The Astronaut and the Star
An out-of-this-world romantic comedy featuring an astronaut tasked with training a Hollywood actor for a space flick.
Astronaut Regina “Reggie” Hayes wants to be the first woman on the moon—it’s all she’s ever dreamed of. But after a PR disaster, Reggie is off the list for a lunar mission. To rehabilitate her reputation with NASA, she agrees to a different kind of assignment: astronaut “training” with a Hollywood action hero.
Jon Leo is a charmer. With credits that include an underperforming sitcom and a campy action flick called Space Dude, his upcoming role in a prestigious movie could prove he’s a star. But Jon isn’t just big muscles and an otherworldly smile—he’s also a total space nerd. He’s pumped about his own personal space camp…until he meets ice-cold Reggie.
Although Reggie and Jon are polar opposites, their mutual attraction is undeniable, and it only takes a few weeks in close quarters for them to give in to its magnetic force. Jon is set on convincing Reggie this is a match made in the heavens, but her future is in space, and his is among stars of the Hollywood kind. The odds of successfully launching a real relationship outside the confines of the training base are anything but optimal.
Reggie, content with keeping things casual, is forced by a sudden turn of events to confront the possibility of losing Jon forever. Now, she’ll do whatever it takes to win both the man and the moon.
Publication Date: March 1, 2022
“A stellar debut full of horny heart and humor.” ―Library Journal (starred review)
“The fun, original premise of Comfort’s debut―which pairs a NASA scientist with an up-and-coming film star―will draw readers in…” ―Publishers Weekly
“A goth, bisexual astronaut takes on the task of training a himbo actor for his role in an Oscar-bait space movie…Fans of grumpy-sunshine pairings will revel in the banter and chemistry between these two…” ―Kirkus Reviews
“The Astronaut and the Star is sure to be on everyone’s keeper shelf. A goth ice-queen astronaut meets a sweetie-pie himbo actor, and the result is all pointed jabs and heart-melting heat. I loved every page of this fabulous grumpy-sunshine romance.” ―Victoria Dahl, USA Today bestselling author
“A slow-burn, funny, and sharp romantic comedy. Jen Comfort brings a new meaning to grumpy/sunshine romance. A must-read.” ―Meghan Quinn, USA Today bestselling author
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Jen Comfort is a Portland, Oregon, native who dabbled in astrophysics before spending a decade working in restaurants in New York City and Portland. Now, she writes romantic comedies about hot nerds with very cool jobs. She spends her free time growing plants destined to die before their time, playing video games, and encouraging her two cats and malamute-husky dog to become internet famous with zero success.
Tags: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Rom-com