Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Breaking Gravity by Autumn Grey

Breaking Gravity (Fall Back #2) by Autumn Grey
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: March 29, 2017
I've always followed my dreams with ruthless determination. My life was going well. Success was at my fingertips. Until it wasn't. All it took was three seconds to send my world crashing down around me, ripping my dreams to shreds. Then I meet her, with her large hazel eyes that slay me at first glance. And everything starts to make sense again. I try to keep my distance. To remind myself I am her mentor. That we can't be more, but every time I push away, I'm pulled deeper into her. The line between student and teacher is blurring. One kiss. One taste. They’re all it would take to cross the line.

Elon has had a rough upbringing and vowed to never be like her mother. For the most part she has accomplished that until Rick came into her life and turned it upside down. After her encounter with Rick she keeps her circle small and stays to herself. Living in her little bubble was going great until Professor Nate showed up. I really liked Elon because at first I thought she was going to be shy and quiet but she was funny and sassy. She knew how to push Nate’s buttons and rile him up. Yet she also knew when to turn it off and be what he needed. Her character was a breath of fresh air and I found her likeable and relatable. 

Nate. Where do I begin with him? My heart broke for him for the pain and guilt he was going through. Nate is barely surviving and is putting on a good facade and trying to make it seem like “he's fine”. All of that comes to a halt when he becomes Elon’s Professor. He knows this is wrong but he can't help the way he feels. Will he take that risk? Will he play it safe and do the right thing? 

This was a Student/Teacher taboo book done right! The sexual tension between Elon and Nate was off the charts hot!!! With that being said it wasn't just about sex with these two. They are both suffering in their own ways and can finally breathe and let their guard down with each other. They each wanted to become the person they knew they could be once they found each other. I loved the way they progressed individually and as a couple. Their banter was everything for me in this book. Elon always kept Nate on his toes and he didn't know what to expect from her and it was very amusing at times. Her nickname for him had me cracking up several times in this story. I loved how protective Nates was of Elon.He showed her how a real man is supposed to be and what it is to be truly loved and protected. Elon also showed Nate is was ok to be happy again. 

“Fear cripples us, makes us weak. If you allow it to take over your life, it can easily incapacitate you. But if you stare at it in the eye, chances are you've already defeated that feeling. It's only through fear that we discover how strong we are. “

“If there is one thing life has taught me, it is that at times we experience pain and loss, we feel hopeless, faithless. But hidden beneath all the negatives, there's laughter and love and hope if you are patient enough.”

This was my first time reading anything by this author and her words and storytelling sucked me right in from the very beginning. This was a story that I couldn't stop reading and devoured in a few hours. Even though it's billed as a taboo story it touches on so many topics. In this book you will experience highs and lows, ups and downs. This is what life's all about. Bad things happen to good people all the time but it's how we deal with the situation that defines us. This book is also about finding your strength, courage to face tough situations and seeking closure to move on. Things won't always work out in your favor but you have to have strength to carry on. This book is one that will stay with me for a long time. I love a book that you can relate to and leaves you reeling with emotions. If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Well done Autumn Grey. 

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Fall Back Skyward (Fall Back #1) by Autumn Grey
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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About the Author
Autumn Grey is the author of Havoc, Obliterate, Mend (Havoc series) and Fall Back Skyward. And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.  
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