I had tried reading this a while ago, but gave up for some reason. After finishing the story, I can't remember why I didn't finish it earlier.
It's a nice little piece of escapism. I quite enjoyed it, most of the time. There were a few TSTL moments and I couldn't help but wonder how Charlotte managed to get kidnap so many times in one story, but otherwise it was good. I felt like I knew Charlotte pretty well, but not so much with Tal. He was a traditional sorta guy. And that's it. We really don't learn anything about him. Well, except that he luuurves Charlotte and haaates Dez. Quite a bit of sexy fun times and magical powers that aren't really explained fully.
I can't force myself to say that I "really liked" it, but part of me does feel like 3 stars isn't enough. I'd rate this as 3.5 stars.
On a side note, I'd like to say that if I were ever saved or abducted by aliens, I'd behave in a manner opposite of what all these fictional women do. They seem to be determined to fuck things up.