FINALLY. OMG. It's here. Okay, guys. This is my first FIVE star read for April. I LOVED IT. I more than LOVED it, really. Review and book info below. But DO NOT MISS OUT on the special PRE-ORDER price of 0.99! That is a great deal for a book that's unforgettable. 

Title: The Gravity of Us
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Release Date: April 13, 2017

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.
"I’d died a million deaths before I gave living a chance, and my first breath of life was taken from her lips." 

I swear, every time I read this author, I AM WOW'ED. To the point that I have NO IDEA what to say in a review. In fact, I don't think I've ever managed to finish a review on one of Brittainy Cherry's books because all I have is "OMG! OMFG! OMG! OMG! OMGGGG! OMG!" at the end! She leaves me speechless. 


And so, here I sit AGAIN, staring at my blinking cursor, wondering to say to do this justice. And honestly, there's nothing. This is a WOW, WHOA, OMG, ANOTHER LEVEL, kind of book and Brittainy has me in awe! 

"If love were a person, it would be her." 

I'm going to give you 3 reasons you need this book in YOUR LIFE.

1. Brittainy Cherry is a brilliant writer. The kind of writer that makes you close your eyes and just breathe out wow's! It's poetic and beautiful. Some of her lines, her paragraphs, kick you straight in the gut. You can't do anything but sit stunned by the beauty and depth of what she's penned. I think she's one of the BEST indie authors I've ever read. She's original with her content, and I get the sense that she thinks long and tirelessly over EVERY word she allows on her pages. Everything has a meaning. There's no bullshit fluff in her work. She's trying to SHOW her readers something. She's trying to inspire them and that BURNS bright in her novels. 

"She was the one thing off-limits, and the only thing I’d ever craved." 

2. The characters in The Gravity of Us literally stop you in your tracks. They're relatable, heartbreaking, and you fall in love with them fast and hard. Lucy's a free spirit that feels everything in the deepest of ways. When she laughs, she laughs hard. When she loves, she loves fully and unconditionally. And when she hurts, she feels it all over. She's emotional and quirky, dramatic and sweet. A loyal, fierce, and an inspiring female force in this novel.

And then we have Graham. Graham who's completely broken. Where Lucy feels it all, Graham feels nothing AT ALL. He lacks empathy, kindness, and isn't afraid to cut you with his words. He's hard to love. Hard to forgive. And he doesn't care about what you think or feel. He's just cruel and mean, yet under all the ugly is a soft, broken spirit just begging to be found and healed. 

Lucy and Graham are complete opposites. And the way the come to meet and then build a friendship is both inspiring and breathtaking! You will love the slow burn in this. The angst that builds slowly over time it makes you feel like you could burst. The love that slowly builds between Graham and Lucy is pure and right, romantic and once again, BREATHTAKING. 

“Being around you does something strange to me, something that hasn’t happened in such a long time.” 
"What happens?” 
He took my hand in his then led it to his chest, and his next words came out as a whisper. “My heart begins to beat again.” 

3. The premise of this novel, the way it's written, the flow, the pacing. It's all so well done. 

Heart stopping. 

It's a story line that will keep you hooked from start to finish. It's a little forbidden, but it's not tawdry or overdone. It's not illicit or naughty. It's pure and written so right. This book isn't a forbidden romance just to be a forbidden romance. Everything has meaning, purpose, to the overall story arc. Also, the twists and turns leave you on the edge of your seat. There's are things I just never saw coming. Things that broke me but made this story, oh, so damn good! I truly believe it's one of the most well plotted and thought out novels.

Overall, I'm enamored by this author and her way of telling a story. Graham and Lucy are destined and the way fate brings them into each other's lives is absolutely magnificent! I'm in love with the purity of these characters and the message of this novel. I think it's a powerful story of letting love in, letting it shine, allowing yourself to feel the highs and low's even if you're scared. 

Embrace your fears. 

We all have a path that is written for us. A path that might contain love and should always contain happiness. We deserve good things. And sometimes, even when dealt the shittiest hand, it's up to YOU to make your situation good. Individual happiness lies within, no matter the situation! 

I really think this is a MUST READ novel. A 5 star, EPIC, UNFORGETTABLE ride that stole my breath! READ IT.

 Angie's Rating:

Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

ALSO, don't forget to PRE-ORDER this standalone novel! It's amazing. 


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