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4.53  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  17 reviews
After being shunned by her Middle Eastern family, medical assistant Leila Solomon struggles to build a life for herself and her child. Landscape photographer Aiden Stone built a career seeing what others miss, and the second he meets Leila, he is drawn to her unassuming beauty and fragile strength.

Leila cannot defy the gravitational forces pulling her toward Aiden and to t
Published June 2020 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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Peggy Jaeger
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Mona Sedrak’s new novel, GRAVITY, is filled with so much emotion and drama, you’d better set some serious time aside to read it, because you won’t want to put it down once you start.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author and I have to admit, after reading Ms. Sedrak’s first novel, SIX MONTHS, I was expecting a heart-wrenching, rollercoaster of a read-- and I wasn’t disappointed!

Dealing with old world family values and modern day situations such an unwed pregnancy in a very c
InD'tale Magazine
“Gravity” is a compelling story filled with longing, hope, love, tradition, and triumph! The story revolves around a young woman who must overcome her insecurities and past abuses.

Read full review in the 2020 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Loretta Rogers
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loretta C. Rogers, 2-28-2020- review of Gravity by Mona Sedrak.
“Gravity” written by Mona Sedrak is a beautiful and poignant story of two people with broken emotions. Leila Solomon, a medical assistant, was raised in a Middle Eastern family with a strict moral code. When she finds herself pregnant and unwed she is shunned by her family. As a result she leaves her home state and moves to Florida. Although Leila loves her daughter more than anything else in the world, she struggles with inner lonel
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
I enjoyed this book and Leila and Aiden’s story of gravity and the amount of force it can have on a relationship. Most couples have a more traditional origin story and are able to build a base together before they deal with adversity together. Leila and Aiden have an instant attraction that neither can deny, but they start out dealing with adversity and have to fight to get to a stable place to be able to stay together and not take anything for granted.
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Heidi Lynn’s BookReviews
First, I want to thank Mona Sedrak for providing me with this copy of this book so I may bring you this review.

Gravity by Mona Sedrak focused her book on families of different ethnic backgrounds and different life situations. Each story brought out a different emotion with in you.

I myself had a huge soft spot for AJ who is a kid with Down Syndrome. Mona did an amazing job with his dialect with this character so it was believable that he had Down’s. He was the sweetest little boy that loved fish
Alison Henderson
The author’s deft and sensitive handling of deeply emotional topics is what sets this novel apart. Leila Solomon is an American girl raised in a very traditional, patriarchal Middle Eastern household. After becoming pregnant out of wedlock, she is forced to flee from her family and home. While raising her daughter alone, she searches for a new self-definition that can accommodate both identities—Eastern and Western, traditional and modern—knowing all the while she can never be free to live her l ...more
KL Cassanello
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can't move forward until I look back and find closure...

Leila is a single mom to Mia, a beautiful little girl; they live with her best friend Deena. She was abandoned by her family when she shamed them by becoming pregnant. Aiden is a single dad to AJ, an adorable little boy with Down Syndrome. Aiden bailed on his druggie girlfriend when she got pregnant; then she dumped baby AJ on him and disappeared. They live with his best friend, Tyra. When Leila and Aiden meet, they are immediately attrac
Kat Henry
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gravity: a force pulling together people and hearts.
In Gravity, a 2020 contemporary women’s fiction, released by the Wild Rose Press, and written by Mona Sedrak, two complex characters, injured emotionally and deserving of love and attention for themselves, are drawn together immediately—almost by force of gravity. But will that often irresistible pull might just tear them apart.
Mona Sedrak has rewritten the book for creating complex, layered characters then complicating the situations with e
Wendi Dass
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When two single parents, Leila Solomon and Aiden Stone, meet on a sandy beach in Florida, they are instantly drawn to each other. But from the beginning, their troubled pasts threaten their relationship. Leila, an outcast from her strict Middle Eastern family, must confront her parents, and Aiden, whose son suffers from Down-Syndrome, is sent reeling when his son’s mother shows up in his life again. Will the gravity between Leila and Aiden be enough to hold them together?

Sedrak’s contemporary ro
Susan Riley
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let Yourself Be Drawn Into Leila and Aiden's Gravitational Pull

From the first page, I found myself captivated by Leila and Aiden's story and rooting for them to work through the painful parts of their pasts on their way to each other. Time and life experience often give you a different perspective on your memories and the author skillfully reveals how actions and reactions of her characters have lasting impacts. And while Leila and Aiden explore the excitement of new love, they must also come to
ines M
Aug 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Leila Solomon is a single mother to Mia, a three year old girl. She is estranged from her Middle Eastern family. She lives in Florida with her friend Deena and works with a doctor at his practice.
Aiden is a photographer, father of AJ, a six year old boy with down syndrome. They meet at the doctors office, and instantly become attracted.
Suddenly, both exes make appearances and everything gets complicated. Will they be able to move forward?
This is a book with a very interesting approach to the Mid
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read by Mona Sedrak but definitely not the last as it was so well written about difficult situations and how to eventually overcome them to get that happy ending. Leila and Aiden story takes you on a journey of life and what you have to do to be together even though you have to go through so much it is worth it in the end. I loved there chemistry and connection between them and I had to keep turning the page's to see what would happen next. I definitely recomme ...more
Lisa Frazee Clark
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book, beach read with intense characters. Extricate storyline as you deal with kids, family traditions of the past and acceptance of the new that ultimately lead to forgiveness in oneself so you can move forward to love freely again. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Lenda Burns
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is so complex with lots of twists and turns.
The characters are complicated but so well - written that you are there with them.
The plot is not one that is easy or quick to read but is so well worth it.
Being of Middle Eastern descent made this an eye-opener for me.
Jamie Jack
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: p-2020, contemporary
Excellent Writing, But...

The author of this book certainly has a way with words. She is able to paint such an evocative picture, showing with a deft touch what the characters are thinking and feeling and how it affects them on a deeply emotional level. She does it so well that it almost felt like too much at times! Like we are seeing deeply into the soul of the characters. But, she had the sense to interweave these kinds of deeply reflective moments with scenes that were more character interacti
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Mona Sedrak lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and works as a university administrator and professor. Although she has co-published two academic books, she is now writing mainstream fiction and women's fiction. She is an avid reader and is probably Audible's best customer.

Writing and reading fiction is her escape from reality.

Mona lives with her husband of 32 years, a geriatric maltipoo, and an Amazon Par

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