My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I knew Owen's story was going to be a hard one. It's not often that we are able to get into a shy mans head. Most books are all about the confident, cocky, alpha males. Samantha was able to capture Owen perfectly. So many emotions in this story. It started out a little slower, it didn't completely grab me right away but then again that also goes with how Owen is. Cautious, careful. Then Brooke comes out of nowhere to turn his world upside down, in a good way! The feelings that are new to Owen, it was like he was seeing things for the first time. I loved it. Brooke had her own demons to face, pretty deep stuff. I suggest this series be read in order, even though they can all be read separately, you won't get the full effect of how this family works without reading the others first. I can't wait to read Darcy's Story (Holiday Spice).
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The Shaughnessys are back! Samantha Chase's A SKY FULL OF STARS is here and we couldn't be more excited about it - be sure to grab your copy!The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance! WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE 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. LOVE CAN DAZZLE YOU Polar opposites in personality, the friction between them threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw Owen and Brooke together—and she’s going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.
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EXCERPT“You talk a lot,” he stated very matter-of-factly. And that had her laughing again. She liked his bluntness. “I know. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn’t. I tend to chatter more when I’m nervous. Most of the time I don’t even realize I’m doing it. The words just keep coming and I’ll end up flowing from one topic to another with no end in sight.” “You mean like now?” Brooke immediately stopped talking and considered him. “Oh. I guess I was kind of yammering on there.” “Why are you nervous?” Was he kidding? She shrugged and twisted the shoulder strap of her purse. “You make me that way.” Owen’s eyes went wide. “Me?” he asked incredulously. “I make you nervous?” She nodded. “You’re a little intimidating.” “Me?” his voice came out almost as a squeak Brooke nodded again. “You are a highly respected man, Owen. I’m sure you’re used to sitting around and talking with people who are more on your level. I’m afraid of saying something ridiculous and putting my foot in my mouth.” “Brooke, I…I don’t even know how to respond to that. I’m intimidated by you.” She already knew that just by how her uncle had prepared her, but she was curious about how he saw himself. “Why?” “I may be respected here on campus or in my field of study, but…that’s it. Outside of the lab and away from the telescope, I’m fairly invisible.” “I find that hard to believe.” He gave a mirthless laugh. “Trust me. As you learned the other day, my brother is one of the most popular rock stars in the world. Do you think anyone sees me when he’s around?” In that instant, she did just want to reach out and hug him. “I have five siblings including Riley—four brothers and one sister,” he said, not meeting her gaze. “They all have impressive jobs and wonderful lives. All of my brothers are married and have kids. Well, Riley and Savannah just found out they’re pregnant so…” He stopped abruptly and this time he looked directly at her. “Forget you heard that,” he said quickly. “No one is supposed to know! Dang it.” And that was totally adorable—he didn’t even curse. Unable to help herself, Brooke reached out and placed a hand on his arm. They both seemed a little shocked by the contact. He was…muscular. Much more so than she would have imagined. Forcing herself to not focus on that, she gave him a reassuring smile. “You don’t have to worry. Their secret is safe with me.” Owen nodded and gave her a small smile. “Thank you.” She felt like they were having a moment. And she didn’t really want it to end. Patience… “Okay,” she finally said, taking a step back. “Tell me what I can get you from Starbucks and I’ll meet you in your office in an hour.”
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MADE FOR USCAN'T MAKE TIME FOR LOVE? The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother's untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hard-working, handsome, successful-and still single. Sure, he'd like to have his own family someday, but who has the time? SHE'LL SHOW HIM HOW TO FIND IT Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he could be missing. But it's not easy to break down walls you've spent years building up. Now there's a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decisions of the heart.
LOVE WALKS IN
HE LIVES BY A SCHEDULE
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.
SHE LIVES FOR THE MOMENT
Hugh's approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey's, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There's a darker reason behind her ""live for today"" attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man's love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.
ALWAYS MY GIRLFalling in love with your best friend? Easy. Telling them how you really feel? Impossible. Quinn Shaughnessy believes there's a lot more to life than romance, and he always thought his best friend Anna agreed. But now she's coming out of her shell and dating...and Quinn starts seeing her in a very different light. Anna can tell Quinn anything, except the big secret she's been hiding for years-that she's fallen in love with him. Now Anna is determined to make a life for herself that doesn't include hopeless pining. But just as she's ready to move on, Quinn seems determined not to let go-and the way he's looking at her might be enough to finally change them from best friends to best everything.
THIS IS OUR SONG
Entertainment reporter Savannah Daly is completely unfazed by pretty-boy rock stars. She's just here to get her interview and write her story. When she's assigned to write a tell-all about Riley Shaughnessy, she expects to be put off by a shallow rock star lifestyle. Instead, Riley brings her home to the shores of the Carolinas where she's immediately embraced by his sprawling, rambunctious family. She expected spotlights and cameras; she gets a welcoming, loving family and a side of Riley she never could have guessed.
HOLIDAY SPICE (COMING OCTOBER 2017)
Darcy Shaughnessy needs a break. Tired of her nonexistent dating life and poor job prospects, she decides to spend the holidays with her brother and his wife in sunny L.A. Nothing could be more relaxing—but of course, nothing goes as planned. In a cruel twist of fate, the lively Darcy finds herself snowed in up in Washington state with a brooding—and deliciously handsome—artist.AMAZON / iBOOKS / B&N
About the author
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.