The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen
Date of Publishing: November 11th, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genres: Adult, Romance
My Rating: ★★★
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.
Where to start? I liked this book. It was short and cute and since I’ve been reading all violence and MC books this month, it was quite a buffer.
The Duality Principle is set in Portland, Maine, where Gabriella Evans is on vacation, staying at her deceased grandmother’s house. She’s a brilliant mathematician from M.I.T. and a complete rebel. She’s tired of having to live up a prim and proper life thanks to her parents’ expectations of her. So now that she’s away from them for the time being, she wants a vacation filled with hot, uninhibited, wild, public sex.
And her fantasies all surround this biker, who has caught her eye. She’s seen him around town, a lot, and she knows he notices her too. She just doesn’t understand why he doesn’t introduce himself.
Meanwhile, her neighbor and best friend Jamie, sets her up on a blind date with Connor Starks, bad-boy-turned-good and all Gabriella’s thoughts about the biker go flying outta the window. Mostly.
There was definitely some chemistry between the two of them from day one. They were hesitant with each other, understandably, since it was the first time they’d seen each other, but I especially like Gabriella’s inner monologue throughout the early stages of their relationship. The entire book is in a dual POV so that’s good, but personally, Gabriella was the character I really liked “listening” to. She had a spine and refused to give in to drama even when they had a misunderstanding.
Although, in all honesty, Connor wasn’t all that bad. And Jesus, the guy had a dirty, downright filthy mouth while they were schmexin’ so that was real fun to read J And while I like my share of bad guys, Connor so badly wanted to be good for Gabriella—and for all the right reasons, not just to get lucky—I really appreciated this guy.
There was a bit excessive drama in the book. It was standard in any NA book but even then, Miss Grace handled it well, giving not too much attention to the drama itself but the resolution of it and the character’s growth because of it. A really, really good novella, as far as debuts go, and really cute if you’re looking for fluffy, spanking love 😀
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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.
*I was provided a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This did not in any way, however, influence the content of this review.*