I received a gifted galley of A COSMIC KIND OF LOVE by Samantha Young for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group, PRH Audio, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Publication Date: 10/18/2022
Rating: 4 / 5
A COSMIC KIND OF LOVE follows the dual perspectives of Hallie and Christopher. Hallie is an event planner working on planning an engagement party when the bride accidentally sends her a link to the video files sent by her ex-boyfriend Christopher from the International Space Station. She knows she shouldn’t, but she watches them all and forms an instant bond to this man she’s never meant.
Hallie needs to confess what she’s done, so she sends Christopher an email. When he instructs his person at NASA to make it look like the email didn’t go through, she continues to send video messages of her own as a sort of way of journaling. What Hallie doesn’t know is that Christopher is not only receiving them, but is also intrigued by them and is determined that they need to meet.
This was a fun read. I am not huge on the keeping secrets from people in books, so I loved Hallie’s initial bravery at telling Chris that she had seen his videos to be up front. I struggled a bit more with Chris’ own struggle with telling Hallie the truth at times and the issues of jealousy and secrecy between them.
That said, I did really love the banter between these two as they get to know each other and the way their relationship felt natural because they did already have insights into each other’s lives. Getting glimpses of Christopher’s career as an astronaut on the ISS was really interesting as well.
This was an overall fun, quick read! Happy Publication Day to A COSMIC KIND OF LOVE!