Galileo’s Holiday by Sasha Summers

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    Neither of them ever expected to find love but when they do they fall hard and fast.

    Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that’s the way she likes it. She’s proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she’s not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.

    Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it’s not long before Riley warms to the family atmosphere of the settlers’ station. As Galileo’s Holiday approaches and she develops feelings for the handsome, charming Leo, she questions whether she really wants to remain alone.

    But Leo is hiding cargo the raiders want, and when they come back for it, everyone on the small station is in danger. Riley will risk anything to protect her new friends—because if the raiders succeed, the choice between Leo and a life alone won’t be Riley’s to make.

    Review by Allison C.: Sasha Summers has once again written a great story. This one is a total departure from her Hollywood “Red Carpet Series” and “Loves of Olympus” series. Her first foray into the Romantic Sci-Fi realm is fun; a very sweet (and hot) love story. Sasha Summers has used her true gift for storytelling to take readers to another world where Christmas has a whole new meaning.

    Galileo’s Holiday takes us to a future world where Riley, the heroine, lives a solitary life as an ice-tugger. She is stranded on a planet when her ship is destroyed by raiders, and rescued from certain death by tall, handsome Leo. They take refuge with a group of people who are in the midst of preparing for “Holiday.”

    Not used to being around so many people, Riley is inundated with new sights, sounds, the delights of real food, and this man she is attracted to. As she soaks in these new experiences, Leo is fascinated by her, and is as drawn to her as she is to him.

    As they explore each other and their new relationship, they are forced to battle deadly creatures and the return of a band of nasty raiders.

    I’m a big fan of this author, and she has once again delighted me with this new story. Sasha Summers has proven that no matter the genre, she has a true gift for storytelling.

    Review by Sarah Gibson:

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    Riley has spent her whole life working as an ice miner, she has her own ship and spends the majority of her time alone but she is happy to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who were both miners before her.

    Everything changes when Riley is trapped on the planet Galileo after raiders destroy her ship. Rescued by trader Leo happy routine. Considering she has just lost everything she has ever known she is in need of a little TLC and that is exactly what she is and welcomed into the nearest space station Riley starts to realise just what she has been missing out on by spending so much time alone. When the raiders come back, searching for Leo and his cargo Riley must risk everything if she wants to keep her new friends safe.

    Riley is strong, intelligent and fiercely independent but at the same time she is also quite vulnerable and naive when it comes to interacting with other people. She is so used to being alone that she doesn’t quite know what to make of the banter that goes on amongst the settlers at the station but it doesn’t take her long to fall into a offered by the settlers as they welcome her into their group.

    Leo hasn’t always lived his life on the right side of the law but he is trying to make up for it now and I liked the way he fell so hard for Riley. Galileo’s Holiday was a really sweet story and I enjoyed the futuristic take on the holiday celebrations, I’ll be looking out for more by Sasha Summers in the future.