Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Law of Attraction – by Roxie Cooper

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

"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. 

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

So, the first thing that came to mind after starting this book: Legally Blonde! And yes there are similarities, but this a totally different story.

It follows Amanda Bentley, who lands a pupillage at one of the top Chambers. They actually took two candidates, the other one being Marty, her law school nemesis. The fact that she is a pretty woman doesn’t make her status easier.

The year of pupillage gives her a chance to fight for what she wants, show that she is great at her job and let go of her past.

There is sexy Sid Ryder to take her mind off things, her direct boss and then some people who don’t want the best for her, getting out things from her past and about her family.

I love following Amanda’s journey, especially seeing her work as a lawyer. It’s fun, feisty, exciting, entertaining, lively and engaging! I enjoyed getting more insight to the law and see how a great story was created around it.

The characters are vivid and fun, I struggled a bit with the pace of the story, but all in all it’s a fab debut novel! Can’t wait for more!


Roxie Cooper on Twitter: @toodletinkbaby

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