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Aug 17

Lessons in Gravity by Jessica Peterson Review

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4 Smooches!

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Synopsis

Maddie Lucas is only looking for a one night stand…

While studying in Spain for her semester abroad, Maddie hopes to escape the drama surrounding her parents’ divorce—a divorce she may or may not have caused—while researching Spanish architecture for her thesis. And if she hooks up with hot Madrileños along the way? All the better.

But handsome Spaniard Javier Montoya wants so much more.

Guitarist Javier is ready to set aside his rock star ways and settle down for good with his gorgeous ex-girlfriend. But after a one night stand with sexy, passionate Maddie blossoms into genuine friendship, he begins to wonder if Maddie might be the forever girl he’s looking for.

Too bad Maddie believes forever is more fiction than fairy tale. Can Javier prove to her that fairy tales exist? Or is Maddie right to think she doesn’t deserve happily ever after?

LESSONS IN GRAVITY is a New Adult romance, suitable for mature audiences.

REVIEW

We are back in the beautiful Spain, but this time it is our very own Maddie whose turn it is to find love. Maddie is only looking for a one night stand after the awful divorce her parents are going through. She doesn’t want anything to do with love or relationships or forever….that might just all change though when Rafa’s sexy and charming ‘uncle,’ Javier, comes to town. Will Maddie let her defences down? And will Javier realise that maybe Maddie is the right woman for him along?

“I know in the space of a single heartbeat that I am going to f**k this delectable Madrileño tonight. I am shameless in my pursuit. When I want a guy, I have him.”

Back to the beautiful Spain and back with the gang; Rafa, Vivian and our tough and determined Maddie. Now I have to admit I didn’t massively like Maddie in the first book, I didn’t gel with her personality, but I grew to love her in this one. She shows her vulnerable side a lot more and you discover that under that quite hard demeanour is a kind, funny, loving but still strong, young woman.

“She cares enough to fight back instead of just hanging up; she cares deeply enough to be hurt by whatever is going on with her father. Maybe she cares too much. This girl is vulnerable in a way the Maddie I spent last night with wasn’t.”

Javier or Rafa, Javier or Rafa…ahh I couldn’t decide. Javier pretty much stole my heart right from the beginning. He was so thoughtful and kind but also sexy with a very ditty mouth- perfect combo! He frustrates me at times, I wanted to yell at him to try harder to show Maddie that he really did care for her and to realise that she was perfect for him!

“But she’s awesome. She’s smart, and she’s got this lovely sense of humor, and her passion—Leo, you’ve never met anyone as passionate as Maddie. It’s exciting, being around her.”

This love story was no easy ride! We had the fact that Maddie never wants to settle down and not really believing in love, and Javier believing that a different woman is meant for him, Maddie’s awful father bringing her down….so many obstacles both within the characters themselves and in the outside world, means that this was a romance we had to work for, and I enjoyed that. I believed it more, because love isn’t easy and quick and simple- it’s tough, demanding and hard work sometimes but it’s all worth it in the end. Question is for you readers….will Maddie and Javier see that all the drama is worth it as well? They will certainly keep you guessing!

“I walk away because it’s clear Javier doesn’t love me, and I deserve that now. I’m done running because I know I deserve to love and be loved in return.”

Another great read in this series, in fact I enjoyed it more than Spanish Lessons I have to admit and now I can’t wait for the next  in the series!

~Bethany

 

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