Release Day Blast ~ The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Jay Northcote
Book Name: The Law of Attraction
Release Date: February 5, 2016
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.
Pages or Words: 62,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance
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.”
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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Alec is a deeply closeted, powerful lawyer, who picks up Eddie for a one-night stand, without knowing how it will affect his life, especially when he learns that Eddie is the new temporary addition to his team. They decide to keep things professional, but the attraction they feel for each other might prove too difficult to keep at bay. However, there are other things going against them, like the fact that Eddie is out and proud and won't go back in the closet for anyone, not even his very handsome boss.
I really loved Eddie, I loved that he didn't compromise his beliefs despite his growing feelings for Alec. He was a fantastic character. Alec took me a bit to warm up to, he was an arrogant jerk, but once he started opening up to Eddie and showing his loneliness and underlying vulnerability, he won me over.
This was a fantastic read! Very well written, with an engaging plot that kept me riveted to my Kindle from start to end. I absolutely loved how realistic Alec's progression was, it was a journey into his self-discovery and awareness of what he really wanted and what he needed to do if he wanted to achieve it. The chemistry between Alec and Eddie was amazing, as well, both in and out of the bedroom (or the office *winks*). Despite Eddie working under Alec, he held his own quite well, and even with the powerplay of Alec being the boss and Eddie his temp, that made them equals, which was quite nice to see.
All in all, a must-read book, that will leave you very satisfied!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!
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.
Where to find the author:www.jaynorthcote.com
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28365986-the-law-of-attraction
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
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