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…
30 thoughts on “Lessons in Gravity (Jessica Peterson)”
I love your review! I am going to have to read this one soon!
yay! I loved it so much 😀 Rafa has was awesome, but Javier is much much MORE!
I find the cover extremely adorable but not representing the steaminess at all. I don’t know, but I would feel like it’s really suitable for a younger audience. Maybe I am interpreting too much into the sexiness here and I am not a prude, teens can read that. But you know, the cover just looks so cutesy!
why didn’t your comment appear on my feed???? stupid wordpress! You’re right. But it’s also kind of refreshing to have a NA book without naked people on the cover, you know? 🙂
I have no idea! WordPress is weird like that sometimes.
I can definitely see where you are coming from with the cover. Still, it’s a little misleading hahaha
lol :D. the first book was very light on the sex stuff though, this second one is a lot more MORE
Hmm okay. I’ll take your word on that.
Those GIFS are on point! *Fans self* for Javi. Rhys and Laura’s story is looking like trouble. I’m a little anxious about it!
i’m so curious to where they’re headed though, I can’t even think what their problem might be. do you have any theory?
I’m really hoping that these two stay together. I wonder if they may be having trust issues since Rhys is so famous and all. Possibly accusations of cheating?
i don’t know… i think it’s more on the lines that he wants something real and she doesn’t?
he hasn’t been shy about wanting her and even engaging with her friends after all…
The girls are usually the ones who are hesitant to start a relationship with the guys so you may be right. I’m wondering if the setting is going to be different for this book since they Rhys is always traveling. That would be an interesting change.
it would… is she staying a semester more? or is she returning to the US?
I thought she was returning to the US. I think they only have a few more weeks left but I’m not sure. Maybe Rhys and Laura’s story will go back to the beginning or something, not too sure though.
i was under the impression that she was one of those who had signed up for a whole year
Hmm, I don’t remember. I only know that Viv is staying for a whole year.
yes! And Maddie is returning 😀
This series sounds like a lot of fun! Do you have to read the first book to understand the second etc or are they more like companion novels?
it is fun! They’re companion novels. You don’t need to read the first, though it may give you some insights… nothing that isn’t mentioned on this one though 😉
The cover is adorable and I’m definitely interested in this book. But I agree with Kat Impossible. The cover looks too innocent for a book that has sex scenes.
the book was awesome :). i can see why you think that, but isn’t it good to see a NA book that doesn’t have naked people on the covers?
Yes, that’s definitely true 🙂 Even though I don’t mind the usual NA covers, I love that this cover stands out.
yes :D, i love that too. and it’s pretty and I want it 😀