Like Gravity by Julie Johnson: Review

Like Gravity by Julie Johnson: ReviewLike Gravity by Julie Johnson
on August 26, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romantic Suspense

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...

Alexis says…

I picked up Like Gravity because I was in the mood for a little romantic suspense. Looking back now, I’m glad that the synopsis did not give away the main plot of the story. Though it was a bit predictable, it was still an enjoyable read.

Brooklyn is a college student who has literally been to hell and back. After losing her mom at a very early age and very traumatically she has built walls around her that no one has been able to destruct. She doesn’t do relationships and sex is her means of escape. Her best friend Lexi, literally knows nothing of her past or what she’s been though-she’s that closed off. To boot, they’ve been best friends for 14 years and live together.

It isn’t until she runs into a fire hydrant (the exact way she got injured is a sore subject between her and Lexi) does she meet Finn. Finn is her “life-changer” in so many ways. Of course, he is a bit off-putting when his cocky bravado and self-assuredness. But once they start to spend time together their friendship turns into more and it seems as if they just belong together. When certain things seem to become a bit off in her everyday life and her past comes back to haunt her is where the story really hits its stride.

To be honest, I was not a very big fan of Brooklyn. I thought she was way too closed off and was very hard to relate to. I think Finn was the saving grace of the story and thankfully was able to show Brooklyn that she needs to open up. I think with the past that Brooklyn had that she was a bit naïve with certain things and that kinda bugged me. Plus on her part, for someone who guarded themselves so tightly she was able to fall just a bit too quickly with Finn. I totally get why she would though, he was just fantastic. He is what Book Boyfriends are made of.

I did enjoy this story but I do wish that we could’ve gotten a chapter or two in Finn’s POV. I think it would’ve been interesting to see where his head was at.


About Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson is a twenty-three year old Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome and an obsession with fictional characters. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found daydreaming, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and stalking Goodreads for new books to add to her ever-growing TBR list.

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