Love Bytes is celebrating Dreamspinners Christmas in July!
We are reviewing all 5 books today and tomorrow
Leave a comment on these reviews and have a chance to win one of 2 complete sets (all 5 titles)
Reviewed by Susan
TITLE: Alex’s Law
SERIES: Christmas in July
AUTHOR: Jayce Ellis
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 53 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 23, 2016
Alex Corrigan is in love with his boss, Judge Lawson Daniels, and thinks those feelings are returned. That assumption is sorely tested two days before the court holiday party they’re organizing together, when the venue calls and cancels, followed by a snafu with the caterer. Alex could handle that, but after an intimate dinner followed by a decidedly unromantic e-mail, he’s left wondering about the future of his employment as well as his relationship with the debonair older man.
Law can’t wait to see his clerk again. But Alex is cold and distant in the light of day, and Law doesn’t understand. The party looms in the background, but Law’s excitement is turning to dread. On top of that, someone is sabotaging them, trying to get Alex fired and drive Law off the bench. If there’s any chance for a happy holiday for Alex and Law, they’ll have to find out who.
Alex and Law work really well together as clerk and Judge but neither one knows that the other is in love with them. They think their love is unrequited. Alex loves to take care of Law both professionally as his clerk and personally helping him remain focused and centered to do his job. Law depends on Alex to keep both his courtroom and his rock in times of stress.
As one by one things start to go wrong with their party planning, both men are stressed as they try to right the ship. But when Alex receives an email from Law on a work matter, he begins to question their working relationship and trust. As a solution to their party dilemma arrives, they are forced to work closely together. As situations develop both personally and professionally due to some honest communication, secrets are revealed that change everything.
This is a short story that packs a lot into it. I liked both characters, but feel that we get to know Alex better than Law. Law remained a bit of an enigma. And the relationship evolved in a way that I did not expect at all. The writing is good and the story is engaging, if a bit predictable. It was an enjoyable quick read.