Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott

Goodreads Summary:

When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?

Publication Date: July 6, 2014

How We Deal With Gravity was a sweet and thought-provoking read. I loved the second chance romance at the heart of the story. I also could relate to the main character’s struggles as she attempts to raise an autistic child while trying to have a life of her own.

The beginning of the book really drew me in. Avery is trying to calm her autistic son Max while he is in the throes of a major public meltdown. Avery’s emotions could be felt through the pages as she tries to stave off the embarrassment of having a child who gets violent when his routine is interrupted. The way she put her son first made her an admirable character that I couldn’t help but root for.

I wasn’t sure at first how I felt about the love interest Mason, but he grew on me. He had obviously made some mistakes in his past and I liked how he tried to make amends for the way he mistreated Avery in high school. The way he connected with Max was also very sweet.

The book flew by and I was shocked over how quickly I finished it. The relationship between Avery and Mason developed naturally. Mason really evolved as a character and I was glad Avery was always able to see his potential. I hated Avery’s ex Adam and I felt horrible over the way he treated his son.

If you’re looking for a contemporary romance with depth and memorable characters, I highly recommend How We Deal With Gravity!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great premise. Extremely well written review, Heather! :) Thanks for sharing. WRITE ON!