A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young
Publication Date: October 18, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
When event planner Hallie Goodman opens a folder of party materials from her new client, the last thing she expects to find is video letters from the bride’s ex-boyfriend. Hallie knows it’s an invasion of privacy, but she is drawn to the guy in the videos. He’s an astronaut living on the International Space Station. Feeling guilty for watching the videos, Hallie records a video of her own and emails it to his NASA email address, but unfortunately, the email bounces back.
Christopher Ortiz is struggling to re-adjust to life on Earth when he’s forwarded an email from his NASA email account. In it, he finds a video of a hilarious pink-haired girl. When they finally meet at an engagement party, neither of them is prepared for such a strong connection.
I listened to A Cosmic Kind of Love on audio. Told in alternating first-person perspectives, the audiobook uses two narrators to show Hallie and Christopher’s unique perspectives. I loved both narrators and the alternating style.
I thought this was such an imaginative and unique story. I loved the astronaut and space elements. The two main characters fall in love over video letters that neither knows the other is watching. While both characters were unique, it was surprisingly easy to relate to them throughout the story. Both characters have complicated relationships with their parents and are at a career crossroads.
If you are looking for a noteworthy, but relatable romantic comedy, I highly recommend A Cosmic Kind of Love!
Thank you to @berkleyromance, @valentinepr, and @prhaudio for the advanced copy! All opinions are my own.
Synopsis from Goodreads
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?
About the Author
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Scotland. She’s been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Currently published in 31 countries, Samantha is a #1 international bestselling author.
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