Friday, June 12, 2015

Review: The Law of Attraction By N.M Silber

Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: N. M. Silber
Published Date: February 21st 2014

Once upon a time two lawyers fell in love across a courtroom ...
Gabrielle Ginsberg was a public defender with plenty of nerve and Braden Pierce was an assistant district attorney with a whole lot of swagger. Gabrielle wanted Braden and Braden wanted Gabrielle.
And Cameron wanted Gabrielle.
And Marla wanted Braden.
And Cole wanted Gabrielle.
And Mrs. Mason wanted Braden.
And an anonymous letter writer wanted to keep Gabrielle and Braden apart.
Together Gabrielle and Braden discovered many important things, like which doors at the courthouse actually locked, and that desks could be useful for more than writing. They also found out that the path of love was not always smooth, and it was sometimes tread upon by some really wacky people, like a confused fanny grabber, an eighty-two year old pothead and a gentleman who threw a wine and cheese party in his pants. Could true love overcome a lack of privacy, interference by jealous rivals and the insanity of the criminal court system?
(Synopsis Provided By Goodreads)

Gabrielle Ginsberg always knew how good Braden Pierce could be in the room. Courtroom that is. She works opposite to him trying to defend criminals who need a serious reality check. One day at a bar, Gabrielle takes enough liquid courage to make a play for Braden and to her surprise - he goes for it. What starts as just a heated night at the bar turns into a fast track to happily ever after for Gabrielle and Braden. When things seem to be going a little too smoothly for the happy couple, danger appears in the form of a mystery letter. Who could it be from? An ex-lover? An unsatisfied criminal? Or family?

Thoughts on this book were that the chemistry was fun and cute but ultimately the story is mediocre. I didn't think the storyline was that different from other contemporary romances out there. The Law of Attraction had some good characters that added a unique spin to the simple story of two people who were first physically attracted to each other, then became something so much more. I think the writing of the story hit a point towards the middle/end where there wasn't anything intriguing for the reader to engage with anymore - things fizzled out.

Gabrielle Ginsberg was a partly annoying/ partly funny character to read from. Some of her decisions she makes through the book are EXTREMELY questionable to the point of WTH? She walks the line between being funny and being a little over dramatic with matters dealing with friends and family. Her relationship with the male lead in this book, Braden, was hot and funny when they first started to go after each other but then they both kind of change themselves suddenly with no build up or development of character. That jump in development created a gap in reading for me.

Braden Pierce is a calm and cool lawyer and definitely knows how to talk to women. I mean he's a lawyer for gosh sakes so he'd better know his way with words. He had a lighthearted sexiness about him which made it easy to fall for him. Like Gabrielle's character however, Braden just suddenly becomes the 'best' possible boyfriend ever who wants to settle down and commit to an exclusive relationship with Gabrielle. He had an image of being a playboy before but we don't get any reasons for how he changes. Not even a solid turning point moment in his relationship with Gabrielle to make us believe their emotions for each other.

The momentum of this story kind of plateaus around the last quarter of the book. After their initial hook up and once they establish that they want each other for more then a one night stand, the initial intrigue and fun is sort of lost. Some plot lines get dragged on for chapters but not continuously. As in, certain ideas or plots would sort of start on one chapter but get forgotten about till two chapters later.

I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.
There were a lot of moments in The Law of Attraction that could have been written better. I wanted growth and progress for the characters both as individuals and as a couple. Things fell into place rather hastily and there was a general loss of intrigue during reading.

Have you read The Law of Attraction? What are your thoughts on the importance of characters progress INDIVIDUALLY before reaching a committed, serious relationship? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. Well, that synopsis kind of made my head hurt... so I guess the book would have done the same too. Great review!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

    1. It was a story that was all over the place! Sorry to say but I think there are other books similar to this one that do it way better. I wouldn't recommend this one! Thanks for stopping by =)