Why I read this:
A big thank you goes to the author for providing a copy to RGR for the purposes of an honest review. I’m a sucker for most things science fiction and fantasy. I’m doubly so when it’s about science, especially astrophysicists: The proverbial “rocket scientist.” Why would I be so fascinated with the universe in the sky? Because I’m an astronomy buff, and I happen to have a BA degree in it. *smile*
Dr. Liam McGregor is a well respected astrophysicist, astrobiologist and geologist, and he’s only twenty-three. With no family, few friends, and no romantic prospects, he’s gotten used to being alone. Focusing on his various scientific projects, and taking care of his decidedly unusual cat help keep the loneliness at bay.
Jareth Manning is starting life over, a new town, new job, after the loss of his husband. The last thing he expected was for the most absentminded, and beautiful, man he’d ever seen to to take up residence in his heart. Nor did he expect to find himself a willingly humble slave to Her Imperial Highness, Empress the Cat. But Jareth has learned that love doesn’t come around often, so when it does, hold onto it with both hands.
Jareth is willing to be patient, if Liam is willing to take the risk, after being badly burned before.
They just have to survive Liam’s past returning.
I actually saw Loving the Astrophysicist first, the second in the Astrophysicist series. Since it is part of a series, I had to read the first one too. See my review on Loving the Astrophysicist here on Rainbow Gold Reviews coming soon.
I am very glad that I got to read this. I feel privileged for reading a well-round story. It was a little too short for me and some of the characters were not developed as I like. I would have loved to have more details; but, like Liam McGregor, the multi-degreed, talented, and lovable klutz in this story; I, too, go off into my only little world and like seeing details that most find boring. The science is believable and you can tell research was done. While Liam has three doctorate degrees, he’s not arrogant about it. Jareth Manning observes Liam and begins to understand and take him at face value. With the understanding and respect, the blooming love between them begins. Because of not a lot of character development and it being a little shorter than I would like, I give it 8 out of 10 pots of gold.