N.M. Silber is an author and recovering attorney who survived the Philadelphia criminal court system, largely by having a sarcastic sense of humor. She used her her experiences there as a starting place to build her humorous cast of characters and sexy story lines, and she uses her knowledge of legal practice, courtroom procedure, and how lawyers really think, in every one of her novels.
She has been a USA Today Bestselling author and a #1 Bestselling author in Romantic Comedy on Amazon. She was voted an Amazon Reader's Choice Best New Author for 2013, and has been ranked as a Top 100 author there overall. She has stated that her goal is to write books that make readers laugh, blush, swoon and genuinely feel good.
N.M. Silber's Writing Manifesto:
1) My characters don't cheat.
2) My characters treat people with dignity.
3) My male characters do not refer to women as "whores," "sluts," or "bitches."
4) My female characters are strong, intelligent and unwilling to be involved with men who act like they are A) fifteen B) emotionally disturbed C) asshats.
5) My couples communicate rather than react.
6) My couples have fun, healthy, hot, and sexy sex. Nobody gets hurt - physically or emotionally.
7) My goal is to make you laugh, swoon, blush and hide in the bathroom to read. My goal is NOT to make you to go through a box of tissues or throw your Kindle.
8) There will be no amnesia, secret babies, dead parents, break ups over misunderstandings, book covers with Fabio on them or use of the words "throbbing manhood."
9) Despite all of the above ^^ I will still provide PLENTY of conflict and tension and sizzling chemistry between my characters.
on Dec. 31, 2013 :
Ms. Silber was nice enough to gift me a copy when I contacted her recently and requested for one thru one of her comments in a blog. Which worked out perfectly given that this has been on my TBR since it came out.
It's a nice cute romantic read with likable characters. It's a straight rom com that will have you smile on many occasions. I love the side characters who actually made me laugh, especially the H's brother and friends. Hilarious!
I truly wish I can rate this higher. Strangely enough, I thought the dialogues b/w the h and her friend, or the H&h's interaction with their respective parents, just felt really unnatural. Yet, I love the banter b/w the H&h or the H and his friends/siblings. I also didn't fully understand the h's decision around this one event (re: the first letter). And the severity of that event just felt out of place given how light the interactions have been through out the story.
At the end though, it was a quick read given the amount of time I devoted to the book. It didn't capture me as much as I thought it was going to, but I thought it was funny enough for me to like it. I think I'm curious enough to find out what happens next. And I think I would actually prefer to read about the side characters and their stories (hint-hint, Ms. Silber:p). Bec I'm pretty sure Ms. Silber will only get better in time.
Thank you again, Ms. Silber for the copy:)
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on Oct. 30, 2013 :
I am still laughing at the hilarious antics that rule this story of lawyer love by new to me author N.M. Silber. The Law of Attraction tells the story of a prosecutor Braden and a public defender Gabrielle who have been meeting across the courtroom for six months. He is a bit of a player and she isn't. The attraction is there but she informs him that she wants more than "...a one nighter with a meal plan." Braden meets her challenge and they start to date. But someone isn't happy about that and starts sending threatening notes to Gabrielle. Can their fledgling relationship withstand the heat of their attraction, the craziness of the courts system, interfering friends and nutso relatives?
This book is laugh out loud funny. Fans of Janet Evanovich will get a kick out of this book. There is sweetness and steam and a whole lot of I Love Lucy moments. I cannot wait for the conclusion in The Home Court Advantage.
(reviewed the day of purchase)