KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

It’s time for the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews and the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, we are bringing you two Buy Its—books that will tear you apart and put you back together, books that will give you those fairytale feels. Make sure you add them to your TBR, and enjoy!

RATING: BUY IT {Mila} –

How does she always know what my heart needs? We each live our lives day in and day out. Some days, weeks, months, even years, are harder than others. And sometimes, in the midst of those days, we need to read the story of others, feel our hearts rip apart for them and come back together, just so we can feel hope. The Gravity of Us by Brittainy Cherry was exactly what I needed, at exactly the right time.

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The story of Graham + Lucy, two opposites, yet still with so many similarities. Graham, the grounded one, Lucy, always in flight; Graham, the man who has shut down all emotion, Lucy, the woman who feels everything; Graham, the realist, Lucy, the idealist. Beneath it all, they are each more like the other than they let on—they just choose to deal with their pain in very different ways.

Stories of broken beings, understanding, compassion, sacrifice, empathy, hurt, pain, forgiveness and ultimately, the healing powers of love, The Elements Series brings it all together and this, its final chapter, sums it up beautifully.

From The Air He Breathes, to The Fire Between High & Lo, to The Silent Waters and now The Gravity of Us, it has all come full circle and is complete in the most perfect way.

How does she always know what my heart needs? Maybe because my heart is now home to Tristan + Elizabeth, Logan + Alyssa, and Brooks + Maggie, and while as a reader I didn’t know it, it simply wouldn’t, no, couldn’t, be complete without Graham + Lucy.

RATING: BUY IT {Beth} –

“The only woman for me is you. The only woman I’ve ever loved is you. Always you.”

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I may not have read her books before, but I’ve been a fan of Stephanie Rose for a while. Her covers, her blurbs, her reviews—all of it has made me want to get my hands on her books. However, in the way of most bloggers/reviewers/bookworms, my intimidating TBR stopped me from being able to do so.

Until now.

When Ms. Rose participated in #BedtimeStoryInTheKorner in KU Korner recently, I was practically giddy with excitement. I loved each one of the three stories she shared, and I knew… it was finally time to stop being intimidated by my TBR and get to reading, so I grabbed Always You (Second Chances Book 1)

…and immediately fell in love. Which leaves me to wonder, WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS SOONER?!  

Always You is the story of Lucas + Samantha. I loved that their second chance was their first time at love—they were friends once, but time and distance came between them—and I loved how effortless it was. Their connection was storybook perfect, even if the world around them was not. Even if the world around them was tense and strained.

Lucas + Sam (+ Bella) were like the eye of the storm, the center of the madness, and as life raged around them, I found happiness and comfort and love in them. This story is one that is beautiful, sexy and achingly tender, surprisingly low angst and yet, still utterly engaging.

I have to be honest and admit that it wasn’t perfect—I occasionally found some of the dialogue a touch stilted—but it didn’t matter. Not to me, and it shouldn’t to you, either. I was too invested, too in love, too swoony for Lucas (all facets of Lucas—kind Lucas, panty-dropping-smile Lucas, good with Bella Lucas, Alpha Lucas…), too wrapped up in feels to care.

In fact, the only thing I cared about was how soon I could get started on Only You (Second Chances Book 2), because one book by Ms. Rose simply wasn’t enough.

“Do you know how much I want you? How long I’ve waited to touch you like this?”

As of 04.16.2017, The Gravity of Us and Always You are available on Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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