I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am a huge fan of student/teacher romance in books. I think it’s the angst and forbidden love factor that wins me over. These books push the limits and I love that as a reader I am allowed to become so involved in the story. The Force of Gravity does not disappoint in that area. It BRINGS the angst right in your face. You begin to cheer for two people that should not want each other, but they can’t help it. It’s gravity.
“Maybe I’ve been waiting to erupt like a volcano for years, and Mr. Slate is just the earthquake that set me off.”
We meet Kaley Kennedy, an intelligent eighteen year old senior high school student. She has a great group of friends and a hot boyfriend. Everything seems right in the world until it’s not. Her once oh so perfect life is slowly crumbling. She is completely thrown off her axis when she meets her new math teacher, Mr. Slate. At first she thinks it’s a simple student-teacher crush. But Kaley soon realizes that there is something else going on. She sees it in Mr. Slate’s eyes. But he knows Kaley is off limits. He shouldn’t want her. But he does.
“He has the power to completely shatter my heart into a million tiny fragments...”
This is no cliché student teacher romance. It’s not light and fluffy. It’s real. It’s genuine. It truly depicts the life of a teenager who deals with real life issues with friends, her family, and of course love. You witness the growth of someone who knows what she deserves when it comes to love. Nothing mediocre. She wants the all consuming, powerful, overwhelming kind of love. And she feels that with Mr. Slate. Even with the chaos in her life, he is the only thing that feels right.
I know I am being very vague with the story and the plot. To truly enjoy this read is to full immerse yourself in the story. Into the lives of the characters. The Force Of Gravity grabs you from the very first page. You will not want to put this one down. Slate loves Kaley fiercely, unconditionally, and with everything he has. You feel it. Everything they face is worth it. Love is always worth it. Always. Their attraction goes beyond the surface. Their forbidden romance challenges every thought you ever had about love. Especially love like theirs that should not have happened, but it did. Love doesn’t recognize barriers. It shatters them.
I do the entire problem over three times before finally summoning the courage to raise my hand. What I wouldn’t give to be enrolled in an all-girls Catholic school right now, so I could actually focus on learning math instead of being intimidated to raise my hand because of my teacher’s insane good looks. He’s working with another student when he notices my hand in the air and gives me a quick nod to let me know he’ll be there in a minute. My palms moisten, and I wipe them down on my jeans, scolding myself for being such an idiotic school girl with uncontrollable urges.