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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5 of 5 Stars
This is not your typical love story. It IS a love story, but man did it ever break the mold and preconceived notion I have due to how much I read. I have to be honest, Ms. Cherry, outdid herself with this one. The storyline was SO unique, SO raw, SO emotional, SO beautiful, just SO………EVERYTHING. I loved everything. I loved the awkwardness and realism between Lucy and Graham. I loved the shine and wholesomeness Lucy put out into the world. I could totally picture her. I loved Grant’s darkness. I was attracted to his dark aura.
However, the words…….I loved the WORDS. “He was my biggest demon, my greatest monster, and my living nightmare. Still, with him gone, everything around me had somehow slowed, and I miss the memories that never existed.”
The real star in this story were the words. I wish I could put into words what the writing in this story did to my heart but since I can’t, I will just share my favorite parts. Hearts were always welcoming to new love, but when that love settled in, heartbreak sometimes began to creep in the shadows as well.
In the shadows, heartbreak poisoned the love, twisting it into something darker, heavier, uglier. heartbreak took love and mutilated it, humiliated, scarred it. Heartbreak slowly began to freeze heartbeats that had once been so welcoming to love.
Ms. Cherry’s words were the balm my aching heart was so desperate for. I decided to fall into fiction in order to forget about reality for a while.
They were beautiful…….
Actually beautiful seems superfluous, so pompous, so not enough……….
Her words were everything. Ms. Cherry ” Every words you’ve ever written becomes my new favorite story”
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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.
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