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.
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Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“Loving Lucy Hope Palmer wasn’t a choice; it was my destiny.”
EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Every single time I read a Brittainy Cherry book I am overcome with emotion, this woman makes my head and heart hurt, my eyes leak like a faucet and every single emotional bone in my body knows it has been touched…well not touched…hammered more like. Brittainy Cherry is a virtuoso with her deep, thought provoking writing and a total master with her bone deep character connection. A connection that doesn’t simply apply to our hero and heroine, no every single character had depth and meaning and there wasn’t a spare part in the whole book. Everyone had their part to play and they played it like a philharmonic orchestra. This book was breath-taking from start to finish. An un-put-down-able read. An unforgettable read. Once again, I was played by the maestro and while she put me back together again, the journey was well trodden.
“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.”
The Gravity of Us is a masterclass of writing, phenomenal, stunningly beautiful, poetic, honest, emotional and inspirational. This box ticked all my boxes and then added a few more for good measure. So incredibly touching and heart felt and all these emotions centred around one of the most beautiful, caring, considerate, generous and benevolent heroines I have ever read about. I don’t mean this in a monetary way, our heroine gave someone way bigger…herself. Every single part, love, time, inspiration, compassion, trust and empathy to name a few. Lucille is a character that rooted herself into my heart and soul and she will never leave, nor will I want her to.
“I thought I’d been in love before. I thought I knew what love was. I thought I understood its curves, its angles, its shape. But then, I kissed you… And I realized you were the first and only thing that ever made my heartbeats come to life.”
Lucille Hope Palmer was one of three sisters, the one that most resembled their mother. Lucille had that weird hippie vibe, in so far as she was a free spirit, constantly happy, saw the best in everything and everyone and was one with herself and the world around her. Lucille was the glue to the Palmer family, none more so than once their mother passed. But sometimes, glue isn’t enough and even with Lucy’s positivity and self-sacrificing nature, people needed to make their own mistakes, knowing that Lucy would always be there to pick up the pieces.
“Heartbreak took love and mutilated it, humiliated it, scarred it. Heartbreak slowly began to freeze heartbeats that had once been so welcoming to love.”
Graham Russell is a New York Times best-selling author, he is rich in everything bar his heart. Graham has been hurt time and time again, everyone he loves leaves and as a result has made him cold, detached and impassive. Devoid of love and compassion, extremely blunt, cynical and sarcastic to a fault and with brutal honesty, Graham pushes everyone way, content on his emotionless island until someone shows him what he is missing. This is no quick fix, no instant cure. This is perseverance, this is whittling away unwittingly, this is like taking an ice pick to a glacier. It takes someone strong willed, dedicated, cool, calm and collected to deal with Graham’s barbs and dry sense of humour, but Lucy is unperturbed, she sees the man behind the glacial eyes, she sees the fleeting flickers and these are the only encouragement she needs.
“She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.”
Graham and Lucy’s journey is far from the norm, it is a battle from the very beginning, but sometimes the heart knows when something or someone is worth fighting for. Despite the odds, even Mount Everest was conquered, now it was Graham Russell’s turn. There were many landslides, many crevices to navigate, many faces to climb, but the summit was breath-taking, unforgettable. Once again, Brittainy Cherry delivered something tangible, I lived and breathed this book, I felt every word, every sentence, every chapter. Brittainy Cherry is the master manipulator of emotions and I don’t ever want her to change. Another fantastic read and I cannot wait for the next one.
“If you need to fall, fall into me.”
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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About the Author:
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