May 20, 2015

Tiffany's Review of How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott


When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again. 

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots. 

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?

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My 5-Star Review
*I wish I could give it 100 stars!*

"I feel like knowing about Max has made me look at things differently. And for some reason, it's all making me want to be around Avery more."

Why did I wait so long to read this amazing book?! The prologue captured me instantly and I had to know Avery's story. This book brought you into a world so many wonder about--some even fear. Sad but true.

Avery Abbot hasn't been dealt the best of hands in the past decade. She lost her mother, had the break-up of her marriage, and the challenge of raising a child on her own. But this wasn't just a falling out of love situation. This was a father who couldn't take that his child was different--special. At the age of one, sweet Max was diagnosed with autism. So many take that word and run from it. That's what Avery's husband did. 

"It's only Max and me in this world--and sometimes, he and I have to conquer its cruelty together."

I can not tell you how many times my heart broke in this book! Being a mother myself, I felt a pull to Avery and her struggles to strive for perfection in raising her son the best way possible. With the help of her father, Ray, she has a set way of doing everything. That is until a blast from the past comes back.

Mason Street was the one guy Avery fought to forget, but never could. She pined for him for so many years and now he's back and looking better than ever. After his band lost their contract, Mason comes back to his hometown to get back to where it all started. That is at Ray's bar, Dusty's. 
I like the dynamic of all the characters. How the past is tied into the present. You see the growth in Avery, Mason and Max throughout the book. 

"I know he doesn't like to talk much. I don't either--I get him more than he knows."

Mason with Max was amazing to read! The first time they truly interacted, I cried. I totally cried!! I'm a sucker for stories with children, but ones with children who overcome obstacles, those touch my soul. Reading the emotions going through Avery and Mason's minds as they fight the feeling towards each other, and how Max affects them both, 
is truly beautiful. 

"My brain is totally confused by his touch. I've hated him for so long. But I loved him before that. And now, with him here, in our house--I'm not sure I can keep hating him. But I'm also kind of mad at myself that I don't want to. I feel...weak."

Another great thing about this book is the musical influence. Yes, Mason is a performer, but it goes deeper than that. It was what made Avery fall for him in the first place, and it's what brings the whole family together. I understood this story on so many levels. I want to thank Ginger for writing a book that gave such light to music and what it can do to people.

"Maybe I'm reading into it, but I think somewhere, deep down, Avery Abbot cares about me. And I think maybe I care about Avery Abbot."

I could go on and on about the wonderfulness of this book! Seriously, if you haven't read it...DO IT NOW!! You'll swoon, you'll laugh, you'll want to punch something, you'll change your views of things, and you will cry tears of sadness and joy. This book literally has it all in under 300 pages! I almost wish there was more because I didn't want their story to end. I wanted to keep hearing the music and swooning from Mason's words, but most of all, I want more Max. Because that boy holds my heart<3

Well done, Ginger Scott! 
You wrote perfection with this one!

"Max is always telling me about gravity, and how it pulls two masses together. Gravity. That's what I'm feeling right now. I'm sure I'm flushed, and despite Dusty's being filled beyond fire code, I can't hear the crowd. I'm completely locked to Mason, his eyes squared to mine, and he's the only thing I see. The backgroud...gone. It's just Mason."


I could not end this review without quoting the best line from the book! This line gave me chills-absolute chills!! It pulled at my heartstrings so much because I was once that girl that pined after the guy that seemed so far away.  If you have yet to read this book and you get to this line, tell me that you don't swoon the most ultimate swoon!

"If I could do it all over again, I would definitely kiss the girl in the closet." 

About the Author

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of seven young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After and Wild Reckless.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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