Camilla Isley is an author I’m always excited to dive into, so I’ve been looking forward to this book.
First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract.
Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before, and her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.
The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr. Lucas Keller, a couple’s therapist whose piercing blue eyes and flawless dark hair are just as annoying as his bad temper.
But when Luke starts poaching Vivian’s clients by saving their marriages, she makes it her mission to force him out of the building to save her practice. But it’s Luke who gives her the perfect opportunity when he proposes an unexpected bet.
With their offices at stake, Vivian and Luke play the field of love in a fierce battle of wits that quickly turns hot and personal, especially when Vivian’s daughter gets involved. Now, taking down Luke has become more than business for Vivian. It’s become a pleasure—and soon, Vivian and Luke will realize how pointless it is to fight the laws of attraction.
I actually started this series from the middle so when the tour for Opposites Attract popped up on my radar I was excited because I enjoy Camilla Isley’s books anyway but also it gave me a chance to start at the beginning, and what a start it is. I really enjoyed the fact that Luke and Vivian start off on the wrong foot, it just makes everything that little bit more unexpected, plus a little bit of rivalry is always fun.
I have to say I was a bit unsure at the start if there was a chance that maybe they were too opposite to actually be a good match because Vivian is a very strong-willed and determined character with a spikey exterior at times and Luke is very empathetic and outwardly caring but as I got to know both characters a little better I could soon see that even though they are opposite in some ways they were very similar in others.
The premise of them making a bet and signing up for a dating agency was a lot of fun, each time one of them went on a date I was waiting for something to go wrong and I wasn’t disappointed, there were a lot of funny moments and I could just imagine how awful but also comical being in those kind of situations could be. I liked that even though there were the funny lighthearted moments that the relationship between Vivian and her daughter Tegan was also explored and really gave an insight into Vivian’s past and allowed her and Luke to become closer.
The book is told from both Vivian and Luke’s point of view so we get to know with characters really well and see their struggles with the bet, the dates and then discovering that they might have feelings for each other, but there are also some extra viewpoints at the end and I have to say these made me laugh. This really is a brilliantly entertaining book.
It’s always nice to know when you pick up a book by an author that you are going to enjoy what you read and Camilla Isley is one of those authors for me, lighthearted and heartwarming this is a funny and endearing romance that you can easily lose yourself in.
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Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.