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Saturday, July 14, 2012

[18+ Review] The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

Title: The Theory of Attraction
Author: Delphine Dryden
Pages: 136 (ebook)
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: July 9, 2012
I received an ARC from NetGalley.

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…

If you're looking for a quick, smoking hot read with the sexiest rocket scientist known to man, The Theory of Attraction is the book for you! Wow! Professor Ivan Reynolds may not be the most sociable or charming person around, but get him into the bed room and he's beyond confident and in control. His neighbor Camilla may be able to set her clock by Ivan's predictable daily routine, but she has no idea about his secret, BDSM lifestyle until they begin private lessons on proper social behavior.

One thing that I did not like about this book (aside from it being too short, I wanted more Professor!) was how Ivan called Cami a "slut" during their sexcapades. He only says it twice, but I felt like it was unnecessary and uncalled for. As a Dom, I was expecting him to be a bit, well dominant, but also respectful and caring, since BDSM requires trust. I don't think I would feel very respected or cared for if I was being called a slut while willingly submitting to my partner. Other than that, this is a very enjoyable, sweet, and ultra steamy read.

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