Title: Alex’s Law
Author: Jayce Ellis
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (53 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 23, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: I have got to give it to Law’s parents, the names they gave their boys. Law is a judge who is fascinated with his clerk; it would seem that Alex is wanting him just as bad. Law is new to the bench and it is his job to plan the holiday party. However it would seem someone is out to stop Alex and make him lose his position, they are ruining his plans that he came up with and he needs to fix it all.
This is a very good little story, perfect for when you just need a break. What I liked most about this was Alex and Law’s attitudes with each other, although they must work on their communication. I also love how down to earth Law seems to be. He is a fascinating character. This story was way too short to get more than just a taste however.
The problem with this story was how Alex got to the answer of who was behind it all. I think that if the story had been longer it would have made it quite a bit better than it turned out to be. Not that it took away from the story though. I think that the author missed a great big chance to make it a top rating story with making it too short. There was a lot of potential but it didn’t work out just right.
I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out there.