Title: [amazon_link id=”B00814M37U” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Theory of Attraction[/amazon_link]
Author: Delphine Dryden
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: July 9, 2012
Rating: 4.5 Stars
The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden is a fun, witty, and very sexy read.
“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…”
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had so many elements that I love. It is quick and easy read, without feeling rushed. In fact, it took quite a while to get to the first sexual encounter between Camilla and Ivan, but the build up was orchestrated perfectly and the pay off was well worth it. The main characters are intelligent and interesting, allowing for witty banter between the couple. I love it when characters make me laugh. The BDSM sex scenes are well written and super HOT.
I like both main characters very much. Ivan is offbeat, socially awkward, brilliant and a sexy Dom. Camilla is his neighbor who finds him incredibly handsome but has no idea of his dark sexual tendencies. I almost always enjoy a story of a first time submissive and The Theory of Attraction did not disappoint. I loved watching Camilla grow in her own sexuality and self-awareness as she comes to terms with who Ivan needs her to be.
Overall, this is a great, fun book, without being too light and fluffy. There is a nice balance between humor and darkness and the sex is as steamy as the Texas summer.
“He called it taking , but I felt as though he were giving me these things, these actions, like pieces of himself. Challenging me to receive these odd gifts because they were all he had to give. His attention, his regard. His respect, which was the strangest of all, because I had expected to feel degraded in all this and instead I felt valued beyond measure. Cherished. Strong.”
*I received this book as an ARC from the publisher(via NetGalley) in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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