The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Title: The Gravity of Us

Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

Publisher:  Brittainy C. Cherry

Format: eBook

Publication Date: April 13, 2017

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Kindle Unlimited

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.

This is one of those romance novels that just grabs your heart in a vise and doesn’t let go until it’s over. Who am I kidding? I’m still thinking about this book. I loved this book, and I really wasn’t expecting too. Brittainy C. Cherry is one of those romance novels that I always like, so I’m always willing to pick up her next book but the last “romance” novel that made me feel like this was In Between Here and the Horizon which I did a review on earlier this year. I’ve read alot of books between now and then, and this is one that I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gush about.

Lucille is just a wonderful character, and I know she’s a crazy hippie and is too emotional, but that’s part of her charm. She also knows it, she’s not naive she just doesn’t want to waste her time being negative and unhappy. I can’t fault her for that, at times it’s annoying, but so is her opposite in this book. Graham is too dark and melancholy and I can’t deny that he gets the right to be, but part of this book is how to grow past that. Lucy gets to learn how to not let people take advantage of her, and Graham gets to learn how to let people in.

The secondary characters were also absolutely brilliant, and I loved them all. Mari made me want to hug her, applaud her commitment to her sister, and at the end pull her hair out. She does come around though, and I can understand her actions here. It doesn’t make them right, it just makes my heart break for her. Professor Oliver was also fantastic, and it made me wish for my very own kooky, optimistic old man back. The writing in this book was emotional and gripping. I clearly pictured what each of the characters were going though even Lyric, although I still think she’s a terrible person. I am deviating from my tradition of romance novel ratings, and giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.

4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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“Loneliness is a liar,” Graham told me, sitting down on the edge of his bed as he spoke. “It’s toxic and deadly most of the time. It forces people to believe they are better off with the devil himself than being alone, because somehow being alone means a person failed. Somehow being alone means a person isn’t good enough. So, more often than not, the poison of loneliness seeps in and makes a person believe that any kind of attention must stand for love. Fake love that is built on a bed of loneliness will fail—I should know. I’ve been alone all my life.”
Brittainy C. Cherry, The Gravity of Us