Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BLOG TOUR & 5 STAR REVIEW: The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy Cherry



The Gravity of Us, an all-new gripping and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available now!






The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry
Release Date: April 13th, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs



Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.





My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Graham and Lucy meet under strange circumstances. Their initial interaction is not only a super awkward, but it is also the catalyst for the rest of the book. I really don't want to say too much about the plot because I feel like I will give something away and I do not want to do that, but I do want to talk about the characters a little. 

Let's start with Graham. At the start of the book he is so miserable. Sure, he has his reasons and they are good ones, but I was actually taken aback at how miserable he was. I didn't care for him for most of the book, but at some point I started to feel sorry for him. Then he slowly started to creep his way into my heart. Part of me knew it would happen, but I was still surprised. At one point my heart even broke for him. So I went from disliking him, feeling sorry for him, kind of liking him, my heart breaking for him and then by the end of the book I loved him. Talk about a trajectory. That's some good writing my friends. 

Then there is Lucy. The girl who feels EVERYTHING. And truer words have never been written. Lucy only knows how to look at things positively. She sees the silver lining to every situation. She tries to find the good in everyone she meets. And when she meets Graham she makes it her mission to find the good in him. She knows it is there although she has to look VERY deep to find it. And she never lets up because it is just not in her nature. 

Graham and Lucy are like the odd couple. He's cranky. She's happy. He sees the downside to everything. She only sees the upside. Graham is a extremely selfish. Lucy always puts everyone else first. These two should not work, but thanks to Lucy's "never say die" attitude, they work. And it also helps that they are bonded together in the most surprising way. It's not always sunshine and roses, but (most of the time) it works. And when these two are on the same page, they are force to be reckoned with. And when stumbling blocks (aka some people I wanted to smack upside the head) get in their way, those stumbling blocks do not stand a chance. 

And going back to the excellent writing I mentioned earlier. There is a slight plot twist that happens in the book that I guessed early on. I think it's because I read a lot and sometimes I just expect certain things to happen. But when my guess turned out to be true I was still totally flabbergasted and reacted as if I had no idea. Brittainy's writing is that good!

I always have a hard time reviewing Brittainy's books. Not because I didn't enjoy them, but because I know how to translate my feelings into words that make sense. She just has a way with words that makes you feel everything. I cried no less than a million times and while I expect that when a Brittainy Cherry book, I also welcome it. We all need a good cry now and then. Even if you're in public. On a crowded subway. It's cool. 





EXCERPT

Lucy

We didn’t know how to act with one another after our first kiss. Our situation wasn’t the norm when it came to building a relationship. We did everything backward. I fell in love with a boy before our first kiss, and he fell for a girl who he wasn’t allowed to have. Our connection, our heartbeats, matched one another in our fairytale world, but in reality, society deemed us as an awful accident.


Maybe we were an accident—a mistake.

Maybe we were never supposed to cross each other’s paths.

Maybe he was only meant to be a lesson in life and not a permanent mark.

But still, the way he kissed me…

Our kiss was as if heaven and hell collided together, and each choice was right and wrong at the same exact time. We kissed as if we were making a mistake and the best decision all at once. His lips made me float higher, yet somehow descend. His breaths somehow made my heart beat faster as it came to a complete halt.

Our love was everything good and bad wrapped in one kiss.

A part of me knew I should’ve regretted it, but the way his lips warmed up the cold shadows of my soul…the way he left his mark on me…

I’d never regret finding him, holding him, even if we only had those few seconds as one.

He’d always be worth those tiny seconds we shared.

He’d always be worth that soul-connecting feeling we created when our lips touched.

He’d always be the one I spent my nights dreaming of being near.

He’d always be worth it to me.

Sometimes when your heart wanted a full-length novel, the world only gave you a novella, and sometimes when you wanted forever you only had those few seconds of now.

And all I could do, all anyone could ever do, was make each moment count.

After we went home that night, we didn’t talk about it at all. Not the following week, either. I focused on Talon. Graham worked on his novel. I believed both of us were waiting for the right time to come up for us to speak about it, but that was the tricky thing about timing: it was never right. Sometimes you just had to leap and hope you didn’t fall.







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