Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry


Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After seventeen 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 young 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.

ellie's $0.02:

It's no secret I'm a huge Brittainy C. Cherry fan. Yuge. Brittainy's stories live on within me forever after finishing.  Disgrace is not a disgrace whatsover.

Brittainy has a very specific knack of sliding in something some would consider "unconventional" for a romance in her books and does not ever shine a spotlight on it.  You almost miss it and it's usually just a one-liner she tries to sneak past you. And it works.  But you usually forget what it is.

It's there.  And she makes you forget.  And she makes you just love on the story.

Jackson is younger than Grace.

Not a big deal.  But not typical, yeah?

I won't recap the story because it's written above and I would think y'all have read the synposis and you can all OBVIOUSLY read.  What I did not expect in this was Brittainy's ability to write such vicious, heartless, and mean characters.  Man, I was seriously impressed. Girl has a mean streak in her brain! I was legit shocked with the savage behavior out of some of her characters in this one.  I loved it. I was rooting for revenge, but you'll see what happens.

Disgrace is full of Brittainy's lyrical words and engages the reader right from the start. So many scenes had my blood flowing for whatever reason. And I want to call out a particular chapter that did everything for me, but then that would be giving it all away. 

She mic drops a twisty twist in there too.

Once you read this one, I don't think you'll be surprised that Jackson was by far my favorite character.  The coldness that dude shells out is unbelievable. Grace was "meh" for me.  But she needed to be.  She's just not the chick I'd be friends with in real life.  But the two of them together works.  

Another 5-star read from the magnificent Cherry.