REVIEWED by Danielle
SERIES: The Glendale Boys Book 1
AUTHOR: Celia Fray
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 168 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2018
Welcome to the world of Luke Hanson.
Every few months he has to move to a new town, so friendships and relationships are as fleeting as the scenery.
Until he ends up in Glendale for the last months of high school, where he meets the resident bad boy, Kris.
Kris is enigmatic and mysterious. With his tattoos, wit and guitar skills, he’s every girl’s, and Luke’s, dream – but he keeps distance from everyone.
Living on the two ends of society, with Luke in the uptown and Kris in the poorest neighborhood where poverty and abuse are a normal occurrence, will Luke be able to pass the emotional barriers Kris had set in place and have a real relationship?
Laws of Attraction is the first in series of MM contemporary romances, but can be read as a standalone novella with a HFN ending.
Tropes: First Time, Enemies to Lovers, Coming of Age.
Warning: contains steamy scenes, swear words and a scene of domestic violence.
I have to say this is a hard review to write. I am still contemplating what I have read. I like New Adult contemporary and college guys and all and therefore this book spoke to me. To be honest that is exactly what you get in this book. College guys, new adult (on the heavy side of new adult tbh). But there are also some things that just didn’t work for me. I didn’t really care for one of the main characters and really felt the other one had to work way too hard to get some conversation let alone more together.
Then there is a big thing that I cannot reveal because I don’t want to spoil the story but that really, really made me waver on finishing this story. It was not what I like to see with tropes like I mentioned in the blurb and I will leave it at that.
The author draws a great set-up in story and with the characters but then fails to explore those characters fully. It is easy to read though.
What I very much liked was the side characters. The friends group that embraces Luke when he arrives at his new school. They make the story enjoyable and produced a lightning of the mood at much-needed moments.
Near the end I have to say I enjoyed Kris and Luke’s communication and their more gentle and friendly way of acting which left me interested in reading the next book in the series despite my misgivings.
As this book ends with a happy-for-now scenario, I would like to see their happily ever after.