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.
I loved the first book in this series, I did not like the second book, I haven’t read the third but The Gravity of Us left me such a blubbering mess that’s not funny.
I don’t want to give away any spoiler and it will be so damn difficult as the blurb is vague and short. You don’t make reviewer’s life easy Mrs Cherry!!!
Now folks, embark on my reading journey:
Thought N°1: Graham is so cold it’s not funny. He is so insensitive. With his wife he is awful. Inner thoughts: they deserve each other! I bet sleeping in their bedroom is like sleeping on the ice bank.
Thought N°2: I love Lucy, her quirks her freedom, her bright smile. She reminds me of sunny Louisa Clark from Me before You. Come to think of it, it’s slightly similar with the optimistic and radiant heroine and the jaded, detached hero.
“ I adored that about her, how she was such a people person. She made every room fill with light whenever she entered the space.”
Thought N°3: she is the heart and he is the iceberg. They’re polar opposites: “Doesn’t it tire you?” I asked. “To feel so much?” “Doesn’t it tire you to not feel at all?” I’m certain below the surface hides a caring man. Or at least I hope but I have faith in Brittainy C Cherry.
Thought N°4: first twist in the story and I did not see it coming! No, no, no I don’t like it at all! It’s so wrong please Mrs Cherry don’t go this way.
Thought N°5: my heart just broke for Graham. It’s now official, I’m in love. He is so lost but so determined to do it right. Lucy is the one that will help you and never leave you even if you don’t want her. Because deep down she is a master at “reading Graham’s eyes” and she knows he pushes everyone away so he does not have to be disappointed once they leave. Because that’s what everyone did in his life: leave him.
“I don’t know how to read you, Graham Russell. I pride myself on being able to read people, but you are different.” “Perhaps I’m one of those novels where you have to keep turning the page until the very end to understand the meaning.”
Till 80% in the book: deeper in love. They’re making so much sense together. I love hippie Lucy, the tree tradition, her colorful clothes, her need to be surrounded by nature. I love Graham because every time he looks at Lucy his eyes soften. He’ll never ask her to be someone else. He wants to be free and brave like Lucy. The man who does not feel wants to become just like her.
“She’s my complete opposite,” I told him. “Lucille is such an odd character, a freak of nature. She’s clumsy and always speaks out of turn. Her hair’s always wild, and her laughter is at times annoying and too loud. Everything about her is disastrous. She’s nothing more than a mess.” “And yet?” he urged me on. And yet, I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to be an odd character, a freak of nature. I wanted to stumble and laugh out loud. I wanted to find her beautiful disaster and mix it together with my own mess. I wanted the freedom she swam in, and her fearlessness of living in the moment.”
80% in the book and fate knocks at his door. Twist again and rip my heart out. I’m furious like Graham is. How fair is that!??????!!!!! What they both did to Lucy is scandalous! She is always loving and caring and they just rejected her!
I’m sobbing on the train as this is heartbreaking and so unjust!
I won’t tell the ending of course. Just know that I’m happy Brittainy Cherry chose the path I never would have guessed felt so right even if social conventions say it’s so wrong.
And yet… I loved it and I love the choice Mrs Cherry made. It was not the easy path but it was just perfect with a big twist around 80% in the story.
Just read it if you want well written romance, huge emotional roller coaster and a sunny heroine that reminded me of Louisa Clark.
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