Friday, August 30, 2013

Review: Like Gravity by Julie Johnson

Title: Like Gravity

Author: Julie Johnson
Release Date: 26th August

Rating: 4 stars

Twenty year-old Brooklyn “Bee” Turner is no stranger to grief. After witnessing her mother’s brutal murder at age six, Brooklyn is guarded, damaged, and – by all accounts – a bitch. And that’s just the way she likes it, if it means keeping everyone at arm’s length.

When she stumbles, quite literally, into Finn Chambers – campus ladies’ man and the lead singer of a local band —she’s unprepared for his persistence in befriending her, and for the dangerous attraction she begins to feel for him.

Because with Finn, she knows it would be more than just sex.

More than just friendship.

And maybe even more than just love.

When a sinister presence from her past reemerges, Brooklyn will be pushed to her breaking point. For the first time in fifteen years, she will confront both her grief and her memories, as she plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an unforeseen enemy.

Because sometimes, the demons we must confront aren’t only on the inside...

Like Gravity is one of this stories that pull you into the plot and never let you go. You are prisoned by amazingly well written story and sweet romance, every girl dreams of. I was really enjoying myself while reading Julie Johnson’s debut novel and I can’t wait for what she’ll come up with in the future. I laughed and I swooned while my heart was breaking for Brooklyn.
The story starts with 6 year old Brooklyn who was shopping with her mother. Unfortunately this usual trip to grocery store became terrible mistake. Bad time and bad place made them victims, Brooklyn’s mother was murdered while she was sitting in the car.

Now, Brooklyn is twenty and she can’t get pass her grief and nightmares. Every day is a struggle and fight with herself. Day after day of pretending to be normal made her bitter and bitchy. Broken and damged she doesn’t let people close to her, prefering to keep them away, where they can’t hurt her.

On the first day of her second year in college, Brooklyn has an accident invoving red hydrant and the sexiest man on campus. How bad her handsome hero isn’t Prince Charming or Knight in Shining Armor but total jerk.

Finn is everything a girl want to have in her bed. Hot, funny and lead singer of a band, Finn is definite heartbreaker and he’s more than fond of Brooklyn. From one accidental meeting to every day visit Finn is almost to hard to avoid.

Now Brooklyn has to fight of Finn and his charm, because she can't fall for anyone in fear of losing again.

This book is full of romance, suspense and surviving from grief. In Like Gravity past is really close to present, and Brooklyn has a hard time of letting go.
I immensely enjoyed reading Like Gravity, because it tugs on your emotions and the amazing love story make this book a great read. It’s fantastic novel that will leave your heart swollen and extremaly satisfied. This book will leave you with a wicked, fuzzy emotions all over your body. I just regret that for the millionth time I’ve read a book with similar male character. Another sexy lead singer with lot of groupies and all that jazz. Fortunately Finn has his own unique moments and I collected them like crazy. Nowadays I’m just looking for some more uniqueness in romance interests ;)

Despite the fact this book sounds like other New Adult reads, I was surprised by some twist and turns and this make me give this novel solid four star rating. I hope another novel by Julie Johnson will be as well written as Like Gravity and I also wish she’ll be able to come up with interesting and more refeshing characters.

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