Brittainy C. Cherry - Disgrace {Review}

Brittainy C. Cherry strikes again! This time she's back with a book that makes us think about life and its injustices...

'Disgrace' tells us the story of Grace, a woman who sees her marriage falls apart and is forced to face the ugly truth that her husband doesn't love her anymore. Though she keeps the ilusion that's everything is ok, when she comes back to her little hometown for a few weeks, once again her world collapse. And then her path crosses with Jackson Emery's...

Are you ready to have your heart broken?
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.

Even knowing her marriage was over, Grace was still attached to the idea that one day her husband would love her again, but though she wanted to keep the ilusion and convince herself that everything was ok, she's forced to face the hard truth when she comes back to the little Chester, her hometown where, once again, her world collapse. The last thing she wanted was to have to be in the middle of the small town gossip where everyone knew each other.

But being the good girl she is, Grace accpets everything apssively, and soon things get even worse and she starts to losing herself. People who should help her, love her, are only pointing fingers to her, criticizing and whispering behind her back. And she still can listen to all those things... And it is Jackson Emery, the worst kind of bad boy, who comes to rescue her from her constant panic spiral.

For a long time Jackson and his father have been the monsters and black sheep of Chester for many reasons, but even hating that town, Jackson keeps his dad's auto shop with his uncle's help. Besides needing to deal with the town everyday, he needed to look after his father, who use the alcohol as a scape from his pain. And it wasn't only his dad who was consumed by pain and hatred; Jackson is unapologetic and is always ready to attack.

And let's say that he's not a very gentle/kind person and poor Grace was the victim of his venon many times. Even going through a hard time, Grace keeps still in her determination on not getting hurt by Jackson's manners towards her. And slowly she starts to see him in a new light: the way he taked care of his dad, how he was always carrying his old dog to the park, his daily visits to the book store... And she realizes that behind that mask, Jackson is a nice and kind guy but with a hurting soul, just like hers.

Now seemed like with that new percpection, something else started to grown, something that let the air eletric when Grace and Jackson were in the same room or when they see each other at the streets. But there's a moment when a bomb explodes and it is to Jackson that Grace looks for help and, in a blink of an eye, everything changes.

But the past shadows their lives, jeopardizing everything they take for granted... Would Jackson and Grace survive to all the revelations that were about to come to light? Or they never had a chance after all?

I don't know how she does that, but it seems that in every book Brittainy C. Cherry outdoes herself! Seriously, it's one book better than the other! Evey time I get one of her books to read, I already know it's better read it with a box of Kleenex (not sponsored!) by my side, because the feels... Oh my God, the feels! I just couldn't stop reading it, I was hooked since the fist word until its final. I finished it was 4h30 am, next day I went to work with only 2h of sleep but it was worth it!

Grace is a character that goes through a lot, so many injustices that is so hard to read, it breaks our heart with evey stab at tha back she takes from life. Besides all the desperate situations in her life with her husband and her family, even with her heart and soul shattered in a way beyond repair, Grace manages to take a step after step and keep walking, surviving.

She didn't deserve all that crap... Guys, I don't have words to express how desperate I was with everything! And the stabs come from every corner, everywhere, she doesn't catch a break! FFS! But even with all that happening with her, Grace still shows a tremendous gracefulness, she's so strong... What an amazing character!

Jackson is another story... In the beginning of the book we see something that marked his life and, with another things, shaped who he became. Jackson seems always be ready to attack and kindness is something he didn't shows towards strangers or everyone from the town. I must confess that in the beginning he wasn't one of my favorites because of the way he trated Grace. In the course of the reading he started to redeem himself with me, but even so I was irritated by some of his attitudes...

Just like Grace, Jackson is a strong character and one point I must to highlight is his sense of loyalty... It's not easy to go through all those things and still care for the people around him, even showing the opposite to the others.

'Disgrace' lives up to its title. It's a stab after stab. The author plays with our feelings, shatters our emotional and leaves our hearts in dust. But even so I can tell you that 'Disgrace' was one of the best reads of my LIFE! My heart is broken but I highly recommend this amazing book, totally worth it!

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