REVIEW: LEGALLY YOURS BY NICOLE FRENCH (SPITFIRE #1)

Skylar Ellen Crosby is a typical redhead: blunt, passionate, with a bit of a temper. Okay, so maybe she’s a little neurotic too. She just can’t afford to be distracted these days, especially not by the immature boys that keep asking her out. At the end of her third year at Harvard Law, all Skylar wants is to figure out her next steps: ones that will hopefully include a job, an apartment, and enough money to help her father stop getting into trouble. She simply has no room for romance, especially the kind that might break your heart. But on a dark, snowy night, when she’s stranded in the living room of the notorious CEO of Sterling Ventures and one of the best attorneys in Boston, all of those boundaries are about to be knocked down.

Brandon Sterling never believed in fate. A man of his own making, he firmly credits his successes to hard work. How else could you explain his rise from the poorest of backgrounds in South Boston to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Boston? Living in the lap of luxury, it never mattered to him that increasing success meant increased isolation in his big house on Beacon Street. After all, when you have everything, everyone else always wants something. That he walks in to find a gorgeous redhead sitting on his windowsill. Suddenly, the idea of love at first sight seems like the most plausible thing in the world…if only the one person he wants to give his heart to would actually take it.

Together, Skylar and Brandon have the kind of passion few hope to find, but things keep getting in their way. Between school, business, her father’s gambling troubles and Brandon’s history of personal struggle, will their complicated lives prevent them from making it work together? Or, as they both suspect somewhere deep down, have they finally met their match in each other’s hearts?

 

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Oh my, oh my. Reading this book was like riding an insane roller coaster of emotions.

When I started reading Legally Yours and realized it was an insta-love story, I almost packed my bags and moved far away from it. I’ve had enough insta-love stories in the past few weeks and I thought I couldn’t handle more but just when I was about to say “bye, bye” to this book something made me stay. The storyline screamed potential to me. And it sure as heck had tons of it.

 

Brandon Sterling has some strong Christian Grey vibes going on. He had the troubled past and has the billionaire CEO thing going on just like Christian. He has the dark and moody aura as well. But unlike Christian, Brandon confused the hell out of me. One moment he’s all dark and moody and the next he acts like a love-sick puppy. Almost like a completely different person.
About thirty percent into book Brandon said something that made me scream in my mind “who the hell is this man and why is he such a jerk?!” and I hated his guts from that moment on… just kidding, as I kept reading he kind of started winning me over. I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of Brandon now but I am looking forward to reading more of his character in the second book of the Spitfire trilogy.

Skylar also confused me to no end. She’s supposed to be this take-no-bullshit character—and she was… sometimes—yet she gets all soft when it comes to Brandon, she becomes this shy-character-who-blushes-at-the-thought-of-him type of person. She reminded me of Ana Steele from time to time.
Also, some of the decisions she took made me want to knock some sense into her. I didn’t agree with her on most occasions. But here’s one thing I really enjoyed. When Skylar didn’t put up with Brandon’s bullshit. You go girl!

 

Even thought I couldn’t connect with the characters in this story—I swear I tried really hard to—and I hate the age difference between them, I did enjoy the storyline. For me, it wasn’t a predictable story. And boy, did I love the ending! It is the most cliché ending known to love stories but I LOVE it. It left me wanting to start reading book 2 right away.
My expectations for book 2 are getting higher by the minute. I think it is going to be a great read.

 

I suggest y’all try reading this book. I started off hating this book’s guts and look at me now writing the shortest review ever so I can go lie on the couch and continue reading this trilogy.
Nicole’s writing is beyond beautiful and I’m sure some of you guys are going to enjoy this book a lot.

 


Rating:3.5 / 5 flowers


 

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22 Comments

  1. While cliches can hurt a book, sometimes they are need. They are cliches for a reason. People enjoy them! Sometimes I need a book with a ton of cliches because I want to either roll my eyes or go that is so cliched life isn’t like that. Secretly, sometimes with cliches I just want to root for the cliche. Go silently yippeee for all this cheesy over the top love featured in this book. Different books serve different purposes and even if you didn’t connect with the characters it sounds like the plot dragged you in.

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