Wednesday, July 9, 2014

#REVIEW How We Deal With Gravity @TheGingerScott *SUPPORT #Autism RESEARCH*

I thought I liked Ginger Scott's books until I read her latest book... ‘How We Deal With Gravity,’ which released on July 8th. That's when I realized she's a freakin' genius author. I kid you not, I can count on my fingers the books that have touched me so deeply as 'How We Deal With Gravity'.

SYNOPSIS

When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?

Right, so that synopsis tells you what you're going to read but what it doesn't do is prepare you for what you're going to feel. From the very first scene, I was swept into Avery's world of raising her young autistic son. Having a son with Asperger Syndrome (a high functioning form of autism), I appreciated the authenticity of Max's behaviors. Living daily with his disability while cherishing his strength came across loud and clear even as Avery begins a relationship with Mason. It was such a beautiful thing to see Max seek out Mason, and to treat that relationship as pivotal in the growth the characters undergo.

By the end, through the tears, the losses, the successes and the touch-and-go reunion between Avery and Mason, I felt as if I was part of the story and knew these characters personally. Of course, Mason being a sexy musician only added to the heat, but it was the connection I made with Mason through his music and how he used it to connect with others that had the most impact.

This story is written so tightly. There is nothing unnecessary, no arbitrary moments. Everything builds on itself to create these magical moments that culminate in a beautiful ending.


An Absolutely Outstanding Read.
(Warning! Don't read this at the pool with everyone staring at you like you're a freak as you sob into your e-reader!)

RATING
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.




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First Week’s Royalties to Benefit Southwest Autism Research & Resource CenterNOTE: This author is so great that she is donating the first week’s royalties to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, an amazing organization based in Arizona where she has volunteered for many years.

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