Genres: Romance, Adult, Astronauts, Harlequin Blaze
Published: January 1, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in dual POVs
“Houston, we have a hot-astronaut problem…”
Survival expert and control freak Jessie Odell has faced the most hazardous environments on earth. Training astronauts should be a cakewalk. Nope. Enter candidate Hemi “Thor” Barrett and his hot, ripped bod, and suddenly Jessie is breathless with raw excitement—something she hasn’t felt for a long, long time—and it scares her to death.
Hemi isn’t just some sexy distraction. Jessie actually likes the guy—and that makes him more treacherous than an Everest ascent. It also means Hemi’s that much harder to resist. With every hungry, heat-fueled encounter, Jessie skirts closer to that dangerous edge. Falling for this space cowboy is definitely high stakes…but could the payoff be worth the risk?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Pushing the Limits” Space Cowboys Two is by author Katherine Garbera
Publish Date: January 1, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
“Pushing the Limits” is the second book in the Space Cowboys’ series. As much as I loved the first book, “No Limits,” I liked this one better.
Hemi “Thor” Barrett and Jessie Odell…….
Hemi was an amazing character. He was a determined, honest, loyal and romantic man. Hemi was also a astronaut. A sexy, 6’2″ rugged, all around perfect hero. At least I thought so. Hemi is in intense training for a mission that will send him, along with a small crew, to build a space station halfway to Mars where he will be in outer space for nearly two years. He has aspired his entire life to this goal. He has worked diligently and relentlessly towards this ambition. Hemi is a top choice for this mission due to his intelligence, skills, and preparedness training. He is so close to this exciting life achievement and there is nothing that will stop him from winning a spot on this team. Nothing will interfere with his focus for success. Nothing will get in the way of his dreams. That is until he meets the one woman he may not want to leave.
One of my favorite attributes of Hemi was how understanding and patient he was with Jessie. He was so sweet, kind and romantic as well. Truthfully, Hemi was a perfect hero.
Jessie is a dare-devil and an a survival expert. She has been on many dangerous and exciting adventures. Jessie is daring and brave and lives for the outdoors and excitement. She is at home in some of the most dangerous environments. This is her life and she loves it. But sometimes tragedy happens. And when Jessie finds herself needing some time away from adventure, she is happy to accept a training position with NASA. Jessie will teach extreme survival skills to twenty-four astronauts who are all training for a spot on the Cronus Mission. A mission that will send them to outer space for close to two years. Jessie is resigned and determined to teach these men and women how to survive the most treacherous of situations.
When Hemi and Jessie meet for the first time, they are instantly attracted to each other. Hemi wants to get to know her better but Jessie is not ready for another relationship, so she keeps pushing him away. Jessie’s previous relationship left her pained and full of regret and guilt. Jessie is also strongly dealing with fear. Can she trust her heart to another man? To Hemi? If she lets herself get too close; will she be able to endure the time apart if he is chosen for the mission? Most importantly, if she lets herself fall in love again; will she survive losing Hemi should something go wrong while he’s in space? These are all justifiable emotions Jessie has to deal with. She just doesn’t know if she is strong enough.
Hemi and Jessie had great chemistry and were a perfect fit for each other. I was rooting for their HEA from almost the beginning of the story. I too, did not know if things would work out. Personally, could I live without my husband for two years, worrying, while he was in outer space where anything could go wrong? I don’t think I could. Hemi and Jessie had a tough journey. Even though it was obvious that they belonged together, they had many obstacles to overcome. I loved watching their relationship develop and mature until finally, it was rock solid. The best part…..Hemi’s grand gesture. So sweet and romantic. Perfect!
I enjoyed reading this book as well as the first in the series. I am looking forward to the next story. I have my suspicions who that will be about and I can’t wait to read it.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced readers copy of this novel.