Feb 042021
 

Eastern Lights (Compass #2) by Brittainy C. Cherry

I once met a man on a cold Halloween night. He dressed as a superhero, and I dressed in red. For one night, I was his break from reality, and he was the temporary fix for my broken heart.

Two years later, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to become a senior editor at one of the biggest magazine companies in the world. The only catch? Nail an exclusive interview with New York’s finest bachelor: Connor Roe.

To the rest of the world he was becoming one of the wealthiest men in New York City. To me, he was simply my once upon a time superhero.

My job was to get an exclusive interview with New York’s hottest bachelor. Never in my life did I expect him to want an exclusive with my heart, too.

The only problem with my growing feelings for him? I was set to marry his new business partner.
Expected publication: February 17th 2021

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Dec 142020
 

Disgrace by Brittainy Cherry

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After fifteen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.

All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too closed-off for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.

I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…

I prayed for him to be mine.

Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.

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Oct 272020
 

The Mixtape by Brittainy Cherry

Since the death of his twin brother, Oliver’s caught between pleasing his fans and finding himself. Emery finds him first.

Emery has never felt more alone. Raising her daughter is both her pleasure and her pain as she struggles to hold on to her job as a bartender and keep a roof over their heads. With no one to help them—no support system—any unexpected expense or late bill could turn their whole world upside down.

Reeling from the death of his twin brother and bandmate, rock star Oliver Smith is trying to drink his problems away. Apparently he isn’t very good at it; they follow him wherever he goes. Also in hot pursuit are the paparazzi, who catch Oliver at his lowest low.

He could have walked into any bar in California, but he walked into hers. Emery helps Oliver lose the crowd, and they find themselves alone: two people whose paths are marked with loss and pain. However, they hold an unshakable hope for healing. They find solace together, but can their love withstand the world?
Publication Date : May 11, 2021

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Mar 182020
 

Southern Storms (Compass #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts came back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

*Book One in New Compass Series of Standalone Novels.
Coming April 2nd, 2020.*

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Feb 242020
 

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

Never in a million years did I think it would be Ian Parker who saved me…

I know I should stay away from Ian Parker.

But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any.

Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian’s brown eyes and strong arms.

We’re nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up.

Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested.

Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom’s baby. She’s the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian’s band is taking off; his dreams are coming true.

Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn’t become the one chance that got away.

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Oct 312019
 

Landon & Shay: Part One (L&S Duet #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.

We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.

All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.

That was an easy bet for me to win.
I didn’t love, I hardly liked.

Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted.
Love.
Happiness.
Her.

The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.
The hurts.
The pains.
The truth.

The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.

But you know what they say…
All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

Title: Landon & Shay: Part One (L&S Duet #1)
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Publication Date: October 30th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (363 pages)
Rating: 10/10

My heart broke for Landon and Shay. I literally had to go to my husband and ask him to keep me in his arms.

This is a high school enemies to lovers duet. And a slow burn one.

I love both tropes, but when you have 2 main characters as Landon and Shay, you own heart will be on the line too.

2 sworn enemies make a bet. Who will fall in love first? I liked how Shay made the bet herself.

In some parts of the book, especially in the beginning, I laughed my ass off, because both thought that the way to love is by annoying each other more.

I loved that the author inserted in key parts this:

“How’s your heart today?” “Still beating.”

It’s such a simple thing, but emotionally loaded.

Brittainy C Cherry is one author I read and loved, so I did not read the blurb before I started this one. I wanted to be deep within the book before I knew what was happening.

This book deals with depression and how people connect through their way to salvation.

“I love you in the light and in the dark. I love you like a whisper and like a shout.
I love your good days and your bad days, and I love you. All of you. Every single piece…”
“And every single scar.”

I am curious for book 2 of the Duet since the 1st book finished without a cliffhanger. But I am excited to a HEA so I will read it as soon as it’s published.

If you want to read another book from this author, I hardheartedly recommend you The Gravity of Us. Even though it’s part of the Elements Series, it can be read as a standalone. IT’s slow burn and very very good.

Anyway…. “How’s your heart today?”

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Oct 172019
 

Landon & Shay: Part Two (L&S Duet #2) by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Excerpt Landon & Shay: Part Two (L&S Duet #2) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Landon
Never in my life had I known sex could feel so good. Never in my life had I known my heart could beat so hard for another. Never in my life had I thought love would find its way to me. Having sex with Shay Gable wasn’t just amazing, it was a damn privilege, and I hoped like hell I’d be able to make love to her for the rest of forever.
Once we both finished, her multiple times, we lay in the bed, breathless, our bodies entangled as one. I brushed her hair from her face, and she snuggled deeper into my side.
“Every moment with you feels like my new favorite memory,” she whispered, biting her bottom lip.
“I don’t know how I’m going to do it tomorrow. I don’t know how I’m going to get on a plane and say goodbye to you again.”
“Never goodbye, only good night.” She kissed my lips. “I know this might not be the most traditional way of having a relationship, but I’m okay with this, Landon. I want you to really know that. This,” she said, placing a hand over my heart, “us,”—she placed my hand against her chest—“this is us, and I love it. I love our twisted love story.”
“Me too,” I swore. “The second I board that plane, I’m going to be daydreaming about the moment I’m able to come back to you.”
She leaned in and kissed my lips. “I have something for you,” she said, standing up from the bed. She hurried over to her purse and pulled out a small box.
Sitting on the edge of the bed, she opened it, revealing a heart-shaped necklace. It wasn’t like a cartoon heart, but a real fucking heart—well, half of a heart. “It came with two necklaces. I have one half, and you’ll have the other. That way, we’ll always have a piece of each other’s heart wherever we go in life.” She shyly smiled and shook her head. “I know it’s kind of corny, so if you hate it, that’s fine.”
“Hate it?” I remarked. “Never. I love it. Will you put it around my neck?”
She did as I said, and it shocked me how my love for that girl could keep growing every single second.
“One day, I’m going to come back to you, and we’re going to live happily ever after, Shay.”
She placed her forehead against mine. “Promise?” she asked, sounding hopeful and scared all at the same time.
I kissed her lips and held her close.
“Promise.”
***
There were so many things to love about Shay, but my favorites were the small things, the little traits that most people overlooked, like the fact that she always cracked the windows of her car, even if it was twenty degrees outside. Or how when she drove, she’d crank the music up and sing so loudly and painfully bad but look so damn adorable doing it. The fact that she never knew any of the right lyrics to her favorite songs. Or how she still chewed on her collar when she was nervous. The fact that she loved animals and couldn’t walk past a dog without wanting to pet it. Or how when she was happy, she’d always state the fact out loud. She’d always say how happy and content she was even though her smile always revealed it, too.
I loved how her desk was always covered in paperwork from her latest projects. I loved how she put a dash of coffee in her cream. I loved how she had to stand on her tiptoes to reach the top shelf of her cabinets. I loved how she’d dance around the kitchen whenever she cooked a meal. I loved how no matter how long I’d been gone, how long I’d been broken, she’d still welcome me back with arms wide open.
I loved how she loved me unconditionally. I loved how the sound of her voice could bring me back from the darkness.
I. Loved. Her.
Fully and completely.
Spending those few days with her felt like a reset to my entire being. Shay Gable was my life support, and for that, I planned to someday give her the whole world. Until then, I’d give her every piece of me.

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Oct 172019
 

Landon & Shay: Part One (L&S Duet #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.

We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.

All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.

That was an easy bet for me to win.
I didn’t love, I hardly liked.

Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted.
Love.
Happiness.
Her.

The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.
The hurts.
The pains.
The truth.

The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.

But you know what they say…
All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

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Jan 052019
 

The air he breathes (Elements Series #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

I was warned about Tristan Cole.

“Stay away from him,” people said.
“He’s cruel.”
“He’s cold.”
“He’s damaged.”

It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.

But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.

We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.

Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.

Title: The air he breathes
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Publication Date: September 25th, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: 308 pages
Rating: 3 stars

Ok, so my thoughts are fighting on what to think of this book. One part of me relates with the knowledge that unfortunately comes with loosing someone close to you, someone you love, and the struggle to overcome the emptiness that comes along, and hey.. I get it… people cope however they can to get over it!! I do think that, and encourage everyone to be strong and find the way their life can move on… but… yes, there’s a but… I don t think that how 2 empty souls, Liz and Tristen found that way of coping. Kind of feels a bit unhealthy to use one’s body to try to keep the memory of your lost spouse, especially since they both are quite broken.

I love a book of second chances, I honestly believe in second chances, but please do that in a healthy way. I do not recommend this book to people who still struggle to overcome a loss in their life.

This book was my second read from Brittainy C. Cherry, after a lot of recommendation to start the “Elements” series with “The gravity between us”, a book which I absolutely loved, loved, loved. Check the review here if you want to read it.

Liz and Tristan met when she comes back into town, and soon find out they are neighbors and both lost their husband / wife and child. Their love develops quite quick for my taste and it feels a bit unhealthy in the beginning, until they start to see who they really are. Liz has a daughter, Emma, which is just a little bundle of joy, and as a 5-year-old, brings smiles on both their faces every so often. Along comes a bad guy, and they soon fight to keep their loved ones safe.

The bad part about this book is that is it so familiar to me that I don t remember if I have read it before, or found some close similarities with other book. Since I don t remember reading it, I honestly can give more then 3 star reviews. This is the lowest I give to books I finish reading but never ever want to re-read again.

In the last year I’ve read so many wonderful books, that I have become a bit demanding on the books I want to love, that is why I doesn t come easy for me to rate higher.

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Jan 042019
 

The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C. Cherry

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.

Let’s start by saying that I bought this book after reading many many reviews about this wonderful book. Even though there is a series, most people suggested I start with “The Gravity of us”, which I did last night, and let me tell you how that went… absolutely fantastical read!!!

It left me so full inside that I am now leaving everything behind and start with the 1st book of the series.

I got my love for slow burns from Mariana Zapata’s books. If you love them, or what to know what the heck I m talking about, just read them. Start with whichever you want, but read them. Of far until the end of 2018 there are 9 of them.. too little for my wishes!

So let’s get back to this wonderful book full with heartbroken love, twists that I did not see coming and so much truth and anchoring in the real world. It got me thinking that many people do live that way. Hope that got you curious! If not, continue reading.

Lucy and Graham are the main characters in this story, one broken soul and one free spirit, who seem so opposite but are drown in this world of loneliness and uncertainty that makes one wonder if you ever loved so powerful in your life. Let me tell this story without spoilers… they meet under strange circumstances, bond under obvious circumstances, and fall in love in the meantime, but they acknowledge that this love will be judged by society considering he is married. (nope, there aren’t any cheating, if that is what you are wondering about; you’ll understand that soon enough).

The book shows us how love can change even the darkest monster, how it can keep you afloat under the worst things that one faces in life. Give it a go, and you’ll not be disappointed.

The books is part of a series, but can be read in any order since the characters don t come to interact.

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