Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

by Kendra C. Highley

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Disclaimer: This book contains enough sexual tension to melt snow, the hottest near-kiss in the history of near-kisses, and a sexy snowboarder determined to win the heart of the girl he loves.

Zoey Miller lives for her holidays in Aspen. Her time up on the mountain with the Madison brothers, Parker and Luke, is everything. But for the first time, it's not enough. This time, she's determined to win one of the brothers' hearts.

But the brother she has in mind is a renowned player, with hordes of snow-bunnies following him around Snowmass resort. And the other...well, he's her best friend and knows she deserves better. Namely him. And he's going to win her heart.

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ISBN-13: 9781682812532
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2016
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 804,762
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Defying Gravity


By Kendra C. Highley, Heather Howland

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2016 Kendra C. Highley
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-716-5


CHAPTER 1

Parker

"Where is she?"

Parker paced back and forth, his boots leaving tracks in the snow. He probably looked like a caged cougar, but he couldn't help it. "Doesn't Miller know there are trails to be shredded? In this lifetime?"

His brother, Luke, chuckled. "Zoey always makes us wait, bro. How about we make her wait this time?"

"No." Parker stopped to scan the entrance again. Still no sign. He knew she was in Aspen. Her plane had landed ninety minutes ago.

Great, now he was a caged cougar and a stalker.

Luke's sigh held an "aren't these kids cute?" note. "Oh, I forgot — Peanut Butter can't go without Jelly."

Parker shot him a look. "Can't you think of a more original nickname for me and Zoey?"

Luke shrugged. "Shoe fits ... but if you're going to suggest something like Bert and Ernie or Leonard and Penny, I'm going to take points off."

"For what?" Parker asked.

"Because life isn't a sitcom, young apprentice. I'd be forced to charge you with a ten second penalty on our first run with Zoey." Luke shook his head, amused. "Not that I need the head start."

Parker's shoulders bunched up around his ears. Young apprentice? Seriously? "Are you really that eager to have your ass handed to you up on East Wall? Because if that's your deal, I don't need to wait for an audience."

"Ass handed to me? On a double black?" Luke laughed, and the crowd of girls lingering nearby giggled. He made a show of winking at them. "Since when? Last I checked, jibs were your thing, kid, not flying down a hill."

Parker went back to pacing, not bothering to answer. Luke had taught him how to board, but Parker had become the better shredder, both in speed and style. The student surpassing the master, or some Yoda shit like that. Not that his brother saw it. After winning tons of amateur downhill races, Luke still thought he was king of Snowmass. His horde of groupies thought the same thing, which made it hard for Luke to believe there might be someone a little better living in his own house.

"Seriously, we could hit a blue and be back before she shows." Luke nudged him off track. "Outrun me, and I'll let you borrow the Jeep whenever you want it."

Tempting offer — Luke's two-year-old Jeep was a much sweeter ride than Parker's ten-year-old Land Rover, a hand-me-down from their parents until he graduated — but not worth abandoning his post. "No deal."

"Aw, come on."

Parker shook his head firmly. "Nope. Go if you want, but I'm waiting."

"Fine, have it your way." Luke tromped off toward the lifts, the group of girls trailing in his wake, hurrying to keep up.

Parker sighed. He loved that jackass — most of the time — but everything was a competition between them. It had only gotten worse since Luke left for college last fall. Part of him wished his brother had stayed back in Arizona for the holidays.

He kicked at a pile of snow. For Parker, Zoey's arrival on the mountain went down as one of the top five things he loved. The other four had a lot to do with her, too: her smile, the way she egged him on, how they always thought the same thing at the same time, and the way she fit into his life like she was there all the time. So he'd wait, and be happy about it. Like Christmas morning, some things were better because of the anticipation.

Parker checked his phone. No texts. No anything. So he went right on pacing.

He'd been this way for years, watching the door for any sign when he was younger, and later, prowling around Snowmass resort, hoping she'd hurry up. Sure, he had his own friends in Aspen, both at school and at Snowmass, but Zoey was the only person who'd known him before he could walk. Their parents had become best friends in college in Texas and even though his parents had moved to Colorado, the Millers kept in touch, going so far as buying the house next door as a vacation home. As far back as he could remember, Christmas and the month of July meant Zoey. She made the holidays what they were, every single year.

Would this be the year he told her how he felt? He'd vowed to do it over the summer, but never managed to get her alone. Luke had lurked around like his purpose in life was to chaperon the "kids." His brother couldn't resist being center of attention, and what better way than showing up his "little" brother for Zoey's amusement?

Parker grumbled to himself. This year he'd find a way to ditch Luke long enough to tell her. Zoey going from best friend to crush two years ago had been a strange and wonderful thing ... and falling in love with her last Christmas break had been even more overwhelming. He knew it was a risk to their friendship. A big one.

Some things were worth the risk.

The crowd at the entrance started doing strange things. For one, it parted like the sea before Moses. For another, guys stopped dead in their tracks ... and those who didn't stop ran into walls or tripped over their own feet. The women and girls around these guys started rolling their eyes, some good-natured, some not so much.

Parker's heart hammered like a drunk carpenter had taken over his pulse.

Zoey was on the mountain.

She breezed through the crowd in a lime-green ski suit, her snowboard resting against her shoulder. Blond hair streamed out behind her under the hot pink knit cap she'd been wearing since they were kids, and her cheeks were flushed with the cold. Her smile could stop traffic ... no, really, it had stopped traffic. The sudden loss of coordination among the men near the entrance was proof.

He could only imagine what her real smile — the one she only gave him — could do.

Wait. No. He didn't want her smiling at any other guys that way.

She searched the crowd, oblivious as always to the way people stared, and Parker waved. Laughing, she barreled straight at him, tossing her snowboard to the side, before knocking him into a snow drift. They landed in a clatter of boots, boards, and limbs, with her on top.

Her grin lit up the world. "Parker Madison! How the hell are you?"

His entire body went supernova hot. He could feel every inch of her, despite the layers of ski clothes separating them. Jesus. He choked back a groan and tried to think of anything other than how perfectly they fit together. If she felt how his body responded to her ...

No, not happening.

He sighed heavily and brushed melting snow from her cheek. "How am I? Well, Miller, I'm bored." Lie. So much lying. Whole mountains of lie.

"Bored?" She blinked at him. "I'm not that late."

He pretended to scowl at her, enjoying the close-up look at her baby-blues. Huh, was she wearing mascara? Since when did she wear makeup on the mountain? Not that he was complaining — she looked amazing. "Zoey, two ages of the universe passed by while I've been waiting for you. Maybe even three."

"Is that so?" She smiled again and tugged on his cap. "I missed you."

There's the smile he'd been waiting for. His mouth went dry and he had to swallow a few times before he could speak. Maybe he should just kiss her instead. "Yeah?"

"Yeah." She clambered to her feet, then gave him a hand up. "Speaking of missing people, where's Luke?"

Of course she'd ask about his brother. Damn it. "He left without us."

"Figures." Lucky for his brother, she didn't sound the least bit annoyed. "I think we should leave him behind. Want to take me down a blue so I can get my legs back in shape?"

"I guess so," he said with a dramatic droop to his shoulders, waving toward the lifts. "I was planning to show off for you some, but we'll take it easy today."

"Showing off. Some things never change, do they, Madison?" She bumped him with her hip, and a rush of heat ran down his side. "Fine. You can show off on a blue just as easily. How about Creekside?"

They walked to the lifts in silence, bumping shoulders every few steps. With most girls, this would be awkward, but Zoey knew what he was thinking before he did, most of the time, so their silences were full and complete. She paused to tuck some hair behind her ear, and he blinked, realizing what was different. She had actually done her hair, and she was wearing makeup. This wasn't how Zoey usually rolled. He thought she looked great in pajama bottoms, a sweatshirt, and her hair up and messy, but she'd gone all out today, and it got his attention.

She glanced at him. "Okay, Mr. McStaring Pants, what's with the look over? You're giving me a complex."

She was smiling, but Parker's cheeks flushed at her catching him. He laughed it off. "I just noticed you look different than normal, is all. Where's the ponytail? You never wear your hair down. Did you agree to pose in one of those cheesy resort brochures or something?"

She shrugged, although it looked like her cheeks grew a little pinker, too. "I thought I'd make an effort for once, is all."

For him ... maybe?

"Besides, I couldn't go to the airport looking like a mess."

Or not. Parker frowned. "Why? Were you scared the TSA wouldn't approve?"

Zoey looked away. "Something like that."

Something in her tone told him she wasn't being honest, but he knew enough to let it go. Sometimes Zoey needed space to breathe, and he liked being the guy she could count on to make that happen. "That's cool. No big deal."

They made it to the lifts, and the line for the quad wasn't short, but when was it? He didn't mind the wait, not with Zoey by his side. Guys were staring at him in envy, and he straightened his shoulders. "How was the trip here?"

"Fine. The cold was a shock — it's sixty-five in Dallas today."

"That's spring weather. I'd be outside in shorts." He shook his head. "How do you even stand it out here, southern girl?"

She gestured at the mountain rising about them. "I accept it as a part of this. Without the cold, I wouldn't have snow to shred." She nudged him in the shoulder. "Or winter break with you. I live for this, you know."

She was going to kill him. He swallowed. "Yep. It's definitely worth it."

"Uh huh. All you heard in that sentence was 'Or winter break with you,' wasn't it?" She threaded her arm through his and leaned her head on his shoulder.

Yep, he was going to fall over dead. He tucked her head under his jaw. "That is the most important part."

She laughed a little. "I do like the snow a lot, though ... it's a tossup."

"Arrow, straight to the heart." He spun her out and twirled her around. "Guess my ego needed that."

"You know I love you." She gave him a quick hug, probably not realizing how bad that stung, because it wasn't the "I love you" he wanted to hear.

"Love you, too," he murmured into her hair before reluctantly letting her go.

The line shortened, and they took their places next to an older couple. The quad chair swung up, catching them behind the knees. Zoey plopped into her seat off-balance with an, "Oof!" then laughed. "People at school would never believe I'm a total spaz in real life."

In real life — because she didn't see her time at home as genuine. It made him sad. "You aren't a spaz."

"No?" Her expression turned a little wistful. "In some ways I wish I could be, though. At least every once in a while."

He wound an arm around her. "People would love the real you just as much, you know. Maybe more."

She rested her head on his shoulder. "Maybe. Back there I'm Class President Barbie, the girl with all her shit together and no doubts about who she is, or what she wants. You're the only person I can trust with me."

It made him a selfish bastard, but he loved that she felt that way — that she could be herself with him, and only him. Doubts and all. "Would it make you feel better if I tripped over some stuff, too?" He gave her a little smirk. "I could even fall when we get off the chair at the top, even things out a bit."

She smacked his chest. "You know what I mean. You don't care what I look like or what I do. That makes you a rare beast, Madison."

"Mmm. 'Rare beast.' I like that. Maybe I'll get that tattooed on my —"

"Yeah ... no. Do not even go there." She straightened and took a deep breath. "Just look at that view. This is what I've been waiting five months to see."

He took a deep breath, too, enjoying the bite and tang of pine in the air. The ski runs spread out below them, dots of color moving down the hill as people skied or boarded. The dark green tree boughs covering the mountains were speckled with white, glistening in the weak winter sun. Zoey was staring at everything, craning her head back and forth like she had to see it all, right this minute.

"The mountain will still be here tomorrow," he said.

"But it won't be the first look." She flashed him her quicksilver smile, then pointed down. "Is that Luke?"

Parker followed the angle of her finger. A guy in a red ski jacket was making one hell of a run down the hill, zigzagging through slower skiers and boarders, his cuts clean and precise. "Definitely Luke."

"Think he'll wait for us at the bottom?" she asked.

And miss a chance to show off for the kids? Never. "Yeah, he'll wait once he notices I'm gone. He knows I wouldn't leave unless you were with me."

"He still calling us PB&J?"

"Always."

"That doesn't bother me, you know, being part of our sandwich." She leaned against him. "I don't know how I got so lucky. My besties are the best."

The plural made him think to ask, because it made her happy when he remembered details about her life in Dallas. "And how is Paige?"

"She has a boyfriend! He's this adorkable math geek who would walk on fiery coals for her, all while solving a calculus problem in his head. As she deserves." Zoey looked up at Parker. "You deserve that, too."

He raised an eyebrow. "An adorkable math geek?"

She laughed. "No — someone who would walk on coals for you."

This was it. She'd totally given him the opening. Now all he had to do was say, "How about you? And while we're at it, have any hot coals you need me to walk over? I might have to skip the math, but I could recite a poem instead," and she'd stare at him in confusion, then delight as she realized ...

"Kids, our stop is coming up," the older man said. "Just thought I'd let you two lovebirds know, in case you missed it."

He said it kindly, but Zoey turned bright red. "Oh ... no. We're friends, that's all."

With that, she hopped off the lift, leaving Parker to follow her. The old man gave him a sympathetic pat. "Sorry, kid. Maybe she'll come around."

Funny how obvious his feelings were to anyone but her. "Let's hope."

CHAPTER 2

Zoey

Zoey's cheeks steamed in the cold, more from embarrassment than the chill. Lovebirds? What was that guy thinking, calling them lovebirds? Sure, Parker was cute and sweet and pretty much everything she'd want in a guy, but he was her best friend.

Lovebirds. Pshaw.

Why wouldn't her cheeks cool down? Parker had her back, utterly, completely, no doubt. He was the constant in her life. Her fixed point, her conspirator, her North Star. She couldn't imagine being as open, as brutally honest, as she'd been with him with anyone else. You don't risk a friendship like that, not ever.

Luke, though ... She'd like to get closer to him — assuming she managed to catch his attention long enough for him to see how she felt about him. She'd probably have to take a freaking number, what with all the snow bunnies following him around Snowmass.

Zoey sighed, heart aching a little. While she was always glad to see Parker, she needed this trip to figure out if Luke could maybe feel something for a girl he'd watched grow up. She wasn't a kid anymore, not a tagalong or too young to do all the things he wanted to do. She was his equal — strong-willed and able to take on anything he could dish out.


(Continues...)

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Defying Gravity 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Best friends to more is one of my favorites. Parker and Zoey have been best friends since basically birth but Zoey comes to winter break with her eyes on Luke, Parker's older brother, right at the time when Parker thinks he's ready to confess his feelings for her. I'm not usually a fan of lover triangles and competition for a lady's affection never works out how anyone wants it to but the angst in this book was just enough to keep me from wanting to put the book down. A big part me hated Luke in this book. He knew how his brother felt about Zoey but still planned to pursue her because she seemed interested in him. Bro-code, dude. Seriously. But I'm still looking forward to reading his story to see if he can redeem himself. Throughout the story I couldn't really get why Zoey was interested in Luke and towards the end, she seemed to reach the same conclusion as me but I won't spoil it for anyone else. Parker was my favorite character in this story: laid-back, talented, funny, determined. I need to go back and read Paige and Ben's story and I can't wait to see what happens in Luke's book.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars I loved the premise of this and BFF to more is one of my favorites. Right from the beginning I was annoyed with Zoey. She's so wishy washy and that continues through the entire book. The push and pull and constant miscommunication between Parker and Zoey was just exasperating. I did love both sets of parents and there are some really sweet moments. I liked the setting and the use of snowboarding, but I hated the bet and I loathed Luke. And sadly, those were both huge plot points. Overall, the promise of Parker and Zoey actually having the correct conversation was what kept me reading. I'm not sure I would read more in this series. **Huge thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Wicked_Reads More than 1 year ago
This is book #2 in the Finding Perfect series, but you don't have to read book #1, this may be read as a stand-alone book. Zoey Miller loves spending her holidays in Aspen with the Madison Brothers, Parker and Luke. Her time up on the mountain with Parker and Luke are the moments she lives for. In Aspen she can be the real Zoey and not the "Class President Barbie" that everyone back in Texas seems to think she is. Parker and Zoey have been best friends for years, but Parker, who's in love with Zoey, is hoping to be more than just friends. Unfortunately, Zoey's got her mind set on winning the heart of Luke Madison, Parker's older brother, who also happens to be a renowned player. Anybody else feel like taking a trip to Aspen, Colorado after reading this? I think I might need to try my hand at snowboarding again! I've never been to Aspen, but I am totally ready for a visit this winter after reading this book. I was totally into all the shredding and the fact that the Madison brothers were such amazing snowboarders. I don't snowboard, which means I didn't know any of the boarding terminology, but Highley did an excellent job painting the picture for me. Although, after spending the past few days sweltering in my non-air-conditioned apartment in NYC, I was totally ready to fall in love with this snow story, but I think I mostly just fell in love with Parker. I liked the book, it was a nice quick read, but I guess after reading book one, I was expecting Zoey to be a little less of a burst into tears kind of gal. Nevertheless, other than all the crying I still really liked Zoey's character. I found her to be very down-to-earth and relatable for a girl that has a vacation home in Aspen. Furthermore, I adored Parker, but who wouldn't? Total babe. Luke, the player, on the other hand, not so much, but he seemed to have some nice redeeming qualities. In fact, I would be intrigued to read about the kind of girl that could win his heart. Honestly, after reading Finding Perfect I was quite charmed by Ben and Paige's story and I was looking forward to reading about Paige's best friend, Zoey. However, I just didn’t enjoy reading about Zoey the same way I did reading about Paige. In fact, after reading the blurb for book two I thought this one would be a winner for me, but it just didn’t appeal to me the same way the first book did. However, Highley does a phenomenal job at creating some swoon worthy male characters and I look forward to seeing what she is up to next! On that note, I would give Defying Gravity a 3.5 star rating if I could. For fans of Kasie West and Susane Colasanti, this is great YA book to add to your TBR pile! Reviewed by Jordan at Wicked Reads! Jordan received a free copy of this book to read & review. For more reviews, check out the full post at http://wickedreadsyaedition.blogspot.com/2016/07/defying-gravity-by-kendra-c-highley.html.
BookPlusHeart More than 1 year ago
Full Review and More at http://www.bookplusheart.co/contemporary-ya/defying-gravity-by-kendra-c-highley There is no Wicked Witch of the west and no Good Witch from the North in this story. But... they do sing off key and somehow fly through the air on a board instead of a broom. Parker has been in love with his best friend, Zoey for two years now. They have been friends since they were little. Zoey lives in Texas and Parker lives in Aspen, Colorado. During the year Zoey’s family visit Parker’s family and together they spend holidays and summer vacations with each other. Parker’s love for Zoey has only grown and blossomed. He is determined to tell her this year and do something about it. Only, a large problems comes about, named Luke, Parker’s older brother. Zoey is used to being called Barbie. She has the blonde hair and blue eye thing down. She is fit and smart, but her high school friends and peers don’t know the real Zoey. She honestly rather be in the snow on a board then anywhere. Her best friend in the world is a guy that she only gets to see a few times a year. She knows she can be herself with him, and that is all she wants. Things seem to be changing and she doesn’t want to ruin what she has with Parker, but she can’t help it if she is attracted to Luke. She is going to do what she can to win over the guy she wants. Whomever that may be. This is a great friends-to-more story. Zoey reminds me of a friend I had (and still have) growing up. She was (still is) beautiful, blonde, talented, and everyone loved her. I spoke to her one day and asked told her how jealous I was that all the boys just fall at her feet. She told me, “it may seem nice, but I honestly don’t know most of the time which guys are into me for my looks or into me for Me.” Every senses then I looked at her different. People thought she was a snob and stuck up, but I knew different. I think Zoey was in a similar situation. She was adored and admire for her beauty. Men/Guys would stop in their tracks, and worst part was, she had to keep up a certain persona, because of what people perceived. The only person she didn’t have to do that with was Parker. He saw her for who she truly was; without all the makeup and perfect hair. He truly loved her. A guy that is willing to be with you, when you are sick and don’t feel good, is a keeper. some spoilers... Proceed with caution. I love Parker! This story is nice guys finish FIRST! I think we have so many bad-boy books that we miss the good guy ones. Parker is devoted to Zoey and his family. He would do anything for them. He is a good person, and an incredible snowboarder. He only does it as a hobby, because that isn’t what he wants to do for the rest of his life. Luke was a total snob. I honestly wanted to punch the guy in the face so many times in this book. He may come off oh-so-cool, but do not be fooled. This book was a fun and an easy read. I honestly love Entangled Crush books, they are just fun and leave you with your HEA. I wish they would make a part 2 of Zoey and Parker’s story when they go to college, but honestly I doubt that will happen.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Brilliant teen friends to lovers with angst along the way romance! Having thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Finding Perfect, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to read this sequel. Again, the main characters are eighteen, finishing school soon and deciding where to study next. This time, however, the story is set in Aspen and involved snowboarding, family holidays and many choices to be made…. and the title is highly appropriate but you'll have to read it yourself to find out why! The Miller and Madison parents have been friends since college and have regularly spent holidays together, especially after they had children. Their children have therefore grown up together, even though they lived miles apart. The Millers have a daughter, Zoey, whilst the Madisons have two sons, Luke and Parker. Luke is a charismatic risk taker, always enjoying being the centre of attention, especially when that attention is from attractive females. Parker is younger, a similar age to Zoey, and this holiday he is planning on letting Zoey know that he’d like to be much more than best friends with her. Well, that was his plan till he spotted that Zoey is flirting with Luke and Luke has also noticed that she is no longer a child and flirting back. The young men have always been rivals but never quite like this. When Luke challenges Parker to let them see which of them can win her attention things are going to be fun - until one of them has to admit to losing . . . Get ready for snow bunnies flirting with the young men, a hot incident with a towel, a serious competition, illness and a nasty accident as Zoey learns more about the young men and finally makes up her mind. The author has maintained her brilliant character writing, with each of the main characters growing and developing through the course of the story. It was great to follow them maturing through their experiences in the story. There are some great laugh out loud moments and some that have you gasping in shock, a total emotional roller coaster ride that keeps the reader engaged and turning pages. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking a cute YA romance, a delightful, easy and engaging read with superb characters to escape into. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
trosado More than 1 year ago
4 STARS! Zoey and Parker are best friends, but Parker's feelings for Zoey are more than just friendly. Unfortunately, Zoey is crushing on Parker's older brother who isn't quite ready to settle for one girl. Parker and Luke have always been competitive and now they are competing for Zoey's affection. For Luke, it's all about the competition. For Parker, it's for his heart and the love of his life. Up until the twenty-five percent mark, I struggled to connect to this story. It sounded a bit simplistic and silly at first. Yet, beyond the first twenty-five percent, the story picked up and lured me in with the witty banter, tension and competition. My favorite parts to this story were after Zoey realized that there could be more to her friendship with Parker and their will they/won't time together. Also, I loved the action-packed and detailed snowboarding descriptions. I could visualize with great certainty exactly what was being performed as Parker careened down the mountain on his snowboard. I'm happy that I plugged along and committed to knowing theses characters, because in the end I was satisfied with the romantic elements and the happily-ever-after. I received an ARC from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
sm0120 More than 1 year ago
Defying Gravity is such a delightful little story of long time childhood friends discovering they have much stronger feelings for each other than friendship...although it takes one a little longer to realize it than the other! Zoey returns to Aspen for Christmas break, determined to get Luke, the older playboy of the Madison brothers, to notice her. At the same time, Parker, her longtime best friend, is determined that this year he's going to get Zoey to notice him, and not just as her best friend. Ah, teen angst... I really enjoyed this sweet book- Parker is a complete doll, a swoon-worthy hero in the making, and Zoey is a fun and fiesty gal, who's able to be her true self when she's around Parker.
kateyrossie More than 1 year ago
I received an ebook ARC of Defying Gravity from Entangled TEEN Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I always appreciate a good romance novel, but sometimes they can be a bit too risque for me personally. However, Defying Gravity has all of the right kinds of romance and the perfect amount of steamy moments! This story is a bit stereotypical in the land of young adult romance – girl likes bad brother, and is best friends with good brother, but soon finds out that she loves the good brother, leaving the bad brother to go chase more girls – but who doesn’t love a good romance involving two good-looking brothers?? Highley has done a great job of creating compelling characters. I would have like to see Zoey in her normal Arizona habitat to contrast with her Aspen self, but there was enough description there to get the gist. Parker and Luke are fantastic. As the reader, this story just gives you so many warm and fuzzy feelings. From the cozy setting in Aspen, Colorado to the jaw-dropping and steamy moments between Parker and Zoey, Defying Gravity is a great teen romance! I’d love to continue reading more books in the Finding Perfect series.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome teen friends to more story! Zoey, Parker, and Luke have been friends for as long as they can remember. Parker and Luke are brothers and every year they meet up with Zoey when she comes to Aspen for winter break. Parker has been in love with Zoey for a while but never wanted to risk the friendship. It's now or never though. He's noticed she's flirting with his brother Luke and that just won't do. Zoey is definitely crushing on Luke and plans to let him know this winter. That is until she really starts paying attention to Parker and discovering that maybe he's more to her liking than Luke is. Which brother will win the girl? A very fun read and a book I would definitely recommend.