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If there is one thing I can say about Ginger Scott as an author is that she never disappoints. Her stories are emotional, completely heart felt, and life changing. Yes life changing. Because they challenge every single thing you thought you knew about love. Everything you believe about love. Everything. Love doesn’t see boundaries. It over comes them. Love never fails. It perseveres. Always. How We Deal With Gravity is no different.
Single mother Avery Abbot finds herself raising her little boy Max after a failed marriage. Max is her world. Max also has autism. Sounds scary right? Wrong. Not for Avery. Avery takes life by it’s horns and and lives. She lives for Max. No matter what life has thrown at her, she has him. Her life is not a priority at the moment. Until Mason Street, a talented musician comes back into her life unexpectedly. After being dropped from his record label, Mason returns home. Avery’s family has always been his home. He has always been close to her father, Ray. He is the father figure Mason never had. He IS his home. He is family. However the moment Mason sees Avery, she is definitely not the girl he knew growing up. And Mason? Totally not the guy who broke Avery’s heart so many years ago.
“Gravity. That’s what I’m feeling right now.”
The moment Avery sets her eyes on Mason, you feel her hesitance. To let him near her or Max. He’s done nothing but cause her heartache. But the worst part? He never knew it. He never knew how much she was in love with him. Not just his good looks. But his heart. The way he would give his all into his music. That is the Mason she loved. But adult Mason? She needs to stay away from. Her priority is Max, not some long lost teenage crush. Stupid heart. Does it ever listen to the mind? Of course not! You feel her heart beat the moment she recognizes the Mason she fell for so long ago. And that heartbeat just gets stronger. With every encounter. Every touch. Eventually that heart beat matches Mason’s. And there is no turning back.
“...she’s like a hummingbird Like a beautiful, precious hummingbird, and all I want to do is make sure she gets to the next day, and then the next, and then...”
Mason not only falls for Avery, but for Max. He connects with Max on a level that no one else can with his music. The author’s voice is the strongest in this sense. She shows us that whether a child has autism or not on the spectrum at all, they deserve love and attention. That being different doesn’t mean you are any less deserving of someone’s time. Mason completely stole my heart as he loved Avery and Max with every fiber in his being.
“And I’ve never wanted to be someone’s someone. But damn do I want to be her everything.”
Beautiful. OH THE FEELS. This story found it’s way into my heart and I am still not sure I will ever get it back. This emotional, heart-felt story kept my attention from the very first word until the very last page. These genuine characters are what made me fall completely in love with this story. The writing? Flawless. Effortless. This author pours her heart into this story. And you feel it in every single word. In every single dialogue.
“Avery, I’m in over my head here. This whole feelings thing, well...it’s foreign territory for me. But I can promise you one thing-this? This is real.”
Brilliant. How We Deal With Gravity is SO much more than a second chance at love. It's more than single mom has son with autism and finds love. If you're going into the story thinking that. You are wrong. This story will breathe life into you. It’s REAL and you want nothing more to crawl inside and befriend these characters. To love with a love like Mason and Avery goes far beyond any romance that I have read recently. It's deep. All consuming. So many romance stories fail to capture the true meaning of love and hope. The emotions are raw.. The author holds nothing back. The story isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Mason and Avery go through moments that challenge them and their love for each other. Insecurities threaten to come between them. But that’s the thing about love. Love conquers all. It always wins.
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her new adult romance, "Blindness," is now available.
Scott is also the author of "Waiting on the Sidelines," a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player's name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want -- even if you aren't ready. You can read it, and the sequel, "Going Long," now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other e-book outlets.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
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