The Gravity Between Us

The Gravity Between Us

by Kristen Zimmer
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The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world.

New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

"It's like there's gravity between us, like she's the only thing anchoring me to the world, keeping me from floating off into the upper stratosphere and being lost in space. I can't risk losing her."

Where does friendship stop and love begin?

At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet with the world at her feet - but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal.

Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is - her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life.

With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend - she is the only girl that she has ever loved.

Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909490130
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 76,991
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kristen Zimmer is a New Jersey-based freelance writer and editor. A member of the International Women's Writing Guild, she holds a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Montclair State University. Visit Kristen at

Amy Melissa Bentley is a professional stage and screen actress. A member of SAG-AFTRA, she has performed in Scotland, New York City, and throughout Connecticut.

Rebecca Estrella is a native Midwesterner, voice artist, and voracious literary enthusiast who has had extensive experience in the performing arts. Rebecca's voice work ranges from session singing to radio, with steamy narration being by far her favorite.

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The Gravity Between Us 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Tasha0402 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. The characters are not only believable, but likable and charmingly flawed (i.e. like normal people). It's an amazing story about friendship that goes beyond just friends and the dilemmas faced by someone who feels too much but is afraid of losing their other half. It is an amazing read full of charm, whit, and humor. One of the few books that have actually brought me to tears. I love The Gravity Between Us and I'm sure everyone else will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so liked "The Gravity Between Us" and enjoyed that they began as friends and ended as lovers. Their fears of the consequences was so real. Its been 32 years since my spouse and I started in much the same way, so I totally relate. I hope there will be a new book soon, as your writing style is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did like this book. It's almost like a coming of age book that is more than just two female friends becoming lovers. It address certain issues of media and the views of certain people. The characters are well written and very likable. Easy read and a good one.
charleyk More than 1 year ago
I read this when it appeared last year (2013) and I've just finished reading it again (August 2014).  I really loved this book, and felt a deep connection with the characters.  I intend to read any future book this author writes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look if your gay, straight whatever, read this book cause it's freaking hilarious, funny, and sweet. Your weird if it doesn't pull at your heart  strings. By the way, I'm a small town pastor's kid and I enjoyed it! READ IT!!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I'm so impressed. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story a lot but a lot of scenes seemed very rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story, could have used more of them exploring the first of relationships and not go straight to sex. Other than that it was extremely cute and heart warming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Characters you absolutely fall in love with. And FINALLY a female + female romance without all the "butch". Loved it. Searching for more like it now....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 30 and this story is most likely designed for someone younger but I still enjoyed it. This is a story about 2 girls from a small town thrown into a whirlwind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing from start to finish. What the characters go through is something I could personally relate to on both sides. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great romance novel no matter who you're into!
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InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FourStars The Gravity Between Us seems like a typical fluff book on paper. Rich, famous actress and the girl back home (who's super talented and hot!). Right? But this book is unique and tons of fun. Kendall Bettencourt is a down-to-earth-but-not-frumpy starlet who should be reminding you of other starlets, especially ones who've made it big in indie and young adult movies. Ahem. Payton Taylor is her childhood best friend, but she's neither secretly in love with Kendall nor a sniveling hanger-on offered up for contrast. She's a thriving, interesting person with her own stuff going on, and she and Kendall have a strong, mature relationship outside of their attraction. In fact, it's hard to believe these characters are 18 or 19 years old. They're wise beyond their years. But this is not a serious book. It's FUN, like I said. Solid writing that doesn't tax the reader too much, good chemistry, unbelievable situations that I want to believe in because they're so outlandishly pleasing. Yes, everything goes right for our leading ladies, but for once, they seem to have earned it fair and square by being good people. Sometimes hard to find, especially with young protagonists. This isn't a book to read if you're looking for sex. It's not really there. But if you want some escapism, and some hopefulness--this takes place in a world where gay discrimination in Hollywood is quickly losing grip--then this is going to be a great read. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. C.E. Case FourStars This book is a great story of love and finding oneself. It surpasses complications and issues multiple times that are thrown at the characters, and they always find the strength to pull through. It took me a few pages to get into the story, but once I got beyond the first few pages I couldn’t put it down for most of the book. There were a few places where this book seemed to drag. It’s really not until the last 40% of the book that the two main characters really make progress in their relationship. My biggest issue with this book is that it’s very anti-bisexual. It’s set up almost perfectly for Kendall to be bisexual, yet she wants to be anything but bi because being bi is being a “sometimes lesbian” like Lauren is. As a bisexual woman myself, I found it rather offensive and distasteful. Kendall could have easily be lesbian without dissing or putting down another skittle in the rainbow. She could have even questioned whether or not she herself were bi before discovering she wasn’t. This issue definitely made my rating drop as it was a thread throughout most of the second part of the book. Payton was a character I could deeply relate to. She was down to earth and had a great sense of humor. Definitely laughed multiple times at her internal monologue. These characters read as if they’re in their early twenties based on actions, although there’s also an immaturity in them when it comes to relationships. I had a hard time thinking of them as only nineteen. Overall, this was a good read. It explored issues I think many LGBT et al persons experience, whether or not we have gobs of money. It’s a book that explores what it means to come to terms with our own sexuality. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. 4 stars AJ
JRTowe More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book with LGBT characters which was not erotica, and dealt with ordinary life. I think The Gravity Between US fits into that category well. Though movie stars might not be "ordinary", the characters still felt very real. They are in their late teens, early twenties, which is the age group this book is intended for. I had only one complaint, which did not cause me to take away anything from my rating, but I hope that in the future Kristen Zimmer will not choose the word "retarded" to have a character describe their hormones. My eyes hung up on it like a bone in my chicken soup. Though some people will accept that word as not offensive and skim by it, others might think that a 19 year old character would have outgrown such words after realizing that they are actually insulting to real people with valid feelings. Overall, I would read other books by Kristen Zimmer and I think she writes well for the New Adult LGBT genre.
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I really enjoyed it.
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This book had no depth for me. I wasn't impressed. To teeny bopper for me.