Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith
Chris and Maia aren’t off to a great start. A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don’t fare much better. Chris’s good intentions backfire. Maia’s temper gets the best of her. But they’re neighbors, at least for the summer, and despite their best efforts, they just can’t seem to stay away from each other.
The path forward isn’t easy. Chris has come out as transgender, but he’s still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before. Maia is grieving the loss of her older sister and trying to find her place in the world without her. Falling in love was the last thing on either of their minds. But would it be so bad if it happened anyway?
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Queermisia & queermisic slurs
- Sexual assault
- Alcohol consumption
- Recreational drug use
- Graphic physical assault recounted
- Serious physical injuries requiring surgery
- Car accident
- Death of a pet