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The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

A daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love and finding the courage to be yourself in a world of influential movie moguls, their companies, and the public who adore Kendall Bettencourt.


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Hollywood heavyweight Kendall Bettencourt has it made; at 19 she’s got a red-hot career, money to spare, and one of the most recognisable faces in the film industry.

Despite her good fortune, she misses being a normal person.

Payton Taylor, who is at college, and also a part-time musician, is Kendall’s best friend since childhood, she is the one person who can bring her back to earth and remind her of who she really is and where she has come from.

Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her feet on the ground and sane, in a pressure filled industry.  But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything a whole lot worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend – she is the only girl that she has ever loved.

Kendall doesn't think that she has ever been attracted to women, so when she start to have more than just friendship feelings for Payton, she's terrified, even though Payton is the person that she is most happy and comfortable with.

Payton comes out to Kendall and Kendall realises she is falling in love with Payton, but both of them are afraid of the repercussions, and worry what being in a same sex relationship might mean for Kendall's career, being under the intense scrutiny of the Hollywood and the world to whom Kendall is the pin-up poster woman for many a man.

Kendall and Payton struggle with their relationship in a very real way.

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

The Gravity Between Us by the author Kristen Zimmer is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a world of influential movie moguls, their companies, and the public who adore Kendall Bettencourt. 

 

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