Sunday 7 May 2017


A Sky Full of Stars
The Shaughnessy Brothers #5
By: Samantha Chase
Releasing June 6th, 2017
In A Sky Full of Stars (The Shaughnessy Brothers #5) by Samantha Chase, Dr. Owen Shaughnessy is at the top of his game when it comes to his professional life as an astrophysicist. But, when it comes to making connections with people, he's terribly shy and would rather be left alone to do his own thing. However, the moment he meets Brooke Matthews, he finds she's the one person he can open up to. But when he learns something about how she's been trying to help people like her late brother, he starts to question what brought he and Brooke together. Will Owen give her the chance to explain, or will he push her away because of his own insecurities?
What an incredible, fast-paced, captivating read Ms. Chase has penned in this fifth book of her Shaughnessy Brothers series, encompassing the opposites attract trope; well-written dialogue that kept me entertained me from start to finish with the teasing banter between Owen and Brooke; and wonderful main characters that have plenty of chemistry and intense back stories, which made me sympathize with what they've been through in their pasts. The way this story started with the prologue had me ready to cry for the hero and all that he's going through. He's lost the one person that made him feel normal, despite the fact that he's an absolute genius and someone that was bullied because of his smarts. Will his family ever be able to understand him?   
As for the main characters, I absolutely loved them both. Brooke has so much guilt over what happened to her brother, and I could understand her reasons for needing to move to Chicago and be away from her parents. Were the expectations they put on their children the reason why she and her brother weren't close? Moreover, I liked that she's starting to live her life for herself instead of allowing them to continue to dictate what they expect of her. Certainly, she's becoming more independent and confident in what direction she wants for a career, even though getting someone in the art world to take notice of her work is a struggle. But what I liked most about the heroine is how good she is for Owen. She makes him want to live life and do things he wouldn't normally do; things that totally surprise his family.
While the hero, he has some tough decisions to make and I loved the way he kept surprising me with everything he did. First, there was no way he could resist Brooke, as she's the one woman that has made him want to put work aside to concentrate on her. Then there's the way he was spontaneous; something that I never thought he'd be, because he's more the bookworm stay-at-home type. Then again, he  knows how precious life is and that he needs to start living it, because of what happened to his mom.  However, what I liked most about the hero was how he stood up to his family, as it showed them how important Brooke is to Owen. Yet, at the same time, I liked that he listened to their advice, as he definitely needed it at times.
Overall, Ms. Chase has penned a wonderful and touching read about hope, loss and the tight bonds of family. The way this story ended had me crying happy tears because of the way Owen and Brooke were brought back to each other, so they didn't miss their chance at happy ever after. Who knew one of the secondary characters could be so devious? However, the epilogue left me a tad emotional because of what Brooke is going through. Luckily, she and Owen have something good to look forward to in the future. I would recommend A Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Erin Nicholas, Melanie Shawn, Jennifer Bernard or Erin McCarthy.
The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance!


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.


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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The Shaughnessy Brothers Series:
Made for Us (Book 1)
Love Walks In (Book 2)
Always My Girl (Book 3)
This Is Our Song (Book 4)
A Sky Full of Stars (Book 5)

1 comment:

  1. I love this series. All the Saughnessy men are sexy and definitely worth reading about.