Welcome to my stop on The Law of Attraction blog tour, this is a wonderful romantic comedy set in the legal world. Check out my review below and the giveaway which you don’t want to miss. Huge thanks to Roxie and Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours for having me.
Amanda Bentley has always dreamed of being a barrister…
But as a platinum blonde bombshell from the wrong side of town, with a perfect tan and sleek high heels, she doesn’t exactly look the part – or fit in with the brash public school boys and cold posh girls of Newcastle Crown Court’s robing room. Amanda’s never been one to back down from a challenge, and so when she wins a prestigious pupillage following law school, she’s determined to make the most of her chance – and make all her dreams come true.
Only three things stand in her way: Sid Ryder – the sexy, irresistible barrister who she absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, sleep with. At all. Marty Gregg – her smarmy law school nemesis, who she’s in direct competition with for the top job. And her big, dark secret that could jeopardise everything she’s worked so hard for.
Who said that following the laws of attraction was going to be easy…?
Perfects for fans of Legally Blonde, Lindsey Kelk and Joanna Bolouri
Amanda Bentley has won a pupillage at the Barristers Chambers she most wanted to work at and now after law school the hard work really begins. Especially as a platinum blonde, girly girl, she keeps being told things will be especially hard for her if she doesn’t conform to be like everyone else.
The poor girl starts with such high hopes but the odds are stacked against her, when she starts, an old enemy from law school, Marty, is the other Pupil, who she has to compete against to win a permanent tenancy at the end of the year. Everyone loves Marty and it seems no matter what she does she cannot make them see the truth behind his charisma.
Then there is Syd, who is sex in a wig, a senior barrister and dripping with everything Amanda could want in a man, except she’ll be run over the coals if she sleeps with him, or looks at him or does anything with him really.
And then she has a secret from her past which is catching up with her, and if it does it could blow up her entire career. Then nothing would matter anyway.
Seeing Amanda navigate her year in chambers is absolutely hilarious. You can tell that Roxie has worked as a barrister, and having worked in a set of Chambers for a few years myself I can vouch for the fact so many of these things actually happen. I had so much fun following her journey, laughing with her, crying and getting to know the different barristers, some I loved some I hated.
Syd was a wonderful character, I had no idea how to take him, what his motives were and whether he was looking for a quick shag with Amanda or if he wanted a relationship. Roxie does such a good job of keeping us guessing as to his true motives. Despite this I loved him and every time he was on the page I was totally captivated.
At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like Amanda, often characters who are given her physical appearance are given stereotypical personalities which I don’t like, but Roxie turned that on it’s head completely and I loved how gutsy and determined she was. Her intelligence rang through at every turn and although she got into a few binds she found her way through and held her head high when things backfired. She was a wonderfully likeable character and someone I would love to be friends with.
I could have read this book for days, it was such a wonderful read, full of humour, great characters and romance. I was disappointed when it finished and that’s the only thing I was disappointed with. I’m going to just say everyone needs to read it, an absolutely spellbinding debut.
Sending a huge thanks to Roxie Cooper, HQ Digital and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
About Roxie Cooper
Roxie was born and bred in Middlesbrough. After studying Classics at University, she became a dancer in a nightclub for a few years, before going travelling and living in Australia. When she returned, she swapped dancing on a bar, to practising at the Bar, and became a barrister for 7 years.
It was after being constantly told “Ooh! You don’t look like a barrister!” by absolutely everyone she met, that the idea for her debut novel was born.
Roxie lives in Yarm, a pretty little market town in the North-East. She’s a bit (lot) obsessed with Prince and spends far too much time watching him on YouTube. Her hobbies include watching musicals, making her hair as big (and blonde) as possible, and wishing she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
This giveaway is for a copy of the book, a legally blonde DVD and a £10 MAC gift card. UK Only.
Book & Buy Links
Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: Roxie Cooper
Genre: Rom Com | Romance | Chick Lit
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 23 June 2017 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US