Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Release Date: February 5th 2016
Page Count: 173
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
Office romances are my weakness. I ‘ve been waiting for a good MM office romance for ages. I wanted it and I wanted it bad. No, I craved it with my whole being. I even wrote a prompt, for this year’s DRitC event.
Jay Northcote, you didn’t know it at the time, but you wrote this story for me. ME!
This was everything I expected and wanted to see in an office romance:
One night stand that turns out to be the boss. Check!
Said boss acts like a douchebag , but has a wounded heart. Check!
Sexual tension during office hours. Check!
Angry -push you onto the desk- office sex. Check!
Fun and easy banter between colleagues in the workplace. Check!
Stolen glances during Happy Hour at the local pub. Check!
Ed and Alec.
Alec is successful, rich, and hot. He lives for his job and he is aiming to make partner at the law firm he works for. He’s, also, so far in the closet, he can’t see the way out. And so lonely….
Ed is at the beginning of his career in law. He’s a funny, upbeat and hard working person.And he’s out and proud!
A one-night stand that shows up in the office.
Who would have thought that the gorgeous man Alec hooked up with on Friday night, would show up next week as the new temp for the case he’s working on?
Can we take a minute here to appreciate the awesomeness of that first sex scene? The passion of that first time, the frenzy of exploring each other’s bodies, the feeling that this could be the start of something amazing, if only things were different… it’s all palpable and so very beautiful.
Now, the two of them must work together without giving in to temptation.
There are so many things that could have gone wrong in this story, but everything about Alec and Ed’s relationship was handled in a way that worked so well for me .
I loved and I was very moved by Alec’s journey to accept himself, come out, and face the monsters in and out of his closet. Ed is there for him every step of the way, not always as a lover, but definately as a friend.
I loved how Ed stood his ground and remained true to himself, refusing to be Alec’s dirty secret. Alec pushes him, but Ed pushes back.
And I absolutely adored that Alec and Ed’s love was put on hold, until Alec felt ready to make room for it in his life.
Scorching and meaningful sex scenes, mature characters that actually talk, a romantic yet bittersweet weekend in Edimburg and what better HEA, than Alec and Ed celebrating their love among friends?
This book goes straight to my “2016-favorites” shelf, and I have no doubt it will be in my Top Ten favorite books for 2016.