Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: How We Deal with Gravity by Ginger Scott

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?

5 Wonderful Stars
Review by Allison East
This is my first Ginger Scott book, and it definitely won't be my last. I really enjoyed the story line, the character growth and development, and all of the additional characters that made this book shine.

Avery Abbot has been dealt a craptastic hand in life. She has had to weather many challenges that aren't typical for a woman in her 20's. She is a single mother of a five year old little boy, Max, who is autistic. He husband up and left when they found out Max was autistic- when he was one. It has been a rough four years and she has had to change her life in every way. She lives with her dad and works with him in his bar. She has to be strong not only for herself, but also for her son. She leans on her father and best friend for all the support. She has no time for anything else other than work, family, and school. And definitely does not have time for a man. Until her crush from high school comes back to town after his epic fail as a musician.
Mason Street is back in town- after acting like a high school brat on tour with his band, and not like the 25 year old grown up he is supposed to be. He was on the road with his band for five years just messing around and blowing his chance at the big time. His record contract is now non-existent, so he returns to the town he has called home- and to Ray Abbott- the man he looked up to as a kid, and who helped him get his big shot in the music field. But when he gets home- Avery is no longer "Birdie", the skinny high school girl he remembers. She is Avery, and she all woman- and he begins to look at her in a very different light.

Mason always saw Avery as a friend, but because he was close to Ray, Avery's father- Avery developed feelings much more than just a friend does. She loved him for a long time, and it's sad to say he never knew- and he broke her heart in the process. But even then- she still has a place in her heart for him, even if she doesn't want to get hurt. When he spends more time with her- he begins to see a very different Avery than the one he has known. One who is so strong, you can't help but respect the person she has become. And he finally has someone he wants to start a relationship; even though Avery has made it quite clear she has no time to pursue anything.

I loved this story- I liked how they knew each other before, and how they slowly built up to a romantic relationship. Mason definitely showed the most growth throughout this story. By completely changing the man-boy he was;  into the hot, confident, and strong alpha male he was meant to be. He is definitely worthy of taking a leap of faith on, and I am glad Avery finally gives in.

Loved this book, and I am so glad I found a new author love, and stalk. It has themes of fighting and surviving, and how we can get through those obstacles to truly find happiness. Read this and you won't be disappointed!



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