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Summary

"Houston, we have a major attraction."

After years of dealing with a heart condition and an overprotective mother, Airin Delaney is finally having her first taste of freedom in Waikiki - and it's intoxicating. But it's nothing compared to the out-of-this-world attraction between her and astronaut Hunter Bryce. Airin is determined to shoot for the stars and experience her first real kiss.

All Hunter has ever wanted is to explore the universe. That is, until a certain black-haired, wide-eyed beauty shakes him to the core. Hunter knows almost nothing about Airin, not even her last name. All he knows is that she's the kind of girl he could fall over-the-moon in love with. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't be worse. While Airin is celebrating her first night of freedom, Hunter is celebrating his last - before embarking on an eight-month mission.

It was only supposed to be one night. But sometimes that's all fate needs to change two lives forever.

©2018 Abigail Strom (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not one of her best

Not one of the best books but enjoyed it nonetheless. Audio book quality was good and made my way through the book in a few days

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-04-18

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This is the first book I've read by Strom. Intriguing plot, good characters, and interested to read more!

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  • NightRunner
  • 08-09-21

Decent Story

3.5 Stars for me!

My rating range of this story... 3-4 Stars
If significant, why?

Main Character Ratings...
H = 6/10
h = 7/10

Was cheating involved? No
Any major triggers to be aware of?

Scenes with heat... A few
What point does it start? 75% mark
How much of the story? 5%
Anything beyond M/F? No
If yes, explained

Heat Rating... 7/10
Clean or Fade to Black - 1 or 2
Normal to Descriptive 3-5
Detailed Descriptive Sex - 6-7
Um, Wow, Beyond Descriptive Sex - 8 or above

Was there so much sex or unrealistic sex that you rolled your eyes and/or skipped forward? No

The back story... H is an astronaut and meets the h while out celebrating his friends bachelor party. Instant attraction but they separate thinking they won't see each other again. They do and that is the rest of the story.

The Romance... Instalust is forced into a slow burn due to an incident, followed by a bad decision in the story.

The drama explosion... The bad decision comes to light.

Did it feel real or contrived? A bit
Was it OTT? Very
Separation involved? Yes
Was it resolved properly or rushed? Resolved ok

Final Notes... I did not get the decision the author made with the H backing off throughout the story.


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  • Reggie
  • 17-12-20

The astronaut and the nerd

Sparks fly when astronaut, Hunter, encounters a shy young woman at a bar the night before he’s enclosed in a biosphere for an extended period. A car accident ensures that they’re together for an extended period but secrets between them may doom this couple.

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  • A.C.
  • 24-04-19

Great listen.

I think this was my second book by Abigail Strom and it did not disappoint. In a "romance" genre things can become predictable and tedious (and that's fine, sometimes predictability is just what the doctor ordered - especially when things are anything but predictable IRL), I find that there is something fresh/different in her writing/stories. I can't put my finger on it yet...but there's just something fresh about them that makes me love it. I liked that both characters were strong and intelligent in this particular book. I liked the discussion about bigger issues (space exploration and the varying reasons behind it). I'm pretty sure I laughed out loud a few times too. Overall an entertaining listen/read.