The Law of Attraction by Roxie Cooper
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…?
What a wonderfully refreshing story! I thoroughly enjoyed this - it wasn't what I expected at all. The setting is what made this book really special for me (though the writing is brilliant as well, and so is the plot). I actually learned something whilst reading it, and that's got to be a plus (remind me never to need a barrister - they sound a right dodgy bunch!).
There is absolutely nothing not to like in this book, and the ending, though not as strongly romantic as some romcoms, actually has more going for it because of that. You MUST Read her bio - hilarious!!! I'm so looking forward to more from this funny and talented writer.
About the Author
Roxie was born and bred in Middlesbrough. She’s always had an overactive imagination; she’s that person who listens to your conversations in coffee shops and by the time you leave, she’s created an entire novel out of your life. You’re welcome. After reading Classics at Newcastle University, she realised she needed a break from studying Latin, Ancient Greek and all that serious stuff, so naturally, she became a dancer in a nightclub (à la Coyote Ugly) 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. She’s got a thing for wearing wigs and weird costumes, clearly. It was after constantly being told “Oh! You don’t look like a barrister!” 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.