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.
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.
Reviewed for Kindle Friends Forever by Klaire Sutherland
~ 4 Stars ~
Speaking for the members of the blog here; we’re all Brittainy Cherry fans I’m sure and were eagerly awaiting the fourth book in the Elements series, The Gravity of Us. Personally, I have read the previous three books and find that still, The Air He Breathes is my absolute favourite. I always think that authors have that one book in them that rises above the rest and absolutely shines. And while the Gravity of Us didn’t compare with The Air He Breathes it’s still a darned good book and has a worthy place in this series. A solid four star read.
I found the storyline quite unique, that’s what I’m looking for with each thing this author writes. Something different. Brittainy always manages to deliver it so well and in her own way. Her characters always have that ‘something’ to endear you to them, make you fall in love with them. Trust me, Graham is not an easy man to like yet somehow…. he is. The premise is simple – opposites attract and that is most certainly the case of Graham and Lucy.
“She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.”
With the way the story starts it’s quite difficult to predict how the whole thing is going to work out, how these two can possibly be together considering the obstacles in their way. A slow burn relationship between the two, born of necessity, flourishes into a love quite magical, both drawing out the others best and worst parts of each other. Graham is closed off, has the emotional intensity of a fish and is as cold as the North Pole, often insulting Lucy whether he realises it or not. Yet the ‘little weirdo hippie,’ as he likes to call her, takes it all in her stride and shows Graham another way to live. It’s often painful watching their interactions and that of others around them both.
I am a Lucy fan, the intensity of which was compounded the more I read and how she was treated, I felt frustrated for her often times and yes, my heart felt sorrow many times throughout this read. The same is said for how I felt toward Graham, more in the second half of the book than the first. There are some skewed plotlines and Brittainy manages to hide them pretty well bar one. One sentence early on gave the game away on a significant plot point and I saw the mess coming.
So, putting the story behind and concentrating on the delivery and the words, this is where I struggled a little. The emotion is right there, easy to get lost in but for some reason I didn’t get overwhelmed when I felt I should have. I could see the words and phrases where the impact should have been felt but didn’t get the knock backs. I’m not sure if it was how these were delivered, or on the scenes surrounding them but the effect was not there for me. Only one quotable sentence stood out and had my heart aching a little.
“My heart begins to beat again.”
The character of Lucy is the perfect ending for this series, she encompasses the elements and binds them together, and for the first time I actually felt like the books merged and complimented each other. I didn’t feel that until Lucy’s ‘little weirdo hippie’ ways came to the fore. I loved the Wiccan touches that she felt true to her heart, and they brought together a completion.
You can’t go wrong with a Brittainy Cherry book that’s for sure, I enjoyed this immensely but personally it lacked a die-hard emotional impact for me, I expected to feel more. However, many a reader will need a tissue or two and although the blurb verges on vague if I were you I’d just jump in blind. Whatever you think you get from the blurb, it’s nothing in comparison to what this author delivers. Expect your emotions to ride fast and slow and expect to come away feeling satisfied that you spent your money on another good, well written Brittainy Cherry book. I hope this author keeps giving us unique stories that we love for a long time to come.
Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire recommends this read – with a smudge of Sage.
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