Eleanor and Grey by Brittainy Cherry

Overall: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 2/5 🔥🔥
Feels: 🤭🥺💋😧😭⏳❤️

Tear jerker: Yes 😭😭😭 3/5
Paranormal/Fantasy: No
Location: Primarily Raine, Illinois
Character age range: Teens then early 30s
Lead: Eleanor/Ellie Gable
Love interest(s): Greyson/Grey East
HEA: Yes

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Maybe? Right now it seems like a stand alone but there are two ancillary characters that look like they could have their own book next.

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: Death of a parent, death of a grand parent, death of a spouse, cancer, child getting hurt, parental abandonment

The Quick and Dirty:  Ellie and Grey meet in high school.  She’s a bookworm and he’s Mr. Popular but they bond over Harry Potter and kung-fu movies… and loss. Grey helps Ellie through a very difficult time in her life and while they remain close until right after graduation they eventually drift apart. Years later fate brings them back together and now it’s Ellie’s turn help keep Grey from drowning in grief. 

Do you have tissues? No? Go get some before reading this book. ALL. THE. FEELS. I held it together even though I felt my eyes water in the first quarter of the book… by the last quarter I was openly sobbing. It’s a story about devastating loss and being so shattered that happiness seems like a pipe dream.  It’s also a story about redemption. One about patience, forgiveness and the power of unconditional love.

Brittainy Cherry is one of those authors who make you FEEL things. I’ve read all of Brittainy’s books and without exception, when I’ve turned the last page, I need to take a minute to recenter my emotions. She shatters your heart and puts you back together better than before. I know I’m totally fan girling over here but she’s just THAT good. I love each book she writes more than the last.

Thank you for sharing your craft with us readers @bcherryauthor

Greyson East left his mark on me.

As the young girl who first fell for him, I didn’t know much about life. I did know about his smiles, though, and his laughs, and the strange way my stomach flipped when he was near.

Life was perfect…until it wasn’t, and when we were forced to go our separate ways, I held on to our memories, let go of my first crush, and wished for the day I’d find him again.

When my wish came true, it was nothing like I imagined.

I couldn’t have known when I took the nanny position that it would be his children I looked after, that my new boss would be that boy I used to know, that boy who was now a man—a cold, lonely, detached man.

The smile and laugh I had loved so much were gone, now distant memories. Every part of him was covered in a fresh pain.

When he realized who I was, he made me promise to do my job and my job only.
He made me promise not to try to get to know him, not to recall the memories I’d treasured all this time.

But, sometimes, I saw the boy I’d once known in his stormy eyes. I saw the Greyson who smiled and laughed, who had stolen a young girl’s heart, and there was no doubt in my mind that this boy was worth fighting for.

I was given a second chance with the one who’d left his mark on me. All I hoped was that somehow I’d leave a mark on his soul, too.


Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.