In the very beginning this felt very similar to Broken by Nikola Haken but turned out to be, oh, so different. The premise was exactly the same, quick, supposedly meaningless sex one night, new job, the sex partner turns out to be the new boss. But right there the similarities ended.
Even though Alex had his problems with not being out and not knowing how to come out without losing everything he has worked so hard for, it was not angsty and intense. This was my first book by Jay Northcote, but I have read another one since and it seems she is good at dealing with problems on a low stress level – quite refreshing. The characters always have issues to overcome but not in a way that have you continuously worrying.
I liked both protagonists and how easily and effortlessly the story flowed. The inevitable complications were understandable, there were no silly miscommunications or idiotic misunderstandings, This is a comfort read.
The cover: for once it absolutely worked. The guy is exactly how you could picture Alec. Good choice!