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.
(book reviewed here previously)
Alec picks up Ed in a bar and the two have super hot sex but Alec is in the closet and gives Ed the brush off in the morning.
Neither man can forget the other, but are both shocked when they find out they are now boss/employee – at least temporarily.
They manage to keep their hands off one another for weeks – mostly because Ed is out and proud and never agrees to being a dirty little secret. The enforced abstinence has the effect of both making Ed a friend and allows him to also prove himself as an up and coming lawyer.
When the two finally get “forced” together on a business trip the sexual tension has to be relieved. It’s then that Alec finally admits he may have to make a life changing decision – risk his life, his family, his career or lose Ed forever.
Jay is just one of those writers who happens to put pen to paper and magic flows. This is another flawless, seamless story of two men who meet and though they are instantly attracted, slowly build up to a realistic friendship and then love.
The chemistry is amazing and the sexual tension is very well played. Though I thought Alec was a dick at first, we quickly find reasons to empathize with him. I give HUGE kudos to Ed who stuck by his guns and not ONE time did he agree to go back in the closet for Alec. That was awesome.
I really loved this and appreciated that the biggest issue in the story was not something external but a deep internal struggle, most of all.
Highly recommended to fans of Jay and to anyone looking for a good OFY story with interesting characters and a scorching chemistry.
Matthew Lloyd Davies does a lot of Jay’s books and he’s wonderful. He has a delightful accent and really did a great job with the emotion in this. The smexy times were extra emotional and he conveyed that effortlessly. I really feel deeply immersed in the story when I listen to his narrations. Highly Recommended.
5 of 5 stars
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