I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks C.J. Scarlett!
This book has a lot of potential. Like a 10 metric tons of potential! I rate books on their current status and I believe this book can easily reach a four star rating.
The first thing that could be improved in this book is the depth of perspective. It appears that most of what Rose cares about is going on the beach. She has no reservations, and I mean absolutely none, about moving to another planet which is inhabited by human-like aliens. She also has no qualms about marrying someone she hasn't met yet - quite old-fashioned for a futuristic novel.
Another aspect that could be improved is the nature and/or length of misunderstandings. They must have had foreseen cultural missteps in the presence of another species and vice versa. Their arguments could have easily been dismissed if this was taken into account. In addition, if the argument could not have been dismissed, I wished it would have lasted longer to give a greater impact.
Lastly, I wished that the kidnapping incident would have been more serious and longer. That damage was inflicted or something, because it lacked purpose. The book needed some oomph moments.
With that said, this book made me laugh and I LOVED THE ENDING LINES. So ready and pumped for book 2!