Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blog Tour: Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield (Review + Giveaway)



Synopsis:

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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About the Author:

Megan Westfield has dabbled in many hobbies and pastimes over the years, ranging from playing the cello to cake decorating (i.e., icing-eating) to a dozen different outdoor adventure sports. Eventually, she discovered the only way to do it all was though writing—her first and strongest passion. She writes new adult fiction because she loves exploring the powerful and formative years between high school and the quarter-life crisis. As a reader, her favorite books are those with a truly unique, real-world setting, and, of course, a love story.

Megan grew up in Washington state, attended college in Oregon, and lived in Virginia, California, and Rhode Island during her five years as a navy officer. She is now a permanent resident of San Diego where she and her husband count family beach time with their two young kids as an adventure sport. Megan was formerly the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Southern California and is represented by Melissa Edwards of Stonesong Priest Literary Agency.

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***MY REVIEW***

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Lessons in Gravity was a really good romantic story. All the rock climbing info kind of went over my head because I know absolutely nothing about that activity, but that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the overall story. I really loved all the characters. And I mean all of them, not just April and Josh, but the whole Walkabout crew. They all made this book a worthwhile read for me, but while I loved them all obviously I loved Josh the most. His character was a little bit difficult to like at the very beginning, but once he started to let April in he became a lot more likable and I eventually fell in love with his character. Aside from Josh, I really liked being in April's head. She was one of those straightforward heroines that are easy to like so experiencing everything through her eyes was really perfect.

Moving on, the romance in this book was a nice slow burn. I really liked the way that everything was built up from April admiring Josh from afar to them getting to know each other as friends to them eventually falling in love. It all felt so natural and that paired with everything these two go through while filming the documentary made their HEA very satisfying.

Overall, I really loved this book! It was a really good read and I can't wait to read more from this new author in the future. 

2 comments:

  1. Samantha, Thanks so much for being a part of this blog tour and I enjoyed your thoughts about the book! While this is the only book I have out in the world right now, the one I’m working on now—part of a loosely connected series with Lessons in Gravity--will be released next summer.

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to hear more about it!

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