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*** BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT & REVIEW *** The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

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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 

The Gravity of Us is an emotional, quietly building romance between two people who are completely different. This was also a story that was more than a romance. It was a story that had love woven throughout: family, friendship, and romantic. This gripping story was not what I expected but everything these two needed. 

Graham is quiet, brooding and unaffected. He's numb and likes it that way. He's created his whole life around the idea that this is the way it needs to be. Lucy is the exact opposite. She's light and laughter and love. She feels everything and revels in it even when it hurts. These two meet by happenstance but their connection delves into something so deep they (and I) feel it to their very souls. As their story unfolds they come to realize that there is so much more to it than meets the eye. They were never supposed to be. But even if reality is a cold smack to the face, their connection is undeniable. 

I started this book as soon it hit my Kindle which happened to be a day in which I had guests over. I read every spare minute I could though. And when I had to put it down, I was thinking about it and wondering when I would be able to sneak off and read some more. This book pretty much consumed me. As it began I thought I knew what was going to happen but it quickly became obvious that I was only just beginning to scratch the surface of this story. While Lucy and Graham learned about each other, my heart broke for their love story and their circumstances. Ms. Cherry really surprised me with how their story played out and I just couldn't get enough. By the end I was kind of expecting what happened to happen but it didn't make it any easier. And while I would have loved for a bit more toward the end as their story concluded, even still this story will stick with me for a long time to come. 

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 4.5 "True Love" Stars ☆★★ 

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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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About the Author: 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. Connect with Brittainy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrittainyCherryAuthor/ Twitter: @BrittainyCherry Stay up to date with Brittainy by signing up for her newsletter: https://goo.gl/VOg4l8 https://brittainycherry.wordpress.com

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