Book Spotlight – A Sudden Gust of Gravity – Laurie Boris

Basic Book Spotlight

Title:   A Sudden Gust of Gravity

Author:  Laurie Boris

Genre: Romance, romantic suspense

Main character description (short).

Christina Davenport is a twenty-five-year-old waitress living in Boston. She’s a graceful and athletic young woman, green-eyed and curly-haired. She’s down on her luck at the moment, surviving on tips and her sardonic sense of humor, but buried within her is the desire to build a new life for herself. All she has to do is figure out how.


Waitress Christina Davenport lands in a world of trouble when she accepts a job as an assistant to a charming street performer. She’d wanted to be a magician and vowed to never again stand in the background holding some guy’s props, but Christina has a score to settle—with her traumatic family history, with people telling her she can’t hack it on her own. Reynaldo the Magnificent is more than a little full of himself and has a dark side, but to Christina, he could be her second chance, her redemption, her ticket to something bigger. If only she can learn from him before he discovers her secrets.

Brief Excerpt 250 words:

“Got a résumé?” he asked.

Christina shook her head.


Again, she shook her head.

“Performing experience?”

She wondered if waitressing counted. Because she damned sure wasn’t telling him about her father.

He leaned back, tapping a pen against his open notebook, and narrowed his eyes at her, grinning a hitch as if she were an intriguing puzzle he couldn’t solve. Then he pointed the pen in her direction. “I like you, though. There’s something about you. And you’re easy on the eyes. I think we can work with that. What do you know about magic?”

Again, not talking about her father. What he’d taught her. The hours she’d practiced. Or why she’d stopped. In case he got the wrong idea about her intentions, Christina decided it was better to plead ignorance. She swallowed and curled a hand around her mug.


“Cute. You’re cute.” He scribbled some notes. “We can work with that, too.” He paused a moment. “What were you doing in the magic store?”

“Like I said. I saw something shiny in the window.”

He gave her a long, flat stare. She exhaled and let her shoulders relax. “Okay. I was looking for a present for my little cousin.”

He tapped the pen again. “Tyke wants to be the next big thing?”

“I guess.”

“Well, tell him to stop it. We don’t need the competition.”

“Fine,” she said. “I’ll get him socks and underwear.”

“And she has a sense of humor. We’ll have to train you out of that. I do the jokes in this act.”


Why should readers buy this book (50 words max)?

Sparking with intrigue and romance, A Sudden Gust of Gravity is set into the world of street magic in contemporary Boston. Beyond that, it’s an uplifting and entertaining tale about redemption, second chances, and not settling for less than you deserve.




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