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The star princess
Grant, Susan (Susan Grant Gunning)
Publication Information:
New York : Love Spell, [2003]

Physical Description:
371 pages ; 17 cm.
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When bad girl Ilana finds she must help a star pilot and intergalactic prince choose a bride, she decides to show him a little Earth hospitality, and he teaches her heart to soar.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Los Angeles filmmaker Ilana Hamilton, a secondary character from Grant's futuristic aviation romance The Star Prince, takes center stage in this simple yet spirited love story, but it is her alien counterpart, Vash Prince Che Vedla, who truly shines here. Strong, honorable and adorably strait-laced, Che will do almost anything to ensure the welfare of his people, even submit to an arranged marriage. While his counselors select his bride-to-be, he hies off to Earth. The traditionalist Vash people have long believed Earthdwellers to be "barbarians," but that doesn't stop Che from seeking out Ilana, sister to the B'kah crown prince. Marriage to Ilana is out of the question, however, since he's in the market for a placid Vash bride and she isn't searching for a mate at all. Inevitably, their feelings for one another intensify, but someone in the Vedla household is determined to spoil their happily-ever-after. The scenes in which Ilana introduces Che to human delights like corn nuts, carnival rides and movies steal the story, though Grant also pens some titillating love scenes. Readers who like their romances sprinkled with sci-fi elements will embrace this book, as will those who prefer exotic protagonists and offbeat settings. (On sale Aug. 5) Forecast: The Only One, an anthology featuring Christine Feehan, Susan Squires and Grant, hit book shelves this past May and the New York Times bestseller list at #12. Sales of this book should benefit from the increased exposure and from a full-page ad in the Romantic Times. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Compelled by family duty and royal obligation to marry within six months, Prince Ch? Vedla, heir apparent to one of the eight founding families of the influential, pacifistic, and conservative Vash Nadah, leaves his home planet and heads for the recently discovered and slightly barbarian Earth to sow his oats while a suitable marriage is arranged. But his plans go seriously awry when he reconnects with Ilana Hamilton, an outspoken, commitment-averse filmmaker-and twin to the adopted crown prince of one of the ruling Vash families. Witty dialog, well-developed characters, and insightful explorations of cultural and class differences and political intricacies abound in this funny, sexy story that combines successfully elements of classic science fiction with the contemporary California scene. Grant is an award-winning writer of futuristic romances (The Star Prince; The Star King), and her popularity is growing among both romance readers and sf fans. She lives in Rocklin, CA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.