$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen
The Duality Principle
Published on November 11th 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Romance
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.
The Duality Principle was a quick, fun, sexy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Connor is bad boy pretending to be good and Gabby is a nerd girl with a rebellious streak. The two of them meet and make assumptions about each other that throws off the flow of their newly developing relationship.
I thought the story was well-written and well-edited. I enjoyed it. It wasn’t ground-breaking, but it was a story I wanted to keep reading until the end. The sexy times were fun and hot and Connor’s hidden alpha-male tendencies added the perfect balance to his computer coding day-job persona.
There isn’t a lot of theme going on in this little novella, but the takeaway for me was more than the old ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ type stuff. It was more about letting yourself be whoever it is you want to be, both inside and out. Gabby was struggling with her desire to be dominated sexually—not something most math grad students have to hide. And Connor was struggling with his past tendencies of using women for fulfilling his kinky sexual proclivities without getting involved.
Luckily they figure it out and give readers a fun afternoon read in the process.
Four stars for The Duality Principle. I think this author has a lot of talent and I’d definitely check out longer works in the future.
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
1st prize: Ebook copy of The Duality Principle + 25$ Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize: Ebook copy of The Duality Principle + 10$ Amazon Gift Card
3rd Prize: Ebook copy of The Duality Principle