alien

B+
Strange Love

The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor in Strange Love, a romance about an abductee who decides to make the best of it when she finds herself fighting for her survival – and a mate – on a foreign world. On Barath, you can’t just meet someone, fall in love and start a family. You must earn the ...

B+
Homebound

Science Fiction romances tend to battle sequences and spaceships, but Homebound by Lydia Hope is set on a dystopian Earth. In The City, an urban ruin that reads like a Dickensian slum, Gemma works for a pittance scrubbing prison cells. A surprise reassignment to the third floor, where the alien p ...

B-
Ice Planet Barbarians

Here's my one sentence review of this book: "Ice Planet Barbarians is predictable, ridiculous, and a damn good time." You're looking for more, however, aren't you? You want to know why Ruby Dixon's wildly successful series about a group of women who, after being kidnapped from Earth and imprisone ...

B+
Beach Hut Surprise

Nothing gives you instant gratification like reading a short story anthology.  One hour and – boom! – you’ve already finished a book! No need to tell others it was only sixty-two pages, natch!  Beach Hut Surprise Anthology by Louise Allen, Lesley Cookman, Liz Fielding, Joanna Maitland, Sarah ...

A-
Dark Matters

The Class 5 series is the absolute best space opera romance available. I’ve adored every one of the books in the set and Dark Matters, fourth in the saga, is no exception. I would strongly recommend reading all three preceding novels; this one is enjoyed best when you know the backstory. She ...

B+
Purple Haze

Purple Haze, book two in Kelly Jensen’s Aliens in New York series picks up around six months after the events of Uncommon Ground, and sees Dillon Lee and his billionaire (alien) lover happily living together though still working to accept the huge changes that have occurred in both their lives.  ...

A-
Uncommon Ground

Kelly Jensen’s Uncommon Ground is book one in her Aliens in New York duology, a story that combines mystery, science fiction and a bit of action with a tender and poignant romance between two people who don’t really fit anywhere – until they find each other. Dillon Lee has always felt like ...

B+
Captive Desire

A title like Captive Desire may put you in mind of a 1980s old school romance with a Fabio cover, but this book dates from 2018 and is the the second erotic science fiction story in Robin Lovett’s Planet of Desire series. It’s an opposites attract romance featuring two species previously at war ...

A
Star-Crossed

I read a ton of young adult fantasy, and while I enjoy most of what I pick up in the genre, I'll be the first to admit to the lack of originality that seems to pervade many of today's best-selling novels. I wasn't sure what to expect when I volunteered to review Star-Crossed, the latest stand-alone ...

C-
The Star King

Though I rarely read sci-fi romance, I made an exception and picked up The Star King after we recently reposted a B+ review and it was free on Amazon.  I was entertained by the story but not as fond of it as my fellow reviewer.  Underdeveloped relationships and world-building, combined with one t ...