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.
I am a proud card-carrying member of the Northcote fan club. Yep, I light up and squeee whenever her name pops up on my screen. Why? Well, I can count on getting the ‘the works’ package from her stories. I know it’ll be hot, sweet, and tender with a bit of tame angst. And these sexy suits fit the bill….supreme satisfaction.
Alec has a carnal craving and sets out to prowl. He doesn’t have time to waste and quickly finds his quarry at his favorite club. His pursuit of the young stranger is swift and sure. There’s something about him and he has to have him. Have him he does, three times to be exact and when his burst of sunshine crashes in his bed he can’t help but cave on one of his standard rules. He relishes in sharing his sheets for another essential purpose, sleeping. Even though he immensely enjoyed waking to a warm (HOT) body in his bed, the morning brings a sharp dose of reality. He has no time for…this. Tampering down his reluctance, he boots the man from his bed and his life, or so he thinks. Monday morning hits him hard and he’s not quite sure what to do with this new predicament…named Ed. I adore those shocking surprises that have so much potential. Alec quickly recognizes the potential and he’s afraid of it. Fear is a nasty bugger.
If hot and heavy is your thing, you’ll be pleased…thoroughly pleased. Within the first few pages knees are dropping and these boys are flying. Then the ‘boss and babe’ roles come into play. Unbeknownst to them, Alec is Ed’s new boss. Alec is firmly in the closet and only slips out to scratch an itch or two when needed. He plans to keep it this way. He has no intention of ever coming out, even for the latest temp who happens to be his weakness. He is always in control, always…until Ed. Ed finds the chink in his designer suit. Suddenly he finds himself at the mercy of another and his only defense is to push him to the limits. Perhaps if he pushes him too far he’ll disappear? Alec has sculpted a pristine life for himself, a perfect little niche that has never felt lonely….until now. Maybe he doesn’t want Ed to disappear after all? I love it when the underdog takes control, don’t you?
A brilliant coming-out-for-you story. I know there has been some discrepancy on GFY and OFY and for me, this is a clear example of OFY. You see, Alec has known he is gay most of his life. He has chosen to forego a partner and use a beard when necessary. He fears he has too much to lose exposing his true self to the world, so he puts on a front. He has no qualms with remaining single to maintain his current path. He is successful, wealthy and supposedly living the high life. Then he tangles with a sexy stranger who turns his immaculate life upside down. He has never met someone worth…the risk. Ed is risky and all the more desirable because of it. They are an explosive pair in the bedroom but it’s more than that. They just fit together seamlessly. Ed’s Family is absolutely superb. I loved each and every one; from his bestie to his sisters and especially his mother.
Hard decisions always lead to the best things. Sometimes you have to let go of what you want the most and see if it will come back. If it does, hang on tight.
Flashbacks of parental abuse. The wounds may have healed but the scars will remain forever. My heart split for Alec and I scolded myself for any initial irritation with his cavalier attitude towards living his life in hiding. We all have reasons for our actions and this was a sharp reminder that ‘until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes’ is so true. It was a tad on the short side, but that could simply be my desire for more.
Any of my fellow Northcote groupie’s as well as any newcomer looking for a favorite auto-buy author, this is not to be missed. It was the full monty and it’s exactly why I keep coming back for more. I highly suggest you get in line for you card, I believe you’ll cherish yours too.
TITLE: The Law of Attraction
AUTHOR: Jay Northcote
PUBLISHER: Jaybird Press
LENGTH: 152 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2016
BUY LINKS: Amazon