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Andrea Finley is the flight director for NASA's latest space flight to the moon. The mission is the first with a woman in charge, and Andrea will stop at nothing to ensure this is a textbook perfect mission. Her personal life is virtually nonexistent, and she has devoted her entire life to this, the pinnacle of her career.
When the mission runs into serious trouble, Andrea has no choice but to call Kenner Hutchings, a brilliant 20-something whiz kid from MIT with a reputation for living life fast and loose. Kenner is their last chance to save the lives of the seven astronauts entrusted into Andrea's care.
Andrea doesn't trust Kenner to get the job done, and Kenner takes it as a challenge to break the reserve of her new boss. Can two strong-willed, powerful women overcome their differences to save the lives of seven others and begin a life they never imagined together?
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- Amazon Customer
Did not play well with my brain
I did not finish this story. I got to about half way (chapter 14).
I can't help having the knowledge I have, and when stories that contain elements that are so obviously /wrong/, without throwing me anything to help suspend my disbeleif, it jars - and throws me out of the action.
The story was boiling down to "two fairly liekable characters are thrown into close proximity - wait and see how many times they fail to sit down and have an adult conversation about their feelings before finally coming to an understanding".
The whole serious space disaster plot barely features, and what elements there were did not feel authentic nor pressing. I felt no real suspense or urgency. I recall nothing about those lives in peril whatsoever, nor what the problem was.
I'd be struggling to think of many positive things to say. There are some redeeming features, I'm sure, but they were overshadowed by the issues. If the things that bother me tend not to bother you - you'll probably get more out of this book than I did.
- Sky ;)
Hmm why not
Andrea Finley is the tough, no-nonsense Flight Director of man's first modern mission to the moon. Her career has come first - before romance, before friendship... basically before every other interest. Andrea is consumed by a single goal: that nothing will go wrong on her watch. Kenner Hutchings is the brilliant consultant the government calls upon when things do go wrong on Andrea's watch. When the space jockeys find their engines failing on the Lunar surface, Kenner is rushed to Mission Control with barely enough time to pack.
The two ladies immediately ruffle the other's feathers; Andrea's controlling personality finds Kenner's carefree ways an offense to the seriousness of the situation, and a challenge to her authority. In turn, Kenner wishes to be left to fix the problem as she sees fit, and finds the constant attempts to shape her into "the right stuff" irritating in the extreme. Will their chemistry see them together? Will they get the crew back home safely from the moon?
I personally enjoyed this book for me this was something new so ya I would recommend this book.