Stardoc - S.L. Viehl This cover is more embarrassing than any bodice ripper I've read. The picture does follow the story, but it's still pretty awful. Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil at 30 is running away from home to another part of the galaxy. There she meets some wonderful and not so wonderful people and falls in love with another alien (since she's from Terran/Earth that makes her an alien right?). The only problem I have is a fellow Terran named Reever. He seems to have no common sense - she's with someone, stop following her around and trying to kiss her. And when tragedy strikes, he gives her just a short time before he's back again. Even saying all that, she's pretty cruel to him.

I love this book and plan on reading the rest of the series.