Author Name: Jay Northcote
Book Name: The Law of Attraction
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Pages or Words: 62,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Exclusively on Amazon
When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.
His companion was still watching him, seemingly waiting for him to make his move. Alec felt irrationally irritated. This wasn’t how it was supposed to go. Even though he only did it occasionally, picking up men was easy for Alec. Buying a drink was more than he usually bothered to do for the twinks he hooked up with when he was in the mood for a warm body to fuck. Alec was well aware of his own attractiveness and used it to his advantage. A crook of a finger, a tilt of his head, or even just a look was usually enough to make them come running.
But this guy didn’t seem to know the rules of the game.
“Strong, silent type, huh?” He suddenly grinned at Alec, all neat white teeth and dimples. “You could start by telling me your name. Mine’s Ed.”
“Alec.” He handed a note to the barman as he came back with their drinks. “Keep the change.”
“Cheers, mate.” The barman winked as he pocketed the tip.
Ed’s eyebrows lifted. “Change from a twenty? You must have money to burn.”
“Something like that.” Alec let his gaze rake deliberately down Ed, examining him from the front this time. His arms were still folded over his chest and his T-shirt had ridden up enough to expose a feathered line of hair on his belly, leading down to a nice-looking package in obscenely tight skinny jeans. “I hope you bottom?”
Ed blinked and choked on his mouthful of rum and Coke. Alec suppressed the urge to grin, enjoying the fact that Ed had momentarily lost his cool.
“I’ve been known to,” Ed replied, rallying. He licked his lips.
“Good.” Alec held his gaze, noting with satisfaction that Ed’s pupils had blown wide and his lips parted as Alec looked at them. God, he had a pretty mouth. Alec lifted his glass and downed his drink. The burn of the whisky tore through him and made his nerves tingle with anticipation. He needed a good fuck; it had been too long. “Drink up, then.”
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
I rarely squeal but I did with gritted teeth and tingles down my spine squeal after I read the last words of this book. Talk about super romantic with a lot of twists.
This is the story of deep in the closet Alec, an associate lawyer soon to become a partner to the firm. The pressure is on him to guarantee the client not only gets what they demand, but the firm gets to dip their fingers into a lucrative deal. It can make or break Alec's career. One night, he needed a break, a stress reliever in the form of a muscled body. He rarely does this, afraid to reveal to the world the kind of man he really is. There are reasons and they are not only logical ones, they are tragic and very real even in this day and age.
Ed is an out and proud law graduate who applies for a job as a temp assigned to a team working on a sensitive deal. The night before his job begins, he goes out with friends and sleeps with a very attractive man who ticks all the right boxes and more. He wakes up to a stranger who virtually kicks him out of his apartment. He walks into work and discovers the stranger he slept the night before was his boss. Talk about awkward.
Things are off on a rough start for these two men. Their situation is difficult: they cannot reveal their history, Alec is making Ed's life hell in a projective effort to hide his own needs and wants and people are beginning to realize there is something more than meets the eye which scares Alec even more.
To make matters worse, Alec begins to rely on Ed and the reliance turns to a love he cannot afford to give up or lose his own sanity. Suddenly, choices have to be made and it's not an easy few weeks.
This is, I think, Jay Northcote's best. If I've said it before for another book, I take back what I said then and label this as her best from what I've read. Romantic, light read, not too much angst, erotic scenes are lovingly written, and the Alec... omg Alec. I just fell in love with this man, especially seeing how his character develop so very well.
This is not perfect, I must put that out there, but after the squeal... great read, and cannot recommend this more.
Note: eARC provided for by author in exchange for an honest review.
Meet the author:
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
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