Space in His Heart is the latest release from Roxanne St. Claire. From the back cover.~
When PR superstar Jessica Marlowe is tasked with making
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 Navy
fighter pilot turned astronaut 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 well-ordered 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. America
I bought this book the day it was released in digital format back in November, but somehow it got lost in my TBR list on my kindle. I saw several people talking about it on twitter and various blogs and knew I had to move it up my list. I’m so glad I did too. I’ve read almost every book Roxanne St. Claire has published and I’m a huge fan. I love her Bullet Catchers books and her Guardian Angelinos books so much, and she once again delivers with Space in His Heart.
I loved Deke from the very first. He was a bit of a hard-ass to Jessica in the beginning, but he was trying to make sure everything was safe for the upcoming shuttle launch. He also really didn’t want to be the “face of NASA” and be pulled away from ensuring a safe launch. The fact that even when he was annoyed with Jessica, he was still attracted to her only made things better.
I also really liked Jessica. She was at NASA to save her career. The fact that someone in her office is trying to sabotage her job, only makes her work harder to be successful. She is attracted to Deke from the moment she sees his photo, and even when he is being ugly to her, she can’t totally fight that attraction. Deke and Jessica grow closer with each passing day and soon neither can fight their attraction for the other. Deke and Jessica have some of the best chemistry ever. I loved them together whether they were getting along or arguing.
The revelation of who was trying to sabotage Jessica kind of surprised me. I thought it was someone else for much of the book. The person behind the mistakes at NASA was no surprise, but how everyone learned what was happening floored me.
I loved Space in His Heart and only wished I hadn’t waited so long to read it. It can be purchased from your favorite online bookstore. I bought mine for my kindle, and didn’t realize there were print copies too. Might just have to add the print copy to my Rocki keeper shelf at home.