The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote #mm #review @Jay_Northcote

The Law of Attraction

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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.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Double TimeTAGListening to Andrea LeeTAG

I don’t think I’ve read a Jay Northcote book I’ve not liked. And this one, was slightly different from the rest, which I really enjoyed.

Alec, has been living in the closed ever since his father found out about him in school. He still has the scares to prove that ill fated day was the worst and not to be repeated.

Ed, an up and coming paralegal, is everything Alec wants and is scared of. But can’t seem to stay away from.

These two are perfect for each other, Alec is the right amount of steadfast loyalty and love that Ed needs, were Ed is the step Alec finally needs to be himself.

The game back and forth these two play over the months is a wonderful one, showing us resistant, love and heartache. Even coming to the rescue when spiders attack!

The ending could not have worked out better.



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If you’re not in the mood for a book that starts with a seriously one-night stand, then this isn’t the book for you. However, if you’re good with a couple of sexy guys whose first encounter is intended to be one night only, but soon learn that fate has a different plan for them, then you might want to give The Law of Attraction a look because it’s the quite the romance. Or at least I enjoyed the heck out of it.


Alec is a successful attorney who is so far in the closet that only he and his best friend know that he’s gay. Well, them and the occasional twink he picks up to burn off the sexual tension. That’s exactly what Alec has in mind when he meets Ed in a local gay club. The fact that Ed doesn’t immediately fall in line, but rather, he actually makes Alec work for it a little bit is amusing, especially Alec’s unhappy musings about it. But Alec isn’t the only one feeling off balance because Ed finds himself accepting Alec’s invite for the night. Much like Ed, I felt like the guys had some major chemistry and that there was a connection between them. Yet Ed’s disappointment would soon be overshadowed by his trepidation when he learns that his new boss was his Friday night one-off. I so totally got Northcote’s description of Fiona’s “half horror, half glee” reaction because that was what I was feeling on behalf of Ed (I didn’t reread the blurb before I started the book). Awkward, anyone? As the men are slated to work on the same project together for the next six weeks, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not they’ll get a happy ending. I’ll just say that it was one heck of a rocky road they had to travel to get there.


It may seem like a weird thing to like, but I really liked how Alec admitted to himself that he was punishing Ed by giving him more work than he would have had Ed not rejected him. I found it to be a natural reaction to having one’s feelings hurt – extracting a bit of revenge, no matter how small, even if you have to abuse your power at work to do so. I did feel badly for Alec’s part of the journey as he had to dismantle the trappings of a lie he’d been living for almost a decade – both at work and with his family. I found the reactions by the two entities to be unexpected, but mostly in a good way. Northcote has penned a novel that made me laugh, made me tear up just a little, empathize with the main characters, and fall in love with them, happy when they made the right decision. I thoroughly enjoyed The Law of Attraction and look forward to reading more of the author’s work.


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