This story is all about this older woman who spent her whole life fat and ugly. She volunteers to be part of an experiment and ends up in the body of an absolutely beautiful young woman, is transported to an alien plant, and is chosen as a mate.
First of all, I hate the idea that for this woman to find love, she has to be a gorgeous young woman. I would have had much more respect if this older, fat woman found love in the body she had. This world is sexist enough without that kind of nonsense in our reading material.
However, I do enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, and romance...all of that kind of wrapped into one made for an interesting novel.
BUT, again, humans are greedy, self-serving assholes in this book...Well dear authors, why not tell me what you really think about our race.
All in all, it was a good read. Enough to read the rest of the series? Probably not...but, as a stand alone it wasn't bad.