lessons in gravity is megan westfield's debut novel, a new adult romance that i picked up and couldn't put down until the last page was read. and then i regretted it because i wanted to spend more time with josh and april. this story is so sweet and emotional. both the leads have a lot of emotional baggage and heartache that they need to work through. april, in particular, is dealing with the aftereffects of her father's death. he had been a stunt pilot and died in front of her when an aerial stunt went badly.
after that she's sworn to never get close to another daredevil. but when she meets josh knox, master rock climber, the attraction is instantaneous. even worse they share a deep emotional connection. so in spite of all the reasons april should stay away from him, she doesn't. she can't.
the whole book i was kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop. you know it's going to happen, because the only way josh and april will make it is if april confronts her biggest fear. she is terrified to lose anyone. and when she almost loses josh on a climb she's not sure she can stand the idea of him risking his life again. this is a romance, so the characters work through it. and the way it is written is so moving and satisfying.
all the secondary characters in this were great too. and i loved the whole backdrop of the documentary crew. i would have kept reading about different shoots and life on set just because i liked everyone so much.
**lessons in gravity will publish on october 24, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (embrace) in exchange for my honest review.