Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: A Cosmic Kind of Love – Samantha Young

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?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young has been on my “highly anticipated 2022 releases” list ever since Samantha Young first hinted at its title and blurb. Then the cover was revealed and I wanted to get my hands on a copy even more.

I really loved meeting Hallie and Chris. Both MCs are smart, successful, and have a quiet inner strength (though the latter is something they frequently forget). But each also has personal issues they’re attempting to navigate and as a result, they frequently feel lost and/or make some poor choices.

Enter a chance encounter at exactly the right time they need. Cosmic fate, anyone? Hallie stumbles across old video recordings Chris sent to his previous partner, and an unlikely friendship strikes up between Hallie and Chris.

Typical of Young’s writing style, A Cosmic Kind of Love contains a range of great characters, hilarious banter, and multitudes of emotion. Young always manages to put her heart and soul into each of her stories and this book is no different. The story is easy to read and well-paced making it an enjoyable binge read!

I’d recommend this book to fans of Samantha Young’s previous work, anyone who’d like a romance story with light universe-related themes, and readers wanting a quick, fun contemporary romance.

Please note: there are a few triggers that readers should be made aware, including toxic parental relationships, and research should be done prior to reading (if needed).

Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader copy from the author and Valentine PR.

~Releases 18 October 2022~
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