How We Deal With Gravity

How We Deal With Gravity

by Ginger Scott

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How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott

When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot's life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy-always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn't even on her list, and she'd come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery's heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back-it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll-that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home-the Abbots.

Avery loved Mason silently for years-until he broke her heart...completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692238547
Publisher: Ginger Scott
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 574,003
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her latest new-adult romance, "How We Deal With Gravity," centers on a young, single mother of a child with autism and her chance at love with a familiar face from her past.

Scott is also the author of "Waiting on the Sidelines," a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player's name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want -- even if you aren't ready. You can read it, and the sequel, "Going Long," now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other e-book outlets.

She is also the author of the intense romance "Blindness," and the soon-to-be-released new-adult romance "This Is Falling."

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

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How We Deal With Gravity 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
The_reading_wolf More than 1 year ago
The synopsis Avery Abbots's life is falling apart. her son has been diagnosed with autism, her husband has just left her, and her own dreams have fallen apart.Enter her former crush Mason Street. Mason has returned home after his record label dropped him for being the bad rock n roll party boy. With no where to go Mason stay with Avery and her son. Could this second chance save them both? The review I really just fell head over heels for this book. It's so hard not to love the characters in this book. Mason makes you love him for the bad boy he is/was. His character is beautifully written. Although he is supposed to be this bad boy, troubled rock star, he has a heart of gold. And Avery is so sweet, and strong. Their development and relationship build was perfect. Max makes you love him from word one. Such a sweet charming boy, that you can't help but love. The story is so unique and tender. The struggle of being a single parent was brilliantly captured. It was brilliant for a small town romance that wasn't done over the top. Also I love this beautiful cover! 4 stars from me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing a review for this amazing book is tough because there are so many facets - small details and simple nuances - that add up to a beautiful love story. The love of an incredibly strong mother and the strength of a man to recognize and accept the power of love in truly making dreams come true.
BookPlusHeart More than 1 year ago
If you haven’t read this book,YOU MUST! This book gives the readers highs and lows. It has such strong themes of personal strength, sacrifice, over coming ones fears, and autism awareness. I am so grateful I finally read this book. It is something that was entertaining, heart pounding, inspiring and total swoon worthy. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. For Full Review please check out http://bookplusheart.weebly.com/contemporary-na/how-we-deal-with-gravity-by-ginger-scott
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot begin to say how much I loved this book! You will NOT be disappointed reading it!
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2_Irish_Girls More than 1 year ago
Avery is introduced to us as a young woman at the end of her rope and refusing to let go. She has a strong, albeit small support system. Mason has hit rock bottom after a quick rise to the top. He has no real family to claim except for Ray Abbot. He returns home with his hat in hand and is taken in by Ray and given a job at Ray's bar. His return is full of mixed feelings. The book centers on Avery and Mason. They have separate struggles that they have to overcome. Learning to trust is the first step for both of them. Max anchors them in the most wonderful and surprising ways. Though, kids like Max usually do.  “And I've never wanted to be someone's someone. But damn do I want to be her everything.” The plot was obviously different having a young mother of an autistic child. I thought that Mason and how he fit into their lives was unique and believable too. He didn't come from something solid and Ray Abbott recognized that when Mason was young. So Ray became Mason's rock. It was only natural that Ray would be where Mason turned when things went south. “That girl – she’ll always see the best in you. Even when she doesn’t want to.” I identified with Avery a lot. She put herself last and tended to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. When Mason comes along and relieves some of that pressure, he mended him as much as it mended her. I loved seeing how symbiotic their healing process was. One wasn’t dependent on the other. Avery and Max didn't need rescuing and neither did Mason. They needed to see the world from a fresh set of eyes and they did that for one another. Ginger Scott writes true romance into her stories. By that I mean she finds what her characters need the most and makes a simple gesture to give them that with a beautiful moment. No helicopters and fireworks needed. Just a kiss, a note, sitting together in the moonlight... Ginger can write those simple acts in a way that will make you swoon like a teenager. So without giving away the beauty of the moment, I will say that I always wait for the "Ginger moment" in each of her books. The support characters ranged from a best friend who was more like a sister to the bouncer who treated the Abbots like family. Then there was Mason's bandmates. Some were there to support him and happy with the changes he was making and others were too far gone, unaware that they had hit rock bottom. All were well developed and equally contributed to the story. Ray is a great character. He is full of love for his friends, family and employees. He is warm and a pillar of strength for Avery, Max and even Mason. Max is a cool kid. The first Max/Mason moment steals your heart. The community, the bar and all the characters were quite inviting. It was homey and the bar was the kind of place where I would hang out. The Abbott home seemed welcoming and comfortable. It was the kind of home that always had room at the table for one more. Ray was the heart of the community and it really showed. Like any smaller town, they were more like family than neighbors/friends and that was obvious in the story. I was touched by how real everything in this story felt. From the opening scene my heart was captured by Avery and Max. I just FELT so much. The way the author threaded Mason and Max's relationship together was creative and realistic. I loved that Mason was in awe of Max and his talents. It was like I was learning about autism alongside of Mason. The ending brought many emotions to the surface. I was sad, scared, excited and then incredibly happy. Sheer joy was all I felt when I finished this book. All the loose ends came together and one question I had throughout the book was finally answered. I think my favorite part about how this book ended was that no one had to sacrifice in order for them all to get their HEA. As individuals, Avery and Mason resolved their issues and found ways to move forward in a healthier way than before. They both found their happy and got to keep, grow, and/or change their goals. This wasn't like your average rocker/girl next door book. Mason was a bad boy rocker, but he was sick of that life. Avery was dealt a bad hand and just powered through. The story had so much more substance than an average rocker story. There were parts that at first seemed rushed as far as their relationship is concerned, but then I thought about Avery and Mason and how alone they both felt for so long and the past they shared. It really did make sense when you considered their history together and apart. “But she laughs like that, one more time, her arms wrapped around her body and her green eyes lit up under the moon, and yeah... I'm ruined.”  Ginger Scott is a beautiful and expressive writer. She brings her stories to life and they play out like a movie in your mind. I read most of her books in a single day. I may forget to eat or sleep or drink… no wait, I rarely forget to drink - but I always devour her books. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a story about family, community and second chances. Five HUGE stars and read it with Moscow Mule. Cheers! ARC was generously offered in exchange for an honest review
BookAngelBlog More than 1 year ago
How We Deal with Gravity by Ginger Scott Not going to lie. I wasn't super excited about this book. I have liked previous works by this author though so I figured I would try it out. I am so glad that I did. I enjoyed this book immensely. The writing was well done. The pace was great. The focus on autism was done wonderfully. I feel like I have such a better understanding of autism after reading this book. The blend of romance with the struggles of a single mother of a child with autism was beautiful. That was probably my favorite part of the book. Max was my favorite character by far. He seemed like a great kid. There was a lot of character growth for both the main characters. I feel like both had to adapt to unexpected things. These things were not something they wanted to adapt to, but knew they had to for their love to survive. I thought that was great about this book as well. It's hard for people to change and I think both characters did a lot of that throughout the story.  I now want to find my own 'Dusty's', with my own 'Ray' to go hangout at on Saturday nights. I thought the title was perfect for this book after reading it. In the beginning I didn't get it, but you have to read it to get it, which is ok to do sometimes. I really hope that there is a follow-up book about Claire and Cole. I felt there could be a really cute story there.  It definitely took a bit to get into which is the only reason for a 4/5 and not a 5/5. This is a book that I think was almost necessary for you not to get into it right away. I don't think the rest of the story could have been as well written as it was if the beginning had been written differently. Readers need that gradual introduction. This was definitely a book that got better the further along it went and when I finished it I found I had a wonderful time reading it. 4/5 stars Note: I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable!
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ChristinaWade More than 1 year ago
*ARC received from netgalley in exchange for honest review* Wow...where do you even start with a review after reading a book like that??  I picked it up last night and only stopped for 5 hours to sleep. Let me start with this...I have a spectrum child, I have friends with aspie children and I have friends with autistic children.  Life with these kids is very challenging at times and extremely rewarding at other times.  Dealing with them in public can bring about unexpected disaster even for the most prepared mom…I’ve left grocery baskets full of food unpaid for at the front of the store more than once.  I completely empathize with Avery and her situation.  Ginger Scott’s portrayal of the struggles of a single mom with an Autistic child is heartfelt and really ‘spot on’.  Avery is a true heroine. So that brings me to Mason…and again I have to say wow.  His maturation from the still cocky, mentally a teenager self to the man you absolutely fall in love with is in a word awesome.  I actually felt like a proud parent ‘seeing’ him grow through this book.  The way he interacts with Max is so special it will bring tears to your eyes.   The supporting characters are just as loveable as the main characters…in fact, I wouldn’t be sad to see a book about Cole and Claire (hint, hint Ginger Scott). I’m not gonna lie to you…you will need tissues for parts of this book.  My heart actually fluttered a few times while reading as well.  And a couple of times I think I may have even said ‘awwww’ out loud.  This book brings out every emotion you can possibly feel…and you feel it right down to your soul.   I’m not sure 5 stars is even enough, all I can say is that this book is an absolute must read.
The_Globug More than 1 year ago
Reading stories of first loves are always like entering a tunnel that takes me back to my teenage years. I can vividly draw on those emotions that I felt and relate to the characters when that first love is lost as well. For Avery, her first love never even knew he owned her heart before he crushed it like only a stupid boy can do. But lives go on, we grow up, and our paths change bringing people in and out of our lives. Avery married the perfect guy. When their son Max was diagnosed with autism at just a year old, the perfect guy became a colossal waste of oxygen. The very next day he abandons his wife and son without warning. His parents finally have to force him to at the very least help financially. That truly is the bare minimum when you consider the daily fight Avery had to face raising a son with autism. I love that the story is also told from Mason's perspective. Mason Street has been on the road for five years touring. Making it big never seemed to be as good as his dream though. Now with no album and a less than stellar performance on tour, the record label has dropped him. He turns to the man that has always been like a father and taught him everything he knows about music. That man also happens to be Avery's dad. Avery has had to be strong over the last four years as a single mom. Have you ever been in a store and seen a child throwing a tantrum and thought "wow, that lady needs to get control of her kid", or "that kid needs a good spanking"? Well imagine as the parent what it would be like to have your child act out in public and you feel helpless because there is no real way to reason with your child because his brain doesn't function the way a normal person's brain should. You have to endure the stares and ugly comments of people who are judging you as an unfit parent and your child as the spawn of hell. That's been Avery's life. She wasn't prepared to face Mason on his first day back in town. He broke her heart when they were kids and she's resented him ever since. So when he calls her kid a weirdo she releases her pent up frustration with slap to Mason's face. That opened his eyes real quick. Avery isn't the weak girl Mason remembers. Now he sees her in a whole new light and he likes what he sees. He's going to need help if wants to win her heart again. That's where Claire comes in. She is Avery's best friend. She has pretty much put her life on hold to support Avery and Max any way she can. She also believes she's helping when she tells Mason all of Avery's secrets and exactly why Avery hates him so much. I loved watching Mason and Avery fall in love again but even better was watching the connection that forms between Mason and Max. The first time Max sees Mason play the guitar an instant bond is formed. Mason starts to reach Max in ways no one else has. Max rarely makes the effort to speak to strangers or ask questions about people but Mason has caught his interest. At first Mason just wants to help Avery because she's got so much to deal with on her own. I could feel myself falling in love with Mason right along with Avery as he began spending more time with Max and filling the void her ex-husband left. It's the tender moments with Max that really make this story so exceptional. I knew there was going to be a point when Mason was going to have to choose what path he wanted his future to take. But the unexpected detour broke my heart. Thank heaven the author quickly repaired my heart with a happy ending and an epilogue that is the sweet frosting on the cake. As a nurse I've had the opportunity to work with families affected by autism. I also have family directly affected by it. I feel like parents of children with autism will have a special place in heaven after earning their wings on earth. Unfortunately there really are those parents that abandon their responsibilities and will never reap the rewards that a special needs child can bring their lives. There is nothing quite like a hug from a child who chooses you to give their rare affection to. I'm a huge fan of author Ginger Scott. Her stories always reach that tender place in my heart.
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
If there is one thing I can say about Ginger Scott as an author is that she never disappoints. Her stories are emotional, completely heart felt, and life changing. Yes life changing. Because they challenge every single thing you thought you knew about love. Everything you believe about love. Everything. Love doesn’t see boundaries. It over comes them. Love never fails. It perseveres. Always. How We Deal With Gravity is no different. Single mother Avery Abbot finds herself raising her little boy Max after a failed marriage. Max is her world. Max also has autism. Sounds scary right? Wrong. Not for Avery. Avery takes life by it’s horns and and lives. She lives for Max. No matter what life has thrown at her, she has him. Her life is not a priority at the moment. Until Mason Street, a talented musician comes back into her life unexpectedly. After being dropped from his record label, Mason returns home. Avery’s family has always been his home. He has always been close to her father, Ray. He is the father figure Mason never had. He IS his home. He is family. However the moment Mason sees Avery, she is definitely not the girl he knew growing up. And Mason? Totally not the guy who broke Avery’s heart so many years ago. “Gravity. That’s what I’m feeling right now.” The moment Avery sets her eyes on Mason, you feel her hesitance. To let him near her or Max. He’s done nothing but cause her heartache. But the worst part? He never knew it. He never knew how much she was in love with him. Not just his good looks. But his heart. The way he would give his all into his music. That is the Mason she loved. But adult Mason? She needs to stay away from. Her priority is Max, not some long lost teenage crush. Stupid heart. Does it ever listen to the mind? Of course not! You feel her heart beat the moment she recognizes the Mason she fell for so long ago. And that heartbeat just gets stronger. With every encounter. Every touch. Eventually that heart beat matches Mason’s. And there is no turning back. “...she’s like a hummingbird Like a beautiful, precious hummingbird, and all I want to do is make sure she gets to the next day, and then the next, and then...” Mason not only falls for Avery, but for Max. He connects with Max on a level that no one else can with his music. The author’s voice is the strongest in this sense. She shows us that whether a child has autism or not on the spectrum at all, they deserve love and attention. That being different doesn’t mean you are any less deserving of someone’s time. Mason completely stole my heart as he loved Avery and Max with every fiber in his being. “And I’ve never wanted to be someone’s someone. But damn do I want to be her everything.” Beautiful. OH THE FEELS. This story found it’s way into my heart and I am still not sure I will ever get it back. This emotional, heart-felt story kept my attention from the very first word until the very last page. These genuine characters are what made me fall completely in love with this story. The writing? Flawless. Effortless. This author pours her heart into this story. And you feel it in every single word. In every single dialogue. “Avery, I’m in over my head here. This whole feelings thing, well...it’s foreign territory for me. But I can promise you one thing-this? This is real.” Brilliant. How We Deal With Gravity is SO much more than a second chance at love. It's more than single mom has son with autism and finds love. If you're going into the story thinking that. You are wrong. This story will breathe life into you. It’s REAL and you want nothing more to crawl inside and befriend these characters. To love with a love like Mason and Avery goes far beyond any romance that I have read recently. It's deep. All consuming. So many romance stories fail to capture the true meaning of love and hope. The emotions are raw.. The author holds nothing back. The story isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Mason and Avery go through moments that challenge them and their love for each other. Insecurities threaten to come between them. But that’s the thing about love. Love conquers all. It always wins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book immensely!!