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Publisher's Summary

Gravity is not your normal, sweet romance of childhood friends to lovers. Spanning over 20 years - it's raw, it's real, asking the question if soul mates really exist.

Lily At eight years old, the boy next door changed my life. He was the force pulling me toward him despite our differences. It was like magic.We understood each other, supported each other and in the process became everything to each other.

But in chasing Trevin's dream, I lost myself along the way.

Trevin Through tremendous heartache, she was there. Through fame and fortune, she was there. Loving Lily was the one thing I got right.Eclipsing her in my shadow, I took from her until she was empty. Now I must do anything to prove I can be the man she wants, no, the man she deserves.

©2017 Lauren Runow (P)2017 Lauren Runow

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Liked the story, but better to read this one

Sadly, as much as I liked the story, this audiobook just felt sloppy. I thought both narrators did a fine job (though I enjoyed Jay Lindenwood's performance more), but the sound quality was pretty horrible. Their voices seemed muffled or perhaps too close to the microphone and there was some kind of background noise that was very distracting. I wanted to know what happened in the story though, so I actually started reading the book instead of listening to it exclusively. Because of that, I noticed that at least in one chapter (chapter 8), an entire chunk of text is missing at the end. I'm not sure if it accidentally got cut or was added into the book later, but it's definitely not in the audiobook. That chapter still ends in a normal manner and you likely wouldn't even notice anything is wrong, but it was such an emotional chapter/scene and that missing dialogue and interaction was so heartfelt. There also seemed to be some editing mistakes (ie: repetition of words/sentences) and some speed issues. All these things really took away from the enjoyment of this book.

Though I didn't love the story, it hooked me right in and I had to know what became of childhood best friends/lovers Lily and Trevin. I feel terrible giving it such a low rating, but I really don't want others to have to experience these issues. Gravity deserves a much better audio version than this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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So many ups and downs in the rock world!

This is truly a book with all the feelings. Lily and Trev meet when they're 8 years old and become best friends. It's a roller coaster ride of emotions when they go from friends to lovers then back to friends. Trev is a rock star while Lily is a good girl that doesn't fit into his world. The plot is good and the love they feel is so real. Can they really work through this or find a HEA with someone else? Have some tissues handy!

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Captivating Friends to Lovers Romance!

This friends to lovers romance is a raw and emotional roller-coaster. Lily and Trevin have been friends and neighbors since they were 8 yrs old. Their home lives were so different, with Lily having a loving and supportive family and Trevin living with an abusive father. They supported and grounded each other through all lifes' events and milestones even when their paths took them to different parts of the world. This story spanned 20 years and was sweet, frustrating, raw, heartbreaking, and hopeful. I didn't agree with many of their choices as they grew and matured. I wanted to yell at them both at times but I cheered for them all the way.
This is my first listen to narrators Jay Lindenwood, and Mackenzie Jamieson. I loved their young voices for Lily and Trevin and thought their growth to adult voices was wonderful. I thought they were both perfectly cast and enjoyed their performance. I especially loved Jay's singing voice and would have enjoyed more of that. I was a bit distracted by some production issues including some occasional background noise and repeating of words/sentences. Despite these occasional distractions I was able to get lost in this story.
This is my first experience with Ms. Runow's work and I loved how she pulled me in and held me captive. I'm a huge fan of a grand gesture and the beautiful ending had me totally swooning. I really enjoyed this moving and passionate love story.

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HARD TO ENJOY WITH ANNOYING NOISE IN BACKGROUND!!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

If I was the author I'll be checking this audiobook as soon as YESTERDAY!!!
I don't blame the authors or narrators because sometimes the problem happens after is uploaded to Audible (seen it happen before).

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Nothing really. Least interesting though, is that I thought that at least Lily was going to be a little more mature about all the bad decisions. Self respect is what mostly need it on stories like this.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jay Lindenwood and Mackenzie Jamieson ?

I will but not if the I encounter the same problem of the background noise like this one.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

SELF RESPECT!!

Any additional comments?

PLEASE FIX THIS AUDIOBOOK SO THAT LISTENERS CAN RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS!! AUDIBLE: DO US A FAVOR AND FIX THE PROBLEM WITH THE SOUND SO THAT I CAN FAIRLY GIVE THE RATING THAT DESERVES!!!!

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Mesmorizing!

This story is the epitome of the love you hope to find in life. To love unconditionally even when that means letting go. Heart breakingly beautiful to watch these two characters grow up together and try to hold onto a friendship that runs so deep it hurts. Issues we face day to day, but having someone there always, knowing they will love you forever. Wow.

I am not sure if it was just my player or not, but it seems as if it had some feedback noise through the whole book. I would actually have to read the book to see if it was written the way it was read, or if those were mistakes I heard. Overall, a fabulous read!

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Big disappointment

I couldn't even finish this book. I won't be reading or listening to any other books by this author.