Eleanor and Grey was Brittainy C Cherry at her finest! I laughed, I swooned, I bawled like a baby …. Review

Synopsis

Greyson East left his mark on me.As the young girl who first fell for him, I didn’t know much about life. I did know about his smiles, though, and his laughs, and the strange way my stomach flipped when he was near.

 

Life was perfect…until it wasn’t, and when we were forced to go our separate ways, I held on to our memories, let go of my first crush, and wished for the day I’d find him again.

 

When my wish came true, it was nothing like I imagined.

 

I couldn’t have known when I took the nanny position that it would be his children I looked after, that my new boss would be that boy I used to know, that boy who was now a man—a cold, lonely, detached man.

 

The smile and laugh I had loved so much were gone, now distant memories. Every part of him was covered in a fresh pain.

 

When he realized who I was, he made me promise to do my job and my job only.

He made me promise not to try to get to know him, not to recall the memories I’d treasured all this time.

 

But, sometimes, I saw the boy I’d once known in his stormy eyes. I saw the Greyson who smiled and laughed, who had stolen a young girl’s heart, and there was no doubt in my mind that this boy was worth fighting for.

 

I was given a second chance with the one who’d left his mark on me. All I hoped was that somehow I’d leave a mark on his soul, too.

 

 

Review

 

This is Brittany at her finest! All finesse and spot on. Mixing the cute and the sad. Blending ray of sunshine with weeping skies. Perfect balance.

4,5 stars

“Our love story was so much more than a romantic tale. Our story was about friendship. About family.”

 

This story is filled with moments.

Moments to smile tenderly with the meet cute of Eleanor and Grey at a party that bookworm Eleanor did not want to attend. I love that scene at the party. I can see it so clearly. It’s cute funny and just adorable. I was smiling on the train. I loved being in Eleonor’s mind and world. See through her introvert bookish teenage eyes.

Moments to swoon when Grey read all five Harry Potter to have something in common with Eleanor and get to take her on a non-date.

Moments to struggle to breathe and to prevent tears from rolling down your cheeks when Eleanor learnt her mom’s illness.

Moments to live and to take one day at a time because you are “still there”.

And you go for another round.

I swear this book made me feel everything all the time.

 

Brittainy has just a way with words translating your feelings so perfectly!

“You know those first few minutes after finishing an amazing book? Those moments when you aren’t quite sure what to do with yourself? You simply sat there, staring at the last words, unsure how to move on with your life. How could it be over? How could those characters just fade to black? Your tears hadn’t even dried, and you craved another fix. I loved that feeling.”

Brittainy just described book hangover perfectly!

 

I loved every single character!
I loved Eleanor. I loved Grey even when he was so hurt that he was cold. I loved Shay and her propensity to compare Eleanor’s life to an episode of The Bachelor.

I loved Lorelai who wore her butterfly wings to sleep and aged five would not hesitate to take down a seventeen years old boy by kicking him in the nuts to protect her big sister Karla (fantastic scene! Memorable moment). I loved moody and snappy Karla who was so lonely and hurt so much that she hid behind a carapace.

 

I loved how Brittainy C Cherry just built her story. Not in a linear way but with stop and set back. Just to start again. Because life is not linear. How she stayed away from the easy choice to make Grey fall for Eleanor once she left Florida. No because life is not a stand still nor a never ending blissful journey. And you can really love more than once.

I adored Eleanor for her light, her love for life, her love for books, her choice to have a really  wild Friday night by staying inside with a god book.

“I couldn’t really imagine what would’ve happened to me if I didn’t have Harry Potter to get me through the past years. If I hadn’t, I might’ve really believed the lies that people said about me. I would’ve thought I wasn’t magical, and that would’ve been a shame. It was sad that so many people went throughout life without knowing they were filled with magic.”

She reminded me of Luna Lovegood somehow.

I loved…
Everything.

Thank you Brittainy! You made me dream.

Have you read Brittainy C Cherry’s books? Are you ready to be swept off your feet?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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15 Replies to “Eleanor and Grey was Brittainy C Cherry at her finest! I laughed, I swooned, I bawled like a baby …. Review”

  1. Olivia-Savannah says: Reply

    Wow, the colours on that cover are gorgeous. Oh my goodness he read books to have something in common with her?? BEST BOYFRIEND EVER. Totally in love with him just from reading this review.

  2. Great review, Sophie! It looks like this book was a major hit for you! I haven’t read Brittainy C Cherry before but I’ve heard great things about her books Loving Mr. Daniels, and Behind the bars.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      My favorites by her are : Art & Soul (more YA), The Gravity of Us and now Eleanor and Grey. I think you’d love them Raven!

  3. Thanks for the lovely review, Sophie. I was waiting for you to post it. I’m already loving these characters and will be sure to have some tissues close by when I read it:)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha you do that Laura!

  4. Ooh, this looks like a must-buy!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      It is Jacquie! So romantic!!

  5. Fab review! Am loving the colours on the cover ❤

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Caro and me too!

  6. Huh, I had a hunch you would like this book because I did not lol. Literally I finished it, decided it was too sweet for me, and thought “Sophie’s gonna love this one.” And you have proven me correct hahaha. Come on dude! It was SO sweet! I have diabetes. And also, I am totally not okay with him calling her Nicole near the 89% mark. I really just couldn’t shake off the feeling that he was replacing his dead wife with a new one. Sorry!

    But great review nonetheless. I’m glad someone loved it♥

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahahaha so you were thinking of me Ari? But miracle of miracle we did love the same audiobook! And the “Nicole” moment …I just wanted to hit him too!

      1. I honestly was

  7. Wonderful review as always Sophie! I haven’t read Brittainy C. Cherry before but this looks like a good place to start!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I think you could love her Kayla!

      1. I will definitely look into her!

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