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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.*

402 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 28, 2018

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3,808 reviews32.3k followers
November 12, 2021
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Brittainy C. Cherry has done it again. She's written my favorite book of the year. Disgrace is by far the best book I've read so far in 2018. I can't say for sure if it's my favorite B Cherry book, as she's written so many of my favorites, but it's the one that's touched me the deepest. This story was relatable to me. I have felt what Grace has felt, and reading some of her thoughts and feelings shook me to my core. I love getting all the feels when I read and this one really did a number on me in the best way possible.

Grace and Finn have been married for 15 years and together even longer. Grace thought they would be together forever. Until Finn decided he wanted something, or rather someone else. Starting over isn't something Grace ever thought she would have to do, but here she is. She's back in her home town, spending the summer with her sister and brother in law, just trying to figure her life out.

Jackson Emery is the bad boy of Grace's small town. He's a bit younger than her, and his family has been nothing but trouble. The Emery's have a bad reputation. When Grace and Jackson first interact, he is prickly. But the more Grace gets to know him and really sees him, she can tell he's really a sweet and gentle soul who has just had a rough life. These two come in to each others life at just the right time.
She was beautiful, that was a given, but she was also broken. Just like me. My broken pieces stayed shattered, and hers intermixed with them all. We were just two broken people, uninterested in being fixed.

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Jackson is a funny guy. I love how he always tells it like it is. He doesn't sugar coat anything to anyone, even Grace. Grace is a character I could relate to in so many ways. I feel like I truly connected with her and her story broke me. I was beyond emotional reading this book. Grace has so much strength. I rooted for her and wanted more than anything for her to find her happiness.

Jackson and Grace were a couple that I wouldn't have put together, but they work. They are so different, but exactly what the other needs. When they say opposites attract, they really mean it. I loved watching both of them change and grow. I think they brought the best out of one another, and really, what more can you ask out of your significant other. I loved both of these characters so much. Grace's sister was amazing also. As well as Jackson's uncle. Both phenomenal secondary characters. Grace's parents I had mixed feelings about, as well as Jackson's dad. They were not bad people, just complicated.

Brittainy C Cherry is a wordsmith. Her story-telling abilities are out of this world and her writing is lyrical and stunning. Every book she's written has evoked feeling from me. Every single one. Disgrace is a story that has so much heart. It's so much more than a romance. And that's what I loved best about it. It's a story of growth, of finding yourself and loving yourself- even your broken parts. This story consumed me. It was heartbreaking, heartwarming, magical and perfect for me. I can't recommend Disgrace enough! A new top favorite of mine!

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173 reviews2,690 followers
June 28, 2018
“When you find you, come back to me.”


Earlier last year, I read a singular Brittany C. Cherry book that completely stole the air from my lungs. When I found out that she was writing a new standalone, I all but tore the whole house down. Disgrace was most parts beautiful, some parts substandard and all parts heart-breaking.


The Plot
I was in a conundrum on whether I should rate this 3 or 4 stars, because in truth it was both. The writing was lyrical and the characters were multi-dimensional. Above all, this was more than just a romance, it was a story about blossoming. At the end, I found myself leaning more towards the 3 star rating only because I've seen what this author can evoke, and I felt like that sense of magic wasn't all that there with this one.

That does not go to say that it was any less beautiful, because it was. Before anything I will say this as a warning to any safe -seeking readers out there: there is a crap ton of cheating in this book. (Maybe not in the sense you might vision, but there nonetheless.)

We are put right into the heart of Grace's heartbreak and the story sets sail when she reaches her old home town Chester in order to move on from her husbands infidelity and lack of concern of her wellbeing. Where she meets Jackson, a man who is truly in his heart a kind and caring creature but is forced to be the town monster because of past happenings. It's a tale about two broken people in dire need of fixing themselves and each other but finding out who they are along the way.

"We were so close that I felt her uneven breaths against my skin, and I was certain she felt mine."

Another thing to add that I think is brilliant is that this must be the year of men saying it how it is.
Jackson, our hero was so real that it hurt. I love that women will pick this up and get lessons that every Romance and New Adult book should have. For example:

“Don’t be so fucking dramatic. No dick is worth falling apart over.”

There were some areas of cringe-worthy dialogue and material that threw me off a bit, but I found myself coming back for the plot. It was so unique and the culture beyond the context of the book was wonderful to get into. All in all, I think what fell with those two stars is that lack of out of this world feeling you get when you read a book by her, that enchanting world consuming atmosphere.

"I’d only been with one man in my lifetime, and it was no secret that Finley wasn’t working with the same type of equipment that Jackson had."

The Romance
Jackson and Grace will steal your heart if you let them.

They will steal your heart individually and they will steal your heart together. If there is one thing that Brittainy C. Cherry can do with no problem is create characters that make your heart skip and flutter a little louder than usual. I enjoyed reading this and I really do feel like so many people will enjoy it just the same, if not more.

“They’re gonna bleed you out till you’re nothing, and then they’re gonna ask how you died.”

A lot of her books can be difficult to read because they are so heart breaking, I feel like this was more on the mellow side and although you're in for a rollercoaster of emotions - at the end of the day, this is a feel good story. Nevertheless, I didn't cry while reading this but that doesn't mean it wasn't upsetting. You feel what the characters feel through the writing and you long for them to find their happily ever after.

The romance in this book get very real. The case behind the start of Jackson and Grace's story was one that can be related to on an earthly level because its so disturbingly relevant in today's society. Saddening as it is, it's a story that will touch a lot of hearts.

“I don’t know how to say goodbye,” he spoke softly, staring at the empty bowls. “Then don’t. Just say good night until tomorrow.”
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1,282 reviews3,270 followers
June 11, 2020
I don't really care for Grace or Jackson or about their HEA although I would have liked more insight to the whys of Grace's mum and her utter lack of motherly love for Grace, in the end, I just don't care. DNF @66%
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2,158 reviews7,547 followers
June 27, 2018
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MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog:

‘DISGRACE' Is a full length, contemporary romance novel by ‘Brittainy C. Cherry. In this we meet Jackson & Grace.

The ‘Prologue’ is where we first meet ten year old ‘Jackson Emery’ as he learns one of life's heartbreaking lessons when he sees his mother walking out the door proclaiming that she’s not in love with his father any more. Life from that point onwards forever changes him and his father.

The above got it’s claws into me straight away, and from that point onwards I was beyond hooked.

Grace has loved and been with Finn since she was fifteen years old, her first love. Exactly Fifteen years later we see them wrapping up their lives together, him walking out the other door for another woman, leaving Grace beyond devastated, barely able to breathe.

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When we see Grace literally crashing her way into town where she grew up and the one man you would ever expect to jump to her rescue does just that, had me floundering weither I liked Jackson or not, an arrogant asshole, Jackson is the bad boy around town with a permanent scowl on his face and a chip on his shoulder, a man to steer clear from, the first name whispered on the townspeople's lips. They can't stand him and want nothing more than for him and his father to pack up and leave town. They even so much as called him the Satan's spawn, the black sheep of Chester's township.

They called me junkie because I used to use drugs. They called me a drunk because my father was one. They called me white trash because it was the only clever title they could come up with.

God my heart went out to Jackson, my first crack was reading about him as a ten year old boy, then as he got older and the darkness crept in, my heart cracked in half. Grace was the only one who saw him. She zoomed in and saw what everyone else was too closed minded to see.

Jackson Emery wore his trouble on his sleeve like it was his full time job.

Looking back at the quotes I'd saved, favourite passages there were many, too many to count, too many I want to share, too many I loved.

First off how could it not be a 5 star read (for me) god the feels, those feels came at me out of no where, I could not stand her mother, my bloody blood boiled, and I hated how Grace was so weak at the age of 30 when it came to standing up to her, but then oh so slowly we saw Grace come into her own and it was such a beautiful thing to watch, she stole my heart, I wanted to jump in the book and high five her, she changed within a blink of an eye, from weak to such a strong female within her right.

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Then we get to the sad parts in this book, yep there were a few that had me tearing up, but then each time Jackson would heal me, god I have never swooned so much over a fictional character, he's everything that made my heart burst, these two together should not have worked, but in this case, they were perfectly imperfect, both broken, both scarred, but slowly oh so slowly they both healed the other and that was another beautiful thing to witness.

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The towns bad boy and the towns Princess was just the perfect way to spend a winters night. There were so many life lessons one could take away from this, in my eyes this could quite possibly be the most memorable, captivating, and thought provoking romance novel Brittainy has written to date. An emotional slow burn romance that I loved from start to finish.

Highly recommend 👍

* Two teasers used are off the authors facebook page *

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1,568 reviews1,181 followers
December 13, 2018
2.5 stars

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1,260 reviews9,957 followers
July 4, 2018
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

His kisses felt different, more real than the fictional story we’d been telling one another every single day for the past few weeks. He hadn’t said the words, and I hadn’t either, but our kisses felt like we were begging for a little more time. A few more touches. A few more skipping heartbeats.

I’ve come to expect nothing short of perfection when I pick up a new book by Brittainy C. Cherry! Each time she never disappoints me. Her stories are filled with so much heart and what I’ve learned is that her characters are multi-dimensional. Every time I’ve hated one or more of her secondary characters for their cruelty, in the end, we learn what made them that way and there’s always room for redemption. So I try not to hate some of her characters, but in this one, it was truly a test of my patience!

Grace Harris and Jackson Emery are from completely different worlds and in their small hometown of Chester, one is considered royalty while the other is the black sheep. But both Grace and Jackson know a thing or two about being abandoned by the ones they love most and it has left them broken. Grace has come home to Chester to find solace in the arms of her family while she tries to mend her broken heart over her failed marriage. But the only people who are there to comfort her are her sister and the most unlikely person of all, Jackson Emery.

Jackson and his father have been the town outcasts for as long as he can remember. He was never made to feel welcome. Throughout his childhood, he was bullied severely and the only comfort he found was in the arms of his mother and getting the unconditional love from his loyal dog, Tucker. When his mom died, his life went with her. His father turned to alcohol and became a shell of the man he used to be. Jackson’s life was no longer his own. He stayed in a town full of people who hated him and wished him gone only because he made a promise to the one person who mattered the most to him. Years of misery has hardened his heart and he’s accepted his role as the town bad guy.

When Jackson and Grace meet, he is his usual rude and belligerent self. Grace is a little taken aback by his behavior but she’s not like the rest of the town in that she is not quick to pass judgment. She can sense there is more to his story. Grace is a people pleaser. She’s always been taught to act like the perfect young lady and never to act out and the town simply feeds off her current misfortune. The way her marriage has scandalously ended has become fodder for town gossip. Jackson ends up coming to her rescue on more than a few occasions when she finds herself in a deep panic attack.

Grace and Jackson wind up having a steamy summer romance that they both agree can be nothing more than a temporary fling since Grace goes back home to Atlanta when summer is over and Jackson is not the type of man that does relationships. Spending days and nights talking about their likes, dislikes, dreams and sharing their love for books, will soon have them realizing their hearts are far beyond entwined.

Will they be able to walk away when they have finally found their true soulmates?

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

DISGRACE is currently available! Definitely a must read!!

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903 reviews1,080 followers
June 28, 2018
It's LIVE! Please go and get your copy now. :)

Another beautiful book from Ms.Cherry! ❤❤❤

Our mutual sadness was the only thing keeping us afloat. It was odd— how two sad people could make one another breathe.

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤

Disgrace, an all-new romantic and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming June 28th!


Ahhh I'm so nervous about this book because whenever I read one of Ms.Cherry's book, I always end up crying like a baby... :'(


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.
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1,463 reviews768 followers
June 25, 2018
Powerful Emotions
This book packs a punch, will knock you down, make you walk through a gamut, you'll look at the walls adorned with beautiful artwork of human relationships. A girl is on a brink of a major upheaval in life, which throws everything she's ever believed in up in disarray.
Our lives had been so tangled together that I was almost certain he took parts of me when he untied our love.
Who was I supposed to be now?
Was I even still a person of my own accord?
Without Finley, did I even exist?

To find a way out of this fog of deceptions and betrayals, she finds a beacon of hope in the town's monster. Together they support each other and try and fix their broken lives. The strongest underlying message is empowerment of women. Not lay down and be treated as a doormat, but find a voice and follow it, shed the shackles of their subjugation. Believing in themselves rather than feeling lost without men.creating their own identity and not losing their sparkle in shadows of their men
Love was a messy emotion that didn’t walk a straight line. It worked in waves and loops of ups and downs. It was a screwy emotion that could somehow still exist amidst the ultimate heartbreak and betrayal. .


The most amazing thing about picking up a Brittainy Cherry book is that you're guaranteed to have an emotional storm in your heart. Sympathies swirl and twist , uplift and drown, ebb and flow , sweeping you in a river swollen with moods , tempers and sentiments. The story pierced straight in my heart with its honesty and passion. My eyes were overflowing and my insides were twisting. I rooted for Grace & Jackson, cried for them, was ready to fight their families the town, the entire world for them.
I wished there was a way to stop it— to shut off the love faucet, to make my heart stop feeling.
But still, it felt.
Still, it burned.


They go through so much torment, such anguish, such conflict, I was done. I was ready to take a hammer and beat up a car or something, trash a shop, break some bottles,  anything to vent my anger. Every couple Brittainy creates, they're beautiful but broken souls, victims of life and its circumstances.


In a small town in Georgia, A damsel meets a monster and she zooms in close enough to see deep into  his beautiful soul hidden behind the perceived  ugliness. It takes a lot of courage, a lot of patience and a lot of generosity of spirit, all of which Grace Harris has in abundance.
You just needed faith the size of mustard seed that no matter what, things would work out.
Schooled to be a perfect  lady, Programmed to behave like a Stepford wife, as she and her sister Judy have to hide their ambitions, thoughts, emotions and opinions to themselves and trim their personalities to fit into the "Pastor's Family"  expected framework.
Jackson and his dad are town monsters. Beasts to be feared and avoided at all costs and ridiculed whenever.  They're ostracized by day but solicited at night by horny women looking to be fixed
The women of that town had no problem hating me when the sun shone while moaning my name when the shadows of the night fell. I was the secret escape from their fake realities. Some kind of challenge for their well-behaved Southern souls.


I cant, won't give the story away, but I'll say this.It just surprises you at every turn every chapter the story develops and reveals truths. Ugly truths about small townspeople mentalities and it's prejudices
On the other hand there's beautiful truths about kindred spirits finding solace together, healing their wounded hearts together
"when you zoom in, when you truly look at the person beside you, you’ll see many of the same things. Hope. Love. Fear. Anger. Once you zoom in, you realize we are all similar in so many ways. We all bleed red, and even monster’s hearts can break. Just gotta remember to always zoom in.”
To always zoom in…


This book is not JUST  a story, its a pious sermon, reminding us to open our hearts always. Let the fresh air of acceptance and love come in, swirl around, drive away demons of prejudices, stink of bias and mould of judgements out of our hearts.
“If you turn your back on one, then you turn back on all and THAT is the ultimate sin- to disgrace God's people.
It's poetry in motion, changing mood from poignant to angry to lusty to passionate to angsty to frustration and eventually acceptance. The story flowed so smoothly and flawlessly I didn't even find time to put it down. Engrossing completely, I was totally submerged. Pick up this book when it releases and just enjoy the beautiful journey !
5 "Always and Always" stars
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436 reviews5,398 followers
February 25, 2020
Brittainy C. Cherry se consagra como una de mis autoras de romántica favoritas 😍 Os juro que he amado cada palabra del libro, aunque es a algo que ya me tiene acostumbrada esta autora.
Esta es la historia de Grace, ella acaba de ser abandonada por su marido y decide volver al pueblo donde creció para pasar el verano. Allí tiene un pequeño percance con su coche y se cruza con Jackson, un chico que es conocido como la oveja negra del pueblo y al que todo el mundo odia por las acciones de su padre. Lo que no esperaban ninguno es que entre ellos surgiría una conexión muy especial, y que se sanarían el uno al otro 💞 Aunque obviamente, esta historia no va a ser fácil, ya que ambos han pasado por mucho y deben superar ese pasado para poder vivir el presente...
He amado cada página. Adoro la manera de escribir de la autora y como es capaz de transmitir tantísimos sentimientos. Además, me encanta como aborda siempre temas muy importantes en sus historias y los trata con toda la delicadeza del mundo. Aquí toca temas como el aborto, la infedilidad, las relaciones sanas, la adicción a las drogas, la obsesión por lo que puedan pensar los demás de ti... en fin, mil temas que se tocan y que hacen más de este libro a parte de una simple historia de amor.
Sus personajes son maravillosos. Grace comienza el libro destrozada y sin saber quién es realmente. Y durante todo el libro es precioso ver como se va descubriendo a ella misma y la evolución del personaje. Jackson parece por fuera una persona fría, pero se esconde tras esa fachada por todo el daño que le han hecho, pero página tras página la autora nos hace conocerle más a fondo. Y sin duda he amado su historia en conjunto. Son preciosos y solo quería que fueran felices.
Los padres de Grace son como los reyes de pueblo. Su padre es el pastor y al que todo el mundo pide consejo. Pero quiero mencionar que la madre de Grace, que se ha ganado el título a peor madre del mundo en este libro. Me hartaba que le importara más lo que pensaba el resto del pueblo que los sentimientos de su propia hija. WTF! La odié con toda mi alma. No podía llegar a entender sus acciones y sus palabras. Sin embargo, Grace ha tenido la suerte de tener una hermana comprensiva y maravillosa, porque de verdad, la pobre no tiene suerte con las personas con las que se ha rodeado en la vida. Ya veréis...
Ha sido un libro que me ha mantenido enganchada (me llegó por la mañana y por la noche ya estaba acabado, y eso que trabajé entre medias 😂), cuya historia de amor me ha apasionado y donde los secretos te hacen explotar cuando los descubres. Siempre me encanta eso de estos libros, todas las cosas que intuímos pero no sabemos del todo. Y bueno, también adoro el drama, porque sin duda Brittainy es la REINA DEL DRAMA. Y me encanta que me hagan sufrir. Si no sufro o lloro con los libros, es que no me han llegado al corazón y este lo ha hecho por completo.
No me cansaré nunca de rocomendar a esta autora y a sus historias. Esconden verdaderas joyas llenas de sentimientos que no os podéis perder si sois amantes del género romántico.
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1,345 reviews1,416 followers
June 29, 2018
5 extraordinary stars!
(ARC provided by author)

“Those times you feel lost and afraid and weak- those are your moments for a breakthrough. Hidden beneath those dark moments is your power. Take those weak moments and make them powerful.”

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Grace Harris is a gorgeous 30 yr. old woman living in Atlanta, Georgia. She's an English teacher who grew up in the small town of Chester, Georgia. As the preacher's daughter her family was like Chester royalty. The town had been home her entire life. Everyone knew everybody else's business, and appearances were everything. She was taught to live her life quietly, and to always be perfect. Then her marriage falls apart. The man she thought she'd be with forever shatters her trust and breaks her heart. He walks out on her, and she feels lost and alone.

Grace heads home to Chester for the summer to be with her family. She's drowning in heartache and can't seem to catch a break. She needs time to heal but it seems she's delivered one devastating blow after another. Her life is a mess and she's in need of kindness. She finds it in the most unexpected place, with the black sheep of the town, Jackson Emery. Known as the bad seed of Chester, he's damaged, dark, and closed off. He was known to be trouble, and learned to accept the judgement's of the town. He even decided to take on the role he was given. He didn't care what people thought of him. He carried hate and anger inside his heart. He lost everything that mattered to him as a child, and was now hollow inside. He'd developed a tough skin over the years, and tried to ignore the small town gossips of Chester.

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Grace continues to cross paths with Jackson, and soon see's traces of a gentler side. He seems to always appear during her worst moments, and even though he can be abrasive, he shows glimpses of compassion. They share a mutual sadness, and have more in common than they realize. They become each others escape as they engage in a summer fling. He doesn't believe in relationships, and she no longer believes in love. With Grace leaving at the end of the summer they could enjoy some temporary fun together.

Jackson becomes the only person who doesn't make Grace feel like she has to pretend to be something she's not. He reminds her that even in the darkest of times there was light. Everyone thought he wasn't right for her, but she begins to look forward to his smiles, his laugh, and his touch. Her heart begins to feel again, and the only thing in her life that made any sense anymore was Jackson. He goes from a wonderful distraction to her haven, her safe place. She finally feels like she can breathe again, and like she's where she's meant to be. Will she walk away when the time comes, or will she take a chance on love?

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-It was intriguing to zoom in on someone I believed was so different from me and see parts of him that matched corners of my soul.

-A half smile from Jackson Emery felt like so much more than the average person’s full-blown grin.

-In his darkness, I found my light.

-I hadn’t known that hands could fall against a body in such a way where it was gentle and wild all at once.

-Gracelyn Mae had that odd sense of familiarity that I hadn’t ever felt before. Even when you didn’t want her near you- you somehow found yourself closer.

-God, she was breathtaking, and she hadn’t even known it.

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I always think every book Brittainy writes is my favorite, and then she goes and does it again. She blows my mind with her unforgettable stories, and her words always speak to my heart and make me feel so much! I adored this book, and yes, it is now my new favorite! ;)) It was everything I was hoping for and more. It's emotional, sexy, passionate, and inspirational. It's about second chances, love, loss, and self discovery. It's about how we grow and evolve, and about knowing your self worth, and your inner strength. Two broken people find happiness and comfort in one another, but also within themselves. It's a stunningly beautiful love story, but also a story about finding yourself. I loved seeing Grace's journey from the woman she was, to the woman she becomes. This was an easy 5 stars for me. I highly recommend it!

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1,673 reviews423 followers
August 21, 2018
RATING: 5 ‘Always and always’ Hearts!! <3

Disgrace is a paragon of romance reads, setting apart Brittainy C. Cherry’s tales from that of others in the genre with its depth of emotional intimacy—every word a cathartic amalgam of heartache, love, passion and joy as our protagonists triumph through life’s tribulations.

Sometimes, all a person needed was another to listen to their uneven heartbeats.

Grace is a character of tragic beauty, a woman struggling to find herself as life deals her blow after unexpected blow, devastated by the realization that the majority of her scars are from those she thought would love her unconditionally. Though she emanates pain in visceral waves, there is an inherent strength to her as she finally lives a life of her choosing, standing up to not just her cheating husband but her spiteful mother and the narrow-minded townspeople. What makes this tale so personally heart-wrenching is Grace’s demons, the palpable tension and suffocating fear of panic and anxiety an impeccable replica of reality bringing tears to our eyes as we are overwhelmed by the sheer debilitating force of her involuntary response. She is a woman who has our hearts from the beginning, and we read on with the searing hope that Jackson will strip the void in her life of its darkness and fill it with light.

“Gracelyn Mae?”
“I’m really glad you exist.”

“I like the way your heart beats.”

Jackson is the sort of hero that at first glance would seem like an unfit match for Grace, yet his somber and no-nonsense personality is heartwarming as it is exactly what Grace needs to see a different aspect to life. There is a stunning subtlety to his love and affection for Grace that makes their relationship indefinable in a way, yet exquisitely omnipotent—each moment exchanged deliciously passionate but also gentle and reverent of their shared connection.

It was simple, the way we loved. We loved the scars of our past, and we loved the unknown of our future. We loved the mistakes. We loved the celebrations. We loved our darkness, and we loved the light.

Overall, Disgrace is a story that contains a torrent of emotional conflict between its pages, one that handles personal anguish in a delicate way and imparts on us incredibly insightful wisdoms about the power of expressing love, its ability to change lives, of the beauty of being a misfit and the art of finding and being your best self.

Other Fave Quotes:

You knew a book was amazing when you missed the transition from the sun shining to the sky fading to black.

“I think you’re a good person.”
“I think you’re a better one.”

Our choices defined us. We could go left or right. We could say yes or no. We could hold on, or we could let go.

“Choose me today, and I’ll choose you tomorrow.”
“Always and always?”
“And always.”

Posted: July 28, 2018
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1,543 reviews1,397 followers
October 20, 2018
Safety warning:

If you dislike reading books that involve cheating, then, you should stay away from this book as the heroine is married for three quarters of the book. Her husband cheats on her many times and after learning about the many betrayals of her husband, she finds herself a boyfriend while still married. It is towards the very end of the book when she is free.

Actually, I didn't judge her morally when she found herself a lover while married because she didn't owe any loyalty to that as*hole any more; however, I judged her when she didn't ask for a divorce immediately because why would you stay married to a cheating husband for God's sake? I wanted her to get rid of that bastard of a husband as soon as she learnt about what a d*ck he was but she waited and waited... How could you wait, why would you wait!!??

P.S. No cheating between the hero & the heroine - thank God!

The plot & the characters:

Grace is the daughter of a parish and both her sister and Grace were raised to be the perfect daughters of a religious family so that they would set a good example to the townspeople.

After 15 years of marriage and 7 miscarriages, Grace and her husband fall apart. She has been cheated on many times and also, her husband impregnates his last lover!

Grace has waited for a long time for her husband to love her back but he only does want her back when she finds herself a lover. Then, it is too late because with him, Grace discovers what true love must be like.

Grace is a weak character but despite my usual dislike for weak women, she has won my heart with her pure goodness and her self-improvement while trying to discover herself and her value.

Jackson is the black sheep of the town - the bad seed. The ex-drug addict. The son of the "always-drunk" man. He sleeps with whomever he wants - married or not - and treats them badly afterwards.

Actually, Jackson is a good person at heart. He was the happy boy in a family until one day his mum left him and his father for another man. (She cheated on his father with another man. There is a lot of cheating in the book. Grace's father - the parish - also cheated on his wife many times).

Then, Jackson's mother has an accident and dies. After that tragic event, his father turns to alcohol and Jackson loses both parents in a way. His father is always angry and Jackson leads a life where he has to parent his parent. His aggressive attitude towards people and life stems from both this situation at home and the hatred of the townspeople towards his drunk and angry father and thus himself.


Jackson is 6 years younger than Grace. He is very rude towards Grace when they first meet but he still helps her. When Grace sees the good in him, she doesn't let go and insists on being friends with him despite his cold behavior. They slowly become friends and then, lovers. There are times when Jackson goes back to his "as*hole" self but then, he comes and apologizes, for whatever worth it is.


For a woman that has been mistreated for so long and has suffered from so many losses, I would have preferred a stronger man for Grace but despite the many weaknesses of Jackson, they made a good couple in the end. And although there have been many times I felt really pissed at Jackson, I loved him.

It wasn't only Grace who has gone through self-development in the book. Jackson also did. There has been a separation that lasted for nearly a year and during this time, both characters have found themselves.

In the book, Grace's mother goes through a major character/attitude change, which is far from convincing for me. Also, Jackson's father has been one of the biggest j*rks in the book and his major change after a brief conversation with Grace is not convincing for me, either.

The changes of both these people felt like the efforts of a writer trying to wrap up everything nicely towards the end of the book.


Overall, it is a good book but it definitely could have been better. The first half of the book is like 5-stars for me but then, the second half is disappointing. It is slow and a bit boring. I might have been pissed at Grace for not divorcing yet and it may be the reason for the second half of the book to be worth 3 stars for me...


The writing:

It is dual point of view and it is good. It makes you feel. It is a bit longer than necessary, though (390 pages).


“Some guy hurt you?” he asked, a hard look on his face.
His bottom lip twitched, and he stepped back. Right as I thought he would open up, just when I thought he would offer me some words of wisdom to make me feel better, he blurted out, “Don’t be so fucking dramatic. No dick is worth falling apart over.”
Oh…well then. “That’s exactly what I didn’t need to hear.”
“It’s true, though. You’re crying over someone who probably isn’t worth it.”
“What makes you think he’s not worth it?”
“Because. You’re. Fucking. Crying. People don’t sit there sobbing over someone who makes them happy.”


“I know how people work. They think so little of you, and you know why?”
“Why?” she asked, her voice unsteady.
“Because you think so little of yourself. People only treat you the way you treat yourself."


“What are you pretending to be?” I swallowed hard and shrugged my left shoulder.
“I know what that’s like.” He spoke low, unease in his tone. “To have to pretend to be something you aren’t.”
He was opening up, slowly, quietly, softly… Please stay open.
“What are you pretending to be?” I asked.
“But what are you really?”
“Lost,” he truthfully confessed, and I felt his words deep in my soul.
“Me too,” I told him. “So much, me too.”


“You’re allowed to choose yourself first.”



She was beautiful, that was a given, but she was also broken, just like me. My broken pieces stayed shattered, and hers intermixed with them. We were just two broken people, uninterested in being fixed.


“You’re gonna have to let some people down in order to find yourself.”
“Is it even worth it, though?”
“Yes,” he replied adamantly. “It’s always worth it, and those who care will stay. Those who don’t should’ve faded a long time ago.”


“It’s a strange thing, though,” she told me.
“What is?”
“When my Prince Charming is the rest of the world’s Beast.”


“He’s broken,” she continued, “but good.” The idea that broken things could still be good was a thought that would stay with me for a while.


The way we used one another was more than just sex, more than just wants or needs… It was shockingly healing. Without our bodies against one another, there was a real possibility that both of us would just drown into nothingness. Our mutual sadness was the only thing keeping us afloat. It was odd, how two sad people could make one another breathe.


“Yes, Oscar?”
“You make it really hard.”
“For what?”
“For me to hate the whole world.”


We were from two different puzzles, yet still, we seemed to fit perfectly together.


Somehow, at that exact moment, everyone’s opinions were officially void because she chose me. In front of the world, she held my hand.


“Princess, can you do one thing for me?”
“Of course, anything.”
I combed her hair behind her ears and looked straight into those beautiful blue eyes as I spoke her way. “If you ever fall in love again, please let it be with me.”


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614 reviews330 followers
June 27, 2018
5 “Always and always” stars

This book was perfection! It gave me all the feels. Brittainy C. Cherry never disappoints.

Jackson and Grace are two broken souls that find and help each other heal. Their love is so beautiful and strong. Their story is one of heartbreak, pain and loss and believing in the power of love. They are true soulmates and even though they had to go through a lot they finally found each other.

This is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve read this year and I want everyone to read it. I cried, laughed, swooned and loved. This book is so powerful and it touched me deeply. Highly recommend it!

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965 reviews1,089 followers
June 28, 2018
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“ He wasn’t mine and I wasn’t his but that night, we were something”.

Brittainy C Cherry has solidified her mark in the literary world with her timeless words and effortless storytelling. I don’t even think she knows how much her words alone has touched so many of her readers and how much they mean to us.

Normally I would go a little bit into the plot and tell you what I loved and what I didn’t but for this particular story, I cant do that. The words were powerful enough in their own right and the characters held their own. But that was not the highlight for me. The highlight was the GROWTH. It was little at first and just when you think that you’re about to pull your hair out in frustration because of characters, they surprise you in the best possible way. You celebrated in their little milestone, you cheered them on when they were beginning to lose hope, and you mourned all of their losses big or small.

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It was a strange thing going through all of the emotions while reading this book and I completely understood the meaning of the emotional rollercoaster. Two characters who had no business of ever being together, suddenly became each other’s refuge and light. Grace and Jackson grew up in the same town but their home life was very different and because of that, their adult lives were different as well. It’s amazing that as a kid, you envision a certain life that you would love to have but then reality comes tumbling down and that dream of yours is now just that… a dream. Or so it seems for now.

“ You think broken hearts can be fixed?

“Yes” I said, matter-of- factly.

“They just beat a little different, is all”.

I liked that this author touched on so many different emotions in this story. We were heartbroken for numerous things, saddened by the worse timing, and at times, we were enraged by the betrayals that we felt were not justified. Everything that Brittany wanted us to feel, we felt it and even though I hated certain characters and the situations the good ones were put in, I still respected what was done.

There’s no need for me to tell you if you’re looking for a nice emotional read, then this one is for you. You just need to read it.

*Teaser used is from the author's site.

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June 28, 2018
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<3 4,5-5 stars <3

What a fantastic story, I don't know what to say first.I fall in love with everything in this story.Disgrace touched me in so many ways.I find myself hooked from the beginning and I loved the story even more in the end.


Every book I read by this author is pure perfection, I can't find something that I didn't like.Her writing is beautiful and flawless.The characters were well developed and unique and the story original.Jackson and Grace are both damaged and they found to each other what they really needed.I loved them together, so sweet.

Brittany C. Cherry delivers an emotional,heartbreaking and sweet story.This is a must read!


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293 reviews467 followers
June 28, 2018

“In his darkness, I found my light.”

Once every so often (if you’re lucky enough) you come across a book that is everything you hoped it would be and more. It speaks to you in such a profound and deep level, you don’t think you could possibly read a book that could top this one. Disgrace by Brittainy C Cherry was that book for me; it was heartfelt, emotional and above all else real. It was a touching story of heartbreak, loss, love and the powerful connection between two people who were desperate to forget their pain.

Grace has been through so much heartache and pain in recent years. When her husband, Finn after years of marriage ends it, she decides to go back to her hometown of Chester, Georgia, to spend the summer with the one person who understands her, the one person who has always had her back, with no questions asked, her sister Judy.

Grace and Finn are from the same town and are both from affluent families, so it seemed somewhat fitting they would end up together. Unfortunately for Grace, when she arrives back in Chester, more heartache and betrayal awaits for her.

“Finley always caged me. Jackson allowed me to fly.”

Jackson is the bad boy of Chester. The town-folk view him as a monster and his father as the local drunk. They would love nothing more than to see the backs of both of these men. To them, these two men are nothing but trouble. Jackson has not had an easy time in Chester since his arrival there with both of his parents. He was bullied as a child, he never had any friends and subsequently he never really felt he fit in. His parents, seeing the despair in their child, bought him his best friend, a black Labrador whom he named Tucker. Tucker was Jackson’s constant companion right through his childhood into adult hood and it was so beautiful to read; no one who is an apparent monster could love a dog as much as Jackson loved Tucker.

To say Jackson and Grace’s first encounter together was rough would be putting it lightly. Jackson is not interested in being polite for the sake of being nice, he tells it like it is and if you don’t like it then that’s too bad, but hats off to Grace because she gives back as good as she gets and doesn’t put up with his rudeness.

“After an evening of drowning, the town’s bad seed was the one who’d helped me come up for a small breath of air.”

The more Grace notices Jackson around town and the more she gets to know him, the more she realises that there is so much more to him than just being the black sheep of the town. As she begins to peel back all the layers, she gets to truly understand his sorrow and pain which in turn makes her want to heal him and also herself. To Grace there is no greater sight than seeing Jackson smile and there is no greater sound than hearing him laugh.

“We were the classic cliché. She was the good girl next door, and I was the monster from around the block. We were perfect opposites for the perfect storm, and she was asking me to be her next flaw. To be her greatest mistake.”

Grace and Jackson are so different in so many ways, but so alike in so many others. While Grace is from the most affluent family in Chester, the church family that essentially run the town, Jackson is from the wrong family, the one the town don’t want around. They have both been through so much immense pain, sorrow and heartache that they learn to trust each other, depend on each other and together they learn to forget, even if for just a little while.

I absolutely loved Disgrace and Brittainy C Cherry’s ability to tell a story with such beautiful words that had me feeling every emotion possible. Her writing is always so vivid and I felt everything that was portrayed between the pages and loved every second of it. I am in awe of Jackson and Grace’s story and could not recommend Disgrace enough.

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1,512 reviews3,755 followers
July 6, 2018
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a touching read about two broken souls finding love in an unexpected place. I loved their connection. I loved the unlikelihood of their pairing and that they worked so well despite it all. I think the H, Jackson, made the story for me tbh! I didn't really like the h, because I wanted her to be stronger -- but I did understand what Ms. Cherry was doing with her character, and I understood that this aspect of her character (that I perceived as weakness) was part of how she was lost and needed help finding her own way. I just personally have little tolerance to this kind of h. BUT! I felt their connection to each other regardless of my feelings for the h. I also didn't like that I had unanswered questions in the end and that there was no epilogue. Otherwise, an enjoyable read!

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Grace and Jackson's story. Grace's marriage is majorly falling apart, and she returns to her small town home for the summer. She literally crashes into Jackson one day, and though she hadn't never met him, she knows of him as the small town's "bad seed" and his drunk father. They have a few unpleasant run-ins, but Jackson provides unexpected comfort in Grace's time of need. They end up forming an unlikely friendship that then turns into a summer fling. Eventually they start to heal one another's hurts and fall in love. There is some major town and family drama, some baggage they have to work through, a few sexy times...and they get a HEA ending.

POV: This alternated between Grace and Jackson's POV.

Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well.

Instalove: No, they go from hate to friends to f-buddy to love.

H rating: 4.5 stars. Jackson. I really liked him. He could be a jerk, yes -- but he made the book for me! He was just damaged and behaved the way he learned was most effective for himself.

h rating: 2.5 stars. Grace. I appreciated how she cared for others and was genuinely good, but I really struggled with how she let people treat her.

Sadness level: Low/moderate. I shed a few tears, but I never needed any tissues.

Push/Pull: Yes

Heat level: Okay. They have some okay tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not very many scenes and not all that descriptive. I personally would've liked more chemistry sexually here. I get that it was more about the escape that sex brought them, but I think showing more of a connection through their intimate times would've been nice too.

Descriptive sex: Yes

OW/OM drama: Yes

Sex scene with OW or OM: No

Cheating: Yes

Separation: Yes

Possible Triggers: Yes *BIG SPOILERS HERE*

Closure: This had good closure with what I would (reluctantly) call a HEA ending. I still had some unanswered questions though . AND where was my beloved epilogue?!

Safety: This one is probably either Safe with exception or Not Safe for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences.
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66 reviews23 followers
December 28, 2020
"Man muss nicht wissen, was Liebe ist, um zu erkennen, was sie nicht ist." 💗

Wow! Dieses Buch hat mich wieder zum Lachen, zum Weinen und zum Mitfiebern gebracht (am meisten zum Weinen 😂🤫). Ich weiß gar nicht was ich noch sagen soll, außer perfekt. ❤📚💗👍

5+ / 5 Sternen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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July 6, 2018





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. Thinking she's 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?






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.

I just wanted 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 being mad at Grace's mom. I could hate-rant on forever .... I wanted to throw her mother out the nearest window! But ... tiny little spoiler???

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!!!!!!!!


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1,480 reviews340 followers
July 18, 2018
*** 4 Powerful Moments STARS ***

“You’re my world, Gracelyn Mae,” he told me, moving in closer. Mama removed the roses from his hold, and Jackson took my hands into his. “You’re my faith. You’re my hope. You’re my true religion. I’m a better man because you exist. I’m me because of you. And if you’d allow it, I’d love to spend the rest of my life worshipping your heartbeats.”

Ya necesitaba leer un libro de Brittainy C. Cherry, porque ella casi siempre logra que sus libros me hagan sentir bien bonito y este libro no fue la excepción. Venía con cero expectativas es más pensé que no me iba a gustar, además que venía con ideas equivocada por la sinopsis y a mí me encantó que me encantara y que me sorprendiera para bien.

La historia es muy emocional con momentos muy tristes, tiernos y divertidos, es una historia donde los personajes tienen que encontrarse a sí mismos y tener un crecimiento para poder llegar a ser felices.
Nara la historia de Gracelyn una mujer de 30 años que ha estado con su esposo por casi 15 años hasta que él la deja y ella siente que ha perdido el rumbo de su vida y no sabe quién es sin él, ella reza para que el la vuelva amar. Ella vuelve a Chester el pueblo donde ella nació y viven sus padres y ahí se encuentra con Jackson la escoria del pueblo el chico malo

Aparentemente es el típico cliché chica buena chico malo, pero el enfoque que la da la autora es lo que me gustó porque te dice por qué ella es una chica buena y por qué él es el chico malo, Grace nació en una familia de religiosos su padre es el pastor y ella tuvo que crecer siendo la hija perfecta para ser un ejemplo, en cambio Jackson viene de una familia donde su padre es un alcohólico y una madre que falleció y sumándole que todo el pueblo los desprecian.

Grace y Jackson empiezan con el pie izquierdo no se soportan son como el agua y aceite y su primera impresión es juzgarse mutuamente. Jackson no la trata de la mejor manera es grosero con ella aunque cuando no está en su mejor momento siempre la ayuda.

Después comienzan una relación sexual y van desarrollando una amistad, esa parte donde se hacen amigos es de mis favoritas del libro, los dos son aficionados a la lectura y siempre se están recomendando libros pero de una manera muy singular en lugar de lectura del otro se dejan notitas y yo que son tan fan de las notitas y mensajitos me encantó.

Me gustó mucho como se desarrolló su relación, no fue un instalove tuvieron que pasar por varias etapas.


Grace Es una mujer con tantas inseguridades, que ha sufrido bastante y que ha hecho todo por los demás, lo que esperaban de ella y no para ella, a lo largo de la historia fue redescubriéndose a sí misma, a hacer cosas que no se había atrevido por el que dirán y sobre todo ´por la desaprobación de su mamá y al final nos encontramos con una Grace valiente segura de sí misma, con voz propia y con una gran capacidad de amar.

Jackson Lo empecé odiando por lo grosero e idiota que era pero lo terminé amando, él es una combinación de Tristan y Graham, huraños, groseros, rotos y atormentados todo eso era Jackson de un día para otro le arrebatan a su familia idílica y tiene que lidiar con papá alcohólico.
Yo pensé que en toda la historia iba a estar de mal humor y de sólo quiero sexo pero no, él me sorprendió mucho con su protección su ternura sus gestos tan bonitos y el amor que le tenía a su perro me hizo amarlo al final terminé con corazoncitos en los ojos.

“I will.” I placed my lips against her forehead. “And princess, can you do one thing for me?”
“Of course, anything.”
I combed her hair behind her ears and looked straight into those beautiful blue eyes as I spoke her way. “If you ever fall in love again, please let it be with me.”

Jackson ayudó a Grace a superarse a evolucionar a sanar su corazón y en el proceso el también empezó a sanar, ellos eran dos corazones rotos que juntos empezaron a pegar sus piezas.

Always and Always

La mayoría de las historias que he leído de Brittainy siempre me llegan porque me identifico con algo y en este caso fue Grace porque muchas veces yo he sido como Grace complaciendo a mi familia haciendo lo que se espera de mí aunque Gracias a Dios mi mamá no es como la de ella.

Me salió una reseña muy cursi I know I know, pero no lo pude evitar, además que esta historia evitó que volviera a caer un bache.
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1,105 reviews461 followers
June 27, 2018
I loved this book so much! B. Cherry is so freaking talented and is simply the best at writing broken boys and epic romances!!! I’ll be back with a full review by I’m completely in love with this story!
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535 reviews243 followers
November 25, 2019
Dieses Buch vermittelt so unglaublich wichtige Werte!

Sich selbst zu finden ist nicht leicht.
In der heutigen Zeit können einige die Frage „Wer bin ich eigentlich?“ wahrscheinlich nicht ehrlich beantworten.
Es ist ein schwieriger und nicht immer eindeutiger Prozess, der Zeit braucht.
Aber es lohnt sich zu warten, geduldig und vor allem nicht immer zu streng mit sich zu sein!

Die Geschichte war herzzerreißend und wunderschön zugleich.
So kann es nur eine Brittainy C. Cherry! ❤️

(Und ich habe einen ganzen See voll geweint)
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1,137 reviews1,662 followers
July 3, 2018
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Full review posted at Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

Gracelyn Harris feels hopeless and broken after numerous miscarriages which caused her fifteen years of marriage with her husband Finley to fall apart. Coping with the pain of losing her babies and her husband is too much. She returns to her hometown in Chester for the summer in Judy’s (her younger sister) and the pain doubles when she found out Finley cheated on her.

It’s easy to sympathize with Grace and I truly feel sorry she’s experiencing this. She becomes lonelier and lost. Being one of the pastor’s daughter, townspeople expected her to be a perfect role model. When gossip spreads about her and Finley, people can be judgmental based on what they heard. Then, she meets the town’s bad boy Jackson Emery.

“It’s easy to judge others from afar. It’s easy to look outside your world and make blanket statements and judgents on who those people are. Because when you see others’ flaws, you somewhat justify that your flaws are better than theirs. But when you zoom in, when you truly look at the person beside you, you’ll see many of the same things. Hope. Love. Fear. Anger. Once you zoom in, you realize we are all similar in so many ways. We all bleed red and even monster’s hearts can break. Just gotta remember to always zoom in.”

Jackson and his alcoholic father were treated like outcasts. Ever since his father caused a scene inside the church, people became harsh on them and no one ever cares about their well-being. Grace sees beyond the monster they labelled on him. He’s a lonely guy but genuine and loyal by default. It’s impossible not to love Jackson. The way he cares for his father and his dog Tucker. You will just fall in love because of his unconditional love for the people he cares. Despite of his rudeness, Grace was nothing but patient on him. That’s one of the qualities I love about her aside from her resilience, kindness, sincerity and transparency.

These characters are flawed but they all have an astonishing character developments. Even the side characters who got in my nerves like Grace’s mother, Loretta Harris and Jackson’s father, Mike Emery. Loretta will get more on your nerves than Mike. She’s so manipulative and she gives more importance on their family’s reputation than her daughter’s feelings. Her audacity on convincing Grace to fix her marriage with her cheating husband was unnerving. OMG. *Rolling my eyes* I have minimum tolerance on people who weren’t practicing what they preach. However, hearing their own story toned down my anger. Somehow, they redeemed themselves became a better parent to their respective children.

Disgrace is about forgiveness, grief, self-discovery, healing and love. It’s truly one of the best emotional books I’ve ever read. It’s challenging to write a review because it messed up my emotions. I SOBBED. Jackson and Grace’s story is raw, beautiful and emotionally heartfelt. I LOVE IT! It wrecked and mended my heart at the same time, it’s freaking worth it.
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1,297 reviews1,953 followers
June 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Grace Harris had an enviable life. But behind the perfect facade, she was slowly crumbling as she entered a new phase in her life. Tired of being safe and predictable, she decided to live her life with the help of the town outcast.

Jackson Emery had trouble written all over his name. His testy personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and he certainly lived up to his reputation. When he met another troubled soul, they found solace in each other but also risked complications neither of them needed.

My father was my worst nightmare, and I hated that when I stared into his eyes, I saw my own reflection staring back at me.

Jackson was a misunderstood character, which is something I've always enjoyed. He was angry and moody, and rightly so considering his situation. I like how he started to open up to possibilities in a non forced way.

"There has never been a moment when I’ve been able to just fully be Grace. Now I’m in a place where I have that opportunity, but I have no idea how to go about finding myself.”

Grace's life was a stifling existence. Everyday she succumbed to the pressure of expectations with a perfect poise and a smile on her face even though it was killing her inside. I admire her grace, but a lot of time I wish she respected herself sooner. I was rooting for her when she finally put herself first.

“It’s hard for you, isn’t it ?” she asked me. “Believing that people are good.”

I enjoyed the story overall, even though I expected a lot more emotions from it. I like the dynamic between the characters and how the town played a huge role in the direction if their relationship. However, I somehow just couldn't sympathize with her. And the ending was a long elaborate glittering bow that tied it all up too nicely. I understand the message it carried, but it just felt too much.

Disgrace is a story of two broken people finding solace in each other with acceptance and forgiveness. It would appeal to readers who enjoy following characters' journey in their life changing moments.

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Author 85 books9,882 followers
August 1, 2018
“Someday, somewhere—anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”

WOW. Ugh. I swear, every time I think Brittainy C. Cherry can't get any better at writing, can't get any better at making me feel EVERY SINGLE EMOTION, can't get any better at bringing characters to life... she just goes and does it. She's like Cardi B man, she loves proving people wrong, and dang it, I love it when she proves me wrong.

This book was EV.ER.Y.THING.

“It’s okay to love someone even though they wronged you. You can’t pretend your feelings don’t exist because you’re afraid of what those feelings might mean. Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world is to love someone who broke your heart.”

I was sucked in from the very first page, the way the author used luggage to set up the scene was BRILLIANT. I fell in love with Grace, with her battered heart and kind character. To me, she embodies so many women -- women who feel like they aren't enough, women who struggle with knowing themselves outside of the men they've been with, women who do as they are told at the price of their happiness. She was so relatable in many ways, and also so easy to empathize with. I absolutely loved her.

“You’re allowed to choose yourself first.”

And then, there's Jackson. FIRE. Omg!

Jackson Emery wore his trouble on his sleeve like it was his full-time job.

He's my new favorite B Cherry man, and that's saying a LOT if you know how obsessed I am with Tristan from The Air He Breathes. I think Jackson kind of reminded me of Tristan in a way, because he was so broody and cold, but he had REASON to be. And the more we found out about Jackson's past, the more we saw him on the pages, the more I fell for him. He is EVERYTHING I love in a Hero -- broody, mysterious, grumpy yet kind, protective, and more than anything, he was a looking glass. He was the key for Grace to discover herself, and he helped her walk on her own and not only that but he told her she was BEAUTIFUL when she did walk on her own. He loved her for her, and she loved him for him -- scars and all.

"I don’t believe in you or your god, but I believe in her. No one has ever stood by my side in all my life except for her, so the least I can do is stand beside her in the same fashion. This family means more than words to her, so that’s why I’m here. For her and her alone.”


There were so many powerful moments in this book, and I once again found myself laughing on one page and crying the next. I've decided that's Brittainy C. Cherry's favorite thing to do -- make us feel all the feels.

And I do mean ALL of them.

“If you ever fall in love again, please let it be with me.”

If you love angsty, emotional romances, this one is for you. If you love small town romances, this one is for you. If you love Heros with dogs and heroines discovering themselves, this one is for you. Honestly, if you have a pulse and like to read, this one is for YOU.

I will literally read anything B Cherry writes, including her grocery lists, if she'll let me. I am so happy I discovered this author a couple of years ago and have had the chance to go on so many emotional, amazing journeys with her and her characters. 5 CAN'T GET ENOUGH STARS!
July 11, 2018
4.5 ★'s

“Always and always.”

How can you not love a Brittainy C. Cherry book? She spins a tale that is so in depth and full of emotion that it grips you hard and doesn't let go and this one is no exception.

Grace has always been the good preacher's daughter...always doing what she's told and most importantly what's expected. So, when her husband leaves her after cheating on her multiple times, she doesn't know what to do with herself. Enter the town's bad boy, Jackson Emery.

In fact, he saves her when she barrels back into town and he's not happy about it...or her and he lets her know it. Grace sees something in him and she just can't stay away. It helps that her car is in his auto shop so she has a good excuse.

It also helps that they share a love of books and as they get to know each other, they find out even more.


But...but, this story has the most "awfulest" church going town people e-v-e-r! It was just too over the top and that's why this book didn't get a five star from me.

I love Grace's sister, Judy, she is so amazing and unexpected, as well as, her other best friend, Josie. Their common heartache was a bit much to take...I just can't imagine.

There are some hints of another connection between Jackson and Grace's families that spurred me on to get to the juicy details. I only felt saddened by what happened and what didn't.

The one thing about a Brittainy C. Cherry book is that it will make you feel. Your heart can't help but go out for both Jackson and Grace and several of the other characters especially Tucker. :(

I had wished it was more angsty (as always) but overall, I was happy with the story and loved how it ended. I especially loved what Jackson's Dad did for Grace!

“Are you always like this?”
“Like what?”
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Author 52 books119 followers
June 10, 2022
*Bir çeviri daha bitti.*

Kitabı çok severek okudum, belki tam ihtiyacım olan dönemde geldi, belki de gerçekten güzel olduğu için sevdim, bilmiyorum ama bana gerçekten çok iyi geldi.

Kitap 2 karakter gözünden anlatılıyor. Kadın karakterimiz Grace ve erkek karakterimiz Jackson.

Grace 30 yaşında, kocasıyla ayrılma arifesinde, evliliğinde zorluklar yaşamış ve aldatılmış bir kadın. Babası bir kilise papazı ve onlardan da daima hanım hanımcık olmaları beklenmiş. Kasabanın prensesi. Kocasıyla ayrılma durumları olunca büyüdüğü küçük kasabasına geri dönüyor, aile evine. Ayrıldığı kocası da o kasabaya dönmüş bu arada. (İt oğlu it :D )

Jackson 24 yaşında. Kasabadaki tamirhane babasıyla ikisinin, babasıyla ilgileniyor. Zamanında ailesinin başından bazı olaylar geçmiş. Kasabaya sonradan taşınan bu aile kasaba halkı tarafından dışlanıyor, Jackson daha ufak bir çocukken zorbalığa uğruyor vs. Ancak büyüdüğünde de kasaba onu resmen kasabanın yüz karası, kötü insanı, serserisi diye yaftalamış.

İkilinin yolları bir şekilde kesişiyor ve sonra çeşitli olaylar oluyor.

Grace karakterine başta sinir olabilirsiniz ama izin verin, müsaade edin size kendisini anlatsın. Gelişimi gözlerinizi yaşartacak.
Jackson... üzümlü kekim... gerçekten çok sevdiğim erkek karakterlerden biri oldu. Başta inanılmaz kaba ama çok da güzel bir adam. Yüreğinden öperim.

Bu kitap önyargılarınız yüzünden sizi utandırıyor. Karakterleri bazı şekillerde yargılıyorsunuz ve bazı varsayımlar yapıyorsunuz ama suratınıza şak diye yapıştırıyor. Sizi utandırıyor.

Bu kendini geliştirenlerin hikayesi. Mutsuz olsa bile pes etmeyenlerin hikayesi. Ayağa kalkanlarla, dik duranlarla, kendini yansıtmakta sorun yaşayanlarla ilgili.

Ben sevdim.
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2,895 reviews634 followers
July 1, 2020
Well what do I expect from Miss Cherry? Of course another perfect story. Disgrace is an emotional roller coaster. Especially with Jackson. God my heart really breaks for him. He is being misunderstood for so long that he lost. Grace is also lost having found her husband of 15 years cheating on her with her best friend.

The twist and plot all taken me by surprise. When I think they can finally their HEA, a curve ball coming their way. Jackson and Grace relationship starting from enemy to friend then lover. Both of them have so many emotional baggage. I am so happy finally they have their HEA.

5 stars
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