Lessons in Gravity
Fearless. Guarded. Cut-to-perfection. Daredevil rock climber. The best in the world.
This time he’s poised to scale Yosemite’s notoriously treacherous Sorcerer Spire, with Walkabout Media & Productions filming every move.
April Stephens’s dream to be a documentary filmmaker rests on her acing her internship with Walkabout, and that means getting ...more
Josh is ...more
When it comes to a daredevil I am like a bee round a honeypot and Lessons in Gravity brings us fearless rock climber, Josh Knox.
This is a superb debut from Megan Westfield and she delivers a character driven story which gathers pace as the storyline progresses. The blurb is what sold this to me so there's no need for me to repeat the plot, but what I will say is that Josh and April were great characters who have been through some tough times in their lives that has left them with a vuln ...more
April Stephens has always avoided risk, after watching her adventurous stunt pilot father die in a fiery crash. But the chance to work with a well known documentary filmmaker is too good to pass up, even if it means she’ll have to face some of her fears in order to capture the death defying rock climbing scenes up the side of Yosemite’s famed Sorcer ...more
I instantly fell in love with J ...more
This was such a cute romance novel. It's a clean one too, which I did not expect at all. The main theme is about fear and how it can hold you back from love and from life. It's such a great message. Very rarely do I see a book with a good message but I think this is one of those few.
April lost her father only a few months ago and it's left her with PTSD. She becomes intern on a documentary about rock climbing. about rock climbing. Her ...more
If you are looking for an adult romance to really sink your teeth into, keep searching. What you will find here is an unusual plot line with likeable characters who have unique backgrounds. Unfortunately, the "blah" romantic relationship between the two main characters builds slowly with no real substance to speak of. Points though for the beautiful descriptions of the scenery and the adventures and perils of rock climbing.
This was my first book by Megan Westfield. She writes beautifully. But f ...more
Wow, this is one adventurous story. I loved it! Story was quite interesting and so were all the characters. It was an adventurous book. Josh is a daredevil and April is a worrier. They're an unlikely couple. It was a slow read for me, I took in everything, enjoyed learning about the characters, rock climbing and film making. It was quite fun for me.
April is an intern. It is important for her to succeed at her new job or else she won't be able to get her diploma. If that means dealing wi ...more
I fell absolutely in love with the picture the author painted from this beautiful landscape.
I was lucky enough to be able to not only imagine what the author was talking about but to experience it as well. Sleeping in the Yosemite national park (and some other parks during our holiday) was one of the most amazing experiences in my life so far.
Even though I have no knowledge of climbing except from seeing Tom Cruise do it on Mission impossible I truely enjoyed reading about this lifestyle very m ...more
A sweet romance and a grand adventure.
A wild child at heart, professional rock climber Josh is far more reckless than April, a documentary maker who is cautious at her core. Perfectly paced and brilliantly descriptive, this is a great love story that is perfect for anyone looking to move into the New Adult genre.
April is not a risk taker, in fact she steers clear from anything to do with death defying acts. Her father was an adventurous stunt pilot who risked his life for his job every day and eventually those risks caught up to him. So not only does she stay away from anything risky she also stays away from men who make it their life. While not being able to pass up the opportunity to work with a well known ...more
In Lessons in Gravity, I tried to write the type of book I love to read (a book that has an irresistible premise or fascinating setting, contains a love story, and forces me to stay up all night against my will). Specifically with love stories, I most connect with books that are not overly explicit ...more
April's dream is to be a documentary filmmaker, she's lucky enough to have an internship with Walkabout Media & Productions to make that dream come true. However her chore is to get Josh Knox the infamous rock climber who prefers to free solo instead of climbing with the safety of a rope, to open up and give more than one worded clipped answers during an interview. Would she be able to break through his interview pretentiousness? Is it him or is it her? If ...more
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How gorgeous is this cover?!
From the first page, I got sucked into this wonderful world of rock climbing, documentary filmmaking, and the beauty of Yosemite National Park. I liked both April and Josh immediately, though I definitely wondered exactly what Josh's deal was. He didn't hide that adorable vulnerability very well, so I just knew that I would love him.
April is a just-about-graduated filmmaker who wants to make docu ...more
*This book was provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
I LOVED this book!! For one it dealt with a topic that I had no prior knowledge of and had never read about in any other book… rock climbing! Seriously, as I was reading along I felt such regret that I had never looked into rock climbing as a hobby. Ok, ok, maybe that has to do with being in the midwest where there are hardly ANY rocks to c ...more
April Stephens knows what it feels like to have watched someone she looked up too and loved die doing what he loved. But she needs to continue living. She wants to live her dream of becoming a documentary filmmaker. So ...more
Shivers and urgency!
Opening this romance with a full-bladdered, tent-camping chill was brilliant. There’s this subtle humor juxtaposed with a heartbreaking burden of grief AND a good old-fashioned, morning-cold-of-tent-camping slap in the face. I love this main character already. With her, I’m shivering. I’m already on the edge of my seat. And most importantly, I’m hooked. Bring on the romance!
Megan Westfield has obviou ...more
I can honestly say I haven't read any romances with climbing involved. Sure I've read books with some of the more adventurous sports, like snowboarding, motor biking, etc but never anything with rock climbing. I think the reason why this book appealed to me so much is two fold, one I kind of have this idea in my head that rock climbers are somewhat fearless and I want to be more like that, and two I am planning a move to Montana and let's face it there is probably some awesome rock climbing out...more
Josh embodies all that a ...more
Lessons in Gravity is such a magical read. I really, really loved this one. In fact, I think it is one of my favorite reads of the year. Lessons in Gravity is a new adult contemporary romance between a famous rock climber ready to take on his biggest climb ever and a documentary filmmaker hopeful determined to be a success at her internship. I loved the setup of this story, and the only reason my review is not 7 par ...more
I loved this book! April and Josh were amazing leads, and I loved reading their story. It’s definitely a slow burn romance, which I fully appreciate. The only reason I don’t give this 5 is because it did drag on a bit toward the end.
Overall, this is a great new adult read for fans of Cora Carmack.
This was a little bit of a funny one for me. I adored the fact that there was a main character, who happened to be a daredevil style climber, as I and my ...more
Lessons in Gravity was my first book by Megan Westfield so I had no idea what to expect but I overall enjoyed this book. Lessons in Gravity is a clean type of contemporary romance that had plenty of emotion mixed into this unique setup based around rock climbing.
April and Josh had a sweet connection as their relationship evolved, although it builds at a relatively slow going pace. Both characters were li ...more
I generously received this ARC from IndieSagePR in exchange for an honest review...
Lessons in Gravity is Megan Westfield’s debut novel and an amazing start to a very promising writing career. This author was able to write a very wholesome (teen and young adult friendly) book that was written so well that I felt as if I was rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, California (I have never been there but it seems like an extra-ordinary place to vis ...more
This was a lovely story.
Here we meet April and Josh. He’s a climber and she’s part of the crew that will be filming him for the next few months, for a movie. The more time they spend together, the stronger their connection, and a lot of things they thought they knew about the other are erased.
The thing is, they can’t be an item, since he’s ‘the talent’ and she’s part of the crew. Obviously that doesn’t matter for these two, lol. And not just that, because April has serious hang ups abo ...more
spun and toppled upside down. The saturated greens of the grasses, the stark white of the waterfall, and the warm grays of the cliffs merged and streamed past them in ethereal ribbons, like barely blended paint. Then the blinding blue sky bobbed back into place overhead, and the world was open and free, bursting with sublime majesty.”