Review: The Secrets of Attraction

Jun •  30 •  2015

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Secrets of AttractionThe Secrets Of Attraction by Robin Constantine
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 28th 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Pages: 384
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and (of course) romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine’s debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love.

Madison Parker is on fast-forward. Working toward a scholarship for a summer art program, she already has her future figured out. But when a visit from a family friend turns her life upside down, everything she thought she knew becomes blurred. All she wants is to stand still for a moment.

Jesse McMann is stuck on repeat. Reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band, Jesse divides his time between working as a barista and trying to find the inspiration to write music again. All he wants to do is move forward.

The night Maddie strolls into Jesse’s coffee shop after yoga class, the last thing on his mind is hooking up, but her smile and witty comebacks are hard to ignore. The spark between them is undeniable, but once-a-week flirting is hardly the stuff of epic romance.

Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett. When Jesse discovers that Gray’s girlfriend is also Maddie’s best friend, he invites Gray to join his band as their new drummer, hoping this connection will give him more time around Maddie. Slowly but surely, Jesse and Maddie forge a friendship, but do they have what it takes to make their relationship truly sync?

Alright, so I needed some romance in my life and since I read a book by this author, I thought I give this one a try.

Plot: By far, I really love the plot. Here you have two people who lives are turned upside down by events they have no control over. They think things should be one way when indeed thing just happen. I like that the plot moved between both povs of Madison and Jesse. The plot did flow well between the povs,not at all leaving me hanging or confused.

Relationships: Both Madison and Jesse had issues with trust. They both have been hurt by other peoples action so moving into a relationship was a bit hard for them. I did like how well their friendship bond was. They learn to trust each other by simply talking and hanging out. They built trust with each other before they even realize it.

Ending: Of course the ending came off just like I knew it would. I really liked them coming together in the end, relying on one another instead of taking on the world by themselves.

Overall, this is a cute read. They are two very different people who I think fit each other rather well. If you enjoyed stories of romance with some drama, give this book a try.