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Your Planet or Mine?

(Otherworldly Men #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  553 Ratings  ·  44 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 July 18th 2006 by Hqn
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Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
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
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
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?

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
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.
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
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.
Feb 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Diane ~Firefly~
I'm not usually a fan of politics in my romances, but was ok with this one. Jana's family has been in politics for generations and she is a State Senator who is working to save wildlife from extinction. Then her imaginary friend from childhood shows up and is real (and from another planet) and warns her Earth is at risk. While on the run, they deal with multiple threats from all sides while trying to figure out how to save the world.

I really did like the Jasper family and they were sincere in th
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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. :)
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sf, reveiwed
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.

Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Dec 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Book.

It took me a little longer to finish this book than normal. The story started out a little less exciting than her usual books. Regardless, I still found the romance and plot to be entertaining. I would recommend this book.
Dawn ♥ romance
Aug 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
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.
Lady Ozma
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
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?

May 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
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.
Nov 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007, romance, fun
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.
Aug 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Cute! good escape read.
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