Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Space in His Heart by Roxanne St. Claire

Title:  Space in His Heart
AuthorRoxanne St. Clair
My Rating: A+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: -
Main Characters: Deke & Jessica
Release Date: December 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review

Story Overview:
When PR superstar Jessica Marlowe is tasked with making America fall in love with space exploration, she knows exactly what to do: find some smokin’ hot astronaut eye-candy and make him NASA's poster boy. When she meets Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man. 

Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz--but orders can't be ignored. He also can’t ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction. 

But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love

My Review:
Let me just preface this review by saying, that there is NO WAY that I can eloquently express how truly wonderful this book is. OMG, I loved this book!! The whole story line in this book is based around the fact that America has lost interest in NASA and Jessica, the heroine, has been hired as the new PR person to take care of that. Well, like the story line, I wasn't too interested in the NASA aspect of this story. But I knew that I loved Roxanne's writing so I knew that I wanted to read this regardless. I was so wrong. The NASA aspect to this story is sexy and exciting and intriguing and truly made for an amazing suspenseful story. Roxanne St. Claire, you ROCKED the writing in this book!

The book starts off with in July, 2011 with the final space shuttle lift off and a truly startling prologue, that immediately made me want to start flipping to the back of the book (this is where e-books are a lifesaver because they make it so much harder to do that.) But the book takes place in 1999 (twelve years before) when Deke (astronaut commander and engineer) and Jessica (PR consultant for NASA) meet. Jessica has been hired to re-energize NASA's image. She decides that the best way to do this is to make NASA sexy through gorgeous, sexy, single Commander Deke Stockard. Deke has other issues on his mind, specifically a space shuttle riddled with safety issues and inspections that seem to be going wrong or getting lost with only a couple of months until launch. He does NOT want to have anything to do with Jessica's PR schemes....he doesn't have the time or patience for them and treats her accordingly.

I ADORED the slow build-up of the relationship between Deke and Jessica. It was so natural and so real the way that Roxanne wrote it. At first, they truly don't like each other. Jessica is a thorn and a roadblock that Deke doesn't need. He does everything he can to thwart her requests and to be as obstinate and difficult as possible, but slowly their attitudes towards each other change. I loved watching them VERY slowly become friends and then more. That whole aspect of the story was written so incredibly well.

But so much about this story was really done well. Immediately from the prologue, the suspense is amazing and addicting. I NEVER put this book down once I started reading it. There is a lot going on that makes it suspenseful...those first glimpses of Jessica in present day that are so shocking, the implied subterfuge/sabotage at NASA, the vulnerability of Jessica's position in her PR firm as she gets more and more separated from her Boston office, the simple danger of the NASA mission and Deke's job, and finally the amazing romance between these two highly-charged highly-motivated characters.

This is easily one of the best books that I have read this year and will definitely be making my top reads of the year. I HIGHLY recommend that you pick this one up...if you love contemporary or romantic suspense, I truly think that you are going to enjoy reading this book. Trust me on this. ;o)


Julie said...

Wow Christi. Don't hold back or anything. I don't think I would have even considered this book but you've made me want to check it out. *glares at you* Great review!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I need to read R.S. and this seems like a great place to start. She was such a firecracker :)