A Sudden Gust of Gravity


Romance - Suspense
286 Pages
Reviewed on 02/10/2016
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Reviewed by Lisa M. Schlegel for Readers' Favorite

A Sudden Gust of Gravity by Laurie Boris tells the story of Christina Davenport, a young waitress working in a restaurant whose owners are wise and supportive. Christina's dream of becoming a magician is hindered by the constraints of magic being a male-dominated profession, and a ton of emotional scars from a tragic accident that killed her father. Christina accepts a secondary job as an assistant to Reynaldo the Magnificent. She dons flimsy outfits, hoping to learn the trade and launch her own career.

Reynaldo, however, is the magician's version of a bad-boy, and Christina initiates a sexual relationship. But the relationship develops abusive undertones, despite the bruises on her face being work related. Surgical resident, Devon Park, a Korean-American, is in the midst of his own life crisis when he meets Christina and finds in her a lady who is in need of rescue. Jealousy brews between the two men.

This is where Laurie Boris deviates from the canned romance novel. A Sudden Gust of Gravity is not about a woman who needs saving. Instead, she does so herself, on her own terms. In the process, she deals with the career limiting phobia that haunted her since her father's death. Although, for me, some of the details of the event that was intended to be climatic with vindication were on the flimsy side, I enjoyed the novel's theme: a woman does not need to be rescued from a villain when she is perfectly able to be her own hero.