My Review: Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

My Review:  Disgrace by Brittainy C. CherryDisgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry
Publication Date: June 28, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, forbidden, hate-to-love, Romance, standalone
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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.

My Review

Disgrace by Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an enemies-to-lovers, why-am-I-in-this-small-town-romance, with a touch of the forbidden.

“Finley always caged me. Jackson allowed me to fly.”

Memories. What some live on. Hang on. The past. Sometimes it brings tears of joy. At times it makes us think fondly of others. And then there are those times when it consumes us, all the grief, the pain, the torment of dreams lost and unfulfilled. In Disgrace, my heart broke for two people who desperately wanted to escape their past, but couldn’t. I felt the haze of regret and sadness as it rose from the pages and floated in the air, stealing my oxygen in ways that were, at times, suffocating.

“We were the classic cliché. She was the good girl next door, and I was the monster from around the block. We were perfect opposites for the perfect storm, and she was asking me to be her next flaw.”

Jackson and Grace had the greatest potential for disaster and for epic love. They were the two that never should have mixed, never should have been able to find common ground. What developed for these two made my heart glow and beat faster with every exchange. It was like seeing two dead bodies and watching the light and life returning to them. It was magical and surreal.

“One day the right people will show up and they will realize how special you are. They will see you for everything you are and love every piece of it just like your father and I love you.”

I laughed at the quick quips and cried with the overload of emotions. I loved that this story reminded us that we all are human. We all have faults. We all have the beautiful and the ugly. It’s important that we see each other, truly see. And it’s important that we love ourself and can then give that true love to others.

“Love was a messy emotion that didn’t walk a straight line. It worked in waves and loops of ups and downs. It was a screwy emotion that could somehow still exist amidst the ultimate heartbreak and betrayal.”

At one point, I had a Level 10 nuclear meltdown. My heart just completely turned to goo and was a total goner for the most amazing gift of love. I did feel like the ending was maybe a bit too fairytale-ish. Like, after all the turmoil, could it really end that well that quickly? But, I’m pretty sure this feeling was because I became so irrevocably attached to Jackson and Grace.

“If you ever fall in love again, please let it be with me.”

Disgrace was an emotional and sexy love liken to Beauty and the Beast, two wrongs definitely making a divine right.

“I like the way your heart beats.”

4 Stars

About Brittainy C. Cherry

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.

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