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.
The Law Of Attraction. There are no actual laws of attraction but if there were, would they be something like, you love who you love no matter who that person is, acquaintances can turn into lovers who turn into more if that is the person you are supposed to be with, there are no rules when it comes to love, attraction can mean so many things that laws can’t apply. I promise I am not trying to write some deep life meaning type of review, for some reason the actual title of this book had me asking myself those questions. The Law Of Attraction is a m/m romance, and I obviously love these types of books but I know for some they don’t like them or believe in such things so if you are one of these type of people, please just skip the book, do not judge others or get negative.
Okay on to my actual review, sorry for the little detour above. Anyway The Law Of Attraction is another really good m/m book that shows some of the struggles of being a gay man. Not everyone is out in the open with their sexuality, some for reasons of their own would rather stay in the closet, and for Ed and Alec these scenarios fit each one. So what happens when one night these two get together and the passion and sexiness is off the charts hot? What happens when one person wants more but the other doesn’t want to be hidden away like he’s something to be ashamed of? Oh and what happens if these two work together but at the time they met didn’t know that? Well I won’t sit here and answer those questions but I will say that you have a damn good book that would make you ask yourself if you were in either of their positions what would you do?
I really liked The Law Of Attraction, I loved the chemistry between Ed and Alec and the way the author has their story unfold. Fans of m/m romance need to add this one to their TBR lists immediately.
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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.