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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Going With Gravity by Cate Masters

Going With Gravity by Cate Masters
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (57 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Publicist Allison Morris plans her own life – what’s left of it – around the life of her boss Michelle McCarter, the ex-wife of a famous rock star. When Michelle needs emergency public relations patchwork in Hawaii pronto, Allison arranges a flight to the dream destination. At the airport, she meets Wes Hamilton, a six-foot-three, sun-bleached blond whose blue eyes and dazzling smile rekindle her fizzled-out sizzle. A world-renowned surfer, Wes captivates her with his charm and wit, though his easy fame and on-the-edge lifestyle are the polar opposite of her own.

When their jet loses its fuselage in mid-air, she takes advantage of what she thinks are her last minutes alive with Wes. The plane lands safely. Wes takes care of her when her carefully constructed life begins to unravel. When Michelle accuses Allison of using Wes to gain fame for herself, Allison’s world falls apart in an explosive confrontation. Wes is waiting with open arms when she has nowhere else to go, but can Allison learn to stop planning and go with gravity?

Going with Gravity is a condensed feel-good romance where the feelings and emotions of the hero and heroine touch you with their believability.

Allison is the main character who exhibits a strong take-charge personality who is great at organizing and committed to doing the best job she can, always. Too bad it’s allowed a temperamental shrew to dictate Allison’s life into a rut of colossal proportions. It takes a drop in the clouds to clear the detritus from her brain. It’s the process of Allison’s taking stock of her life and the status of her hopes and dreams that I found endearing. I appreciated the decisions and actions Ms. Masters gave her heroine as she comes to the realization that for all her organization, it’s the unscheduled events of life that bring the greatest rewards. Thing is, is Allison brave enough to follow through?

Wes, the hero, is so darned sexy, I wanted to take him home. I’m not talking about his finesse with the spicy part of loving; it’s his class, style and solidness of character. Wes struck a chord with me that makes him a keeper. There’s the part where Allison meets him again under somber circumstances. The way Ms. Masters describes the whole scene allowed me to visualize it. It’s hard to find the exact words to describe how it made me feel but it is no surprise to me that Allison could connect with a guy like Wes so readily. He’s written in such an approachable way, I fully believe that love at first sight can happen.

As for the villainess, Ms. Masters did a bang up job of creating the boss from Hades. Yikes. I can’t even imagine Allison dealing with that for as long as she did. I know I wouldn’t. When I said Allison’s character was strong, you’ll understand perfectly once you get a gander at that viper.

If you are looking for a romance story which can make you believe that love is real, that it can sneak up on you when you least expect it and thrill to its force as a powerful whirlwind for change, then you are going enjoy reading Going with Gravity.