Genre: science fiction romance
Offensive content: mild violence and a few sex scenes, all towards the end of the book. Totally in context and not excessively graphic, but be warned
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. Science fiction romance is tricky and often unrealistic. Well, this one is totally believable, the romance between the two characters evolves in a natural way and the story comes alive as you read it, pretty much as if you were watching a movie.
Jordan Cady is a single mother to a six year old girl and works as co-pilot for United Airlines. On a routine flight from Hawaii to San Francisco, the 747 she's co-flying encounters an odd storm and disappears from radar. But the plane didn't crash, didn't land and is not flying any more. To the world, it has vanished. To the flight crew and the passengers, it seems as if they were abducted by terrorists.
Then the pilot dies and Jordan is left in charge of almost three hundred lives facing an unknown threat. But she promised her daughter she would return home and intends to fully fulfill that promise. After a series of mishaps, they realize they have been taken by an alien spaceship. They are told that they were saved from extinction, since Earth was hit shortly afterwards by a meteor that caused mass destruction, and they will be relocated to another planet as soon as possible. They are led to believe they are Earth's sole survivors.