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Your Planet or Mine?

(Otherworldly Men #1)

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NOTE: Previously published as Your Planet Or Mine?

To save Earth, she needed a GUARDIAN ALIEN

Jana has one goal: steer clear of scandal while outrageously false accusations pile up against her famous political family. But when her childhood “imaginary friend” Cavin shows up—all grown up—dressed in armor and warning of an imminent alien invasion, she has no choice but to take
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Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by HQN
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Laz the Sailor
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: smut, scifi
This was cute. I read the updated Guardian Alien version. Not a lot of angst between our earnest heroes, with enough external challenges to keep them busy. As part of the prequel trilogy prior to Borderlands, it makes sense that things are not too gritty yet.

I will likely read the next two as well.
⚜️Trea
I had a really rough night when I read this one, so I wound up finishing it in the early morning hours. Sadly, I wasn't impressed with it. While I enjoy the occasional pop culture reference, this felt more like pop culture rip offs! The alien aspect was not believable at all, nor was it well explained as to why everyone was human! Even the problems besieging the Jasper family were a bit too farfetched to me! I had a very difficult time connecting to the characters, and as such, couldn't believe ...more
Julianna
Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter Sci-fi Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
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
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S. Rutherford
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: tossing
You ever see a movie that you've waited MONTHS to see, maybe even YEARS, only to watch it and find it ends flat? That's sorta what this book reminds me of.

I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but the author spent too much time detailing some aspects of the book that it ate up word count and took away from the more important aspects of the book. Sure, Jana is in hot turmoil over a supposed scandal, and yeah we need to know why, but you don't have to spend several pages explaining that. You don't hav
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Trin
Sep 15, 2007 rated it did not like it
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
Michelle
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 without 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 newspa ...more
Paxnirvana
Sep 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stuff-to-avoid
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?

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Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
When Jana was a little girl, she meet a boy stuck in the tree outside her bedroom window. She was also mute, but after meeting him, was able to talk. This boy, whom she thought was imaginary, stuck with her. Cavin, the boy, also never forgot her. He comes to earth again to warn her about an invasion.
This was a light, fluffy romance that didn't take itself too seriously and just perfect to read on a cloudy afternoon. I liked that Jana was a politician, who got into it "for the right reasons." I
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nimrodiel
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.
Jean
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Childhood sweethearts ... in space!

Brief synopsis: Jana, an Earthling, and Cavin, a boy from outer space, meet as children when Cavin and his father spend some time on Earth collecting data for their government. After twenty-some years, Cavin returns to Earth, to warn Jana that the Empire is planning to invade Earth and take it over. He has a plan to help the people of Earth repel this first strike. But first, he must get the government of Earth to believe that he is what he says he is. He also
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Goddess of Chaos
The magic of Peter Pan, and then some...


This story has a dash of magic, a dollop of mischief, and just the right touch of spunk and attitude. So off I enjoy quick reads these... but they lack those quote worthy bits you want to share with friends, or find yourself laughing out loud at — “He’d gone red, white, and blue: face red, hair white, eyes blue.“. Guardian Alien delivered the quality story I recalled reading years ago, with those captivating moments that were pure delight.

Jana was a shy li
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Crystal M. Hudson
A grand, action-adventure SFR!
This well-written novel tells a great story with believable characters, especially the H/h who strive together to save Earth from a planned alien invasion. Jana Jasper is a young, California State Senator, who comes from a political family (like the Bushes or Kennedys). She loves her family and they love her. As a youngster she had a best friend, Cavin, whose family left town mysteriously. Over twenty years later, Cavin the extra-terrestrial, has returned, on a pers
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Mary Ellen
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susan Grant has rewritten her classic Your Planet or Mine? and it’s every bit as good.

Two young kids meet, Jana the Earthling and Cavin the alien visitor who accompanies his father. Cavin’s father is writing a report on Earth evaluating its suitability for colonization.

Twenty-three years later, Cavin returns with the news that Earth is going to be invaded and its population removed. But Cavin has a plan to delay the invasion. His plan depends on getting to the crashed alien spaceship at Area 5
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Christian Woman
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is a rewrite of her 2006 book, Your Planet or Mine.

Susan Grant presents us with yet another intriguing sci-fi adventure, sweeping us along in this page-turner of passion and drama. The well-written book intrigues us from the outset with intelligent and vulnerable characters. Jana, a shy nine year old who later becomes a United States Senator, captures the heart of Cavin, a young galactic star traveler who myst
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Emily Pennington
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Note: The author has updated and rewritten her 2006 book entitled “Your Planet or Mine?” This book is also awesome. Enjoy!

While the alien Cavin accompanies his father to Earth to determine colonization possibilities, he interacts with an Earth girl, Jana, and becomes her “imaginary friend”. He had to return home to his planet, but the two never forgot each other. Now, 23 years later, Prime-Major Cavin Caydinn is back to warn his childhood friend of an invasion of Earth. Will Cavin and Jana be a
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Robin
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
As I've been delving a bit into sci-fi to broaden my reading, I decided to try this sci-fi romantic comedy. I enjoyed this book more than I anticipated - the plot is interesting and even though the characters tend to be stereotypical in varying degrees, they're engaging and likable. I also enjoyed the witticisms and humour.

But I also remembered why I don't read romance novels. Cliches and repetition. If I had to read one more time about Cavin's broad, masculine chest and his bright eyes shining
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Sher
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cavin is visiting Earth on an exploratory trip with his father. He encounters a native child, Jana, and befriends her. Jana enjoys the time with her new friend, and questions why no one else can see him. She despairs when she does not see Cavin again.
Prime-Major Cavin Caydinn has returned to Earth to warn his childhood friend Jana of the coming invasion of the Coalition.
Cavin and Jana's journey to save the Ear
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Elizabeth
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this genre! It is a bit space opera and a bit romance mixed with love of family. Jana and Calvin are perfect characters and their love travels through the years. There are interesting secondary characters, most notably Jana’s grandpa and the REEF that enrich the story. This version includes the 2006 edition and an updated one which is another great feature. I loved it and am already looking for the next book in the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntari
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Betty Reynolds
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first version of this book, but the second version is even better!
As a child who didn't speak very much, Jana had an imaginary friend. Except that he really wasn't imaginary- Cavin was an alien boy who had accompanied his scientist father to Earth. When Cavin returns as a young man, he warns of an invasion from his own planet and will sacrifice everything in his life to save Jana and Earth. But will his plan work? Or will the cyborg sent to kill him be successful?

I received a free co
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Elsie Pitt
I read book 2 before this one and I think that I liked that one better. This one though has a sweet back story and it had a lot of suspense but it just did not get me where the other books did. It has great world building and good character relations but I felt that some of the issues were drawn out almost to exhaustion but it had a good premise and it made me feel like it will only get better.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jenn
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic reimagined is still a classic

Susan Grant does not disappoint. In the classic sci fi romance style of Linnea Sinclair and Gina Koch, this novel brings us a truly splendid story of girl meets alien boy, and together they save the world. Action-packed and exciting, with great side characters and an fast-paced story line. Ten out of ten, would recommend.
Genevieve
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
I liked other books by this author and in this series, but just wasn't feeling this one. Not sure if I wasn't in the right mood, or if the pace was just too slow (lots of angsting from the POV character but it takes a long time for much to happen)
Tristan Burbridge
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story line was good, the character work was great, and the book had a smooth flow to it. This was a quick, fun read which entertained from beginning to end. I look forward to the next one.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sandra Casile
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great sci-fi story.

It starts out as Jane's imaginary friend, but truth be told he is a real live alien. But twenty-three years he's back for his Jana and to save the world. Fantastic read.
Marianne
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing sci-fi romance! Simply loved it! It is super fun to read and romantic, sweet and full of adventure...

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Barbara
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the OtherWorldly Men series a well written sci-fi romance story that kept me turning pages. I want to read the next book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Julie Sherman
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read

This is a wonderful read by the author. I read both version's and enjoyed both but I do find myself enjoying the updated expanded version better. I look forward to reading the next installment in the serious.
Anna
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Light science fiction romance with several really funny moments. Susan Grant always delivers and this book is no exception!
Victoria O
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
How can people rate this as "good"? Weak plot, weak character development. Best I can class it as an OK beach read when nothing else is happening.
Ellen
Maybe I've gotten too old and cynical to enjoy a romance or maybe it needs to be a really good romance. This was mediocre at best. I'm a big science fiction fan so that was a plus. It just wasn't developed well and some of it was just way too corny for my tastes.
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Susan’s childhood dreams of becoming a space explorer fizzled when she found out calculus was involved. Luckily, she didn’t need math skills to fly jets—or to create space stories in her head, first for herself, then for friends, and now for readers everywhere.  

A New York Times/USA Today bestselling author and a military veteran, Susan won the prestigious RITA® Award for her book Contact, a sci-f
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