Lessons In Gravity

A new-adult, Yosemite National Park rock climbing romance

Fiction - New Adult
330 Pages
Reviewed on 05/08/2017
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Author Biography

Megan Westfield has dabbled in many hobbies and pastimes over the years, ranging from playing the cello to cake decorating (i.e., icing-eating) to a dozen different outdoor adventure sports. Eventually, she discovered the only way to do it all was though writing—her first and strongest passion. She writes new adult fiction because she loves exploring the powerful and formative years between high school and the quarter-life crisis. As a reader, her favorite books are those with a truly unique, real-world setting, and, of course, a love story.

Megan grew up in Washington state, attended college in Oregon, and lived in Virginia, California, and Rhode Island during her five years as a navy officer. She is now a permanent resident of San Diego where she and her husband count family beach time with their two young kids as an adventure sport. Megan was formerly the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Southern California and is represented by Melissa Edwards of Stonesong.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

Megan Westfield’s Lessons In Gravity is a sweet romance centered on rock climbing. Three years ago the heroine, April Stephens, watched her daredevil pilot father fall to a fiery death. Though so much time has passed, she’s never gotten over his death. It doesn’t help that her internship lands her directly in the path of Josh Knox, a handsome rock climber who plans on climbing a dangerous cliff without any rope. April Stephens is faced with a difficult choice; stick with Josh and his daredevil lifestyle or give in to her fear.

The romance in this book starts up slowly as Megan Westfield sets the stage for her hero and heroine, but picks up momentum as the story unfolds. Lessons In Gravity gives an intriguing glimpse into the lives of daredevil sportsmen and the effects on their families. The reader may not like this type of sport, but by the end of the book they will at least understand it. Back to the romance; there were some really sweet scenes between April and Josh that take you back to those first love days. For those who miss romance without the over the top sex scenes, this book is for you. The hero is someone likable, not the wild child one would expect a daredevil rock climber to be. Megan Westfield’s secondary characters are three-dimensional and add spice to the story. The emotion in this book is poignant, and at the same time sweet. I also found the background descriptions in this book vivid.