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.
What I think:
Northcote provides everything you could want in The Law of Attraction. There’s humor, angst, plenty of sex, and a relationship that develops over time. Not to mention some very handsome lawyers.
I’ve always been a fan of telling a story from both characters’ perspectives, and that’s done here. We get an inside glimpse as to how both men feel as they struggle through, and it makes it very easy to like them. Alec could easily come off us an unlikable character at first, but I found myself falling in love with him, and the way he was written is perfect. His complete lack of knowing what to do with Ed from the get go is absolutely adorable. In many ways he came off the more dominant character on the surface, and it was nice to see Ed come in and shake that up. Alec’s been through a lot, and Ed helps him while managing to stand his own ground. That’s what sealed the deal for me when it came to The Law of Attraction. Ed was such a strong character, and he stuck to his principles. It was nice to see the combined strength of these characters.
Overall this is a fantastic read. You’re going to run the gamut when it comes to emotion while reading this.
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