Mini review: The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote
Apart from reading a Christmas-themed (very awesome) book, this is my first Jay Northcote book and I’ll be sure to take a definite look at this author’s backlist. Though I have to say I never thought I’d like a story about two lawyers.
The Law of Attraction is a sweet, fleshed-out romance between two unlikely men. Although both lawyers, Alec and Ed are very much different. Alec is a 30 something established lawyer on the fast track to making partner. He’s calm and controlled and very much in the closet by his own design. Ed, on the other hand has just arrived on the lawyer scene, knows who he is and is comfortable in his skin. Yet from the first time they meet, their is a flame between the two that won’t be easily extinguished.
The Law of Attraction is a well written, balanced story. Not once does the story get boring even though it doesn’t have ‘great big drama’ or the well-used ‘miscommunication’ trope. The story is, in fact, very British and at the same time very engaging and blessedly normal for a romance.
All in all a very good story to pick up for a read on the beach or in the garden.
The Law of Attraction
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.