Megan’s Review (guest blogger)
Brittainy C. Cherry has done it again with another outstanding story in her Elements series. ‘The Gravity of Us’ was absolutely phenomenal and I could not fault it. Some authors I hold in such a high regard, where their books have a profound impact on me in a way that other authors aren’t able to do. Brittainy C. Cherry is one of those authors. Her writing is always so beautiful and easy to read, that I get invested in the story and feel like I’m living it along with these characters, I feel each touch, the heartbreak and the joy of the characters. I am yet to read one of her books that I don’t utterly adore, hence why she is one of my favorite authors. I have never given any of her books less than 5 stars and I don’t think I can say that for any other author I have reviewed. If you haven’t checked out any of her books yet, then do yourself a favour and one-click this author, because you won’t be sorry.
To date I don’t believe a character in any story I have read has moved me more than Lucille “Lucy” Palmer. She is such a positive ray of sunshine; she constantly wears her heart on her sleeve and always sees the best in everyone and every situation. Lucy is one of three sisters and is the one who is most like her mama, a free-spirted hippie. She loves easily and without condition and feels absolutely everything; from love and happiness to sorrow and despair.
“Even the darkest souls can find some kind of light from your smile.”
Graham is the polar opposite of Lucy; while Lucy is light, Graham is dark. He is a brooding, sullen individual and has made himself numb to any feelings. He has not had an easy life and as a result has built up so many walls around himself, protecting himself from experiencing any more pain again. Not surprising he has a very hard time letting his guard down; to let someone in and become vulnerable is something he avoids. Of course, once he does do this, they will see how truly amazing he really is.
“Graham was a monster born from the ugliest of circumstances. He was painfully beautiful in such a dark, tragic way. His words urged me to go while his eyes begged me to stay.”
Lucy and Graham are brought together through unfortunate circumstances. Lucy being the selfless and loving person she is takes it upon herself to help Graham and as a result, a beautiful slow burn love develops. Lucy doesn’t put up with Graham’s grumpy ways and ultimately mends his broken heart. She teaches him that it’s ok to open your heart to the prospect of love and to move past the risk of more pain and heartache. They really were the perfect couple; they complimented each other and accepted each other for who they were, flaws and all. I’ve never read a story before where two opposites worked so well together.
“Lucy Palmer had saved me from the darkness, and I’d never be able to thank her enough.”
This compelling and beautifully written story had me enthralled from page one. It made me laugh, made me cry and made me fall in love. This story is about love, loss, family, friendship and ultimately finding that one special person who has the power to be the light in your dark world. ‘The Gravity of Us’ was definitely an unforgettable story that moved me beyond recognition and I would recommend this story to anyone who has the appetite for beautifully written words that will stay with you forever.
“Air above me, earth below me, fire within me, water surround me, spirit becomes me.”
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.