Monday, November 27, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Balancing The Scales (Brits In Manhattan #1) by Laura Carter

Title: Balancing The Scales
Series: Brits In Manhattan #1
Author: Laura Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 21st, 2017

A Hotshot Manhattan Attorney. 
Drew Harrington knows exactly who he is—a legal shark with a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude that works just fine in his cutthroat world. He’s on the cusp of promotion to named partner, but only if he can prove to his colleagues that he has a more human side.

A Sweetheart of a British Patisserie Chef.
Becky Fletcher is running from her past, so the last thing she’s looking for is love. What she does want is a friendly face in a cold city. Her sunny outlook is the sweetness Drew never knew was missing from his life.

One fateful meeting at a bagel cart.
They sound like a match made in heaven—or is it a car crash? If they have any chance of finding happiness, Drew and Becky are going to have to rethink their life plans. Until then, is there really any harm in having some fun between the sheets?

All’s fair in love and lox!
BALANCING THE SCALES is the first standalone novel in the BRITS IN MANHATTAN SERIES 

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About the Author:
Laura Carter is the bestselling author of the Vengeful Love series. She writes from her beach home in the Caribbean where she lives with her husband and (gorgeous) dog. She loves all things romance, including paper hearts, flowers, chocolates and champagne (not necessarily in that order). If she isn't writing or hanging around on social media, you can probably find her watching a romcom with a tub of Ben and Jerry's. 

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My Review:
This is my first Laura Carter book and in the beginning I wasn't sure whether I am up for reading it as I wasn't in the mood for a romantic comedy. But a friend of mine raved about it so much that I decided to check it out. And I am so happy I did. And yes, this is a romantic comedy but it is also so much more than that. It is a story of strength, survival, determination and a beautiful romantic love that will capture your heart and will stay in it forever.

Drew and Becky are two great characters. The story is mainly told through Drew's POV (which in my opinion is great) which helps to get to know him better. But there are still enough glimpses of Becky that will help you understand the reasoning behind her actions and the nightmare she had to live through. For me, Becky is an incredibly strong character. She survived, practically being neglected by her mother, the abuse of a person she thought would be her saviour. Her inner strength and beauty, her smart and funny personality, practically make her irresistible. So it is not a big surprise that Drew falls for her head over hills :D

Drew is also a character that will catch your heart nearly from the start. He is a workaholic and to be honest kind of a manw*ore. And definitely a rude and insufferable a**hole. Or at least, that's the first impression he leaves. But once you get to know him, you discover that there is much more under his protective shell. Whereas, he hasn't suffered a trauma that made him shut down the world, his difficult childhood, made him lock his heart and completely focus on his work. Or at least that's true until he meets Becky. She finds the cracks in his protective walls and shows him how to open up and look at the world with brighter eyes. At the same time, Drew helps Becky heal her bruised heart and shows her that all her dreams can come true. And that there are people in this world that will stand beside you and fight together with you when you need it, simply because they love you.

As I already mentioned, for me this is a great story. It took me a while to really get into the story but once I did, I was a goner :) So be sure to pick your copy and meet Becky and Drew asap. I can guarantee you won't regret it. As for me, I can't wait for the next book in the series. I am sure it will be amazing <3

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