Monday, 2 July 2018

✪ DISGRACE ✪ Brittainy C. Cherry ✪ #BlogTour ✪ #Excerpt✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 





•  28 June 2018
• standalone
• Cover Model: Christian Balic

★★★★
5 Stars

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.


*This book was previously known as Between the Notes. (But it was never released with that title title was changed before release!!!)* 



Grace has been in love with Finn since she was 15 years old. Now she's 30 and he's leaving her for another woman. He fell out of love with her after she stepped out of life for a bit after their miscarriages. He just couldn't do it anymore. But she still loves him. She hopes that she can spend the summer back in their home town convincing him to come back to her. But she's not so sure anymore after she sees who his new girlfriend is.
And also ... the whole town has something to say/gossip about every little thing in her life - the typical life of a pastor's daughter.

And then she meets Jackson.

Jackson used to be a sweet and adorable boy full of love for his parents and his dog.
And then his mom left when he was only 10 and his dad became a sad and mean drunk.
Now he's the town bad boy running his dad's car repair shop.
He's not doing love. He never will.
But Grace - rich girl - pastor daughter - Grace .... she intrigues him and infuriates him. She's the poster child for everything that's wrong in this little town. The royal pastor princess. So much better than his dad and him. But the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes she's not like her mother and the other town idiots.

She's only here for the summer and still in love with her ex - maybe he can have a few nice months with her .... But what if hearts are getting involved?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO GRACE & JACKSON??
WILL THERE BE A HAPPY END?
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT 
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OY!

This book was amazing!
Just like with all of Brittainy's books, I cried a lot! A LOT! I almost drowned reading the last 20%!!!
It's all so heartbreakingly beautiful and sad and sweet and ugh. It was such an amazing story.
You just want to jump into the book and push Grace and Jackson into their happily ever after while hitting every single one of the town's residents on the head with my kindle! Ugh. Churchy small towns in America are the worst! I just hate it. I hate everything religious. And this town. Those snobby and gossipy people hiding behind their 'faith'. HORRIBLE.
Almost every page of that book had one person in it that I wanted to ... grrrrr


Grace and Jackson are so sweet and sad and broken. They would be so perfect for each other.



They would be able to heal each other and live happily ever after. But that damn town and all the people have a LOT to say to that. And also, both are not really in the market for something serious.

Ugh, I'm still not done with Grace's mom. I could hate-rant on forever .... I wanted to throw her mother out the nearest window! But ... tiny little spoiler??? → Her mom does come around in the end. Thank you Jesus! ☺
Please don't let me scare you away with all my hate-talk. The book was mega adorable and moving and sweet and full of love and hope and possible second chances.
I loved reading it SO much! AMAZING STORY!
Brittainy just knows how to get our eyes peeing! ☺


DISGRACE was such a heartbreakingly beautiful & adorable & moving romance! So full of grief and loss and faith and hope and love and possibilites. Run to your nearest amazon - you need to get your hands on Jackson asap - he'll be sold out in NO time!!!!!!!!




ARC received for an honest review



Wow, just wow.

That is all I can say about this book.  Buy it and read it, that is all!

As with all of Ms Cherry's books, it is an emotional, 2-box-of-tissues read.


With the exception of just a few characthers, I hate hate HATED everyone in this book for most of the book.  There were a few exceptions - Grace, Jackson, Judith and Josie - but pretty much everyone else I wanted to jump into the book and throat punch people!

This book brought out such visceral feelings in me - and maybe a few violent tendandies!   I could feel my body stiffening with pure hatred of people.  I threw my kindle to the side at times.

I adored Grace and Jackson, as enemies, as frenemies, as more.  I loved how they healed each other without even trying.

I loved it when Grace finally stopped being a doormat to most people, and I let out a whoop of excitement when she told people off.  It was worth all the frustration just for that moment!

Beautiful, heartbreakingly sad, emotional, yet full of hope.  That is what Disgrace was all about .  It has been a couple of days since I finished reading and I can still feel the emotion.

It has been worth every second of the wait for Disgrace, and I can't wait to see what Ms Cherry brings us next.




♥ EXCERPT ♥


Jackson

“I’ve read about boys like you in books, ya know,” she whispered, her fingers slowly spinning spirals on my chest.
“Oh, yeah? What did those books teach you about boys like me?”
“Well…” She bit her bottom lip, and with a small inhalation, she whispered, “They taught me to stay away.”
“Then why are you so close?”
She tilted her head up, looking me straight in the eyes. “Because in those stories, the heroine never ever listens.”
“And then there’s trouble?” I asked.
“Yes, and then there’s trouble.”
From the way she said those words, I knew trouble was exactly what she was in search of. We were the classic cliché. She was the good girl next door, I the monster from around the block. We were perfect opposites for the perfect storm, and she was asking me to be her next flaw, her greatest mistake.
And, well, who was I not to live up to her request?
“I could destroy you,” I warned.
“Or save me.”
“Is it worth the risk?”
“Isn’t it always worth the risk?”
The more she touched me, the more I wanted to touch her back. I wrapped my hands around her wrists flipping us around so she was now against the wall with her hands above her head. “I have rules.” I leaned in closer, lightly brushing my lips against her neck. God, she smelled good, like peaches and my next sin. “You can’t break these rules, either.” My tongue rolled from my mouth and circled against her neck before I gently sucked her skin.
She shivered at my touch. “What are they?”
“Rule one,” I whispered, my mouth moving across her collarbone. “You never stay the night.”
“Check.”
“Rule number two,” I said, dropping her left arm to the side. Taking my hand to the bottom of her blouse, I slowly raised it up and massaged her skin. “You never develop feelings.”
“That’s easy enough,” she replied, her breaths uneven as I teased at the top button on her jeans. “I don’t believe in feelings anymore.”
I didn’t know why, but that made me sad for her. I, too, didn’t believe in falling for people, but that was my norm. Grace seemed the type to believe in something bigger than love, so the fact that her belief was completely gone was a bit surprising.
Maybe we had more in common than I thought.
“Rule number three…we don’t talk about my life.”
“Like ever?”
“Never.”
“Okay.”
“And lastly, rule number four…” My mouth brushed against hers, and I slid my tongue slowly across her bottom lip. “If your favorite pair of panties get ripped, don’t expect me to replace them.”

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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.