Defying Gravity
Our greatest risk was the one we never took … It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared. Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.Not now. Not here. Not him.But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.

Defying Gravity Details

TitleDefying Gravity
Author
ReleaseJul 25th, 2019
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, New Adult

Defying Gravity Review

  • Book Maniac Forever
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐ 5 " Moon & Earth" Stars ⭐Defying Gravity was without a doubt one of my most anticipated book of the summer and was so worth the wait! After reading Falling from Gravity the prequel to this novel a few months ago in the Spring Fling Anthology, I just needed to get the rest of Amelia and Tobias’s gorgeous romance. Omg, I wasn’t prepared for the brilliance of their story! K.K. Allen entranced me with this wonderful couple in this second chance romance high on sensations and heart melting mo ⭐️ 5 " Moon & Earth" Stars ⭐️Defying Gravity was without a doubt one of my most anticipated book of the summer and was so worth the wait! After reading Falling from Gravity the prequel to this novel a few months ago in the Spring Fling Anthology, I just needed to get the rest of Amelia and Tobias’s gorgeous romance. Omg, I wasn’t prepared for the brilliance of their story! K.K. Allen entranced me with this wonderful couple in this second chance romance high on sensations and heart melting moments! "You're my moon, you know?"His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze."The light in my dark. I'll never stop reaching for you, Amelia." Amelia and Tobias are a match made in heaven, but they both have trials to overcome on their own before they can let their love thrives. Tobias is dealing with the aftermath of discovering he’s adopted, searching for answers and questioning his identity. He’s also chasing his goal of playing in the NBA. This young man is so charming and sweet! He literally had me swooning so hard for him! On another hand, we have Amelia discovering the harsh reality of being a professional dancer. She’s so strong and dedicated to her passion for dancing though. She’s truly an inspiring heroine and she battles to prove her value and let her talent speaks. Balancing all these challenging events and the distance is certainly difficult on their relationship, hence the eventual three-year separation.Fast forward to the present and you get these two individuals living their dreams, but something is still missing in their lives: each other. They made sacrifices for their professional aspirations, but their love is still that powerful. They fight adversity and find their way back together, but their romance is more forbidden than ever. They need to question what means the most to them and make important decisions concerning their future together once and for all.They are just so beautiful together! Their connection is so effortless and brought a smile on my face each time they’re together. The cute moments of tenderness and teasing had my heart fluttering in my chest, but also the heartbreak had my eyes full of tears. The atmosphere is always charged with electricity when they’re in the same vicinity. Their story isn’t easy, but they fight for what they realize is true love! They certainly stole my heart with their epic romance! "True colors aren't always our brightest. Sometimes they're our darkest, most vulnerable shades, and it's up to us to change the palette before it completely destroys our life's work." Defying Gravity is a stunning sports romance that will capture your attention from start to finish. The interactive dance videos featured throughout the story is an amazing addition and make Amelia’s dancing performances even more real! K.K. Allen proves once again her great talent with a really moving romance filled with breath-taking scenes and all the swoon factors!** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **
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  • Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
    January 1, 1970
    ➳ Rate: 6/ 5 starsI feel like I have been waiting my whole life for this book. Honestly, that's how long it felt. The waiting sucks when you really want something. And trust me I wanted this book so so bad ever since I finished Center of Gravity. All this to say THE WAIT WAS SO FREAKING WORTH IT!!!! I adored this couple with my whole heart. Possibly even more than Lex and Theo. Okay, yes way more than Lex and Theo!!Amelia and Tobia's love was all kinds of forbidden, then and now and my heart hur ➳ Rate: 6/ 5 starsI feel like I have been waiting my whole life for this book. Honestly, that's how long it felt. The waiting sucks when you really want something. And trust me I wanted this book so so bad ever since I finished Center of Gravity. All this to say THE WAIT WAS SO FREAKING WORTH IT!!!! I adored this couple with my whole heart. Possibly even more than Lex and Theo. Okay, yes way more than Lex and Theo!!Amelia and Tobia's love was all kinds of forbidden, then and now and my heart hurt for these two souls who wanted to be together so bad but life's circunstances kept tearing them apart. Toby found out a big secret when he was 18 and he went down a dark spiral and ruined his promising future. Months later, Amelia was his safe haven and his cheerleader and gave him the strength to get his life back on track and fight for his dream once again. But that dream and her own were what lead them apart. Even at such a long distance and busy living their dreams, they couldn't cut ties. Not until Amelia goes through her own dark spiral and loses herself on the way to achieving her dream. I loved Amelia and what she went through really touched me deep in the soul but she was so strong and she knew what was right and wrong. Even feeling lost, deep down she knew who she was and what she was willing and not willing to do to reach her life long dream. 3 years later, Tobias finally makes his ultimate goal happen. He's in California, playing for the Lions. He found his way to LA, back to her. And even though there are still so many obstacles in their way and their relationship is forbidden in the public eye, he's not going to let Amelia walk away from him again. Except, them being together might put their careers in jepardy. And one of them might lose their dream...again.In a whirlwind of angst, emotional blow after emotional blow and a love so powerful that it fights gravity, K. K. Allen brings us yet again a wonderful, inspiring and breathtaking love story for the ages. This world of dance and basketball will immerse you from the start. The dramas that come with jealous jerks of teammates, the thrill and fear of dating in secret, the passion for the sport and dancing, the true friendship between Amelia, Lex and Shane, the emotion and rawness of finally learning who you are and where you came from. This book has it all and it was beautifully drawn and put together in the best way. Your jaw will drop with some of the revelations, your eyes will shed tears when characters reunite and when the truth comes out and your heart will ache for all Amelia and Tobias are put through right from the start. It's an emotional, angst filled journey that you don't want to miss out on. Tobias and Amelia find their way back to each other and it's honestly one of the most beautiful stories I've read. By the end my heart was bursting with happiness and love for this beautiful, amazing couple that I just loved with all my heart. It was hard to say goodbye to them because I wanted to keep on reading and reading all about these two!This series is a breath of fresh air for me and I couldn't love it more. I love the dancing world and how it all just plays in my head and I love that the reading is interactive and you can watch the videos and imagine Amelia dancing those moves and being a bad*** talented dancer. You can learn how Amelia and Toby's story started in Falling from Gravity, a prequel novella first included in the Spring Fling anthology. You don't need to read it to read this book but you should because it's amazing and trust me, by the end of this book you'll want all the more of Amelia and Tobias you can get.➳E-copy kindly provided by Social Butterfly PR and the author, in exchange for an honest review➳ Order at: Amazon UK ⁕ Amazon US ➳ Follow me on: Blog ⁕ Instagram ⁕ Facebook ⁕ Twitter
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  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    "We're moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We're everything. And no matter the distance, we still make sense together." "Our love wasn't just written in the stars. Our love was the stuff stars and planets were made of."GAH! I have read several of this author's books and none have made me tear up and touch me on such an emotional level as Defying Gravity. I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite second chance romances. Tobias and Amelia's story is a deeply moving, e "We're moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We're everything. And no matter the distance, we still make sense together." "Our love wasn't just written in the stars. Our love was the stuff stars and planets were made of."GAH! I have read several of this author's books and none have made me tear up and touch me on such an emotional level as Defying Gravity. I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite second chance romances. Tobias and Amelia's story is a deeply moving, epic journey to soul awakening love. Larger than life, grand on every measurable scale, this is a wholly unforgettable love story. Passionate and sexy when it needed to be, but it was also raw and heart-breaking at times while still managing to be uplifting and hopeful. The delicate balance of this story was masterfully crafted by K.K. Allen in what is undoubtedly her finest work to date.
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  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: July 25, 2019 Genre: Contemporary (Sports, Second Chance) RomanceDefying Gravity was far more emotional than I would have imagined. This is also a sports romance, a second chance romance, and a brothers best friend romance. Combining this all into one story made this a pretty incredible read. KK Allen certainly delivers in Defying Gravity and I found myself immersed in Toby and Amelia’s story. Their love story wasn't easy and there where major hurdles they needed to jump through Release Date: July 25, 2019 Genre: Contemporary (Sports, Second Chance) RomanceDefying Gravity was far more emotional than I would have imagined. This is also a sports romance, a second chance romance, and a brothers best friend romance. Combining this all into one story made this a pretty incredible read. KK Allen certainly delivers in Defying Gravity and I found myself immersed in Toby and Amelia’s story. Their love story wasn't easy and there where major hurdles they needed to jump through, but it was so realistic you couldn't help but feel your were a part of their lives. I commend the author for the way she writes this story because I was truly invested in each and every part. Without going into specifics (readers need to read this one for themselves to FEEL every little thing that is happening) I will say that this is one epic love story that will CLING to your heart. I haven't had the pleasure of reading the authors poetic words before but that will be changing after this one.
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  • Miftahul _MsLovesReading_
    January 1, 1970
    " “You’re my moon, you know?” His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze. “The light in my dark. I’ll never stop reaching for you, Amelia.”Title - defying gravity author- Kk Allen genre - romance, sports romancepublish date- 25 July 2019 amazon- Defying Gravity (a Romance Novel) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VGNGN9D/...my bookstagram- https://www.instagram.com/miftahul_ms...♥♥♥♥ A standalone novel by K.K Allen! Amelie"s dream is to be a NBA dancer, but she has fallen in love with her be " “You’re my moon, you know?” His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze. “The light in my dark. I’ll never stop reaching for you, Amelia.”Title - defying gravity author- Kk Allen genre - romance, sports romancepublish date- 25 July 2019 amazon- Defying Gravity (a Romance Novel) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VGNGN9D/...my bookstagram- https://www.instagram.com/miftahul_ms...♥️♥️♥️♥️ A standalone novel by K.K Allen! Amelie"s dream is to be a NBA dancer, but she has fallen in love with her best friends boyfriend and either way they cant date because Tobais is a NBA basketball player and as per rules, dancers and players cant date. Despite that Tobais is determined to break the rules and be with the girl he is in love with. " I wasn’t his moon. We didn’t even belong to the same galaxy. I’d fallen for a man who was never mine to begin with." 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘤𝘶𝘻 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘻𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺.... 🙄. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘵, 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘵. 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩!⁣⁣⁣however, it was hard for me to find chemistry between the characters but thats my problem. and I skipped some pages towards the end because I got bored. the story kept on dragged thats why it didnt interest me any more. In my heart, she was mine, but in reality, she belonged to her dream.chemistry- ♥️♥️plot- ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️hero- ♥️♥️♥️heroine- ♥️♥️♥️♥️family- ♥️♥️♥️friends- ♥️♥️♥️sexual tension- ♥️sex- ♥️writing- ♥️♥️book cover- ♥️♥️♥️
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  • Paula D
    January 1, 1970
    It started off as a spring fling but ended up more! I love this second chance romance story that melts your heart! Tobias and Amelia had a amazing spring together but now reality is coming full force. Amelia chooses against her heart and does what she feels right for the man she loves. The lies just won’t go away and it feels like no light to the darkness for Tobias. Two people that have known each other since they were kids can true love overcome all or will it all end up in heartbreak? Beautif It started off as a spring fling but ended up more! I love this second chance romance story that melts your heart! Tobias and Amelia had a amazing spring together but now reality is coming full force. Amelia chooses against her heart and does what she feels right for the man she loves. The lies just won’t go away and it feels like no light to the darkness for Tobias. Two people that have known each other since they were kids can true love overcome all or will it all end up in heartbreak? Beautiful, heartbreaking but so sweet it will make ya smile while reading this story 5/5 stars
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  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    January 1, 1970
    Emotional highs and lows…Toby and Amelia’s story was rife with emotional highs and lows. While labelled as a sports romance (it was) it was even more. It included a best friend’s brother angle, a second chance and heaps of heart-pinging family drama. If that sounds like a lot, don’t worry. Spread over a few years, how it all came to be was a well-paced, enthralling read…From life-long neighbours/friends to lovers was an unexpected leap but anything but smooth sailing. Relationships were torn apa Emotional highs and lows…Toby and Amelia’s story was rife with emotional highs and lows. While labelled as a sports romance (it was) it was even more. It included a best friend’s brother angle, a second chance and heaps of heart-pinging family drama. If that sounds like a lot, don’t worry. Spread over a few years, how it all came to be was a well-paced, enthralling read…From life-long neighbours/friends to lovers was an unexpected leap but anything but smooth sailing. Relationships were torn apart and weathering the aftermath was not a simple thing. I loved how these characters rode the pitfalls and beautiful highs with grace and unexpected poise for being so young. Were there mistakes made? Absolutely. But that made them not just relatable but so very human…Secrets kept by them and others would fuel the angst in their story that brought lots of drama to this love-filled ride. Another great story by this author!
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  • Cyndi
    January 1, 1970
    Love! You follow the continued journey that KK has weaved between these two dreamers Tobias and Amelia. You will laugh and cry. You will get mad and then find your happy again. She shares their story and you watch as they both live and create their world. 5 plus stars.
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  • Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!Holy Hell! I’ve been sitting here and coming back to this review for a week now. It’s always the books you love most that are the hardest to review.About Defying Gravity,Defying Gravity is the newest standalone written by K.K. Allen. And is told from Tobias and Amelia’s point of view.Two NBA hopefuls, one dreams of a basketball career while the other dreams of joining the dance squad. But both are about to learn sometimes dreams aren’t everything unless you have the one you love standi 4.5 Stars!Holy Hell! I’ve been sitting here and coming back to this review for a week now. It’s always the books you love most that are the hardest to review.About Defying Gravity,Defying Gravity is the newest standalone written by K.K. Allen. And is told from Tobias and Amelia’s point of view.Two NBA hopefuls, one dreams of a basketball career while the other dreams of joining the dance squad. But both are about to learn sometimes dreams aren’t everything unless you have the one you love standing beside you through the journey.My Thoughts:After reading Falling From Gravity I immediately jumped right into Defying Gravity. I knew I needed to read all the words where Tobias and Amelia are concerned. I had high hopes for this book and I’m so happy to report that K.K. Allen didn’t disappoint! I was just as intrigued and addicted to Amelia and Tobias’s story as I was in the beginning.The forbidden vibe throughout this whole novel was my favorite point in this story. You see, Tobias has a younger sister, Trinity who also happens to be Amelia’s best friend. Her only rule for Amelia was never fall for her older brother. But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and repercussions be damned. I loved the struggles that came with this relationship and I loved not knowing if they were going to work the kinks out or fade to nothing. There were a few moments that had me second guessing my earlier predictions. Defying Gravity was a definite page turner.I have to say, I loved Tobias just a tad bit more than I did Amelia. Tobias is a man that’s been hurt in the worst way possible from the people that are supposed to love him unconditionally. The fragile spirit he shows is heartbreaking and inspiring. Everyone deals with shit, it’s what you choose to do with it all, that truly matters. Tobias had his moments of petulance, but in all honesty, he deserved those moments. These were the moments I loved Amelia most. She was the shoulder for Tobias and kind of acted as a voice of reason. The chemistry shined bright between these two in these moments.Overall, Defying Gravity was a great story with the perfect amount of lust and love. It was hook, line, sinker from the moment I started this book. Completely consumed with Tobias’s sweet and sexy as sin persona and I found Amelia’s trials to be easily relatable. K.K. Allen sent me on an emotional journey with this one, a journey that I will never regret taking. This story was outstanding.________________Find me here:The Staircase ReaderInstagramFacebookTwitter
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love sports romances and don't read nearly enough basketball romances. The romance market is saturated with football and hockey romances, so I get excited when I see a new basketball romance to pick up and give a chance! When Tobias and Amelia spend Spring Break together, they fall for each other deeper than they ever meant to. The problem? Tobias's sister happens to be Amelia's best friend and she could never betray her. Not to mention their lives are going different places. Three I absolutely love sports romances and don't read nearly enough basketball romances. The romance market is saturated with football and hockey romances, so I get excited when I see a new basketball romance to pick up and give a chance! When Tobias and Amelia spend Spring Break together, they fall for each other deeper than they ever meant to. The problem? Tobias's sister happens to be Amelia's best friend and she could never betray her. Not to mention their lives are going different places. Three years later, Amelia is finally living in LA and Tobias is living his dream on the court. They're both trying to achieve their dreams, so how could they ever make something together work? First off, I would definitely recommend picking up the novella that takes place before this that shows Amelia and Tobias spending that spring break trip together and falling for one another. That gives so much more depth to their relationship and made me care about them as a couple before this book even began. The pacing in this one was definitely unique and spans the time frame of three years. We'll skip weeks, months, and then years because Amelia and Tobias's relationship isn't an easy road. I appreciated the realistic timeline they dealt with when trying to make it work. While this does span a few years, I did think that Amelia and Tobias were the ones sabotaging their own relationship. They were the ones saying no because of how other people felt. Then, Tobias made a decision that would put him closer to Amelia, but would also make it impossible for them to be together while having their dreams. I was pretty disappointed with Amelia's final decision at the end because it kind of defeated her whole journey towards chasing her dreams. By the end, I just wanted them to be smarter about what they were doing and stop being the problem in their relationship. While I really did love this one in the beginning and enjoyed the added youtube videos to watch that correlated with Amelia's dances, the characters made me frustrated and the pacing at the end kind of dragged. I really wanted to love this more than I did, but I'm definitely intrigued by this world and can't wait to pick up Center of Gravity, which is the first standalone book in this series.
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  • TheSassNerdBlog
    January 1, 1970
    So K.K Allen has been on my radar for a while now... And I am kind of kicking myself that I hadn't picked up one of her books until now. She is an amazing writer, her words flowed easily and sucked me into the plot hard and fast. I was completely taken with the two main leads, Tobias and Amelia. Defying Gravity is a second chance romance, and oh damn does it give you all the feels!What started as a spring fling turns into so so much more... But before that more, these two have so much to overcom So K.K Allen has been on my radar for a while now... And I am kind of kicking myself that I hadn't picked up one of her books until now. She is an amazing writer, her words flowed easily and sucked me into the plot hard and fast. I was completely taken with the two main leads, Tobias and Amelia. Defying Gravity is a second chance romance, and oh damn does it give you all the feels!What started as a spring fling turns into so so much more... But before that more, these two have so much to overcome. These two have one hell of spring together, it was unforgettable, but when reality comes back and starts knocking on the door, it is time for them to go back to their lives and though Amelia knows she loves this man, she chooses not to follow her heart, having learned in the past that love isn't always all it takes to make a relationship work. After reuniting Tobias is stubborn and he isn't about to let her get away that easy and is willing to fight for her, and what he knows is meant to be, until the light is shined right into his face and he sees why the love of his life walked away from him years ago and he is now to face and figure out how to fix it all. We all know how second chance romances end. It's in the title. But what isn't? Is the struggle to get to that happy ending. The obstacles that fall in the way. This author weaved together a plot that was relatable on a few levels, she also made the characters relatable and I loved that. I love when you can actually relate to a character, I feel like I can connect with them and the story better. This couple went through a lot and they did indeed, Defy Gravity in every sense of the word. It was such a delight to read. It wasn't a heavy read but it was not a light one either. It was a perfect medium and a story I am completely smitten with. I am so glad I finally picked up one of KK's books. This will not be my last!!5 STARS
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  • Na
    January 1, 1970
    “You’re my moon, you know?” His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze. “The light in my dark. I’ll never stop reaching for you, Amelia.”After reading Falling From Gravity I was so excited to continue Tobias and Amelia’s story. I got swept up right away and I knew their love story was going to be epic. And KK delivered as expected. She created an angsty second chance romance, looking for its equals.“We’re moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We’re everything.”Tobias is perfect “You’re my moon, you know?” His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze. “The light in my dark. I’ll never stop reaching for you, Amelia.”After reading Falling From Gravity I was so excited to continue Tobias and Amelia’s story. I got swept up right away and I knew their love story was going to be epic. And KK delivered as expected. She created an angsty second chance romance, looking for its equals.“We’re moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We’re everything.”Tobias is perfect. Seriously, I want my very own one. He has a heart of gold, is caring and loves whole heartedly. He’s the right amount of bold and conceited. But he has every right to be.Amelia is adorable. I love how passionate she is about dancing and everything she really loves in life. No wonder she loves Tobias so passionately.Together Tobias and Amelia create their own universe with its own gravity. It’s simply amazing and a love pure like theirs deserves to be told by no other than this amazing and talented author.“That was Tobias and me – two connected souls that had once defied the laws of gravity.”Defying Gravity will amaze you on so many levels that you yourself will get caught up by the gravity of this enchanting book.“Our love wasn’t just written in the stars. Our love was the stuff stars and planets were made of.”
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  • Nova Brantley
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a boring book. I read or skipped thru till the half of it something like 300 pages and just couldn’t keep going with it cause it was just so boring like all it was in their heads. And then you get to epilogue and what the hell was that. All of that like 600 pages for not even wedding or babies. A proposal that’s it. Come on
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  • Lager & Lefse Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I used to think that reading a second chance romance book was semi-pointless. I mean, you know how it’s going to end, right? They’ll end up together and all is well. I am more than happy to acknowledge that I have been wrong over the years. It’s not about the ending, it’s all about the journey. Cliché, I know, but when I read a book as well written as Defying Gravity, I just acquiesce.Tobias and Amelia grabbed me from the beginning with their young love and hopeful optimism. What started as a sp I used to think that reading a second chance romance book was semi-pointless. I mean, you know how it’s going to end, right? They’ll end up together and all is well. I am more than happy to acknowledge that I have been wrong over the years. It’s not about the ending, it’s all about the journey. Cliché, I know, but when I read a book as well written as Defying Gravity, I just acquiesce.Tobias and Amelia grabbed me from the beginning with their young love and hopeful optimism. What started as a spring fling turned into more than either expected. Tobias is the silent, brooding, tormented older brother to Trinity, Amelia’s best friend. He is ‘Malibu Gold’ (from Falling from Gravity, a free prequel out now), athletic, smart, and good looking. He was NBA bound and the future was looking bright, until some unknown news had rocked him off his axis. "We kept moving forward. Apart. And time kept ticking on, until I tossed all hope into the ocean's depths, knowing fully well it would drown there." Amelia had known from early on that she wanted to be a dancer. Specifically, for the LA Lions Dance Crew. Amie, as she is known by to her LA friends, also experiences some things that knock her off her axis. As off kilter as their lives may be, they both felt at home and content in each other’s arms. The funny little thing about life is that it happens and sometimes you can’t control it. Wrong place, wrong time. Wrong time, right place. Wrong place, right time. Right place, right time. In Tobias and Amelia’s situation, it didn’t matter what they wanted, because life was leading them to where they were supposed to go. They were two beings who were circling the drain, trying desperately to defy gravity. "This isn't you. This isn't us. We make our own rules, remember? We defy gravity." Toby and Amie have experienced a lifetime full of life in their young ages, but they also gained a lot of perceptive. I loved the grit, tenacity and determination that they both possess. It was evident that these were individual characteristics that were only strengthened when they were closer together. "We're in the same city again. And you know what they say about gravity and proximity." "The closer objects are, the stronger their gravitational pull." What was beautifully written (but, oh, so frustrating to the reader) was the back and forth nature of the storyline. I promise it’s a good thing, but I just wanted to scream at them to get their crap together. Remember, I said it’s about the journey with these two and it was flipping incredible. When I read the final word, I just wanted to sit, smile, and cry. Well done, Ms. Allen. Defying Gravity is my favorite of yours by far!!On a side note, I loved all the dances that were used as inspiration. As a former dancer, it was wonderful to see these hard working dancer/choreographers getting some recognition.(Click the link below for the full playlist.)https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
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  • Shelly | The Mockingbird Reads
    January 1, 1970
    "Actions were always louder than words, and our kiss spoke our truth when no words could suffice."Siiiiigh.That's how I feel after reading this beautiful and amazing story of Amelia and Tobias. K.K. Allen continues to wow me with her genuine stories and Defying Gravity is no exception. I absolutely loved, loved, LOVED the message this book portrays, especially to young girls and women. No matter your age, we as women struggle with accepting ourselves because we take in what others say and put mo "Actions were always louder than words, and our kiss spoke our truth when no words could suffice."Siiiiigh.That's how I feel after reading this beautiful and amazing story of Amelia and Tobias. K.K. Allen continues to wow me with her genuine stories and Defying Gravity is no exception. I absolutely loved, loved, LOVED the message this book portrays, especially to young girls and women. No matter your age, we as women struggle with accepting ourselves because we take in what others say and put more importance on it than our own opinion. K.K. Allen delivers a SMART, FEARLESS heroine in Amelia. Amelia might get knocked down but she doesn't give up and in the end she is stronger for it. Stronger for trusting herself; for putting faith in herself.Tobias is a DREAM. He's broken by a lie within his family but what I love the most is that he never stops loving Amelia through all his pain. He finds his way to her. (And seriously, I love the name Tobias).One of my favorite quotes in this book (and there was a lot highlighted) is this one:"At the end of the day, there's only one thing that matters. Not someone else's opinion of you or what social media portrays. All of that is bull crap. Your heart is the only mirror you should trust."I love this (standalone) series. K.K. Allen is a phenomenal storyteller and she's not an author you want to miss.
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  • Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    January 1, 1970
    The love between Tobias and Amelia is a love that transcends anything I have ever read! I found myself in awe of not only their relationship but in how they overcame the obstacles they faced! I love how relatable K.K’s characters are! I find myself smiling and falling for each one because of how real they seem! Amelia early on learns that love isn’t always enough. She has to make a choice that may break not only her but Tobias beyond any measure! Through fate and Tobias’s determination they find The love between Tobias and Amelia is a love that transcends anything I have ever read! I found myself in awe of not only their relationship but in how they overcame the obstacles they faced! I love how relatable K.K’s characters are! I find myself smiling and falling for each one because of how real they seem! Amelia early on learns that love isn’t always enough. She has to make a choice that may break not only her but Tobias beyond any measure! Through fate and Tobias’s determination they find themselves thrust together again and this time Tobias makes it his mission to fight no matter what. Until he realizes just why the woman he loves walked away all those years ago! This time is up to Amelia to decide how hard she wants to fight and when she realizes that it was the lies and secrets they held that kept them from reaching their goals she once again is tasked with making a choice! Go on this amazing journey with Tobias and Amelia and learn how love, friendship, and the truth of the heart can set the soul free! One of my Fave Kk Allen books!
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  • Elsie Caba
    January 1, 1970
    "Ours was a forbidden love that danced among lightning in equal measures of excitement and fear. That was Tobias and me—two connected souls that had once defied the laws of gravity."Defying Gravity brings us Amelia and Tobia's story, a couple who have to fight against the odds to finally be together. They are a beautiful couple and at the end we get their well deserved happily ever after. Amazing story, amazing characters! But no surprise here, K.K. is amazing! "We were just Amelia and Tobias. M "Ours was a forbidden love that danced among lightning in equal measures of excitement and fear. That was Tobias and me—two connected souls that had once defied the laws of gravity."Defying Gravity brings us Amelia and Tobia's story, a couple who have to fight against the odds to finally be together. They are a beautiful couple and at the end we get their well deserved happily ever after. Amazing story, amazing characters! But no surprise here, K.K. is amazing! "We were just Amelia and Tobias. Moon and Earth, living among the stars and sun. We were everything. And no matter the hardships we’d face along the way, we would always make sense together."
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  • Literary Temptations
    January 1, 1970
    MY RATING: 4 StarsTITLE: Defying GravityAUTHOR:K. K. AllenSERIES: N/ARELEASE DATE: 25 July 2019CLIFFHANGER: No ARC Kindly Provided for an Honest Review“What happens when two people ignore all the rules and all the obstacles the world throws at them and finally end up together?”A second chance romance set in the treacherous life of the NBA and brought to life by KK Allen was everything I needed in a swoony, heart-string tugging romance; suspense and all consuming. I found myself enthralled by the MY RATING: 4 StarsTITLE: Defying GravityAUTHOR:K. K. AllenSERIES: N/ARELEASE DATE: 25 July 2019CLIFFHANGER: No ARC Kindly Provided for an Honest Review“What happens when two people ignore all the rules and all the obstacles the world throws at them and finally end up together?”A second chance romance set in the treacherous life of the NBA and brought to life by KK Allen was everything I needed in a swoony, heart-string tugging romance; suspense and all consuming. I found myself enthralled by the story from page one. Although second chance romances rarely get my heart going, there is no denying that Ms Allen’s writing is lyrical. The smooth flow of words and the story they tell defied any trop preferences I had when reading this book. “You’re my moon, you know. The light in my dark. I’ll never stop reaching for you, Amelia.”Playing basketball with the woman he loves by his side was all Tobias James has ever wanted. With the world constantly battering him with secret after secret, he finds Amelia to be the only thing holding him still. Life happens and in a drastic twist of events, he finds himself in Chicago to play ball while the woman he loves is on the other side of the country. But this doesn’t matter to him, the plan is still the same; play ball and do whatever he has to do to get back to her. However, when things don’t go well for Amelia, she makes a decision that tilts Toby’s world absolutely. And after 3 years of losing his mind wondering about her, his ball dreams have come true, now all that remains is to find Amelia. “A dream should never cost someone their soul.”Amelia Clark’s plans are simple; dance in the NBA and be with the man she loves. She works her ass off to prepare herself for a career in the NBA. When her work finally pays off, the last thing she expected was for her dream to be the thing that sucks the life out of her. Emotionally and physically abused, Amelia decides she can’t take anymore. She’s lost much of herself in pursuit of her dreams; she doesn’t recognise who she is anymore. Sure, she can walk away. But Toby and a career in the NBA have always been synonymous. How does she walk away from one without walking away from the other?“We’re just Amelia and Tobias. We’re moon and earth, living amongst stars and sun. We’re everything. And no matter the distance, we still make sense together.”While distance and time have done nothing to quench the inferno of her attraction, they can’t seem to get their timing right. Now that their careers have been set up and dreams have been realised, they both realise that the all-consuming love they have for one another is not going anywhere anytime soon. But with a threat to their love looming and threatening everything they’re trying to build, Toby and Amelia find themselves having to make some difficult decisions. “I’d much rather with you in secret, than without you in a lie.”The story is written in first POV from both Amelia and Toby’s narrative. We got to see Amelia display impressive levels of strength for such a young girl. The way she steadied Tobias in rough times was very mature of her. The strength she had to possess to walk away from all the things that were hurting her, considering the amount of work she’s put into it, was second to none. Although I do wish she could have handled the Toby situation better while he was in Chicago, but I get why she did it the way she did. I must admit though, after a while it started to seem like all Toby and Amelia were doing was taking turns in destroying each other with why they couldn’t be together. Every time you think, “okay you’ve got it together; now work out a way to stay together”, one of them walks away. K.K. Allen delivered a very relatable, realistic and deeply romantic story with a lot of suspense that portrayed Amelia and Toby’s struggles to balance their careers, looking out for one another, and nurture their feelings for each other in a tear-jerking and satisfying way. “I believe they call that defying gravity.”
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  • Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
    January 1, 1970
    This book is one of the best slow burn young adult books I have ever read to date. If you like second chances, best friends brother romance, forbidden romance, dance and basketball…then this book is for you!I highly HIGHLY recommend you read Center of Gravity so you get some of the backstory before we jump right in. I am so happy I didn’t skip it and it really helped the story flow that much better.Tobias James has been coming to terms with a secret his family kept from him. Now no longer on a s This book is one of the best slow burn young adult books I have ever read to date. If you like second chances, best friends brother romance, forbidden romance, dance and basketball…then this book is for you!I highly HIGHLY recommend you read Center of Gravity so you get some of the backstory before we jump right in. I am so happy I didn’t skip it and it really helped the story flow that much better.Tobias James has been coming to terms with a secret his family kept from him. Now no longer on a self destructive course he has a reason to move on and her name is Amelia. After giving in to a week long camping trip with Amelia, Tobias realizes his light is back and he can conquer the world of basketball again. “It’s easy to lose yourself when you don’t know what you’re tethered to.”Amelia is also trying to continue her positive momentum of one day becoming a Lions NBA dancer. But of course her dreams get sidelined by a foul or a few. Thankfully she has Gravity dance who has opened so many doors for her to fall back on.“This isn’t you. This isn’t us. We make our own rules, remember? We defy gravity.”The rawness of learning where you come from is written so good in this book, so much so I cried more than a few tears. Of course there was a lot fo jealousy and betrayal in this book, but what good book doesn’t have some drama in it!“You weren’t abandoned. You were embraced and loved in a way most kids dream of. Learn from your parents’ biggest mistake. Don’t wait until it’s too late.”I loved all the characters in this book. Amelia aka Amie was written so good. She is a strong female who unfortunately listened to what a few people said and changed a little thinking it would make her happy. I could relate to her 100% in more than a few ways. Tobias was written beautifully. He started out as “Malibu Gold”, fell from the top and hung out at the bottom until he realized he hadn’t changed in the eyes of the one person who had always mattered to him, but had to keep his thoughts in the back of his mind. “We’re just Amelia and Tobias. We’re moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We’re everything. And no matter the distance, we still make sense together.”There are so many good quotes that I highlighted a lot of the book. I loved how Tobias aka Toby talked about Amelia being his moon or light. This book does talk about adoption and I loved how much I could relate to this book as I am adopted as well. I think that is one major reason why this was such an emotional read for me.
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  • Caroline F
    January 1, 1970
    This was a beautiful read! Loved it!!"Tobias was never supposed to crawl under my skin. We were only supposed to be a spring fling."Three years ago, Amelia fell in love with her best friend's older brother. However, she's always known he was strictly off limits. She and Tobias both had dreams of being part of the NBA but life throws them a curve ball where life takes them on separate paths, and their burgeoning relationship eventually falls apart."You're my moon, you know?...The light in my dark This was a beautiful read! Loved it!!"Tobias was never supposed to crawl under my skin. We were only supposed to be a spring fling."Three years ago, Amelia fell in love with her best friend's older brother. However, she's always known he was strictly off limits. She and Tobias both had dreams of being part of the NBA but life throws them a curve ball where life takes them on separate paths, and their burgeoning relationship eventually falls apart."You're my moon, you know?...The light in my dark. I'll never stop reaching for you."Tobias has never forgotten Amelia and every thing he has done has been focused on having a future with her in it. When that's finally a possibility with both their dream careers about to come true, a future together appears as impossible as it's always been. How will a relationship shrouded in secrets and lies ever blossom into a happy and fulfilling future together?"Could anyone see how my heart spread its wings whenever he came close? Or how my breath caught at just one glance?" This story was written really beautifully. The author has a real way with words and her delivery was oftentimes poetical. Amelia and Tobias were very much like star-crossed lovers and my heart hurt for them and the seeming impossibility of their situation. I loved the endurance of their feelings and their very real connection. I loved their drive, their ambition and also their ability to bounce back and carry on. I thoroughly enjoyed their journey and how they came back full circle, in spite of their circumstances and outside forces coming between them. This is the first time I've read this author and I'll definitely be reading more of her books.
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  • Andrea Britton
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn’t wait for this book to be done. When I read Falling from Gravity in the Spring Fling anthology, I knew K.K Allen was going to crush my heart, but I also knew that she would mend it back together and she did with such a beautiful story packed full of emotions. Defying Gravity is a book that you will feel all the way to the very marrow of your bones. At times, while reading this book your heart will beat so hard, your eyes will well with tears and your breath will be stolen from you. K.K I couldn’t wait for this book to be done. When I read Falling from Gravity in the Spring Fling anthology, I knew K.K Allen was going to crush my heart, but I also knew that she would mend it back together and she did with such a beautiful story packed full of emotions. Defying Gravity is a book that you will feel all the way to the very marrow of your bones. At times, while reading this book your heart will beat so hard, your eyes will well with tears and your breath will be stolen from you. K.K Allens words will wrap around your heart and your mind. Some would say this is a forbidden second chance romance but for me this was a romance packed full of so much love that you can’t help but smile once you close the very last page. Amelia and Tobias take us on a journey of finding each other again and even though they have to keep things secret, their love for each other never fades. It never ends because they were meant to be. Some of these lines made me melt! Their love was felt through the words of this story. “He kissed me with saltwater lips, drinking me in like a starved man lost at sea.”“She became my moon, guiding me through the darkness, illuminating hope when I’d thought all was lost...”If you loved Center of Gravity, then you will absolutely LOVE Defying Gravity. I can honestly say that this story has surpassed COG and become my favorite book of 2019! Highly recommended. *I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author/publisher in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.”
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  • Clare Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    She dreams of being an NBA dancer, knowing what his dreams are.He dreams of being a professional NBA basketball player.They share dreams of togetherness, but secrets and lies arent easy to carry on your shoulders twenty four seven.What will break first....What an epic emotional love story! Time has no meaning with matters of the heart and this is much the case for this amazing read!I teared up loads reading this, my heart was constantly either full of joy or breaking. So much drama, so many secr She dreams of being an NBA dancer, knowing what his dreams are.He dreams of being a professional NBA basketball player.They share dreams of togetherness, but secrets and lies arent easy to carry on your shoulders twenty four seven.What will break first....What an epic emotional love story! Time has no meaning with matters of the heart and this is much the case for this amazing read!I teared up loads reading this, my heart was constantly either full of joy or breaking. So much drama, so many secrets.Amelia's heart is in the world of dance. It's where she belongs. Shes an amazing character. Her heart full of love and hope.Tobias stole my heart from the moment he downed tools to become the knight in shining armour.Together they are dazzling. They shine so bright and their love is endless. This is one of those reads that you could read a hundred times and still want to read it again. Grab some comfort food, and some tissues, for you will need both! K.K Allen is going to take you on the ride of your life!
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  • Athena
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS“Ours was a forbidden love that danced among lightning in equal measures of excitement and fear.“Defying Gravity is the second book in the Gravity Series. This book starts out as a teenage crush that becomes a spring fling romance. But later on becomes a second chance at falling in love and for making their dreams come true. I loved the struggle and how K.K. Allen portrayed that their relationship wasn’t easy, but could still endure time and distance. “You know as well as I that yo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS“Ours was a forbidden love that danced among lightning in equal measures of excitement and fear.“Defying Gravity is the second book in the Gravity Series. This book starts out as a teenage crush that becomes a spring fling romance. But later on becomes a second chance at falling in love and for making their dreams come true. I loved the struggle and how K.K. Allen portrayed that their relationship wasn’t easy, but could still endure time and distance. “You know as well as I that you can’t put a label on what we are. We’re just Amelia and Tobias. We’re moon and earth, living among the stars and sun. We’re everything. And no matter the distance, we still make sense together.” Despite the circumstances Amelia and Tobias find themselves in the second time around, they find a way to be together. “I’d much rather live with you in secret, than without you in a lie.” Defying Gravity by K.K. Allen is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!~ Thank you to the author and Social Butterfly PR for generously providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lindsey Domokur
    January 1, 1970
    I have been sitting on this review for a few days. Marinating in Toby and Amie feelings. I needed the rest of their story like I needed air, and Toby was the ultimate book boyfriend. Can I have him? He can be mine. I love him. These two were meant to be, you could see it in Falling From Gravity, the timing was just off. These two. OMG. “I’ll find my way back to you, Amelia. I’m about to make sure you don’t forget.” The angst was mostly with Amelia and her loving herself and coming to terms with I have been sitting on this review for a few days. Marinating in Toby and Amie feelings. I needed the rest of their story like I needed air, and Toby was the ultimate book boyfriend. Can I have him? He can be mine. I love him. These two were meant to be, you could see it in Falling From Gravity, the timing was just off. These two. OMG. “I’ll find my way back to you, Amelia. I’m about to make sure you don’t forget.” The angst was mostly with Amelia and her loving herself and coming to terms with who she is so that she can feel good about herself and open up to Tobias and his love. There were many obstacles in their way but they are soulmates. Did I mention Tobias is amazing? Cause he is.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    Defying Gravity by K.K. Allen is a beautifully written second chance romance. Tobias and Amelia's story takes you on an emotional roller coaster and their journey is filled with drama, secrets, betrayal and jealousy but it keeps you hooked and the ride is so worth it. I loved this book so much and highly recommend it!
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  • Skye Yanovsky
    January 1, 1970
    I was anxiously waiting for Defying Gravity by KK Allen and was super happy when I received an ARC. I started reading Falling From Gravity, the prequel story, and I am so glad I had that background. I highly recommend you read it because it explains everything that you need to know to understand Tobias. Defying Gravity was everything I hoped it would be. It is more than a sports or second chance romance. For me, it was a story about reaching for goals you have dreamed of all your life and what s I was anxiously waiting for Defying Gravity by KK Allen and was super happy when I received an ARC. I started reading Falling From Gravity, the prequel story, and I am so glad I had that background. I highly recommend you read it because it explains everything that you need to know to understand Tobias. Defying Gravity was everything I hoped it would be. It is more than a sports or second chance romance. For me, it was a story about reaching for goals you have dreamed of all your life and what subsequently happens when you encounter life-changing obstacles. It is a story about having to make hard decisions about what’s more important-reaching that goal no matter what or realizing it’s perfectly ok to change your dream. It’s a story about realizing your goals mean nothing if you aren’t with the person you love. Tobias was a dream-his love and dedication to Amelia was inspiring. He made a promise to her and he kept it. Amelia was everything-smart, talented and so much stronger than she ever believed. Bringing together the worlds of basketball and dance might seem like an odd match but they meshed together beautifully. I was completely drawn into Tobias and Amelia’s worlds through KK Allen’s words. This story brought out every emotion possible and I was mesmerized. It made me laugh and it made me cry for Amelia and Tobias in both sadness and in happiness. There is the perfect amount of angst in Defying Gravity-enough that you see the obstacles but the focus of the story is on their fight for that chance to be be together. This is a story that will stay with me a long time and have me contemplating all my feelings for weeks. After all...”What happens when two people ignore all the rules and all the obstacles the world throws at them and finally end up together?” “I believe they call that defying gravity.” Jeez, just reading that brings tears to my eyes. Defying Gravity releases on July 25 so please run and purchase it. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Ruby (BookwithaHook)
    January 1, 1970
    "You're my moon, you know?"His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze."The light in my dark. I'll never stop reaching for you, Amelia."Defying Gravity is my first read by K.K. Allen but definitely not be my last. I knew this book would be an anticipated read from the prequel that came out earlier in the Spring Fling Anthology. Anyone who read that knew this would a book that you didn't want to miss. I do recommend reading Falling From Gravity first for a more in depth look at their relat "You're my moon, you know?"His hands moved through my hair as he held my gaze."The light in my dark. I'll never stop reaching for you, Amelia."Defying Gravity is my first read by K.K. Allen but definitely not be my last. I knew this book would be an anticipated read from the prequel that came out earlier in the Spring Fling Anthology. Anyone who read that knew this would a book that you didn't want to miss. I do recommend reading Falling From Gravity first for a more in depth look at their relationship before this book.Let me start at the beginning, I loved the interactive media that K.K. put into the book, the playlist for the book is great! I am big believer in listening to music while writing. It amps up my creative juices, and I know for a fact it did for K.K. as well.At the beginning of the book we are treated to seeing the couple before, when they are on the cusp of graduating and heading off to do their dream jobs. Many decisions need to be made for the couple. And many were not made. Things they both needed to overcome.I loved how we get a view of them before and after, and that the chapters are short and to the point, but that weren't drawn out. The story really begins three years into the future and we see how the pair has fared apart.Tobias has always known where his heart laid but Amelia never dared dream that they were each other's ONE. But there are obstacles that life throws in the way. I loved how K.K. weaved everything together. Their personal struggles as well as their struggles together. This made them so much more relatable. Their connection more palatable.They both have achieved most of their dreams, but both are feeling that something is missing. Each have a chance to complete everything they ever wanted for themselves. When they are basically thrown together, navigating in each other's presence becomes something more. And the questions and decisions that they never truly answered come calling and fighting their way back together.I felt this book was so effortless to read. And will capture your attention from beginning to end. While it isn't exactly a dark read, it isn't a light load either. There are some truly great quotes in this book. And I really enjoyed the couple. K.K. has a true talent and I can't wait to read the other book in the series.★★★★ Falling Stars
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  • Brianne
    January 1, 1970
    I had a wonderful few days off of work and was fortunate enough to pickup Defying Gravity by K.K Allen. This was the first book that I have read by Allen and I absolutely fell in love with this fantastic author. Allen was able to create characters who were so well written, so developed and had chemistry that was sizzling. I loved the fact that the book was written in three parts - each very distinctive and made a major component of the book. I loved how we learned the back story of Tobias and Am I had a wonderful few days off of work and was fortunate enough to pickup Defying Gravity by K.K Allen. This was the first book that I have read by Allen and I absolutely fell in love with this fantastic author. Allen was able to create characters who were so well written, so developed and had chemistry that was sizzling. I loved the fact that the book was written in three parts - each very distinctive and made a major component of the book. I loved how we learned the back story of Tobias and Amelia and understood the history of how they came to be. I loved how each of them had a dream - Tobias to play in the NBA and Amelia to be a professional dancer. Each of them sacrificing each other at some point to make their dreams come true but somehow in each of the three parts they come back together .... Allen did a fantastic job of making her readers feel the emotions of the characters of the book and at times I felt my heart was breaking. I loved the characters and felt the pain, the joy and happiness they felt as I flipped through the pages. This was definitely a book that I could not put down. I loved the fact the characters seemed real, they had their flaws and that although they were perfect for each other - sometimes they were not perfect for each other in that moment. I loved how this book was about second chances, finding that one person and chasing your dream.If you are looking for a good book to read this summer, then Defying Gravity is definitely the book for you. If you want something that has it all - love, romance, sports, friendship and a bit comedy, then this is the book you need to read. Make sure you add it to your To-Be-Read Shelf.
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  • TheMommaBookClub
    January 1, 1970
    Defying Gravity by KK Allen𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘛𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘴 𝘑𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘴𝘸𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦. 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺. 𝘕𝘰 𝘣𝘶𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱. -Amelia*~*~*~*𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖: During a time in their lives when they both needed an anchor, Tobias and Amelia found each other. In one fateful week, what started as a Spring fling turned into Defying Gravity by KK Allen𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘛𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘴 𝘑𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘴𝘸𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦. 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺. 𝘕𝘰 𝘣𝘶𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱. -Amelia*~*~*~*𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖: During a time in their lives when they both needed an anchor, Tobias and Amelia found each other. In one fateful week, what started as a Spring fling turned into something more...something deeper. Sadly, circumstances weren’t on their side and both were pulled away to follow their own paths.Now, three years later fate has decided to give them a second chance, but there are obstacles that still stand in their way—secrets that threatens to drive them apart for good. Can these two learn that love is a risk with the greatest reward? Or are they doomed to repeat their past?*~*~*~*𝕊𝕖𝕩 𝕊𝕔𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤: Yes! Yes! YES!!!!! Book clubbers, we get so much tension and heat! 💦 There’s a fair amount of frequency peppered throughout and the chemistry is explosive. You can FEEL the love that these two have for each other—as well as their passion. 🔥🔥🔥🔥.5 out of five!*~*~*~*【$】: FREE on KU!! You have no excuses to not go and pick this up! It’s steamy, the characters’ connection is palpable, and it’s guaranteed to make you swoon! This may have been my first story by KK Allen (I also read the prequel), but it certainly won’t be my last. Go for the DL!
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  • Stacie Redinger
    January 1, 1970
    Amelia and Tobias were never supposed to happen, she was his little sister’s best friend. When Tobias’ dream of making it in the NBA came knocking, everything changed. Fast forward three years and Tobias is in LA along with Amelia. Tobias has never given up hope that he and Amelia can make it work, and when he asks her for a second chance, she’s torn. With both of their jobs they shouldn’t, but the heart wants what the heart wants. As the two try and navigate their lives and careers it all comes Amelia and Tobias were never supposed to happen, she was his little sister’s best friend. When Tobias’ dream of making it in the NBA came knocking, everything changed. Fast forward three years and Tobias is in LA along with Amelia. Tobias has never given up hope that he and Amelia can make it work, and when he asks her for a second chance, she’s torn. With both of their jobs they shouldn’t, but the heart wants what the heart wants. As the two try and navigate their lives and careers it all comes down to this, are they willing to risk it all for love?I loved this story, from the minute I read the blurb, I knew this was one I needed to get my hands on. Sports Romance is one of my favorite genres, and this book was the perfect culmination of both. The banter between the characters, the romance, just everything about ‘Defying Gravity’ was amazing, and the way that K.K. Allen writes, you feel what the characters are feeling. She paints a vivid picture with her words, and you feel like you are as much a part of this book as the actual characters. I was rooting for Amelia and Tobias from reading ‘Falling From Gravity’ and ‘Defying Gravity’ picked up where we left off. This book was beautifully written, and I do hope we get to see more of these characters in future books!
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