This beauty and the beast story is a favorite of mine. I like Anita she is smart, sweet & willing to put herself in a new situation. What is Anita’s new situation like? Not much is known about the alien Zhores but Anita needed a change in her stagnate life and she got one.
Lathvin is very patient with Anita, he is hoping for a miracle cure for his planets infertile problems & a companion/wife. The characters are likeable, the plot is interesting and the world building is a good start for a futuristic romance series.
My favorite quote of the book:
“No offense. As my father always says, there’s no shame in being poor, but it can be damned inconvenient.” Anita quoting her father