Space is the last thing an event planner and an astronaut need in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.
When event planner Hallie Goodman receives party-inspiration material from the bride of her latest wedding project, the last thing she expects to find in the files are digital videos from Darcy’s ex-boyfriend. Hallie knows it’s wrong to keep watching these personal videos, but this guy is cute, funny, and an astronaut on the International Space Station to boot. She’s only human. And it’s not long until she starts sending e-mails and video diaries to his discontinued NASA address. Since they’re bouncing back, there’s no way anyone will ever be able to see them…right?
Christopher Ortiz is readjusting to life on earth and being constantly in the shadow of his deceased older brother. When a friend from NASA’s IT department forwards him the e-mails and video messages Hallie has sent, he can’t help but notice how much her sense of humor and pink hair make his heart race.
Separated by screens, Hallie and Chris are falling in love with each other, one transmission at a time. But can they make their star-crossed romance work when they each learn the other’s baggage?
Title : A Cosmic Kind of Love
Author : Samantha Young
Format : eARC
Page Count : 416
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : Berkley
Release Date : October 20, 2022
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 4 star review
Mr Nice Guy
Parents and exes
This read was such a fantastic package of a contemporary romance and it featured the lesser heralded ‘good guy’ trope; a trope I happen to love. Chris (Mr Nice Guy) seemed all things authentic. He was a little lost, a bit of a hero, he had true partner potential but some complicated family and work background. Hallie was a small bombshell in heels, warm and lacking in self esteem.
I really appreciated the crappy parents storyline in this book. I think we read much more of that in YA and NA fiction but not when there’s older MCs. And yet…having a complex and difficult parent situation myself I know that this issue can run through adulthood, so this felt so real to me to read. Hallie and Chris bonded over this but it also brought complications.
I loved their initial non-meet, followed by their meet cute and their friendship but boy did they have bucket loads of tension and connection. I bought into their attraction and feelings while appreciating the time things took. I side eyed Darcy from front to back.
It seemed we were drawn to each other like binary stars. It was addictive and disorientating.
This was a gorgeous escapist read, with great characterisation, solid and fresh plot that kept me in full enjoyment mode. Highly recommended.
Thank you to Berkley and the author for the early review copy.