Title: The Law of Attraction
Author Name & Publisher: Jay Northecote (Jaybird Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 5, 2016 – 62,000 Words
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.
This is a story of what happens when your Friday night one night stand shows up in your office on Monday morning as the new employee. After a very hot and erotic intro to Ed and Alec things get turned topsy turvy when come Monday morning Alec is Ed’s new boss. This story is amusing from the word go. What could have been a rather angst driven story Jay did an incredible job of writing a tender tale. Both characters are well rounded and level headed if sometimes hard-nosed. Ed is your compassionate and emotive openly gay man. While Alec is still closeted after an incident as a young man. Now years later he has constructed his life to keep his sexuality a well guarded secret.
With the intro of Ed into Alec’s life things really get all turned around. The way these two evolved and connected was really beautiful. With plenty of humor and comedy thrown in, the story and the relationship between Alec and Ed quickly progresses. Ed shows Alec that sometimes taking a chance can be the greatest victory.
This is a wonderful story of how boy meets boy in a club and expects a one night stand then turns out a couple of days later boy meets boy again but boy soon realizes his one night stand is his new boss…..oops!!
This book is about Ed a freshly out of college attorney who is out and proud to the world. He is one of those people who has hopes of finding mister right not mister right now.
Then there is Alec who turns out to be a senior attorney at the new firm that Ed was hired onto. Alec is gay but no one knows. He has a Baird that is his cover when it comes to work and family and he believes himself to be perfectly happy that way for now because he is on the fast track to becoming the next partner in the law firm he works for.
What starts out as a one night stand for Alec turns into something much more complicated. Once Alec meets Ed and ends up being his boss, Alec finds it harder and harder to resist being with Ed.
This is a book that is the perfect example of why it is so hard for some people to be honest with others about their true self. Coming out can be tramatic in a mental way for some people but when you add in the physical trauma into the mix that a parent adds to the mix…..it is what makes a strong, capable, man want to bury himself so far in the closet he may never want to see the light of day. Much less open that closet dor and step out.
Alec became a role model in my eyes when he took that fear and decided to fight against it to be the man he truely is insteadof the one he portrays. An out and proud gay man with an amazing boyfriend. He goes through hell in his own mind to get to that point but he does and he realizes love is what matters.
Such an amazing story and would recommend this read to others. Well done Jay Northcote. You have another great hit in this book.
I’ve been wanting to read something by Jay Northcote for a while, and this book was a great introduction! It was a light and fun read with just enough angst.
Alex and Ed are interesting and lovable characters. The alternating perspective helped me really get to know them. A warning to potential readers – you probably won’t like Alec in the beginning, but give him some time. He gets better!
The sex scenes are well written and very hot. And for me there was a perfect balance of romance to smut. If you have a thing for office romances and men in suits, this book is for you!
This story really pulled me in and kept me engaged. I’m definitely planning to read more from Jay in the future!
This is a one night stand turns out to be more… unexpectedly.
After a hot night together, our men find out they are working together
and aren’t too happy about it as Alec isn’t out of the closet and
doesn’t want anyone to know. So, they try to be friends with nothing
Watching their relationship slowly bubble and sizzle was simply great.
I love the way Jay wrote their romance and turned it into something
that neither of them can be without. Watching Alec struggle with what
he wants over what people know about him broke my heart. It’s so hard
watching someone who knows what they want but are afraid to claim it
or tell people about it for fear of their reactions.
There is some serious heat and steam in this book, but it isn’t the
driving force, it is the characters and their relationship that make
the book so great and kept the pages flying by.
Another excellent book by Jay Northcote.
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.