Date published: November 11th, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Synopsis: 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.
What I Thought:
This book was hot, sweet, and fast paced. I read it all in one go. I loved the premise behind the book. Smart is totally the new sexy. Gabby was hot and so was Connor. They both are brilliant and it was interesting watching the two of them get to know each other while trying to figure out how to get what they wanted.
I really found it interesting how they were both struggling to verbalize what they were looking for in prospective partners. The back and forth between Gabby and Connor fighting their desires was entertaining, but I was just as Sexually frustrated as they were about not dealing with it. The tension build up was great, but then I was ready for some release! I understood why Connor was fighting between what his head said he should do and what his soul wanted. However I felt like it was wrong he had to change who he was to be with the person he wanted to. It was really enlightening because how many of us have tried to change for someone else?
While this story was very long, I felt like it was complete. There were no loose ends and no corners cut. I hope to see more of Grace and Connor in future books in this series. I would also love to read a book about Jamie or Dean, maybe even the two of them together. They're Gabby and Connor's friends. Rebecca Allen Grace has done a great job at including Gabby and Connor's profession. I loved the examples Gabby was using while trying to form a basis for rejecting the duality principle. If you're looking for something new adult to read that has smart, sexy characters with erotic undertones, this book is totally for you!
About the Author
Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas 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. - See more at: http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/about#sthash.ngkVvJap.dpuf
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*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*