Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Law of Attraction by Roxie Cooper

Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: Roxie Cooper
Publisher: HQ Digital
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Publication: June 23, 2007

My Rating: 3/5

"Well, it's fair to say your background isn't conventional in terms of the average barrister…" Dolus points out. "Well that depends on your definition of conventional and who wants to be average anyway?"

Northern girl Amanda Bentley isn’t your average lawyer.

She spent her teenage years in the Working Men’s club and hanging out in the park to avoid going home. Fresh out of law school she lands pupillage at a top set of Chambers and is catapulted into a world completely alien to her own, fighting prejudice and snobbery at every turn.

Piling on the pressure, this year it is announced two candidates have been accepted but there’s only one job at the end of it. And her competition? Marty, her smarmy law school nemesis.

Throw into the mix an ill-advised romance with the staggeringly sexy Sid Ryder and Amanda quickly realises winning pupillage isn’t just about how good a lawyer you are.

But even if she does come out on top, all of it could be for nothing if her colleagues ever discover who she really is and one very dark secret.

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**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Had me at Legally Blonde, to be honest. One of my favorite movies for sure.

Even though that's what caught my attention in the beginning, once I started reading this, I realized that these two stories are still very different, and that The Law of Attraction is much more original than I thought at first.

I found the main character, Amanda, to be very likable, and I could relate to her in some situations. It seems like some people judge her too easily, so she has to prove herself and work harder, but hey, she has time to do so in this case.

There's another guy that Amanda has to compete with to get the job, and oh my God is he annoying! I felt so sorry for her, having to put up with him... But you know what? I bet most of us have had at least one Marty in our lives at some point, that one phony guy that most people seem to like and we just sit there like "how??"

Something I did not like about her was that, even though she was very much against stereotypes, and hated it when people catalogued her as the hot blonde and things like that... She did that to others as well, and seemed to believe in stereotypes herself as well, especially when it came to genders. A bit contradictory, Amanda.

But seriously, why are such bad things said about women? Why are women sly, why do women stab you in the back, and why are women bitches?... I've gotten so much drama from men in my life, I sometimes feel like people only interact with women. Men can be sly. Men can stab you in the back. Men can be bitches. People need to give this ridiculousness a rest. Gender does not make a difference there. And for the record, the most manipulative person here is Marty, and he's a guy.

To make the story more interesting, there's also this other guy who seems to fall for Amanda. But, to be honest, I didn't really care too much about Sid, and Amanda trusted him so easily! I think she should've been more careful, especially since she was trying to get that job and he was her senior... I know it's not right to believe in rumors, but if you hear all those things about a guy, you could at least be more careful, until you get to know him better and prove those rumors wrong... But no, little Amanda here had no patience at all. She should listen to her pupilmaster, Skylar, more, he may not be right all the time, but you kinda know when he is...

And Skylar is pretty adorable. I liked how he took care of Amanda and wanted her to succeed.

It was very interesting to read about her job and everything that went on around her, which I know nothing about, really. Seeing her in court kicking ass was amazing, I loved every part of it.

Oh and there's another couple in the story that we read about, although just for a little while, the one including Amanda's best friend, Heidi. Now, Heidi sounds nice and fun... but date a married guy??? Honey, even if the guy says things are not working for him and his ACTUAL partner, he's still a cheater. What are you thinking anyway?? Also, he would do it to you, you know that, right? You're only special now...

"The heart wants what the heart wants"... Obviously what an older cheating man, with kids, would say when what "his heart" wants is a young woman in her twenties. The nerve. Dude, even if things were bad at home, at least break things off before. I don't know...

Well now, back to Amanda...

As the story progresses, we get to know more about Amanda's past, and I really enjoyed that, she had a very complicated childhood because of her father, I felt incredibly bad for her, but I'm glad she works things out and learns to be happy and doesn't let her past bring her down. She just went and got things on her own.

The ending is also very touching, and it didn't feel lacking at all. I really enjoyed this book, and oh the drama haha, as you can see from all my ranting (I'm so sorry). I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a nice, light read with some substance :)

Thank you for reading! ♥


  1. This is the first time I've heard of this book, and just from the cover and title alone, it seems like a very light read. I haven't read much New Adult lately, and want to get back into it, so I think I'll give this one a shot soon!
    Great review :)
    Erika @ Books and Stars

    1. Yes, it's a very light read, and quite entertaining! :) I haven't read much New Adult either, but I'm trying to change that haha

  2. Amazing review! Not my type of books though, maybe nice for reading in trains or buses.

    1. Thanks! Haha I actually read on the subway all the time :)


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