Patricia‘s Review – 4 Stars: ☆☆☆☆
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Everything about this book drew me in: the cover, the blurb, the m/m genre, even the fact that it was a new author to me. And I’m happy that was indeed a good choice, because this story is great, the writing very good, the characters strong and humble, the hot scenes steamy and real and the fact that this is about a “going out of the closet” turns it even more desirable!
In nowadays, fortunately, more and more men and women, are comfortable with their sexuality, wanting to express it without fears or shame. This is all this book is about: the freedom to say “yes, I’m gay”!
Alec, a successful lawyer, always knew that he was attracted to men but although he picks up men at bars to have sex, he never even tried to get into a relationship and assume his sexuality.
That’s what happens when he picks up Ed that Friday night and after a intense night of sex, he can’t forget about the assumed sexy blonde gay man that turned his head and refuses to get out of his mind…
They see each other again next Monday at the office where Alec works and he can’t believe that Ed is the new intern. Their relationship turns out strictly professional until one night, where they can’t take their eyes off each other and a hot office bang happens. After that that’s where the real good stuff happens and you must read it to know more!!!
“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.”