I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young
Published by Berkley on October 18, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
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Space is the last thing an event planner and an astronaut need in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Timesbestselling 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?
So this one was a little slow for me, although I did enjoy it in the end. I loved the idea of the two of them falling in love with the other separately using the videos they’d made. It made for a unique “meet-cute”. The two characters had a lot of back-story and I think sometimes that is what made the story seem like it dragged a little. But it was also good that they had so much back story because it made so much in the story different as well as added the drama we needed without it being drama for drama’s sake.
While in some cases I feel like Hallie might have overreacted a tiny bit, there were definitely things that Chris did NOT react the way he should have, or understand why she was feeling the way she did. I like how they did finally learn to communicate, and change the things they knew they needed to. It was great how the changes they were making actually lead to something being kind of over changing, if that makes sense.
The characters were all great in this, loved the setting, the storyline, all of it. And all the characters seemed to grow and change even just a little for the better.