In this exceptional fifth Shaughnessy Brothers contemporary (after This Is Our Song), when aspiring artist Brooke Matthews and astrophysicist Owen Shaughnessy connect, their desire burns brighter than the North Star and their union paints the perfect picture of “opposites attract.” Brilliant, shy Owen has always felt socially awkward. Brooke, who used to taunt her brainiac brother, has since turned over a new leaf. When she signs up to be Owen’s assistant, they are immediately drawn to each other. Owen sees the passion, sweetness, and humility in Brooke, and she’s captured by his honesty, chivalry, and charm. But he’s daunted by her looks, and she’s intimidated by his intellect. With the encouragement of Owen’s fun-loving and carefree family members and Brooke’s uncle Howard (who’s Owen’s mentor), they both overcome their anxieties. The openness between the lovers is refreshing, and their interactions are a balanced blend of sweet and spice. The planets may not have aligned, but the elements of this winning romance are definitely in sync. Agent: Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/10/2017 Release date: 06/06/2017 Genre: Fiction
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