 4 (Really liked him: he was different than the usual 'males' aka not an asshole and a bossy jerk), Leith 2 stars (She's a bit more than okay, but got on my nerves).
Romance: 3-4 stars. I liked the way it happend slowly. And ...more
The characters are so different to each other and the way their friendship and eventual love builds is so real and believable.
This was so beautiful, I went and read again as soon as I had finished it.
Totally recommend it to anyone who likes romance with the Sc ...more
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