Friday, 1 April 2016

The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote Review Tour ~ #bookreview #excerpt #teasers #MMromance


Title: The Law of Attraction
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Length: 62,000 words
Genre: Contemporary gay romance
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: Friday 5th of February 2016
Series info: This book is a standalone



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.

“The HEA is real, and spectacular. Highly recommend.” - V’s Reads


“Such an amazing story and would recommend this read to others. Well done Jay Northcote. You have another great hit in this book.” - Inked Rainbow Reads


“When you read the first chapter of a book and want to cry because you know it’s going to be everything you have been craving, it’s a win for the week!” - DiverseReader



 


 
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.


 
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Genre: MM Adult Contemporary Romance
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My The Law of Attraction Review . . .

This was my first Jay Northcote book.  I had heard so much about this author I jumped at the opportunity to review this book.   I was very pleased with this book and can't wait to read more from this author.

This book was sweet with not a lot of angst.  It was a book about finding one's self.  It's also about  finding love and being true to yourself.  Alec Rowland loves his life.  It's simple.  Work, work, work, work, eat, and the occasional nameless sexual escapades.  Alec doesn't announce who he is, but sadly he likes the comfort of the closet.  He likes his one night stands, which is where he takes home the sexy sweet Ed Piper.  What he didn't know is that Ed is also the new lawyer who is hired to work with his team on a new case.  The last thing that Alec wanted was for his private and work life to collide.


Ed doesn't really do one night stands but something about Alec called to him.  However, Ed is more of a realist and knew Alex couldn't give him what he needed, so after their night he vowed just to focus on his new job.  What he didn't expect was for one of his new bosses being Alec.

The last thing Alec wants is his secret to be out.  He also was frustrated with the new situation because he can't stop thinking about Ed.  This frustration makes him work Ed harder than the others.  However, Ed is up for the task.   With working so close together it causes the two of them to fall for each other more than their initial lust.

For Ed, though he won't compromise,  He's out and proud and he will not sacrifice that for anyone, even Alec.  If Alec wants to be with Ed, he has to face his personal demons and past to be able to move forward.    I loved Alec's growth and Ed's strong and steady.  They were so sweet together.  This was such a sweet book.  It wasn't clean cut and it dealt with issues without getting all angsty. You fell along for both Ed and Alec as they did each other.   Adored it!



4 Strong and Steady Thumbs up!

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Lauren











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