{Book Review} Laws of Motion by Laura Clark

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{Book Review} Laws of Motion by Laura ClarkLaws of Motion by Laura Clark
(Website, Facebook, Goodreads)Series: Westbrook #3
on December 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Friendship, Young Adult
Pages: 316
Format: eBook
Amazon four-stars
Everything is finally as it should be, or so it seems. As Laila attempts to settle into her new relationship, she finds it difficult to surrender her heart. Deep down, she’s worried about getting hurt again. Desperate to remain in control, she makes some rash decisions that could jeopardize her future. Will Laila be able to salvage her newfound happiness?

Trevor gets caught day-dreaming during Physics class. Unfortunately, it is the wrong class for him to space out in. Mr. Bonner has it out for jocks and Trevor is no exception. As punishment, he is forced to write an essay about how the Laws of Motion apply to his every-day life. Trevor doesn't realize the significance of this assignment at first, but he quickly discovers that Newton's Laws might be exactly what he needs to understand how to deal with his own struggles with relationships.

Physics might just end up being the simple answer to everyone's uncertainty about love.

I’ve become invested in this series and can’t believe that it’s over! The last book in the Westbrook series, Laws of Motion, was a tad different than the first two, as I got to witness half of the story through Trevor’s eyes. Each chapter grabbed my attention and pushed me to turn the page and see what happened next.

Having half of the story told through Trevor’s eyes was what made this my favorite one in the series. I loved knowing how he thought, how he saw Laila, and how strongly he felt for her. I only thought that I loved him before, but joining him in his whirlwind and ludicrous relationship with Laila strengthened how much more I wanted a Trevor. When I turned the last page, I still hadn’t had my fix, and though different narrators tell the next book, I hope to get a little bit of my favorites now and then.

Considering how the second book ended, I was shocked where this one picked up. Sam didn’t play an essential role in this leg of Laila’s story, something that I rather enjoyed. I had never been a fan of Sam, so having more room for Trevor only made it more difficult to put the book down. The scenes that did include Sam only resulted in a few eye rolls and inner groans, and I apologize to those who do love Sam because I can’t find any room in my heart for him.

Gavin, the new boy in town that I met the second half of the second book, didn’t really get a presence. While I had never been on his side either, I would have liked to know more about why Avery didn’t like him so much. Nevertheless, he added a certain pizazz to the story and caused tension in some interesting places. Having to balance three different guys strengthened Laila as a character and forced her to come to terms with her decisions, analyzing what kind of person she wanted to be, who she wanted to join her on her journey of self-discovery.

There were some characters that I missed, like Blake and Marge, who played integral roles in the second book but didn’t in this installment. I feel as if this book focused more on Trevor and Laila and how their love story would end, so some of the characters that had made an impact weren’t as necessary.

Is it really over? I had some questions regarding the ending and wish I knew what happened next! While I did have some closure, some of the things said and left unsaid had my wheels turning. I recommend this series to someone looking for an easy escape, for you’ll be trapped in the story before you know it.

Moriah (1)

About Laura Clark

Laura Clark loves to read, design, and write. Convinced that she is really just a seventeen-year-old girl at heart, it’s no wonder that she is writing Young Adult fiction. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, daughter, and son. Her passion for writing fiction dates back to early childhood, when she first learned to put a pencil on paper. Being able to share her passion and imagination with readers brings her the greatest joy. The Westbrook Series began as a short story that morphed into a book. Before she knew what was happening, the characters took on a life of their own, and as a result, the series was born.

2 Responses to “{Book Review} Laws of Motion by Laura Clark”

  1. Aila @ One Way Or An Author

    Ooh, I’ve never heard of this series or author, but it sounds so interesting! Especially the whole allusion to Newton’s Laws of Motions. 😀 Great review! I’d definitely check out this series when I’m looking for some fun contemporaries.