[Review] Lessons in Gravity

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I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Quick fire review:

A sweet romance and a grand adventure.

A wild child at heart, professional rock climber Josh is far more reckless than April, a documentary maker who is cautious at her core.

Perfectly paced and brilliantly descriptive, this is a great love story that is perfect for anyone looking to move into the New Adult genre.

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All eyes are on Josh Knox…

Fearless. Guarded. Cut-to-perfection. Daredevil rock climber. The best in the world.

This time he’s poised to scale Yosemite’s notoriously treacherous Sorcerer Spire, with Walkabout Media & Productions filming every move.

April Stephens’s dream to be a documentary filmmaker rests on her acing her internship with Walkabout, and that means getting the abrasive Josh to give her more than one-word answers in his interviews.

The problem is, with every step forward professionally, she and Josh are also taking a step forward personally, and after watching her stunt pilot father die in a fiery crash, a guy who risks his life for a living is the last person she should be falling for. Especially because in one month her internship will have them dangling three thousand feet in the air from the side of the Sorcerer. She’ll be filming. He’ll be climbing without a rope.

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3star

Josh is a professional rock climber who performs death defying stunts on a daily basis. April is a more subdued film maker hired to document Josh on a rough and tumble trip to Yosemite National Park.

As you might expect, what begins as a tumultuous professional relationship slowly becomes a budding romance when they both open their eyes and notice how attractive and interesting the other person is.

In terms of the romance, it was super sweet but not off the charts electric like other new adult couples I’ve read. In saying that though, it is clear that Josh and April are a perfect match. The only downfall to their love story is that there seemed to be a lack of tension and fire that really makes you root for a couple.

Megan Westfield is a beautifully descriptive writer. She really has taken the time to make sure the reader is right in the thick of it with these characters. I think I know more than I care to about rock climbing and film making because of this. It was a really freshing way to dive into a romance and as a reader, I certainly appreciate Westfield fleshing out the characters, their passions and their flaws so clearly.

If you are looking for a more toned down NA read, this would be perfect for you. Nicely paced, beautiful sets, full of adventure and featuring a nice romance, there is a little something for every reader.

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