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Lucy and Graham’s story is original, beautiful, and completely unforgettable!
The Gravity of Us starts with Lucille Palmer. A heroine with loads of strength, love, and the biggest heart. Lucy has 2 older sisters and they all lost their free spirited mama years ago. Out of all the girls, Lucy is the one most like her mama. She’s sort of a ‘hippie weirdo’ and I mean that in the best possible way. Lucy is one of the best heroines I’ve ever read about and by far my favorite character Brittainy Cherry has ever written. I loved every single thing about her. And her nickname for Graham- best thing ever!!!
Lucy and Graham meet under interesting circumstances. It’s safe to say that they are opposites. Lucy is fun, free, and happy, where as Graham is taciturn, grounded, and grouchy. This is a story of opposites who are thrown together and some how, some way fall for each other. At first, Lucy drives Graham crazy, but with time, she grows on him. In fact, she is one of the very few people in this world Graham can stand. I loved how different they were from one another. Seeing the way Graham changed and evolved afters spending time with Lucy was one of my favorite parts of the story. I love how one person can come into your life and change everything for you.
I don’t want to delve too deep into the story. I loved all the moments that made me gasp and watching how everything came together. Just know this story is exceptional. It’s a forbidden(ish) love story, but it’s also a journey. These characters go through a lot but everything that happens happens for a reason (MAKTUB). Not only did I adore Lucy and Graham, but there were some exceptional supporting characters. Ollie was by far my favorite.
Brittainy’s writing is stunning. It’s epic and brilliant and just everything. Her stories are unlike any authors out there. Every book she writes is unique and emotional and she knows just how to get me in the feels. Every book Brittainy writes makes its way onto my favorites list. She’s that kind of author. Her books are truly special and one of a kind. So many of her quotes speak to me and I just can’t get enough!
The Gravity of Us pulled me in from the very first page and never let go. It moved me, made me think, made me feel, and made me fall in love. I laughed, I cried, I cried some more, but I was left with a full heart and a huge smile on my face when I was finished reading. This book is going on my all time favorites book and is my top read of 2017 so far! I give it 5+ stars and recommend it to everyone!!
*** 6 Star Review ***
Opening a Brittiany C. Cherry novel is like opening a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get but you know you are in for a delicious reading experience. With each chapter it's like taking a bite out of life and experiencing an explosion of flavors, tasting the good and bad that life has to offer. After the book is finished the reader walks away with a rich and rewarding experience after sampling every emotion imaginable.
The Gravity of Us is one of those novels that will leave a lasting memory.
Graham Russell is the reclusive best seller horror novelist. He is emotionally void and lost to the world of humanity. He can create stories of pure horror, evoking emotions from his readers but he cannot relate to the emotions he has penned on a personal level. His life is perfectly synchronized to revolve around his career and his writing. Although he's married, he's not emotionally invested in his wife. She is just another tool that he uses to make his life more covenient. His wife is cut from the same cloth and uses Graham the same way. Together their lives work like a well oiled machine until an unwanted pregnancy and the death of his father uproots their perfectly synchronized lives. The aftermath of what follows is the rebirth of Graham Russell becoming the man he always had the potential to be. The journey is paralyzing, extremely painful, eye opening, and the greatest joy he will ever experience. Graham Russell is becoming a member of the human race. He is going jump on the emotional rollercoaster and experience the thrilling ride called life. It all begins with meeting a weirdo hippy florist and the early birth of his child.
After Lucille's mother died when she was eighteen, she was left with the task of keeping her family together. Her mother wanted her to keep her sisters together and become the glue during the hard times and good times. Her ability to love loudly was the strength they would all need throughout life. Her mother didn't issue this task lightly, she knew who her daughters were at the very core and knew Lucy had the strength to love them unconditionally. A life threatening battle with cancer, a heart wrenching divorce, a sister who left their family behind after the burial,and all the new paths in life will not deter Lucy from her task. It was what she was born to do. She will never change. She will always love unconditionally even if it breaks her heart. She will always be eternally optimistic even when the world is collapsing beneath her feet. She will always have hope. She will always share her unconditional love and hope with anyone who crosses her path, including the pessimistic Graham Russell.
Graham Russell's perfectly synchronized life fell apart when his daughter was born prematurely. It was the defining moment that changed his life forever even though his wife abandoned him with a dying child. That was the day he learned he could love unconditionally even though he had never experienced love in his life. Meeting Lucy, the weirdo hippy florist was the day the heavens sent an angel to guide him through the emotionally infested waters of life. Lucy taught Graham how to express his love. She gently guided him through his emotions and taught him how to give as well as receive love. She held his hand through thick and thin, she never let go when he thought he would sink, and she always encouraged him to do it better. She gave him the courage to become the man he was meant to be. She gave him unconditional love. How could he not fall in love with this angel? He's determined to give Lucy the same kind of love she has given him and his daughter. He will always have her back even if it means letting her go.
Once again Brittainy C. Cherry has floored me with all the possibilities this novel offered. She has a true gift of portraying humanity in all it's glory. Adding a beautiful romance gives the book more beauty. I highly recommend reading The Gravity Of Us.
Graham and Lucy’s story is not one that most would embrace. After all, Graham was married to Lucy’s sister and had a child with her. That is not something a lot of readers are able to get past. I worried it might be a problem for me. I should’ve known better. If anyone can make this trope work it is this author.
Every word written is necessary and carries the story forward. Every action of the characters brings them closer to growth and healing. Every scene is progress despite the angst that may result at its end. I felt as though I was shrouded in all the laughter, tears, heartbreak, and happiness that these characters lived through.
This is a slow burn but I never got to the point where I just wanted them to hurry up and get on with it. Lucy’s free spirit was a perfect counter balance to the restraint and darkness that consumed Graham. He has never felt love, doesn’t know what it feels like and isn’t really sure what it looks like. A damaged hero like that is my cuppa.
When he is forced to ask for Lucy’s help, Graham opens himself up to all the quirky sunlight that personifies Lucy. He struggles to let her in but as the months pass we see the slow transformation that her presence in his life brings. It’s a beautiful thing and one not to be missed.