Lessons in Gravity (Jessica Peterson)


Maddie Lucas is only looking for a one night stand…

While studying in Spain for her semester abroad, Maddie hopes to escape the drama surrounding her parents’ divorce—a divorce she may or may not have caused—while researching Spanish architecture for her thesis. And if she hooks up with hot Madrileños along the way? All the better. 

But handsome Spaniard Javier Montoya wants so much more. 

Guitarist Javier is ready to set aside his rock star ways and settle down for good with his gorgeous ex-girlfriend. But after a one night stand with sexy, passionate Maddie blossoms into genuine friendship, he begins to wonder if Maddie might be the forever girl he’s looking for. 

Too bad Maddie believes forever is more fiction than fairy tale. Can Javier prove to her that fairy tales exist? Or is Maddie right to think she doesn’t deserve happily ever after?

LESSONS IN GRAVITY is a New Adult romance, suitable for mature audiences.

I while back I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Spanish Lessons, and although I enjoyed it, I had some problems with it. But I was still very curious about the second book in this series, so when Jessica Peterson asked me if I was willing to read and review Lessons in Gravity, I jumped at the chance. And oh my, I’m so glad I did! Lessons in Gravity is such a step up from Spanish Lessons!

I found the writing much smoother in this book, funnier, sexier, all around better. Then there’s the fact that this book has dual POV!!!! I’m a sucker for dual POV. It was something that was seriously missing in the first book, but it kind of made sense that it wasn’t present, because Rafa’s english was not that good, and he didn’t really have a problem. But here, oh my, here we get both Maddie and Javier’s POVs and it’s seriously epic.

The characters are also much more complex this time around. Maddie is struggling with her parents’ divorce, and now we finally learn why: her father has made her feel guilty for it, and I can’t even begin to understand how devastating that is. So she thinks she’s not worthy of being loved, and that she’s a mess (which she kind of is), so she keeps having meaningless one night stands, which don’t help her feel any better. Javier is tired of women pursuing his star-self, and he wants to settle down with someone that likes him for him.

I had some problems with Maddie in Spanish Lessons, but not here. If you don’t count the fact that I wanted to push her towards Javier, because come on girl, how could you stay away? Javier on the other hand was perfect! Well, he did mess up, and he lost his temper, but who wouldn’t, right? He was still very excellent and very handsome-hot.

The romance was swoon-worthy really, and much slower than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed to read about how their relationship developed and how everything progressed :D. The dual POV gives us quite different perspectives of their feelings and how they both deal with them and it added so much to the story.

By the way, the sexy scenes in this one are super super steamy!!!!!

I have to talk about Leo, because Leo is a riot :D. His very fragmented and very very bad english made me laugh each time he opened his mouth.

This instalment left me completely satisfied and I really loved these 2 characters and their love story. Now I’m curious for next book, I’m so excited to read about Laura and Rhys :D.

P.S.: Can we talk for a minute about how gorgeous these covers are? I mean, the first was was beautiful, but this one? WOW!!!

P.S.2: How funny is it that the main characters keep having surnames right out of Pride and Prejudice? First Bingley, now Lucas…

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With Two Awesome Dads!


Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Father’s Day is celebrated in a couple of days in a few countries! Choose a book with a awesome father figure“. Today I’m choosing a book that has TWO awesome dads! And that book is Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I really love Andy and Nathan and their dynamic with Lola, and how much they love their little girl – even when she messes up.

Original COver:

This is one of those series that I’m so glad it had a cover change, because the original cover? Terrible!


No cover for a portuguese edition, but there is a spanish version… unfortunately they used the original cover 😦 .

Favorite COVER(s):

This is definitly my favorite cover of this book. When it was re-published in 2013 – in preparation for Isla‘s release – the covers were redesigned, and thank the lord it was.


Most of the covers for this book are pretty terrible, so besides the original one, the Czech, Bulgarian, German, Italian and French (in order) are my least favorites. Most of them simply because they don’t seem to represent Lola and Cricket AT ALL!!! At least they KNOW that book takes place in San Francisco… that’s something, right?