THE JAGUAR PRINCE
This lighthearted and entertaining book is carried along by the amusing actions and reactions of an interstellar alien trying to understand daily human life and fit in in the suburbs. Things eventually get sorted out, and there is a happy ending for everyone but the villain.
Left on the doorstep of an orphanage as a baby, Callie is used to depending only on herself. Then Prince Rogar of New Symtaria shows up and announces that he's on a mission to locate Symtarian colonists and their mixed-species children. He wants to take them home to New Symtaria before they can be found and destroyed by a rogue alien. This hunky shapeshifting alien prince changes Callie's life. (BRAVA, Apr., 320 pp., $14.00)