Published by NGK Media on April 30, 2021
Ambitious and hardworking, astronaut Jessica Gabriel refuses to let love get in the way of becoming the first person to walk on another planet.
Or maybe she is just afraid of losing her best friend?
Fellow astronaut, John Eden, is determined to prove he is more than his family name. Yet his insecurities might cost him his place on the mission.
Neither of them are looking for love, and missionprotocol forbids it.
But love doesn’t follow the rules, and the two friends have to decide whether they want to risk everything they’ve worked for to be together.
I honestly do not know how to review this book. It has broken me, it has drained me and even though I knew what could happen it is still a book that I will treasure forever.
The story follows John and Jessica from the very moment they met in a lecture hall all the way through to their mission to Mars. It was fascinating reading about how astronauts prepare for these trips and yet there were no details that bogged you down. It was perfectly balanced as you follow these two best friends on their journey. So much I didn’t realise that went on behind the scenes let alone up in space.
I loved it! It flowed perfectly, it never dragged. In fact, I was loving it so much, I purposely took ages to read it because I didn’t want it to end. I even read it at mini-mes swimming lesson, thank god for face masks because it mopped up a few tears that I was trying to hide. By the time I was cooking dinner, I was sobbing. I just loved the people, the setting just everything. Even though the ending was really rather fitting, it’s the not ending I wanted and I wanted to hate it and scream at the characters because this isn’t how it is meant to be.
There have been 2 books that have completely destroyed me The Lion Tamer Who Lost and Him, and this book, well this book is up there for me. It is a book that will stay with me for such a long time. Jessica and John’s friendship is something we mere mortals could only dream of having. I mean I have close friends but they were something else. They just got each other. Everyone around them just got it. The bubble they had, not only them but the team, was a solid unit, they had each other.
This a beautiful tale of love, forbidden love, family, friendships and all the bonds. I laughed, cried the ugly tears, and I lived in fear with all the characters. If there was ever a book I would shout at someone to buy, it would be this one.
Until next time xxx
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