Monday, February 1, 2016

ARC Review: The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote

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.

Dani's rating:

Two men, both lawyers, both confident, sexy, and smart.

But that's where the similarities end.

Ed is just starting his law career, while Alec is a senior associate hoping to make partner. Ed is out and proud of who he is; Alec has been hiding in the closet his entire life. Ed is funny and charming, Alec more intense and serious. Ed's family is supportive, Alec's formal and distant.

One night of passion.

Alec's one-night stand from Friday night turns up on Monday morning. Ed is the new temp hired to assist Alec on a corporate hotel merger.

Alec wants Ed, but Ed won't be anyone's dirty secret. The men already know their sexual chemistry is scorching, but Ed insists nothing more can happen between them.

Alec, angry, lonely, and frustrated, takes it out on Ed. He pushes Ed relentlessly, giving him more work than one person can handle, even someone as driven and competent as Ed.

Edinburgh is for lovers.

Ed and Alec have an unexpected weekend away from London and work madness, and Alec gets a taste of what it means to be free.


Ed and Alec know how good they are together, and how much better they could be. Alec sees how accepting his colleagues are of Ed's sexuality and for the first time he understands how much he's really missing.

The book could have sunk into family melodrama, but that didn't happen. Ed is the catalyst for Alec's decision to stop hiding and to stand up to his father. He refuses to be lonely and ashamed anymore.

As the book progresses, Alec and Ed grow closer; they are lovers first, friends second, partners last and forever.

The Law of Attraction is the perfect office romance: strong MCs, hot sex in inappropriate places, workplace camaraderie, and a smoldering undercurrent of (un)fulfilled sexual tension (it's hard to concentrate when you've known your boss in the biblical sense).

Included and not optional: scary spiders, proper pubs, supportive brothers, and little sisters who ask awkward questions.

The book starts with a BANG and ends with a celebration.

Champagne all around!

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~Jorge Luis Borges

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