The Gravity Between Us

Author: Kristen Zimmer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1909490121

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 4581

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 friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world. Praise for The Gravity Between Us 'The characters here are so likeable that I was desperate for them to get together, but it's clear to see why they were hesitant about taking such a major step after being friends for so long. Speaking of likeable characters, there's a wonderful supporting cast, and it's really interesting to read a novel with so many well-drawn and sympathetic people in it. The tension - and there's plenty of it - comes from the balance between the pair's feelings for each other and the challenges Kendall faces, especially, as an A list celebrity trying to deal with the paparazzi and adoring fans I also thought the Hollywood setting was very well described and felt incredibly realistic. It's also got one of the best endings I've read for ages, which had me jumping to my feet I was so excited. Overall, this is certainly the best New Adult book I've read. Massive recommendation for all.'BookBag 'The Gravity Between Us is a fantastic read--humorous, romantic and daring. Kristen's writing style is engaging and honest. In Payton and Kendall, she's succeeded in creating characters whom you care about instantly. And her portrayal of their relationship is beautifully rendered. I loved the Hollywood angle, the question of how one learns to deal with other people's reactions to same sex relationships and the idea of the zany game that is celebrity. For me, The Gravity Between Us is a must-read new adult novel! I can't wait to read Kristen Zimmer's next book!' 5 Stars!Kimtalksbooks.com 'Tackling some hard subjects, this book was a wonderful foray into the world of the New Adult genre for me. It was a fast paced read for me because I found the characters so engaging. Because I liked the characters so much, I really wanted to see if they were going to end up together!' A Bookish Affair 'I hope this book calls to you the way it called to me. And if/when you do read it, I hope you laugh and get all sappy and emotional the way I did too.'SmiBookClub.com

Keeping You a Secret

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316025755

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4810

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, modern classic love story with a "coming out" theme--now with a fresh, redesigned cover! With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

Pretend You Love Me

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316205648

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8742

In this fresh, poignant novel (originally published under the title Far From Xanadu), Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from the family. Mike (real name: Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball, and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike's small Kansas town, Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine, sexy.... straight. Julie Anne Peters has written a heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel that will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.

I Can't Think Straight

Author: Shamim Sarif

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 1612941028

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 604

Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. Moving between Middle Eastern high society and London’s West End, this story explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, and convention and individuality creating a humorous and tender tale of unexpected love.

The Gravity of Us

Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781545117439

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 270

View: 7843

Graham Russell and I weren't made for one another.I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other's secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.Graham Russell wasn't a man who knew how to love, and I wasn't a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I'd fall with him forever.Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

Empress of the World

Author: Sara Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101118393

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7120

Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

Lessons In Gravity

Author: Megan Westfield

Publisher: Entangled: Embrace

ISBN: 1633757455

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 8842

"Everything I want in a book... I can't wait to recommend this to everyone I know!" - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack 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.

And Playing the Role of Herself

Author: K. E. Lane

Publisher: Yellow Rose by Rce

ISBN: 9781932300727

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 3069

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams: she?s got a leading role on a hot new police drama, and although her new-found celebrity has changed her life, she?s still able to lead a quiet life off the set, indulging her passion to be outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of nature. There is one dream?one passion?she hasn?t fulfilled just yet, but that doesn?t seem to be possible.Robyn Ward is a natural beauty, and a magnetic, talented actress on the fast track to stardom. Unfortunately for Caid, she already has a partner on that track, an athlete who gleams as brightly on the courts as he does on the red carpet.Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? It?s a role for which there?s no script, and no rehearsal...

Annie on My Mind

Author: Nancy Garden

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504046617

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4844

A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly). When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into a deep and intimate romance. Neither imagined that falling in love could be so wonderful, but as Liza and Annie’s newfound sexuality sparks conflict in both their families and at their schools, they discover it will take more than love for their relationship to succeed. One of the first books to positively portray a lesbian relationship, Annie on My Mind is a groundbreaking classic of the genre. The subject of a First Amendment lawsuit over banned books and one of School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century,” Nancy Garden’s iconic novel is an important story for anyone discovering who they’re meant to be.

Just Juliet

Author: Charlotte Reagan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537547572

Category: High school

Page: 222

View: 9569

"Lena Newman is 17, her best friend's a cheerleader, her boyfriend's a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that's before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian. Lena realizes that her interest goes beyond just friendship. She sets off on a path of self-discovery where the loyalty of those closest to her will be tested."--from back cover.

Ice

Author: Lyn Gardner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519261144

Category:

Page: 242

View: 1799

**Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards for LGBT Fiction** **Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2014 Global Ebook Awards in Gay / Lesbian / LGBT Fiction** **Indie Book of the Day - April 19, 2013** The last time Maggie Campbell and Alexandra Blake worked together, they both received two-week suspensions. This time...it's worse. When a boy is kidnapped from a London park, Detective Inspectors Alex Blake and Maggie Campbell are brought together to work on the case. While their goal is the same, their work ethics are not. Intelligent, perceptive and at times disobedient, Alex Blake does what she believes it takes to do her job. Maggie Campbell has a slightly different approach. She believes that rule books were written for a reason. Unexpectedly, their dynamics mesh, but when her feelings for Alex become stronger than she wants to admit, Maggie provokes the worst in Alex to ensure that they will never be partners again. Three years later, fate brings them together again. Their assignment is simple, but a plane crash gets in their way. Now, in the middle of a blizzard, they have to try to survive...and fight the feelings that refuse to die.

Give Me a Reason

Author: Lyn Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938988400

Category:

Page: 606

View: 2184

Intelligent, confident and beautiful, Antoinette Vaughn had it all until one night she went to help a friend and paid for it...with a life sentence in hell. Four years later, Toni?s judgment is overturned, but the damage is already done. She walks from the prison a free woman, but she?s hardly free. Actually, she?s hardly alive. A prison without rules can do that to a person. She was raised amidst garden parties, stables and tennis courts, but now a dingy flat in a decrepit building is what Toni calls home. It?s cold, dark and barren just like her heart, but it suits her. She doesn?t want to leave much behind when she?s gone, but the simplicity of her sheltered existence begins to unravel when a beautiful stranger comes into her life. How does anyone survive in a world that terrifies them? How do you learn to trust again when everyone is your enemy? How do you take your next breath and not wish it were your last? And if your past returned...what would you do?

Good Moon Rising

Author: Nancy Garden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595347673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

View: 1823

Jan begins her senior year of high school not expecting that she will lose the starring part in the school play, take over as director when her beloved drama teacher becomes ill, and realize that she is a lesbian.

The Gravity of Love

Author: Noelle Harrison

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785302078

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 364

Could Joy have been a different kind of girl, another woman, if her mother hadn't given her up? "From the arid desert of eighties Arizona to swinging sixties London, Noëlle Harrison connects her beautifully drawn characters and weaves them into a story that entangled, enchanted and entranced this reader." – LIZ NUGENT, author of Lying in Wait "So rich in love, loss, blame, misunderstanding, secrets and betrayals – this book has everything." – SINÉAD MORIARTY, author of The Good Mother "From big sky Arizona to an Ireland of 'corners and clouds', Noëlle Harrison leads us on a hypnotic dance across the decades. A vivid, gripping tale of family secrets and lost love." – SANDRA IRELAND, author of Beneath the Skin Arizona, 1989 Joy Sheldon loves the plants that bloom in the desert but dreams too of the sea's elemental wildness. Now, riven by terrible secrets, Joy embarks on a journey to seek her identity – and to discover why the sea pulls at her heart. London, 1967 Lewis Bell, a young graphic designer, is aiming for the big time – if only he can keep his creative spark. But, as his talented girlfriend Marnie adds her own pressures, sixties Soho fast shows its darker side. Ireland, 1989 Drawn together, Joy and Lewis fly across the Atlantic to the Irish coast. She's in search of a lost mother; he's looking for a lost love. They need to make peace with the past, themselves and others. But the truths they encounter will transform everyone's lives forever. Bold, intimate and joyful. This glorious novel tells an unforgettable story of love's true gravity.

Making a Comeback

Author: Julie Blair

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1626391750

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 4587

Jazz pianist Liz Randall is reeling from her wife’s death and struggling to keep their band together. An invitation to play at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival is an opportunity she can’t turn down, and a challenge she might not be up to until she enlists the help of a mysterious neighbor who’s surprisingly knowledgeable about jazz. When Jac Winters reluctantly agrees to help, a past she wants to forget threatens to destroy the carefully ordered life she’s built with her guide dog, Max, in the quiet town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. With music and love swirling around them like ocean currents, will Liz and Jac play it safe or risk everything on making a comeback?

Rookie Move

Author: Sarina Bowen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399583440

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6672

The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series. In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington. Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....

Pipe Dreams

Author: Sarina Bowen

Publisher: Rennie Road Books

ISBN: 1942444249

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2824


Like Gravity

Author: Julie Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991311316

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 309

View: 7539

Twenty year-old Brooklyn "Bee" Turner is no stranger to grief. After witnessing her mother's brutal murder at age six, Brooklyn is guarded, damaged, and - by all accounts - a bitch. And that's just the way she likes it, if it means keeping everyone at arm's length. When she stumbles, quite literally, into Finn Chambers - campus ladies' man and the lead singer of a local band -she's unprepared for his persistence in befriending her, and for the dangerous attraction she begins to feel for him. Because with Finn, she knows it would be more than just sex. More than just friendship. And maybe even more than just love. When a sinister presence from her past reemerges, Brooklyn will be pushed to her breaking point. For the first time in fifteen years, she will confront both her grief and her memories, as she plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an unforeseen enemy. Because sometimes, the demons we must confront aren't only on the inside...

Stuck Landing

Author: Aleksandr Voinov,L. A. Witt

Publisher: Riptide

ISBN: 9781626493292

Category:

Page: 326

View: 9249

For months, acclaimed Wolf's Landing director/producer Anna Maxwell has been nursing a crush on Natalya Izmaylova, a former Russian gymnast and current Wolf's Landing stunt coordinator. When Anna witnesses Natalya's very public breakup with her boyfriend, she can't resist inviting her over for drinks to commiserate about love and all that nonsense. Commiseration doesn't last long, and soon Anna's in bed with the hottest woman she's ever touched, living out fantasies she didn't even know she had. Despite the amazing sex, Anna wants to proceed with caution. They're both newly single. They're colleagues. And there's the not-so-small matter of Anna's biphobia. Natalya won't commit to someone who clings to ridiculous stereotypes, but they can't avoid each other at work, and there's no ignoring their chemistry. Anna's defenses are slowly eroding, and Natalya is willing to give her another chance. But Natalya only has so much patience, and even scorching hot sex won't keep her coming back forever. If Anna doesn't come to her senses soon and let go of her prejudices--not to mention her insecurities--she's going to lose the woman of her dreams.