The elements of this winning romance are definitely in sync. —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
He's always looked to the stars
Now she's the brightest light in his universe.
Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.
Polar opposites in personality, the friction between Owen and Brooke threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw them together—and she's going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.
"A sweet romance that takes its time to court the reader: classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars." —Kirkus Reviews
The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy Brothers romance!
The Shaughnessy Brothers:
Made for Us (Book 1)
Love Walks In (Book 2)
Always My Girl (Book 3)
This Is Our Song (Book 4)
A Sky Full of Stars (Book 5)
Holiday Spice (Book 6)
What People Are Saying:
"Warm, excellent romance." —Booklist for Love Walks In
"A classic love story...a delight for readers." —RT Book Reviews for This Is Our Song
"Flawed yet strong characters…well-written and uniquely appealing." —Booklist for This Is Our Song
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Wow! Powerful, tender - an amazing story.
Owen is my new favorite Shaughnessy brother. I love that he is shy, vulnerable and uncertain with himself and fully aware of his shortcomings. Brooke, the former beauty queen and niece of Owen's mentor and friend, to his surprise becomes his girlfriend. While building their relationship Owen and After some guidance and words of wisdom from family members, Owen and Brooke realize what they need to do to move forward and be together. Their journeys go deep and touch your soul.
An absolute must read! (You would get a better understanding of the Shaughnessy family if you read the books that precend this but, you will still get an intense experience with this book as a standalone.)
What a wonderful read! Samantha Chase has crafted a romance so full of the feels that you can’t help but sigh in satisfaction when you turn the last page!
Owen has always been the shy, quiet, nerdy Shaughnessy brother. The Clark Kent to his rock star twin brother’s Superman. He’s a bit socially awkward and still carries around a lot of the same insecurities that plagued him during his childhood. He’s been so wrapped up in his work that he often doesn’t even notice that life is happening around him, and if it wasn’t for his family he probably would never get his head out of the stars.
Brooke was once a mean girl beauty queen who was never given credit for her intelligence since that credit was always reserved for her brother who was a certified genius. After tragedy struck her family she was forced to take a hard look at her life and is trying to be a better person. She’s trying to find her passion in her painting and create a life for herself that is just that – for herself. She's still haunted by her past, but with the help of her Uncle Howard who is her biggest supporter, she is coming to terms with who she is and who she wants to be.
Owen and Brooke share a connection from their first meeting – but neither believe that the other could truly be interested in what they had to offer or was willing to take a chance to find out, but when fate has these two spending time together it isn't long before these two realize that the heart wants what the heart wants. Owen also isn’t thrilled that thoughts of Brooke are distracting from his work, something that has never happened. She’s so distracting in fact that he wasn’t even aware the he was distracted...!
I loved that these two pretty much said what was on their mind and they didn’t play games. There were a few bumps in their relationship that were mostly caused by their own insecurities – yep, looking at you Owen for that move near the end – but each and every one of these bumps made them both stronger as individuals and as a couple.
And what would a Shaughnessy Brothers novel be without getting to spend some time with the entire family? I loved catching up with everyone and, even though they got me a bit angry at how the treated Owen, I loved watching him stand up to his over-protective family and redefining his relationship with them. There are some interesting dynamics going on with the family so it will be interesting to see where the next installment takes us.
Overall, this was a well-written book that moved a little bit slow to start as the groundwork for Owen and Brooke’s relationship was laid, but once the pace picked up it was hard to put down. There’s not a lot of heat in this book, but the emotion, passion, and heart more than make up for it. And although this is book 5 in a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone, so nothing but missing out on some other great books would be missed by starting the series here.
This is one that definitely belongs on any romance lover’s bookshelf!
The Shaughnessy I've been waiting for!
Nerdy, brilliant, sexy and frankly, clueless guys do it for me! I love the inevitable absentmindedness, the quizzical looks (behind wire-rimmed or black "Buddy Holly" glasses, of course) when a social cue is misunderstood. I embrace the geek speak, whether about movies, tv shows, books or their chosen field of study/work...even when I totally have no idea what they are talking about.
But mostly, I love their huge hearts and their little boy feelings inside their (usually, and luckily) sexy body. And that's what I got...in spades...with Owen Shaughnessy, the brother I have been waiting for! From page one, my heart was fully engaged by this sweet, broken-hearted little boy, who's infatuation with the stars went from a love he shared with his mom, to a career that both isolated him from his peers but helped him find is true love.
Brooke may seem like an unlikely match for this introverted astrophysicist, with her "gypsy" like appearance and artistic soul. But not even Owen's twin, Riley, with their "twin telepathy", can understand the passion simmering under his surface. Like no one has since his mom, Brooke speaks to Owen's heart.
I cried my way through this book. Sometimes just a tear from one eye, but many times my breath would catch on a sob and the waterworks would flow more freely. While 99% of the romances I read invoke smiles and laughter, sighs and maybe a tear or two, very few leave a lasting, life-altering impression. But that other 1%, the ones that stay with you, even after reading 10, 15, 20 more books after it...this is what A Sky Full of Stars is for me. It is that rare gem that I want to...and will...read again, and again and again. Owen is the hero I'll remember and recommend to others. He's the name I won't forget, the one that will make me smile. And he's the one I'll think of every time I see a shooting star, a meteor shower, or a cute guy in glasses. Owen Shaughnessy is imprinted on my heart. Thank you, Samantha Chase!