“Houston, we have a major attraction.”
After years of dealing with a heart condition and an overprotective mother, Airin Delaney is finally having her first taste of freedom in Waikiki—and it’s intoxicating. But it’s nothing compared to the out-of-this-world attraction between her and astronaut Hunter Bryce. Airin is determined to shoot for the stars and experience her fi...more
A very different feel to Tell Me which was one of my 2017 faves, Show Me follows Astronaut Hunter (Caleb's brother for those who have read book 1) and a very sheltered (virgin) but very intelligent heroine.
They both want to travel to Mars (yes really), and connect really well personality wise, and have a strong chemistry.
I really enjoyed it, it was a fast easy read.
A complete standalone, you can enjoy this without reading Tell Me, but in my opinion, nowhere near as gripping.
Airin and Hunter are perfectly fine characters with their own hopes and dreams. Airin is a well drawn character whose contentious relationship with her mother was the highlight of the book for me. I love the mother-daughter dynamics. There ...more
First observation after reading this book, it was so different from "Tell Me". While that book had a more realistic storyline with a lot of depth and intensity this one was definitely much lighter and more of a fantasy.
Along those lines I really did enjoy this story and I liked all the "realistic" information revealed about NASA and space flight. It was obvious that the author had done her research.
Maybe I also believe that a manned space flight to Mars is possible but realistically I ...more
Show Me by Abigail Strom is an emotional and entertaining read.
The story is well written, the plot is entertaining and I my attention was held all throughout the book.
I enjoyed watching the relationship between Airin and Hunter develop. I found them likable characters that shared an instant attraction and the more time they spent together the more their connection grew.
I also enjoyed learning about out of space and what NASA puts their astronauts through and how life is for them.
I fee ...more
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Show Me is a story about Airin and Hunter. Airin has always had the dream of becoming an astronaut, but years of dealing with a heart condition crushed that dream. It was such an unrealistic dream until she met Hunter. Hunter is an astronaut who wants to go to Mars and explore the universe. They meet one night and since then, they can’t keep each ot ...more
Synopsis: Airin is trying to break free of her mother after years of suffering from a heart condition. Her mother has kept her protected and cosseted, so Airin sneaks out of her hotel one night and heads to a bar, just to see what "normal" people experience. Once there, she runs in to Hunter. They talk a little, and she joins the bachelor party that he is hosting for his younger brother. She finds out that Hunter is part of the project that her mother is working on, and believes that sh ...more
Whereas Tell me, blew my socks off when I read it, Show me was a really great and addictive read, but it wasn’t a book that really WOWED me, you know?
It’s a matter of feelings in my case I guess as to why I give it a 3.5 star rating whereas Tell me got like 5+++ stars. To me, it felt like the romance was a bit superficial and not developed to it’s potential (view spoiler)[ It doesn’t help that the main characters at one point hardly talk to one another ...more
Show Me is a sweet and slightly unique romance between two very likeable characters who share a passion but their pasts have been very different. This new adult style read is mostly a sweet and light-hearted read with a little bit of steam but there is an angst that underlies the story to keep things intriguing between Airin and Hunter. While this is part of a series I haven’t read the first book and followed al ...more
Airin Delaney, is in Hawaii with her famous mother. She goes out one night and meets Hunter, an astronaut about to go into a biosphere for NASA for eight months. The first night she gets back to her room before she is missed using back entrances. Two nights later she goes out again and meets Hunter again and after a romantic walk on the beach they decide to dri ...more
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4 stars — While this story did NOT go in the direction I assumed it was going from the blurb (honestly, I thought she was going to get pregnant and there would be a secret baby that he wouldn’t find out about until after he finished his 8 month mission…WRONG), I still very much enjoyed this one! It was the perfect read to followup a WWII historical, as it was qui ...more
Abigail Strom is a go-to author of mine for comfort reads. You know, literary mac and cheese, or biscuits and gravy. Her books are warm and funny and sweet, with likeable characters and nothing too over-the-top angsty or plot-twisty. Just good, solid, character-driven romances. Show Me, like it’s predecessor, Tell Me, was another winner. While they’re still part of a series, Show Me and Tell Me are completely different. They ...more
First, I want to address that when I posted my review of Tell Me I listed it as a standalone. With this story I realize I was wrong and the author has it listed as part 2 of a series with Tell Me listed as the first book. That being said, you absolutely do not have to read one book to read the other. They are more a series in the way they have strong femal ...more
A major part of this novel is the journey to Mars. That might seem a bit odd for a romance novel. However, it’s clear Abigail Strom did a lot of research into the life of astronauts and the preparations for Mars exploration. I’m no scientist and can’t dispute the technology she presents. I liked it though. I found the technic ...more
This was my first Abigail Strom book so I wasn't sure what was in store for me. Sometimes going in to a book with no expectations can be pleasantly surprising. It was apparent to me that Ms. Strom did her homework. I thought the research about space, astronaut training and life, and Mars was fascinating. And it was evident that she really researched the science of the space program itself- from zero gravity, to funding a ...more
Airin Delaney had grand plans for her future when she was a young girl. But years and years of dealing with a serious heart issue resulted in squashed dreams, and an extremely overprotectiv ...more
Airin (LOVE that name and spelling!!) has a medial past that is is harrowing. I have so much respect for her, learning her battles and how she has overcome them and now watching her be strong emotionally to experience things that we all take for granted each and every day.
“Hunter would never know h ...more
I have read quite a few books from author Abigail Strom and liked them very much. Her latest offering, Show Me, is an interesting narrative with a plot that is most definitely replete with originality. If you enjoy the idea of space travel combined with some sizzling romance, then this book is for you.
After twenty-four years of surgeries and therapies, Airin Delaney's heart is absolutely perfect. She has always wanted to be an astronaut and travel into space. Her overprotective mother, ...more
I loved this love story! The attraction the author generates between the two main characters is so strong that you can feel it coming off the page as you read. That they were both such unique individuals in rather bizarre circumstances made the story that much more intriguing.
Things definitely didn't go how I would have expected at several different junctures....
The fact that Hunter is ...more
Airin has recently gotten freedom from an trapping medical condition and over protective parent.
Hunter is destined to be a lone wolf as he focuses on his mission to mars. Space is his priority.
These two meet by chance, changing both of their lives in directions neither ever predicted.
He is her first every thing, including the first to set her towards her past dreams saying they werent over. She was the first he wanted to share his life with and take with him on his space missio ...more
Science and space exploration buffs will love this story of a romance between two people as well as their passion for space exploration.
Airin has led the most sheltered life due to a lifelong illness and is trying to break free from the tight reigns of her overprotective mother. Hunter is a man on a mission and Airin is proving to be a major distraction that he can't help. The core of this story is Airin and Hunter's gravitation to one another despite what's best and the plans years in ...more
This is the first science-y romance novel I've read, and I was impressed with how it was written. The characters always gave off an intellectual vibe, and the scientific plot line never failed to impress me. Even more impressive was the plot twists that kept me on my toes. I never would have guessed what the characters' personal lives were like, and I like how more details were revealed as the story went on. I love how the relationship between the two main characte ...more
This is the first book I’ve read from Abigail Strom and I have to say, I really enjoyed it.
The storyline was different to any I’ve read recently, and it was full of information that I actually found very interesting! Airin was sweet and extremely innocent, yet she had a certain strength about her that I loved. She may have led quite a sheltered life, but she knew exactly what she wanted for her future and was determined to get it. While I couldn’t necessarily relate to her, I found her ...more
Hunter meets her at a bar, and their attraction is immediate. But he's going into an 8 month biosphere program. Or so he thinks.
As their lives change course and they fall in love, there are many things they learn about themselves and each other.
Really like all the characters and the great way space travel ...more
My favorite parts were few and far between. I have read several books by this author and I've enjoyed all of them. They are not too steamy or too clean - they have the right mix. You can feel the chemistry between the characters and the conflicts they endure. I thought that this book was on a subject that was a little "out there" and seemed a tad unrealistic.
I requested Show Me by Abigail Strom particularly because I had just read Rikki and thought it was pretty good and wanted to read another book from the author. Unfortunately, I didn't like this book as I did with the other.
The first thing that stood out to me was the format. I don't particularly like third person stories. I like to get into the head of the characters and like POV better, especially for romance/rela ...more
Like all writers I'm a reader, too, and that's why I'm on Goodreads. I read everything, but especially roman ...more