The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: November 11th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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About The Duality Principle
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.
1. The More Boys I Meet by Carrie Underwood
Gabriella starts out the story incredibly frustrated with the men in her life. I imagined Gabriella listening to this song with an eye roll and a smile. Even though she doesn’t have a dog, she definitely feels like she’s kissed a whole lot of frogs and none of them have turned into princes!
2. Never Gonna Come Back Down by BT
This song makes me think of racing and speed, hearts pumping and danger. It’s what I imagine would be playing right when Gabriella’s mysterious rider nearly runs her off the road. There’s also a high that she gets from being around him that she never wants to come down from.
3. I Get Off by Halestorm
Every time Gabriella and her rider cross paths, they look at each other, and even though she can’t see his face, she definitely gets a thrill from it. She’s also a bit of an exhibitionist—she gets off on doing it places she might get caught, and Connor is the same brand of kinky.
4. Hanky Panky by Madonna
“Some girls, they like candy, and others, they like to grind. I’ll settle for the back of your hand somewhere on my behind.” ‘Nuff said
5. New Tattoo by Saving Abel
Just a fun little song about tattoos. They’re sexy. And Gabriella and Connor both have ‘em.
6. Renegade by Daughtry
Connor has always been a rebel, a renegade on the run. He’s trying to change to make himself a better person, the kind of guy he thinks Gabriella wants, but she keeps tempting the rebel out of him.
7. Sex Sells by Benefit
If I could’ve had a song playing in the background of the scene at the docks, this would’ve been it. Aside from fitting into both their feelings of being a misfit, or Gabriella wanting to be tamed, it’s just a sexy little song overall.
8. Nothing Left to Say by Imagine Dragons
A perfect song for the Black Moment, when they both feel like giving up.
9. I Feel Love – Danny Tenaglia Dance Mix by Depeche Mode
This happens to be a sexy song to begin with, but the Tenaglia version is super sexy. A song for sex on dining room tables. (If you’ve read the book, you’ll know which part I mean. ;-))
10. Freak Like Me by Halestorm
In the beginning of the book Gabriella has been made to feel ashamed of her kinkier ways, but by the end she’s waving her freak flag all over the place. This song seemed appropriate.
11. The Luckiest by Ben Folds
A bonus track for the end, and our happily ever after moment. Both Connor and Gabriella haven’t gotten things right the first time around but all the wrong turns, stumbles and falls is what brought them to each other.
About the Author
Rebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, which seemed like a good idea at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.
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