Author: Jeanette Grey
Tittle: When the Stars Align
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New-Adult
Page count and format: 384 pages, Ebook
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Forever Yours
Source: I was provided an eARC by Forever Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Their passion burned hotter than the stars . . .
For Josephine “Jo” Kramer, nothing has ever been easy. When she earns a summer internship in Puerto Rico, working at one of the world’s preeminent scientific facilities, she’ll let nothing distract her. Not her own insecurities, not the arrogant scientists, and definitely not her tall, chiseled research partner, Adam.
For Adam McCay, physics is simple-it’s women who are complicated. Especially brilliant, beautiful ones like Jo. From the moment they meet, he can feel the heat smoldering deep beneath her icy exterior. And Adam knows just what it will take to make Jo melt . . .
Under the endless stars of a tropical sky, Jo and Adam indulge their every desire. But as their internship comes to an end, their perfect island paradise is threatened. Was their time together a summer fling? Or is their passion hot enough to last the long winter nights?
This book was so awsome! I was really in the mood for something like this and hence I enjoyed it so much. (And I’m soo happy my requests are being approved in Netgalley though I’ve limited myself for requesting titles there.) I was overjoyed when I saw the email that I was approved for this book. And this book sure didn’t let me down, the plot, the characters, the setting, everything was pretty incredible.
Summary– The story revolves around a girl named Josephine Kramer or in short just Jo. She earns a summer internship in Puerto Rico to work and research on astronomical science. She decides she is going to let nothing come in her way of work until she meets her research partner Adam. They have a pretty rough start but they finally begin to tolerate each other but there’s no denying that there is an immense chemistry between them which is pretty much hard to ignore. As they begin to open up to each other, they become much more than friends. But Jo’s previous experience in life prevents her from giving Adam a chance to continue their relationship after the intership finishes though she craves for him as much as he does for her.
Plot– I liked the plot. It had all the elements I love reading in a New-Adult book. I liked the angst, the romance build up was slow and perfect and once the passion became unleashed it was hard to stop them. Not that I’m complaining, it was pretty intense and I loved it. At first it was only physical attraction but as they come to know each other it becomes much more than that. And I definitely loved the first scene where Jo pins him to the ground on instinct because she thought he was a stalker or something like that, she really did make a grand impression. It was also great to see as she let her guard down infront of Adam and slowly came out of her shell, I loved how everything was executed.
Characters– I absolutely loved the characters. Jo comes off as pretty rude at first but as we come to know her we see the vulnerable girl beneath the hard shell she has created for herself. She has always wanted to prove herself to her dad who didn’t spare a second glance at her because he wanted a boy instead of a girl. I really felt bad for her, no wonder she tried her best to stay away from everyone because she didn’t want to feel that all over again. Adam is the perfect boyfriend material. He’s someone who will always stay by your side, no matter what and will always support you. He cared about Jo so much, he made her feel loved and deserving, he really understood her and he earned her trust because of which she finally opened up to him. I really liked their relationship and the steamy scenes were executed really well.
Writing style– I definitely liked the writing style, it was beautiful and flowed smoothly. A few parts even seemed poetic which enhanced the beautiful writing style. The pace was neither too slow nor too fast. I didn’t feel bored for a second, rather I had a hard time stopping to read this book because it was addicting and I was dying to read what happened next.
Overall– I enjoyed reading this book. The plot was great, everything was neatly executed. I loved the characters, they were flawed and had their own insecurities but they managed to overcome the hurdles together. The romance build up was steady and perfect, it didn’t feel rushed in any way. And the writing was smooth and gorgeous with a hint of poetic style. I’m looking forward to read other books by this author in the future.
Definitely yes if you enjoy NA books and steamy romance.
So guys what do you think about this book? Are you planning to read it or are you going to pass it up? Share your thoughts with moi!