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.
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Wow! I am just not even sure what to say about Brittainy C Cherry’s The Gravity of Us. This is a book that took me on an emotional ride and had me holding my breath from the very first page.
The Gravity of Us is the story of opposites attract. We often use this expression and mean it loosely — but this saying could never be more true when using it with Graham and Lucy. Lucy is completely free with her emotions. She feels and feels openly and deeply. She is free spirited… kinda “hippie weirdo” sorta gal. Graham is completely closed off. He is cold and shows no feelings at all. The wall that he built around his broken self, keeps him from feeling anything — it is really kind of heartbreaking.
But you know what? When they come together — magic just happens. It isn’t easy. It is rocky. It is heartbreaking. But it is also REAL. It is relatable. And it just rings true. And I wasn’t able to tear my eyes away from it. Even when it was hard to watch. It was beautiful to watch their friendship build. And I was hoping and rooting for more. Even when that more seemed impossible and even sometimes almost forbidden.
This book warmed my heart. It helped to remind me that there is always a reason behind the things that happen to us. MAKTUB. Even if things hurt us. Even if things don’t turn out the way we were hoping and wishing there is a reason. This is how I like to live my life. I try, like Lucy, to find the happiness and joy in things and not to dwell on all the misery. I like to keep moving forward (not that I am as free-spirited as she is!) But sometimes it is hard to always grasp and hold onto all that happiness and just like there were times in Lucy’s life that she struggled, these last few weeks I’ve had mine! So this book came at such a great time!
So yes, I highly recommend The Gravity of Us. You will want to carve out your day so you can lose yourself in the beauty of these words.
I received a complimentary copy of The Gravity of Us.
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