Social Icons

Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Blitz/Review - The Force of Gravity by Kelly Stevenson (#giveaway $50 GC)


Title: The Force of Gravity (The Force of Gravity, #1)
Author: Kelly Stevenson
Genre: New Adult Student / Teacher Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2014




"I blast the stereo in a vain attempt to drown out my thoughts. I don’t want to be thinking about him and analyzing every detail of first period. It makes me feel like a young, foolish girl, and I’m embarrassed that I can’t control the way my body reacts every time his eyes meet mine."

In a quiet town in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, everything in life is seemingly perfect for eighteen-year-old Kaley Kennedy. She has loving parents, loyal friends, and is dating the hottest boy in school. With only a few months left of her senior year, she’s looking forward to an epic summer before heading off to Los Angeles for college.

Without warning, a gorgeous new math teacher interrupts Kaley’s predictable little world, challenging who she is. Suddenly, parties, dates, and Friday nights with her friends seem empty and unfulfilling as she finds herself obsessing over his every move. Desperate for something more, but determined to ignore her fierce attraction, every single relationship in her life begins to crumble by forces beyond her control. Struggling to transition from adolescence to adulthood, Kaley must choose between playing it safe or risking more than just her heart. . . .

A Review by Beverly

3.5 Forbidden love…Stars

Kaley Kennedy is an eighteen year old senior and is a few months away from graduation when her calculus teacher suddenly dies, and is replaced with Mr. Slate. Kaley is immediately drawn to Mr. Slate. After one class with Mr. Slate she is questioning her 7 month relationship with her boyfriend. Needless to say, the story is told from Kaley’s point of view and let’s face it Kaley is an eighteen year old girl, she is quick to love, jump to conclusions, and isn’t aways rational.

Mr. Slate is twenty-five years old and the black sheep in his wealthy family, that includes medical professional and lawyers. While we are not privy to Mr. Slate's thoughts throughout the book you would think Mr. Slate would be the one to be reasonable, but that isn't the case. In my opinion his actions are pretty reckless and a little unbelievable.

For a lot of readers the age difference would bother them, but that doesn’t really bother me since Kaley is of age. My main issue is the insta-love between Kaley and Slate. Their love for each other felt rushed, and I didn’t think they had enough conversations or interactions to really know each other let alone fall in love. Now, I get insta-lust, that shits real, but the book was selling this all consuming love and I wasn’t able to buy into that.

Despite the insta-love I do believe the book deserves 3.5 stars, because I wasn’t able to put it down. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or when, and I found myself dying to read it. The moments between Slate and Kaley were hot and secretive…love it!

I am not sure this book is for everyone, but I did thoroughly enjoy it.

View all my reviews


I do the entire problem over three times before finally summoning the courage to raise my hand. What I wouldn’t give to be enrolled in an all-girls Catholic school right now, so I could actually focus on learning math instead of being intimidated to raise my hand because of my teacher’s insane good looks. He’s working with another student when he notices my hand in the air and gives me a quick nod to let me know he’ll be there in a minute. My palms moisten, and I wipe them down on my jeans, scolding myself for being such an idiotic school girl with uncontrollable urges.

So pathetic.

“My calculator’s messed up,” I say as he approaches my desk.

“Let me take a look at it.”

I hand it to him with swift obedience. “I swear I entered everything correctly.”

“I can figure it out,” he says. “I can work these things forward and backward.”

My stomach swirls as he squats down next to me, pressing a combination of buttons and pulling up screens I’ve never seen before. I peer over his shoulder in amazement. This man can work a TI-84 graphing calculator like nobody’s business. Am I seriously finding this sexy? I’ve just reached a new low.

“Okay, your settings were off, but I also think you entered a number in wrong somewhere.”

“I checked three times,” I say, annoyed.

He smirks. “It’s a machine; it can’t make a mistake. It can only do what you tell it to.” He places it in front of me and stands. “Is it updated?” he asks, picking it up again. I have no idea what he means, and I think he can tell with the way he smiles at me. “I’ll check it for you.”

He walks over to his desk and plugs it into his computer. I didn’t even know you could do that. I observe him as another student comes up to his desk and asks a question. His self-assurance is so alluring. High school boys seem to overcompensate for their lack of confidence, coming off as arrogant. But Mr. Slate is older, more mature. He never crosses the fine line that divides confidence and arrogance. And even though I try to fight it, I’m finding myself drawn to him like a hummingbird thirsty for nectar. He makes me want to be more mature, sexy, and assertive.

He makes me want to be a woman.

“Here you go, Kaley,” he says, dissolving my thoughts. He sets my calculator on my desk, his chestnut eyes gleaming into mine. “Let me know if you need anything else.”

Oh, help me.

Purchase the Book!


About the Author

10314497_742263402462794_121296076137349506_nKelly Stevenson is a professional writer from Phoenix, Arizona. She has a background in journalism, psychology, theater arts, and animal science. When Kelly is not writing, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.


love 2

No comments :

Post a Comment