REVIEW – THE GRAVITY OF US (Elements #4) by Brittainy C. Cherry

SYNOPSIS

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.

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Maktub Stars!
(BR with Dee)

-“Air above me, earth below me, fire within me, water surround me, spirit becomes me.”

Lucy Palmer is a 26 year old woman from Wisconsin, who was deeply affected by the loss of her mother a few years ago. She has two sisters but is only close with one of them. She is the free spirit of the three of them. Always the one to be strong for everyone, but also the one that feels everything. She’s gentle, passionate, and lives life to the fullest.

Graham Russell is a well-accomplished author who writes horror & thrillers. He’s closed off & driven by his career. He doesn’t get emotionally involved or attached to anyone. He was hurt so badly in his past he shut off his feelings. He lacked people skills, & believes everyone eventually leaves anyway, so why let anyone get too close.

Lucy & Graham are complete opposites who unexpectedly cross paths & begin sharing moments. Over time their lives are connected & intertwined. As they spend time together, Lucy begins to affect his frozen heart. He was cold & shut down, and she was loving, open, and full of warmth & emotion. Graham finds himself wanting to be more like Lucy. Her joy is contagious. She’s goodness & sunshine, and he can’t help falling for her. As his feelings continue to grow, he lets her into his heart. She teaches him how to feel again, & trust in another person.

-She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.

-She was always smiling. She had a smile that reminded me of my past, a beautiful smile filled with hope.

-She wore her heart on her sleeve, and I kept my heart wrapped in steel chains deep within my soul.

-The beautiful girl who felt everything. Her emotions weren’t what made her weak. They were her strength.

-I wanted to know what it meant to be a part of her world. To be a man who felt everything. I wanted to hold her, but still have her move freely in my arms. I wanted to taste her lips and breathe in a part of her soul as I gave her a glimpse of mine.

What happens when you meet your soulmate at the wrong time in life? Two people who were destined for one another, but it seems the world deemed them a mistake. An accident not meant to be. Graham isn’t supposed to be Lucy’s to love, but she can’t help what she feels for this complicated, tragically beautiful man. Lucy is off limits to Graham, but she’s the only one he craves and needs like his next breath.

I absolutely adored this book! Brittainy Cherry’s words touch my heart like no other. She writes unforgettable, unique stories that stay with you and make you feel. I love this series so much!

-“Being around you does something strange to me, something that hasn’t happened in such a long time.”

-“What happens?”

-“My heart begins to beat again.”

-We weren’t supposed to feel this way. We weren’t supposed to fall for one another, she and I. Yet it seemed gravity had a way of pulling us closer.

-“You were the first and only thing that ever made my heartbeats come to life.”

-Being beside him always felt right to me. Like home.

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE BILLION STARS *****
(BR with Mel <3)

There’s not enough beautiful words in the dictionary that could describe this book. Graham and Lucy took me hostage into their vibrant world, where love was able to give color and hope, even to the darkest of hearts. This story made me forget where I was, who I was, and what I was doing; I was only feeling, so many emotions flowing through me at once, I was helpless to the amazing words of this author. The Gravity Of Us is an unforgettable novel that will live on for years in the hearts of its readers. This book has such a meaningful and beautiful message that it could inspire a powerful song, make a wonderful movie, or even be an uplifting poem that can help anyone get through hard times. This book is everything, an absolute must read!!!

 

Lucy and Graham are absolute opposites, where she is light, he is dark, she wears her heart on her sleeve, but he’s taught himself not to feel.

Lucy’s mission has been to keep her family together after her mom passed away. Lucy has two sisters whom she adores, even if they sometimes make it hard to love them. Lucy is always looking for the bright side, even in the worst of situations, and she’s been through enough of those, but she’s always ready to face the hard times with a smile. And funny enough, it’s when Graham is going through a really hard time in his life that he meets Lucy.

As much as Graham needs Lucy, AKA “annoying hippie chick” he tries and actually pushes her away a few times. But every time he calls for her, she’s there. Lucy’s heart is so warm that she ends up thawing Graham’s. These two start to form a bond that you just know, right away that will last forever. They learn so much from, and with each other, and the beauty of their relationship is blinding, yet you can’t look away.

 

 

If you ever meet author Brittainy Cherry you’ll notice how she glows, her beauty and her heart shine so brightly so it’s no wonder why you can see that glow shimmering through her stories as well. I’ve read a lot of her books, and they always blow me away. And just like the rest of her stories, The Gravity Of Us has so much heart and soul inside its pages, and anyone who reads this book will bask in the beauty of this amazing story.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE BAZILLION STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Right after we soared to our highest heights, we descended and crashed to our lowest lows—but not before his air became my breaths, not before his earth became my ground. His flames were my fire, his thirst was my water, and his spirit?

His spirit became my soul.
Then, we prepared ourselves for goodbye.

 

 

If you’re looking for perfection, this book right here is it!!!

After having read several of Brittainy Cherry’s books, I am convinced that she is currently one of the greatest writers out there! Her words come together to create some of the most heart-achingly beautiful characters and stories. I am not even sure that I could come up with a review worthy enough to express just how much this story affected me! All I can say is that this might possibly be my favorite installment in the Elements series. The author truly saved the best for last. I doubt anyone who picks up this book will not fall madly in love with the utter beauty that lays within these pages.

Lucy Palmer is the youngest of three sisters and out of the three, she is the one who is most like their mother. Her mom was a free spirit, always on the move and nearly broke for most of their lives. She never gave her daughters financial stability but she more than made up for it with her unequivocal love that she had for them. Before her mother dies, she asks Lucy to take care of her sisters because she knew out of the three sisters, Lucy was the one with the biggest heart which had the capacity to love deeper than her two siblings. Their mother’s death strengthens the bond between Lucy and her sister, Mari but, their oldest sister, Lyric, ends up walking out on her family to build a life for herself.

Years later Lyric comes back into Lucy’s life but it’s not under the best of circumstances. Lyric, ‘aka’ Jane, is now a lawyer and married to a very successful but abrasive best-selling author of horror. She’s just given birth to a baby girl, who is almost three months premature. In a state of panic and because Jane does not have a maternal bone in her body, she ends up abandoning her husband and child without a backward glance. And Lucy, being the beautiful person that she is, comes to the aid of her sister’s overwhelmed and socially inept brother-in-law, Graham Russell.

 

 

At first, the relationship between Graham and Lucy is beyond awkward and strained. Graham is a very prickly man and not at all easy to be around. Once the story unfolds and the many layers are peeled away from his course exterior, we get to see what made this man turn as cold as ice. What’s even more beautiful is just how much capacity Graham’s heart has to offer undying love. He eventually sees what so many others took for granted in Lucy and all he wants is to shower her with the love she has always been searching for.

At first, it will be hard to fathom how Graham and Lucy can ever end up together because of his marriage to her sister and the fact that Lucy has a boyfriend. I will say this, I never for once felt that “cheating” was ever an issue in this story. They didn’t jump into anything lightly and there was definitely a slow and tender build to the romance, and yet never did I feel like things needed to happen sooner, and there wasn’t one single moment that I wasn’t absolutely captivated by this story.

THE GRAVITY OF US is currently available! Make sure you get to this one asap! This is one of those books that will leave an indelible effect on your soul.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2ok3xtx
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/HfzJ5h

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