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Book Review-The Star King

by | Jun 7, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-The Star KingThe Star King by Susan Grant
Also in this series: The Star Princess
Series: Star #1
Published by Dorchester Publishing on April 27th 2010
Genres: Science Fiction Romance, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9781428508613

Shot down over Saudi Arabia, fighter pilot Jasmine Hamilton encounters a golden-eyed stranger from another world—one that’s light years away. Long after she’s rescued, dreams of the mysterious man haunt her and nearly derail her life. When Earth is contacted by a seemingly benevolent alien civilization, Jas takes off on the journey of a lifetime, and the star-crossed lovers reunite, joining forces against a ruthless enemy determined to destroy both their worlds.

Jasmine, on her fighter jet, crashes down and then she sees a man..a stranger one who is compelling and becomes forever in her memory. Since then, Jas has never been satisfied with her relationships, for she is always looking back to him whose memory has been burned in her mind forever. Rom, once a heir of the B’kah, is looking for adventure and the one woman who has haunted him day and night. Now he is planning on finding her, even if its in a remote system and in the ‘frontier’ no less.  Jasmine, aches for this stranger who haunts her and calls out to her, so when she see’s that he is on TV, she knows she must find him, never realizing that finding him would change her life forever and that he would awaken a love so powerful that she would stand by his side for all time…

The Hero (Romlijhlan B’kah)
Rom, even though he is royalty, and heir to the throne of B’kah, no longer feels like he is part of the family, because of his beliefs to destroy a man that has the power to deceive everyone all the while he murders innocents. Rom, now has made a life for himself, but knows in his heart he must find the one woman whom haunts him…but never expected to find her even though he has been searching for her…and now with Jasmine at his side, will fight for everything that he believes in…

The Heroine (Jasmine Boswell)
Jasmine, although she has two grown children, is divorced and unable to trust in any man and able to make any relationship work. Even though in her dreams she sees him and hears him call out to her, she doesn’t know if he is a figmant of her imagination or real….but when she sees him she knows she would do everything in her power to reach him…Jasmine knows that he is her destiny and can offer her more love and passion that she could have imagined.

My Thoughts 
The Star King is the second book in the Star Series by Susan Grant. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I am falling more and more for the futuristic/sci fi romance. I haven’t read many of them…but I have found quite a few treasures and The Star King is one of them. I just loved everything about this book… I loved the idea that Jasmine is older than most lead heroines are in romances….there was also a freshness about this story and there was the exciting and ever on the role kind of plot, that had be engaged throughout the story. The characters were so likeable, and there was such a sizzling heat to the side of the story….that had me on fire till the very end!!!! A Winner!!!

My Favorite Quote 
He needed her with a desperation  born of his precarious position at the edge of death, wanted to make love to her while he possessed the strength and passion of life. Her pleasure would be his salvation.  

About Susan Grant

I'm a US Air Force veteran, jet pilot, a RITA award winning, best-selling author, and mom.

If “Dad” were a science fiction story and “Mom” were a romance novel and they had kids, that’s what my books would be, hybrids of two fiction genres, science fiction and romance. I've been combining the two since the late 1990s, before anyone called it sci fi romance and deemed it a "new" niche genre, back when these stories were known as "futuristics."

Although I’m three years into a planned one-year writing hiatus (I know, I know), rumors of my retirement from fiction are greatly exaggerated. I’ve kept involved in literature by digitalizing my oldest titles for Kindle and other online retailers, all while dreaming up new ideas for many new works of fiction to come.

I've held onto my "day job” since mine is one of the best on the planet. I fly 747s to points west like Australia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. On my days off I’m happy being a homebody in my fixer-upper farmhouse overlooking one of the prettiest valleys I’ve ever seen, a region of vineyards, mandarin orchards, and old gold mines in the foothills east of Sacramento, California, living there with my family, including a Border Collie who is smarter than we are, a drooling Maine Coon cat and her anti-social daughter, an eight-foot python (loose in the house), Manfred our 6 foot 8, 345 pound vineyard foreman and ex Albanian prison guard fired for using excessive force, and his wife Frieda, our housekeeper, a retired circus performer/knife thrower prone to acute bouts of PMS. (Okay, I can’t really swear that the snake or the Albanian couple live here anymore, but the rest is true).

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