Title: Meteor Strike (Astronomers #2)
Author: Silvia Violet
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Page Count: 107
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Astro-physicist Matthew Dansk falls for one of his colleagues during a research trip, but Alan won’t tell anyone he’s gay and he never goes out with the same man twice. Matt is looking for a serious relationship and he doesn’t date men who are in the closet. When the two men part ways, Matt does his best to forget his feelings for Alan.
Months later, Alan winds up in the hotel room next to Matt’s at a conference, and both men realize the chemistry between them hasn’t diminished. As they spend time together, Matt sees a different side of Alan. When he realizes Alan’s feelings for him run deeper than he’d thought possible, he begins to hope that they can be together after all.
Astrophysicist, Matthew Dansk is in Atlanta with his boss Greg at the APS Conference. He is not only there to give a lecture, but to hopefully secure a permanent place in Greg’s team at LSU. While there, Matt happens to run into Alan Miller, a past colleague whom he did a postdoc with in Arizona. Not only has Matt been crushing on the man for a year, but per his own words, Alan is, “so deep in the closet he was on an expedition in Narnia.” However, events take place during the seven-day conference that eventually brings these two together in more ways than one.
With that said, the first 65% of the story flowed really well. Seriously, the chemistry between Mr. Bossy Top Alan and Mr. Compliant Bottom Matt is pretty hot! If you need an example of the hotness, I will just reference the kilt scene. With all of that going on, I still felt that something was missing in the last 35% of the story. It went from nice steady pace, to warp speed HEA. For me, this took the book from a solid four to a three and a half star.
IMO, this can be read as a standalone. I was able to follow the story even without reading the first book in the series. Overall, I did enjoy the book and when I have time in between, I will go back and read the first book in the series: Astronomical. Seriously, we are talking Kilts here!!!!