Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

Title: The Duality Principle
Author: Rebecca Grace Allen
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Gabriella and Connor
Release Date: November 2014
Publisher: Samhain
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Sometimes A + B = O. Yes. Oh, yes. Just like that.

Gabriella Evans’s life exists in terms of logic and definitions. She’s holed up in Portland, Maine, for the summer to work on her PhD thesis, but something is screwing up her concentration: the rumble of a motorcycle every time the embodiment of her rough-and-tumble fantasies rides down her street.

When her best friend talks her into a blind date, she finds herself out with the opposite of her fantasy. He’s polite and well-mannered, yet something behind his crisply tailored shirt doesn’t add up—a rebellious gleam in his eye that piques her curiosity.

Orphaned at fifteen, Connor Starks has finally put the years of failing grades, breaking laws and breaking hearts behind him. The only holdover? His penchant for getting down and dirty in public places. But Gabriella makes him want to prove he’s become a better man.

Nothing intrigues Gabriella more than a problem she can’t solve. But the more Connor tries to bury his past, the more determined she is to uncover it. And what she finds makes all her trusty logic begin to fail her…

Warning: This book contains a summer romance, dirty talk, dockside kissing, motorcycles and tattoos. Features a rebellious nerdy girl with an appetite for outdoor sex and light spanking, and a bad boy who’s turned good…or at least he’s trying.

My Review:
This is a fun little story. Gabriella is a nerd and the guys she meets are complete duds. They don't understand her or her need to get a bit dirty when it comes to sex. They just don't expect or want that from this MIT student. She has a nerd exterior but the heart and libido of a bad girl. 

Connor has the opposite problem. He's trying to shed his bad boy persona that's only brought him trouble. Now he's a computer programmer and is trying to make that who he is all the time so he can meet the right kind of girl.

Connor and Gabriella have a mutual friend who sees they are perfect for one another and sets them up on a blind date. But the issue is...both people are fighting both sides of their personas which constantly send mixed signal. Both are frustrated, aroused, and confused. Neither one tells the other exactly what they are feeling or want and it just ends up with both of them hurt and upset with this relationship that has moments of perfection until it all falls apart...every single date. 

This is a fun book. I'll admit that I didn't get the idea of Gabby's thesis because it just doesn't work, but I enjoyed watching her and Connor fumble around. The scenes where they connect are seriously hot. And that final scene where everything finally comes together is literally scorching. It's a short book and if you enjoy books with nerd themes, like I do, you probably will enjoy this one, too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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