The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Title: The Gravity Between Us
Author: Kristen Zimmer
Genre: New Adult, Romance, LGBT
Published: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Bookouture

An inspiring story of young love and coming out, told from both Payton and Kendall's point of view. The Gravity Between Us brings Payton's character out of the closet, as she struggles early on with telling her best friend that she's gay, and has known for three years. Finding this an easily relatable topic, I was pleased to see how the characters addressed the issue, along with the accidental outing. The writing was easy and at times simplistic but still enjoyable. Don't expect smutty sex scenes with this story, but there are moments of heat intense stares and a few romance scenes that make you feel as though you are part of the story. All the while you are rooting for this young couple to realize that they both want the same thing: each other. This is an easy book to envision with the level of detail as the chapters progress. Early on what the first chapter lacks of depth of Payton's character is quickly made up in the second chapter with Kendall's personality. As the story unfolds, so do the characters, making them well-developed and this an overall enjoyable read.

Reviewed by: Chloe Stafford

New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

Where does friendship stop and love begin?

At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood’s hottest young starlet, with the world at her feet – but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal. 

Payton Taylor is Kendall’s best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is – her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life. 

With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend – she is the only girl that she has ever loved. 

Just as they need each other more than ever, they’ll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame…

The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendshiplove, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world.