The Gravity Between Us Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Gravity Between Us


  • Author : Kristen Zimmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Actresses
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 190949013X

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The Gravity Between Us Excerpt :

The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world. New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. "It's like there's gravity between us, like she's the only thing anchoring me to the world, keeping me from floating off into the upper stratosphere and being lost in space. I can't risk losing her." Where does friendship stop and love begin? At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet with the world at her feet - but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal. Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is - her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life. With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend - she is the only girl that she has ever loved. Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame...

The Gravity Between Us Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Gravity Between Us


  • Author : Kristen Zimmer
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909490123

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The Gravity Between Us Excerpt :

New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. Where does friendship stop and love begin? At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet, with the world at her feet, but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal. Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is , her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life. With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend, she is the only girl that she has ever loved. Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world. Praise for The Gravity Between Us 'The characters here are so likeable that I was desperate for them to get together, but it's clear to see why they were hesitant about taking such a major step after being friends for so long. Speaking of likeable characters, there's a wonderful supporting cast, and it's really interesting to read a novel with so many well-drawn and sympathetic people in it. The tension - and there's plenty of it - comes from the balance between the pair's feelings for each other and the challenges Kendall faces, especially, as an A list celebrity trying to deal with the paparazzi and adoring fans I also thought the Hollywood setting was very well described and felt incredibly realistic. It's also got one of the best endings I've read for ages, which had me jumping to my feet I was so excited. Overall, this is certainly the best New Adult book I've read. Massive recommendation for all.'BookBag 'The Gravity Be

The Gravity of Us Book

The Gravity of Us


  • Author : Phil Stamper
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury YA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781547600144

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"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents' involvement in a NASA mission to Mars. Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA mission to Mars. Within days, Cal and his parents leave Brooklyn for hot and humid Houston. With the entire nation desperate for any new information about the astronauts, Cal finds himself thrust in the middle of a media circus. Suddenly his life is more like a reality TV show, with his constantly bickering parents struggling with their roles as the "perfect American family." And then Cal meets Leon, whose mother is another astronaut on the mission, and he finds himself falling head over heels--and fast. They become an oasis for each other amid the craziness of this whole experience. As their relationship grows, so does the frenzy surrounding the Mars mission, and when secrets are revealed about ulterior motives of the program, Cal must find a way to get to the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

The Gravity of Us Book

The Gravity of Us


  • Author : Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • Genre: Man-woman relationships
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 1545117438

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The Gravity of Us Excerpt :

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.

The Gravity Inside Us Book

The Gravity Inside Us


  • Author : Chloë Frayne
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524870324

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The Gravity Inside Us Excerpt :

From rising Australian poet Chloë Frayne comes her newest poetry collection, The Gravity Inside Us. Gathering inspiration from a life of travel, hope, long-distance relationships, healing, and adventure, Frayne invites readers into her world. The Gravity Inside Us is an ode to whatever it is we carry that pulls us in and out of place, and speaks so insistently of fate. Through writing about her own experiences, this book is a reach into that space.

When Sparks Fly Book

When Sparks Fly


  • Author : Kristen Zimmer
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 1800195397

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The room is dark, except for the streetlights coming through the blinds. I can barely see her, but I feel her. She pushes me up against the wall and we kiss harder than we ever have before. I've been waiting so long for it to happen, and finally, it's going to. Then the bedroom door flies open, and someone screams her name... Britton Walsh has never had a home. After a lifetime in the care system, she doesn't expect she'll ever find one. But beginning her senior year with new foster parents in a new city, means starting over yet again. Tom and Cate Cahill seem okay. The hitch? Their daughter, Avery. Beautiful, popular and cool, Avery is everything Britton is not. She's all Britton could ever ask for in a sister, or even a friend--but having survived without either for so long, Britton knows the way her heart races whenever Avery enters the room can only mean one thing... But Avery has a secret. Something that is eating away at her and stopping her letting anyone in, least of all Britton. Will Avery's insistence on punishing herself for a mistake in her past make Britton's last year of high school, and finding a place to call home, impossible? Can two such different people ever find common ground, friendship, or maybe even something more? An unforgettable new adult lesbian romance for fans of Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen, or Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. Everyone loves Kristen Zimmer: 'BEST. BOOK. EVER. I swear... DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND AN LGBT BOOK TO RELATE TO I DO!... have recommended it to literally all my friends. Read it. It's amazing!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Wow!! What an amazing story!... very hard to put the book down... I couldn't wait to get back to where I'd left it. A book has never made me feel like that.' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Keeping You a Secret Book
Score: 4.5
From 40 Ratings

Keeping You a Secret


  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316025751

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National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, modern classic love story with a coming out theme -- now with a fresh, redesigned cover! With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

Annie on My Mind Book
Score: 4
From 1,181 Ratings

Annie on My Mind


  • Author : Nancy Garden
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504046619

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Annie on My Mind Excerpt :

A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly). When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into a deep and intimate romance. Neither imagined that falling in love could be so wonderful, but as Liza and Annie’s newfound sexuality sparks conflict in both their families and at their schools, they discover it will take more than love for their relationship to succeed. One of the first books to positively portray a lesbian relationship, Annie on My Mind is a groundbreaking classic of the genre. The subject of a First Amendment lawsuit over banned books and one of School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century,” Nancy Garden’s iconic novel is an important story for anyone discovering who they’re meant to be.

The Gravity of Birds Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Gravity of Birds


  • Author : Tracy Guzeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451689761

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The Gravity of Birds Excerpt :

When a famous, reclusive painter asks them to sell a never-before-seen portrait, an art history professor and an eccentric young art authenticator find their task complicated when the artist requires that they locate the two women in the portrait who seem to have disappeared.

The Gravity of Joy Book

The Gravity of Joy


  • Author : Angela Williams Gorrell
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467461368

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The Gravity of Joy Excerpt :

“My vocation was supposed to be joy, and I was speaking at funerals.” Shortly after being hired by Yale University to study joy, Angela Gorrell got word that a close family member had died by suicide. Less than a month later, she lost her father to a fatal opioid addiction and her nephew, only twenty-two years old, to sudden cardiac arrest. The theoretical joy she was researching at Yale suddenly felt shallow and distant—completely unattainable in the fog of grief she now found herself in. But joy was closer at hand than it seemed. As she began volunteering at a women’s maximum-security prison, she met people who suffered extensively yet still showed a tremendous capacity for joy. Talking with these women, many of whom had struggled with addiction and suicidal thoughts themselves, she realized: “Joy doesn’t obliterate grief. . . . Instead, joy has a mysterious capacity to be felt alongside sorrow and even—sometimes most especially—in the midst of suffering.” This is the story of Angela’s discovery of an authentic, grounded Christian joy. But even more, it is an invitation for others to seize upon this more resilient joy as a counteragent to the twenty-first-century epidemics of despair, addiction, and suicide—a call to action for communities that yearn to find joy and are willing to “walk together through the shadows” to find it.

The Gravity Model in International Trade Book

The Gravity Model in International Trade


  • Author : Peter A. G. van Bergeijk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139488280

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The Gravity Model in International Trade Excerpt :

How do borders affect trade? Are cultural and institutional differences important for trade? Is environmental policy relevant to trade? How does one's income or wage relate to the fact that trade partners are nearby or far away? These are just some of the important questions that can be answered using the gravity model of international trade. This model predicts and explains bilateral trade flows in terms of the economic size and distance between trading partners (e.g. states, regions, countries, trading blocs). In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in this model and it is now one of the most widely applied tools in applied international economics. This book traces the history of the gravity model and takes stock of recent methodological and theoretical advances, including new approximations for multilateral trade resistance, insightful analyses of the measurement of economic distance and analyses of foreign direct investment.

The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica Book

The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica


  • Author : Barbara Cardy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849016810

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The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica Excerpt :

Short tales of passion and lust from the pens of today's most exciting writers of lesbian erotica This all-new volume of lesbian erotica brings together a dazzling selection of new fiction from around the world. Here are 50 short stories from a still growing genre, most of which have been specially commissioned.The writing covers the emotional spectrum, from intimate reminiscences and intensely personal experiences, to wild confessions and magical encounters. Uninhibited, daring, sexy and of course arousing, this is the ultimate collection of short lesbian fiction. Contributors include Fae Gordon, Lindy Edwards, L.S. Bell, J. Barfoot, Vav Garnek, Georgina Taylor, Anna Smith, Deva Shore, Cynthia Richards, Elsbeth Potter, L.C. Jordan and Elizabeth Cage.

I Kissed a Girl Book

I Kissed a Girl


  • Author : Jennet Alexander
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728222714

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I Kissed a Girl Excerpt :

Can an up-and-coming horror actress and the makeup artist for her newest "creature feature" turn on-set chemistry into the romance of a lifetime? Lilah Silver's a young actress who dreams of climbing out of B-list stardom. She's been cast as the lead in what could be her breakout performance...but if she wants to prove herself to everyone who ever doubted her, she's going to need major help along the way. Noa Birnbaum may be a brilliant makeup artist and special effects whiz-kid, but cracking into the union is more difficult than she imagined. Keeping everyone happy is a full-time job, and she's already run ragged. And yet when the beautiful star she's been secretly crushing on admits to fears of her own, Noa vows to do everything in her power to help Lilah shine like never before. Long hours? Exhausting work? No problem. Together they can take the world by storm...but can the connection forged over long hours in the makeup chair ever hope to survive the glare of the spotlight?

Empress of the World Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Empress of the World


  • Author : Sara Ryan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-05-26
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101118399

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Empress of the World Excerpt :

Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

The Gravity of Sin Book

The Gravity of Sin


  • Author : Matt Jenson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-02-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567577887

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The Gravity of Sin Excerpt :

Matt Jenson argues that the image of being 'curved in on oneself' is the best paradigm for understanding sin relationally, that it has sufficient explanatory breadth and depth to be of service to contemporary Christian theology. He looks to Augustine as the Christian source for this image in his various references to humanity's turn to itself, though the threads of a relational account of sin are not drawn together with any systematic consequence until Martin Luther's description of 'homo incurvatus in se' in his commentary on Romans. Luther radicalizes Augustine's conception by applying this relational view of sin to the totus homo and by emphasizing its appearance, above all, in homo religiosus. The Western tradition of sin understood paradigmatically as pride has been recently called into question by feminist theologians. Daphne Hampson's critique of Luther on this front is considered and critiqued. Though she is right to call attention to the insufficiency of his and Augustine's myopic focus on pride, the question remains whether 'incurvatus in se' can operate paradigmatically as an umbrella concept covering a far wider range of sins. Karl Barth's extension of 'incurvatus in se' to apply more broadly to pride, sloth and falsehood suggests that incurvature can do just that.