Published by Self-pub on April 13th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance
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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.
Heading into this novel I had no idea what to expect. Not only is the blurb pretty vague but it is also my first from this author and the series. What I found was a remarkable story of hope and embracing love.
What you have is a novel about two characters who could not be more opposite from one another. Graham is a work driven writer who is quite harsh, straight forward, and often unfeeling with his words and actions. And Lucy is passionate, flighty, and unapologetically herself. Circumstance throws them together and despite what it means to the outside world, they cannot deny the pull between them. A romance between them is almost forbidden but gravity has a way of forcing things together.
She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.
I have to say, for the first maybe 30% of the book I just wasn’t feeling it the way I wanted to- the characters or the story bringing them together. It was hard to connect with Graham and even Lucy and her carefree nature at times got to me. BUT then something magical happened. There was this shift and the characters started to grow and develop so they were more than these caricatures of themselves, and so did the story. And then I was hooked. I could feel the depth of the character development and it was quite frankly beautifully done. This story felt almost inspiring with such a wonderful message of how powerful love can be.
Lucy lowered her voice and whispered, “If you need to fall, fall into me.” Within seconds, gravity found me. Every sense of floating was gone, every sense of strength no longer mine. I began to descend, faster and faster, crashing down, waiting for the impact to hit, but she was there. She was right beside me. She caught me before I hit the ground. She became my strength when I could no longer be brave.
What I loved most about this book was in fact the writing. I found so many brilliant passages to highlight that truly moved me. That was absolutely my biggest takeaway from this read and I just know this is an author I absolutely need to check out more work from. This is one book you need to try for yourselves!
Our kiss was as if heaven and hell collided together, and each choice was right and wrong at the same exact time.