Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Review: A Cosmic Kind of Love by 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?

Christy's Review

A Cosmic Kind of Love is Samantha Young’s newest release and it was a fantastic friends to lovers romance. I loved the way this couple met- so unique! And of course watching them become friends and fall in love.

Hallie is an event planner who is never taken seriously by most of the people in her life. Her job is challenging and she’s great at it, but her parents and friends/family see her as a glorified party planner who doesn’t take anything series. Captain Christopher Ortiz is respected and taken very seriously. He’s an astronaut who’s getting used to being back on earth.

These two are drawn to each other and feel comfortable with one another right away. They were so sweet together but you could feel the tension and the chemistry they had right under the surface. I especially loved how much Captain Chris accepted Hallie for who she was and showed her so much respect and care. She desperately needed someone like that in her life.

This was sweet, fun, and charming and left me with a huge smile on my face. This is a romance I would definitely recommend!

Friday, October 7, 2022




Add to your Goodreads TBR


A Little Too Late is a sweet second chance romance by Sarina Bowen. Ava and Reed were college sweethearts and they haven’t seen one another since their breakup a decade ago. 

Reed hasn’t been to his hometown where Madigan Mountain in even longer than a decade, but his dad wanting to sell the family business has him coming home. Only to find out that his college ex/love of his life Ava is working for the family business he has nothing to do with. 

I loved seeing Reed and Ava work together to try to find a solution to the business problems. I also loved seeing Ava slowly start to fall for Reed again and decide to give him another chance. 

Second chance romances can be so messy, but this was lower on the angst side. It had just enough romance and steam and was a fun listen! The narration was on point as always for Sebastian York and Andi Arndt. I highly recommend listening to this one! 

Audio book source: Soundwise (audio arc)
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrators: Sebastian York & Andi Arndt
Narration Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Length: 7h 47m

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