Review – Space Junk: Houston, We Have a Hottie (Space #1) by Sara L. Hudson

Posted January 27, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Home Cooked Books Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Space Junk:  Houston, We Have a Hottie (Space #1) by Sara L. HudsonSpace Junk: Houston, We Have a Hottie by Sara L. Hudson
Series: Space #1
Narrator: Samantha Brentmoor, Lee Samuels
on May 13, 2020
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Length: 09:30
Source: Home Cooked Books Tours
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: three-half-stars
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NASA engineer Dr. Jackie Darling Lee is a genius about many things… the male species is not one of them.

Then a little friendly blackmail from a co-worker has Jackie walking into a Texas saloon ready to initiate Operation Social Life. After making friends with her waitress and helping a drunk country beauty get home safely, she thinks she’s off to a good start.

Flynn West left his family’s rich ranching life behind after discovering his girlfriend’s gold digging ways. Now he specializes in vintage muscle car restorations in his own shop in Houston.
He’s taken women off his radar, until a wild-haired blonde drags his drunk little sister through his front door. The moment he sees those thick, black-framed glasses on that slender nose, Flynn’s captivated.

Ignitions ignite, and not just from Flynn’s skills at hot-wiring cars.

But in the midst of the International Space Station being threatened and old flames reappearing, can Jackie and Flynn let go of old hang-ups long enough to reach the end of their Happily Ever After countdown?

Or will it be a failure to launch?

My Review

I liked the premise of this story, and it had some really good parts to it. The characters were likable, and I really did enjoy the friends and family that I assume the other books in the series will be about. I loved having a heroine who worked for NASA and was just nerdy as can be. Even if one part did have the science teacher in my stuck on a bit of a misnomer/error. There were a lot of fun scenes and some funny lines between characters.

I did have some issues with some of the writing, though. I felt at times there was too much description. Some of the sexy stuff was a little awkward feeling. And I hated how easily Jackie would become a doormat and just assume people were talking down to her. I mean, she worked at NASA and you know not everyone there would always be so nice and perfect to her. She had to have gotten more of a backbone just from that job.

The narrators for this were good. While the other book that I remember hearing the male narrator on his voice was a bit too “old” sounding for me, in this audiobook he sounded a little different and it worked for me this time. The female narrator was good too and did the character perfectly. Although occasionally one of the friends, Trish, her accent was a little off for me, sounded all classy as opposed to country.

In the end this was a good listen, and a pretty good story even with the issues I had, and I think I’d go on in the series if I found time to listen.

About the Author

I was an east coast wild child until my NASA engineer husband wrangled me and shipped me down to Texas. 

Now I live in Houston with my smarty-pants husband, our two adorable kids and my fur-baby, Jack. 

I have my master’s in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, England and have been previously published as a news reporter and columnist. 

I’m a former professor of English Composition, Literature and Humanities. And now I spend my days hopped up on coffee and my newly acquired ADHD medications trying to make people swoon and simultaneously pee themselves from laughter. 

Because the world needs to love and laugh more.

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6 responses to “Review – Space Junk: Houston, We Have a Hottie (Space #1) by Sara L. Hudson

    • Lisa Mandina

      It was a pretty cute story. How cool that your father worked for NASA!!! I used to want to be an astronaut, and wanted so bad to go to space camp.

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, I need to stop taking review audiobooks because I should listen to what I’ve purchased from Audible, lol.

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