Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: Jay Northcote
Length: 62,000 words
Genre: Contemporary gay romance
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: Friday 5th of February 2016
Series info: This book is a standalone
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 loved the premise for The Law of Attraction – two men, one hot hook-up, no strings and then when you think it’s over and have walked away, the other guy ends up being your boss. So, yes I went into this book already thinking I’d enjoy the story line, plus it’s a Jay Northcote book so that always a good sign, but this story really was so much more!
I have to admit that despite his hotness I wasn’t Alec’s biggest fan at first. He doesn’t really seem to treat people all that well in general and his treatment of Ed really got to me. BUT, the more we get to know him and understand why he is the way he is, I totally fell for him. He’s difficult and a bit mean sometimes, but the more I got to see him open up with Ed, I got to see how truly special he is.
Ed is such a wonderful character, I absolutely loved him immediately. He is such a genuinely good guy! Despite the initially odd situation with Alec he doesn’t let it stop him and works hard to earn his spot. He’s a strong man who certainly challenges Alec, but also doesn’t back down and won’t settle for less that what he really deserves.
The relationship that builds between Alec and Ed definitely isn’t an easy one, but it truly is beautiful. Alec has lived deep and alone in his closet for years, but meeting Ed and seeing his light is exactly what Alec really needs in his life.
I really loved this story, from start to end! There was a very realistic flow to this story and the characters. They had such great chemistry together, yes hot and sexy but they also just fit together. I loved these two together and their story made my heart happy! (And there’s an epic spider story in here too – and personally, I’m with Ed!)
The Law of Attraction is another great book from Jay Northcote and I truly look forward to reading more from her!
*I received a complimentary copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.
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“Such an amazing story and would recommend this read to others. Well done Jay Northcote. You have another great hit in this book.” – Inked Rainbow Reads
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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.”
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.