Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Secrets of Attraction
Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith.

Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured out—she's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down.

Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer—and the inspiration to write music again.

Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Secrets of Attraction(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Because I had to play it… for you.”

This was a YA contemporary romance about a boy in a band and a girl called Madison.

Jesse seemed to be quite stressed in this story, and you couldn’t really blame him what with the drummer in his band stealing his girlfriend, and then trying to steal the song they had co-written. Never mind that his band was now down a drummer!

“C’mon, Jesse. It’s been two months.”
“What do you expect from me, Duncan? To say ‘No hard feelings, come back to the band. Hell, maybe Hannah can play tambourine now’. We’ll all be one big happy f*cking family, until maybe Tanner tries to hook up with her.”

Madison was really nice the way she spent time with her mother the way she did, and it was obviously a shock for her when she discovered who her father was.

“I’m your father, Madison.”

The storyline in this followed Jesse as he tried to find a new drummer, and Madison as she found out who her father was, as well as the romance between the pair of them, which seemed to take a long time to really get going.

“Jesse closed his eyes, kissing me full on the mouth, his tongue coaxing my lips open, as we fell back side by side, onto the blanket, our legs tangling up together.”

The end to this was okay, but it was also a bit annoying as I felt like it wasn’t very concrete, I think I’d have like an extra chapter just so we knew for sure what happened.
6 out of 10

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