Brigham’s Recommendations – The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote
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.
I’m a huge Jay Northcote fan. Always have been. And this book was no exception. She has a talent for telling simple stories very well. There are probably thousands of office romance stories out there, but Jay does an excellent job making the romance between Alec and Ed feel fresh and exciting.
The chemistry between Alec and Ed was palpable and the scenes where they interact are tension-filled. Jay never disappoints when it comes to love scenes and the ones in “The Law of Attraction” are absolutely electric.
Getting the characters from passion to romance is a rocky ride though. Ed’s feelings are a bit complicated and Alec’s are even murkier. Both characters were well-thought out however and their motivations were solid and interesting. The way they worked through their problems was very well-handled and in the end, led to a satisfying yet believable HEA.
My favorite stories are the ones that combine romance with a touch of realism. I like to get lost in the magic of attraction and love without losing sight of the real world. Jay Northcote is one of my absolute favorite writers because she always pulls that off.
“The Law of Attraction” is definitely a book you don’t want to miss.