Published by Addison Moore on August 12th 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotica, Fiction, General, Literary, New Adult, Romance, Sagas, Suspense, Thrillers
(New Adult Romance) From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore: Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!" Absolutely BRILLIANT!….hardcore and dramatic to the finest…highly recommend it to any lover of romance, Burning Through Gravity is an absolute MUST-READ!— Lita, Goodreads Review One of the hottest books Addison has written!—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews I abso-freaking-lutely loved it! Addison takes us on a ride…so many twists, turns and jaw-dropping moments I swore my jaw would become detached…I love Addison’s books! I am a huge fan…—Tabby’s Tantalizing Reviews Lust, lies, and secrets equals one amazing book hangover!—Delphina Reads Too Much Book Blog Burning Through Gravity is a wicked, heated chase to the truth. Deception, lies, and scheming abound, with layers upon layers of shocks and twists. From its first page to its last, it's an emotion packed ride! —Three Chicks and Their Books Blog BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY—they soared so high so fast they never expected the fall. Two beautiful souls. Two seemingly innocent deceptions. Once they meet, Stevie and Ford explode into one another in a ball of lust, hotter than a July moon. Ford is assertive, dominate and in control, that is until Stevie brings him to his knees. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met both inside and out. Stevie thinks he’s sweet, and sort of goofy—of course it doesn’t hurt that he drips sex like honey. Stevie is starting to fall hard for Ford. And Ford is all in with Stevie. She wonders if he could ever forgive her for what she’s about to do. She wonders if she wants him to. They say love conquers all. But love never met two liars like Stevie and Ford. His lie cost her a few sleepless nights. Her lie will cost him everything.
This book is about a girl named Stevie. We meet her first at the deathbed of her sister, her twin, who dies too young. After several years of loneliness, Stevie decides to take her own life and join her sister. On the night she has set for her suicide, she meets a man who changes everything for her. Ford and Stevie meet and enjoy an incredible two week affair. The love in this book burns fast and bright. They both start off telling each other lies. The lies end up being exposed and they both have to own up to who they really are. It takes some people a lot longer to own up though.
Stevie is such a dark female character. She is the me I wish I had the nerve for. She keeps her heart closely guarded and she speaks her mind, no matter what the cost. She is the black sheep, clamoring for attention from her father. Her siblings enjoy the limelight and she is cast aside. She agrees to infiltrate a company that Ford, the love interest, just happens to be CEO of in the hopes of winning her father’s approval. Predictable to a point, but then there is the jealous ex-lover who is cast to train Stevie in her internship. The plot thickens as she busts Ford in his identity lie and Stevie uses this to (stupidly) set him to prove his love for her. I was so frustrated and desperate for the characters to set things right. The misunderstandings and lack of communication between these two was frustrating. I so wanted them to just fess up to each other, but it made me keep reading to find out just how far each would go to save face.
This book is written beautifully with poetic words that stir the soul. There is real pain in this book. The main character has wounds that are laid bare, open and picked at. I felt bad for her, but I also felt like this was her path. It all happened for a reason. It is rare to see a character so messed up. I mean Stevie was just in such a pit of dung, I really couldn’t see how this would end up being a happy ending. Ford, the male lead, was a saint in this story. His one little act of deception is blown out of proportions by a girl that has some real trust issues. The author was so kind, she went on for a while in the epilogue tidying up loose ends. I felt relief and joy at the ending of this book. There were a few “no frickin way” corney coincidences in this story, but this book was also so unlike anything I have ever read. It kept my attention and I felt myself smiling through the last 30 pages. This was quite an enjoyable read.
“You’re a good person, Stevie. You’re beautiful and intelligent. You’re the breath of fresh air I’ve needed for so long.” I dig my fingers into her hair. “Life, my work, everything was stale until you came along. You brought the color back when I hadn’t even realized I was stuck in a black and white world. Nothing moved before I saw you that night, and, now, the gears are grinding once again, life is spinning like the well-oiled machine it was meant to be.” I pull her in by the cheeks. “Do you know what else is meant to be? Me and you, Stevie. We’re real. What we have is special. I swear to you I have never had these feelings before. It’s as if my heart knew you were coming and saved its self for you. I’ve fallen hard.” I give an audible swallow. “I’ve fallen in love with you.” The room stops up with silence—nothing but the sound of our erratic breathing. I bear hard into her eyes and press in as if I were diving down deep to the depths of her heartache, her pain, trying to make it all better. “I love you, Stevie Eaton. You stole my whole heart that night at the party before we ever made it out the door.”
About the Author
ADDISON MOORE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she’s not writing, she’s reading.