Gravity is not your normal, sweet romance of childhood friends to lovers. Spanning over twenty years—it’s raw, it’s real, asking the question if soul mates really exist.
At eight years old, the boy next door changed my life. He was the force pulling me toward him despite our differences. It was like magic.
We understood each other, supported each other and in the process became everything to each other.
But in chasing Trevin’s dream, I lost myself along the way.
Through tremendous heartache, she was there. Through fame and fortune, she was there. Loving Lily was the one thing I got right.
Eclipsing her in my shadow, I took from her until she was empty. Now I must do anything to prove I can be the man she wants, no, the man she deserves.
5 of 5 stars
To say that this book took me on an emotional journey would be an understatement. I read this book in a constant state of anticipation, waiting to see what would come next and not wanting to put it down until I had learned where every twist and turn would lead.
In this story you have Trevin and Lily. Friends since they were 8 years old, next door neighbors until they were 18, and a gravitational pull for each other, even when their worlds were spinning out of control. Through the years they grow up, both together and separate, but always and constantly aware of the other.
There were so many things I loved about this story. It was full of angst without being full of tears. It was well written and had these amazing, loveable, complex characters. Trevin went through so much and his childhood was hard. Lily was his lifeboat in a sea of loneliness and pain. Trevin's experiences shaped him and had lasting effects, some of which weren't good. But who he was deep down I couldn't help loving. Lily was so strong, in a quiet, dependable, light in the dark kind of way. Some of her experiences were just as hard but vastly different. She wasn't the in your face, take charge kind of leading lady, but the way she gave so much and yet still found the strength to make the hard choices to be who she needed to be just had me connecting to her from beginning to end.
This may be a new to me author but I am already adding more of her books to my tbr list so I can see what else she's written and I can only hope that I will find another fantastic read just like this one.
About the Author:
Lauren Runow is the author of three Adult Contemporary Romance novels, Unwritten, Rewritten, and Black Widow.
When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music that speaks to her, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field or skatepark with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!
Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.