When the Stars Align by Jeanette Grey | Book Review


I received this book free from NetGalley and Forever Yours in exchange for an honest review. 

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?

My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Summary:

This book is rated M for Mature.

The book is told from Jo and Adam’s point of view, which I liked. We start off with Jo. She is being driven to a campus on Puerto Rico where she, and a handful of other scientists, are doing a research project for the summer. Jo and Adam meet because he sees her from the house the guys are staying at, decides to go and help her, and she flips him onto the ground. Literally.

For the next couple weeks there is tons, and I mean TONS, of sexual tension between the two. Everyone around them can see there is something there. The reason why they don’t act on it, is because Adam has a “girlfriend” back home. After being there a couple weeks, he has to go back and do a presentation there. While there he talks to his “girlfriend” they come to the conclusion that that are not meant for each other and he leaves to go back ASAP to see Jo.

Upon arriving back in Puerto Rico him and Jo immediately go and have sex. They do this many times, but they also open up to each other and start to fall in love. At one point her father shows up at the campus to use the telescope that is there, and Adam talks to her about him. He helps her decide that it was finally time to talk to him about how she felt about her childhood and the kind of childhood.

Eventually the time at the research project had to end and everyone had to go to their homes. Jo and Adam were not looking forward to it..considering they fell in love.

My Thoughts:

While I do enjoy romance novels to a certain degree, I do kind of wish that there had been a bit more focus on the science aspect of the novel. Considering that’s why Jo and Adam met. But I did enjoy this book. I liked seeing the character development that happened over the 10 weeks they were in Puerto Rico and I was happy about the ending. I’ve never reviewed a romance novel before so this is certainly different for me. If you like romance novels, or are mature enough to handle them, I do suggest this one. The writing was good. Descriptive where it needed to be, just enough when it was good.

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1 Response to When the Stars Align by Jeanette Grey | Book Review

  1. Out of physics and women, I’m really not sure which is more complicated! Sounds like a great book.


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