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
I knew this was going to be a slow-burn romance. I wasn't expecting any smut. Woman (virgin trope included) gets stranded on a deserted planet with reptilian alien and they have to survive together. True love is inevitable, right?!?!
I love me some alien-human romance, but this didn't work for me. The pacing was slow and nothing happened. When Leith (the human female MC) started teaching J'Qhir how to play tic tac freaking toe, I h ...more
Thisss wasss not asss bad asss I wasss expecting. I mean come on, look at that cover! I truly thought I was going to be mentally ssscarred from this reading experience.
And while thisss isss definitely no Barbarian Alien, it wasss alright.
It isss a love ssstory. It had the ssslow burn feel of a Grace Draven book, without the flowery writing. It had a sssurvivor feel with them being marooned on the desssserted planet and it wasss all very "nice".
I wis ...more
Our heroic couple is stranded on a hostile planet and the inevitable happens. Love, sex, some drama, some hostile animals, some angst. The female heroine is a virgin, the male hero is honourable, and so on and so forth. There is some fighting, some betrayal, some misunderstanding and bad communication.
I liked him well enough, although he ...more
So this was a toss-up between a "meh" 3 and a "liked it" 4 star rating.
On one hand I loved that there was an actual alien alien male MC and not just some human+ -you know, human but with some extra special features like really cool tattoos or glowing eyes. To quote another alien enthusiast, "Aliens do it better." That's the way alien smut, or in this case rather, alien lurrrve stories should be.
I'm not doing a big plot rehash. It pretty says it all in t ...more
I was mislead! That cover tells me with it's badly copy & pasted design that it's going to be awesomely bad and smutty. I mean just look at that hip holding foreplay going on, so smutty. It was none of those things. No smut! This has ruined the alien smut streak with the MacHalos.
The first half of this book seriously annoyed me. It was slow, full of unpronounceable made up words that weren't necessary to the story, robotic delivery on descriptions, and bori ...more
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
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."
This will be a biased review because I was so impressed with the authors balls.
I am going to start with what didn't work for me. The H was very proper, that was his society. He wasn't an alpha so of course I didn't care for that. Thats about it.
So what did work for me? Holy shit this author really went for the gusto. This is not a watered down alien looks like humans so they are actually really hot storyline. No her H isn't even warm blooded! He is of the reptilian line. I was super imp ...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
The Zi culture was strange but it was supposed to be, I guess, for the story to really work. They are some kind of humanoid retile or reptilian humanoid. I ...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
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