Monday, July 9, 2012

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

Title: The Theory of Attraction
Author: Delphine Dryden
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Ivan and Cami
Release Date: July 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Carina
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Camilla can set her watch by her hunky rocket-scientist neighbor who jogs past her window each day. She relishes each glimpse of his shirtless abs, and is dying to see more. But it's hard to connect with a man who doesn't seem to know she exists...
Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social situations. When he finally approaches his attractive neighbor, it's not for a date—he wants tutoring in how to behave at an important fundraiser. Ivan doesn't expect the chemistry between them to be quite so explosive, and is surprised when Cami actually accepts his proposal to embark on a series of "lessons."
Cami soon discovers Ivan's schedule isn't the only thing he likes to be strict about—he needs to be charge in the bedroom as well. She's shocked at how much she comes to enjoy her submissive side, but wonders if a real relationship is in the equation...
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My Review:
I absolutely ADORED this book. Seriously, so cute and fun...Big Bang Theory meets erotica and yeah, like you'd expect, it was seriously a hot book too!!

Cami lives in a complex with a bunch of astro-physicists. They almost all have their levels of awkwardness, but sexy Ivan is the most awkward of the bunch. He's very OCD about details and his schedule. After two years of living next door to him and the last year spent lusting after him, Cami knows his schedule pretty much as well as he does. Yeah, she's a bit of a stalker, but they are friends. He realizes that he's awkward, and honestly he's pretty much okay with that, but there's an important fundraiser coming up and he needs to be able to schmooze the donors. Ivan doesn't know how to have a simple conversation. Schmoozing is certainly beyond his ability at this point.

There are no social graces to this the point where you can't help but feel for him. He simply doesn't process things the way other people do so he doesn't understand about people getting their feelings hurt when he tells them the truth or when he gets bored with a conversation and walks away or interupts. His world is very black and white. It's fun to watch his subtle transformation through Cami's care. She doesn't change him...she just makes him more aware of his environment and better able to read signals from other people. I really liked the fact that he didn't actually change through this book. He  just becomes a more caring individual.

And yeah, we should probably talk about the erotic part of this book. OMG, this book is HOT!!! Ivan is a Dom which Cami had no clue about. In fact, she wasn't even sure he wasn't gay. In the two years she's known him, she's never seen him date...anyone. But this is a guy who knows what he wants. He may be socially awkward in other situations, but in the bedroom, he is fully in-charge, and whoa, is it sexy!!

Overall, I just really fell in love with this book. I gave it an A rating, but I just may have to up it to an A+. It was fun and creative and if you have a thing for sexy geeks, you are really going to love it. REALLY!! I need to go find some more books by this author!

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