Space is the last thing an event planner and an astronaut need in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling 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?
A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young is the perfect quirky yet emotionally charged romantic comedy. It reminds of two of my favorite rom-com writers: Tessa Bailey and Emily Henry. These authors and Samantha Young create characters that appeal to readers everywhere. Yet, they also manage to capture the swoon worthy Hollywood dream kind of love story we all aspire to. The female lead has bright pink hair and is the world’s best event organizer. Her job is stressful as is. Then, add in her two divorced parents who use her to handle their marriage problems. Hallie is the sweetest person ever. She deeply cares about her family friends. Yet, gets hurt daily by her parents. Some of her old friends are real jerks. But there is the one coworker/best friend plus, her new yet famous client. The client is the world known astronaut who lost his mother and brother. His father is a prick yet may have some redeeming qualities. I loved how all the characters both big and small made this book addictive. It was fun to read. I enjoyed watching as Hallie made so many bloopers and navigated into the woman she is. The romance, humor, and emotional journey were all present. The beginning is a slow burn but eventually I became heavily invested in all of it. This novel is definitely worth reading!