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Can You Hear Me?

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  24 reviews
For the next two years, Colonel Noa Laurie - the sole survivor of a disaster which destroyed the International Space Station - will be orbiting Earth in an experimental craft called ODIE. Her mission: to clear away the treacherous minefield of space junk that has accumulated around the planet and endangers future missions. Her only lifeline during this mission will be the ...more
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Published 2018 by Supposed Crimes
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This is one that's been on my TBR list for quite some time and I'm thrilled to finally have gotten to it!

Personally, being in a long-distance relationship situation myself, there's a lot about this story-line that appealed to me right from the outset. Obviously my other half isn't in space or anything, but reading this one seriously made me feel all of the feels... that deep wanting that's always lurking in the background, wanting but not always being able to tell her about even the most mundan
3.5 stars

A story that is bound to appeal to many. It's told in a different style to what I'm used to from this author, head-hopping, which I'm picking was a conscious choice due to the distance between the characters. I think it's called Omniscient narrative? Something readers will either enjoy or feel like they are bungee jumping between space and earth .

There's a lot of sex in this book, or should I say, solo-sex, more so joint solo-sex scenes. Confused? You'll have to read the story to find o
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Terrific story! Outstanding! Don't miss this book! ...more
This book takes "long distance relationship" to a whole other level because while Jamie is in Indiana, Noa is orbiting the earth. So how did these two crazy kids get together?

It turns out that Jamie got a hell of a lot more than she bargained for when she grabbed the microphone of a old radio and yelled out her frustrations about her ex. Astronaut Noa, who just happened to be listening becomes immediately intrigued by Jamie. The only people she normally gets to talk to are the mission scientist
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually dont know how to describe this book. There were touching moments and i enjoyed them. I also enjoyed their long distance relationship that they managed only to talk with each other 1 hour per day. And sometimes they couldnt talk with each other for one week because of their connecting time keep shifting due to the time lapse and the space craft travel route, combine with the Earth rotation things. So the time that they couldnt talk because of it overlapped with their sleeping time.

So y
K. Aten
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded up because of a single typo I found.

Beginning to end, I loved this newest book by Geonn Cannon. The writing was solid and the buildup between the two main characters flowed well. Noa is not the typical pilot that you see in so many other books. She is model attractive and has been underestimated her entire life. With advanced degrees in science, she’s neither a pretty face nor a simple rocket jock. And she’s lonely. Her voice on the ground, Jamie, also broke the mold in her own way.
Pam Holzner
Marking this as read is a bit of a cheat. I read the beginning 30% ... then I skipped toward the end. At 80%, the plot picks up with (view spoiler)

Why did I do this? Well I'm not a big fan of sex too early in the book and not that fond of phone sex either. While I like the idea of the characters getting to know each other and falling in love before meeting, I think I needed a bit more drama. I loved You've Got Mail which has a similar "fall i
Lisa  R Smith
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lesbian romance happening in a unique environment.

I love the premise of this book.

Colonel Noa Laurie, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Air Force fighter pilot with forty-seven combat missions, NASA astronaut, the sole survivor of the total destruction of the International Space Station, and drop dead good looking lesbian, finds herself returning to space, for a private aeronautic company, 8 years after the ISS catastrophe. The ISS accident has halted all space exploration and wo
I received this book free from Love Bytes and the author in exchange for an honest review.

This review was first posted to Love Bytes: LGBTQ Book Reviews. It has been slightly edited here for content.

Though Geonn Cannon is a pretty prolific lesfic and fan fiction writer, this is the first published work I’ve read by him. I've read a few of his free works on AO3 and have always been impressed with them. I’m definitely excited to read more of his published works now—he’s an awesome storyteller who
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This was such a unique story and I really enjoyed that the characters were able to know each other before they get their chance to meet. Jaime is so sweet and to read about her ex-husband treating her so badly and so disrespectfully made me wanna slap a bloke in the face... with a chair. Noa was amazing for obvious reasons of being a pilot and a genius astronaut but mainly, for finding the want to change her ways to be 'closer' to Jaime.

I just have one niggling thought since the very beginning o
Sonja Stuart
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s not often where I’ve actually enjoyed a love story to the extent that I do with “Can You Hear Me”. Yes there’s romance but also a bit of humor, or rather things that I found humorous and I’m known to have an oddball sense of humor, but also angst.

The story is about two people living in solitude finding that isolation doesn’t always mean being alone. One can talk with the neighbors that live around you and talk with the men and women in charge of keeping you and your spacecraft on schedule,
I really was intrigued by the premises of this "long distance relationship".
Noa signs up for a two-year mission to clear up space debris in a one-person experimental ship.
Jamie is a woodworker from Indiana that has been living alone since her ex-husband(not yet divorced). They both feel extremely lonely and end up communicating and developing a relationship.

The phone sex?.. not very sure how to rate this but it was definitely a creative way on how to write it, that made it feel intimate.
So I k
Nolly  Sepulveda
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I've read other stories by and and enjoyed them,I have to admit this one was a nice change from his usual tales and the characters of Jamie and Noa were easy to like. This was a nice romance story that focused on the human connection, on how with just a few kind words and a little time you can make a difference in someone's world. Life can be full of wonderful surprises so just reach out and embrace them, you never know what you might find. ...more
Jul 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I picked this book up expecting another story entirely. For some reason I had misread the blurb (twice) and expected a more dystopian story, where these two characters communicated while the earth was enduring some terrible disaster. However, that is not it at all!

The reason I mention my mistake is partly because I was so sure that’s what the story was about, and partly because I was so disappointed it wasn’t. And I realise I am being unfair reviewing a book I wanted to read, rather than the on
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it more than once

This very well may be one of my favorite stories I've read in a long while. Geonn does such a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life that you feel as if you really get to know Noa and Jaime. The slow build of their relationship is wonderfully done, and even though most of it through long distance conversations it never feels static. Not to mention each of their environments is described so well that you feel as if you're truly in space or sitting in a barn in Indi
Jo Frankel
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
While not exactly science fiction, Can You Hear Me takes place in a near-future where we see that the results of our travels in outer space mirror the way we treat the land we live on. Someone has to clean it up and who better than the woman who survived a mission to space and heroic re-entry once before? A successful assignment will mean humans can once again safely leave orbit and head to the moon, Mars, or beyond. A failure will trap us in our own isolation for the foreseeable future. No pres ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I had some hang ups on this one...insta-love (albeit via long distance), a couple of editing mistakes, and just a plain tone. Interesting concept for a storyline about the communications between these two but that was about it for me. Decent read.
Julieta Steyr
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Geonn always is like a fresh air, his creativity is undeniable.
But (yeah, but) I think in this history could be less sex (ok, radio-sex), the emotions floating between Noa and Jamie are well described. Don't fall into the trap of full sex in books because girls ask of more of that, lately if there's not physical interaction the romance doesn't exist. A big no.
And, what happened with Jamie sister? You forget her? I mean at the end. Ops, I think so.
Anyway, thank you for your originality, Geonn, an
Heather Henkel
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book

This was not your typical romance but I really enjoyed reading it. I liked that the characters were a great distance apart for most of the book. I enjoyed their conversations.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
1.25 stars
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
Miss Mairi Mackenzie

Not much in.the way of science . A reasonable l romance , better than most of boring nonsense that passes for lesbian fiction.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: qr
That was in some ways worse than usual lesfic. I really tried to avoid any bias bc it's a male writer, but it was so obviously written by a man (none of which was good) that it was impossible. A lot of it was hard-to-pinpoint-details in the writing that made me uncomfortable, or the feeling the emotions only reflected what the author thought women wanted to read or even actually felt in real life somehow? as if he didn't consult any woman about the realism or believablity of his (internal and ex ...more
Robin Sue
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: l-l, l-l-romance
Solid 4 I loved the plot in this one and the ending was perfect. Great read.
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Geonn Cannon is a male author who grew up in Oklahoma, thousands of miles from the nearest coastline, who found his calling in stories about women who live on an island in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, Geonn became the first male author to win the prestigious Golden Crown Literary Society Award for his novel "Gemini." In 2015, he won it again for "Dogs of War." He has written two official tie-in ...more

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