27 June 2018

TITLE: Disgrace
AUTHOR: Brittainy C. Cherry
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: June 28th 2018

Is a full length, contemporary romance novel by ‘Brittainy C. Cherry. In this we meet Jackson & Grace. 

The ‘Prologue’ is where we first meet ten year old ‘Jackson Emery’ as he learns one of life's heartbreaking lessons when he sees his mother walking out the door proclaiming that she’s not in love with his father any more. Life from that point onwards forever changes him and his father. 

The above got it’s claws into me straight away, and from that point onwards I was beyond hooked.

Grace has loved and been with Finn since she was fifteen years old, her first love. Exactly Fifteen years later we see them wrapping up their lives together, him walking out the other door for another woman, leaving Grace beyond devastated, barely able to breathe. 

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When we see Grace literally crashing her way into town where she grew up and the one man you would ever expect to jump to her rescue does just that, had me floundering weither I liked Jackson or not, an arrogant asshole, Jackson is the bad boy around town with a permanent scowl on his face and a chip on his shoulder, a man to steer clear from, the first name whispered on the townspeople's lips. They can't stand him and want nothing more than for him and his father to pack up and leave town. They even so much as called him the Satan's spawn, the black sheep of Chester's township. 

They called me junkie because I used to use drugs. They called me a drunk because my father was one. They called me white trash because it was the only clever title they could come up with. 

God my heart went out to Jackson, my first crack was reading about him as a ten year old boy, then as he got older and the darkness crept in, my heart cracked in half. Grace was the only one who saw him. She zoomed in and saw what everyone else was too closed minded to see. 

Jackson Emery wore his trouble on his sleeve like it was his full time job. 

Looking back at the quotes I'd saved, favourite passages there were many, too many to count, too many I want to share, too many I loved. 

First off how could it not be a 5 star read (for me) god the feels, those feels came at me out of no where, I could not stand her mother, my bloody blood boiled, and I hated how Grace was so weak at the age of 30 when it came to standing up to her, but then oh so slowly we saw Grace come into her own and it was such a beautiful thing to watch, she stole my heart, I wanted to jump in the book and high five her, she changed within a blink of an eye, from weak to such a strong female within her right. 

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Then we get to the sad parts in this book, yep there were a few that had me tearing up, but then each time Jackson would heal me, god I have never swooned so much over a fictional character, he's everything that made my heart burst, these two together should not have worked, but in this case, they were perfectly imperfect, both broken, both scarred, but slowly oh so slowly they both healed the other and that was another beautiful thing to witness. 

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The towns bad boy and the towns Princess was just the perfect way to spend a winters night. There were so many life lessons one could take away from this, in my eyes this could quite possibly be the most memorable, captivating, and thought provoking romance novel Brittainy has written to date. An emotional slow burn romance that I loved from start to finish. 

Highly recommend 👍

* Two teasers used are off the authors facebook page *
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.

*This book was previously known as Between the Notes.*

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