Sunday, 14 August 2016

New Release & Review: Laws Of Attraction by R.C. Boldt

RC Boldt's fourth book in the Teach Me series shows us that sometimes the perfect person for you is the one you least expected it to be ...

Langley Ford is the definition of serious. Going through life as a pararescue jumper, working solely around men, she’s had to go above and beyond to prove she’s their equal. In fact, she can’t recall the last time she allowed herself to truly relax or let her guard down.

Always the one others rely on to crack jokes, the one to liven things up, Lawson Briggs is a fun, easygoing guy who doesn’t take life too seriously. But witnessing so many of his friends falling in love, he begins to wonder what the fuss is about. Will he ever fall prey to that infamous “love bug”?

Langley is now out of the military and working at a security consulting firm. When she meets the tall, bearded teacher who has endless wisecracks and comments, a part of her wishes she could be like him, wishes she could remember how.

While Lawson might be the best person to teach her how to live life to the fullest, will Langley be the one who teaches him all about love?

Laws Of Attraction is book four in the Teach Me series and I read this as a standalone. This is also my first book by this author.

I loved Langley 'Lee' Ford's transformation. She's guarded, fiercely independent and someone who's always had to fight to earn her place within a group. So, when she accepts a job working for TriShield protection she struggles to break down her iron cast defences. She's accepted into this close-knit group as an equal, However, it's a personal adjustment more difficult than the work she previously did in the Air Force as a Combat Pararescue Jumper.

Lawson Briggs is adorable. He's cocky and confident and after finally realising his friends are all settling down, he wonders why the lovebug hasn't hit him yet. As soon as he meets Langley, he knows she's the one, but accepts it's going to take time to win her over. I love how he gave Lee the space to adapt, not only to becoming part of a close-knit social group but to accept him as a man who wants to protect, cherish and love her as a beautiful woman. His persistence is admirable and his empathy and dedication to her, as well as all his friends, is truly heartfelt.

I struggled to get into this book because I jumped into this series at book four. It's a standalone, however, if you're like me and become overwhelmed by too many secondary characters appearing within a short space of time, then I suggest you read book one first to familiarise yourself with everyone.
The Star Wars references went over my head as I've never seen any of the films, so whilst some readers will enjoy that, I didn't. Some of the humour didn't work for me either...It's probably a cultural thing. I did have some laugh out loud moments, but other humorous gestures made my eyes roll.

Overall, once I got over my personal challenges with this book, I enjoyed Laws and Lee's journey and I'm definitely interested in reading the back stories of others featured in Laws Of Attraction. All the characters are engaging and likeable and those already familiar with R.C. Boldt and this series will love and devour it.

***arc generously received courtesy of Ink Slingers PR***

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.

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