elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Starfall by Chris Quinton

When I was a little girl, one of my favourite movies was Starman; what I liked of that movie is that the sci-fi elements were blended in the ordinary/contemporary setting, and in the end, it was not so different from a today love story. Starfall is pretty much the same: Ash, the alien, is apparently like a man from earth; apparently since the difference are easily hidden (eyes wearing glasses, hair faking a trendy coloring, 6 digits wearing gloves, and well, genitalia, not having sex).

To his own breed, Ash is “ugly” but to earth eyes he is gorgeous, and that is what will think Conn, former marine a little in the closet. Conn was in love with a fellow soldier, but when he died in a mission, Conn buried him and his feelings in the closet; he married and was, of course, a wreckage, and he had a one night stand with his partner in the PI firm he is employed now. Faye is a wonderful woman, and if not for the fact that she doesn’t want a relationship with Conn, I would have felt pity for her. But the awkwardness between Conn and Faye is mostly due to the fact that Faye hadn’t any suspicious Conn was gay more than being jealous of the relationship between Conn and Ash.

The main theme of the novel is, from Ash’s side, the search for his lost sister, and for Conn the mission to find and take back home a runaway underage girl. But as soon as they met, the focus shifts on their relationship, and the resulting sex scenes are hot and with that touch of “strangeness” that inspires without being too much of an oddity. Ash feels a mate-bond towards Conn, and from Conn’s side, he calls it love at first sight, but it’s probably the same. They dance a little around each other, but they then move pretty fast into a full-fledged relationship, and so it starts also the questioning on how they will manage to be together when they are from far away planets from each other.

As I told at the beginning, the author didn’t pushed too much on the alien thing, and I liked that. This was more a romance than a sci-fi novel, and I think it was also sweet and romantic. The alien details were good, well-balanced, and just enough to make the story believable.


Amazon: Starfall
Amazon Kindle: Starfall
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (November 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614953295
ISBN-13: 978-1614953296
Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: chris quinton, genre: futuristic, length: novel, review

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