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The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden-Adult Erotic Romance
Kindle format given by Carina Press for review
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've come to realize that I must be pretty picky about my Erotica. Not that I didn't enjoy this book, because there were some highlight worthy moments. I guess it was just kind of...meh...for me. I struggled to get into it, which says a lot if I can't get motivated to read a smexy.
Let's start with a quick run-down. Cami, the female lead, was just ok. I didn't really like her, or dislike her. She has a fascination with her hot scientist neighbor, who is a bit of a mystery. Cami and Ivan bump into each other around the complex, but have never really had much to chat about. But then, Ivan decides he needs Cami's help for a big fundraiser that he will be attending. See...Ivan lacks a bit in his social skills and he feels like Cami is his best bet at helping him break those barriers. The more time they spend together "practicing" his social skills, the more they want to act on their sexual curiosity about each other. Which leads me to the smexy.
It took a while to get to it, but once I did...it WAS pretty hot. Ivan has a bit of a darker, dominating side that he introduces to Cami. She's experienced sexually, but she's never participated in any kind of Dom/Sub scene. I was a bit shocked when the story took this direction and I can't say that I'm all that interested in that lifestyle, but it was sexy and not degrading. Be advised that there is "backdoor" action at play. If you can't handle that kind of thing, this may not be the book for you.
While the sex was hot, I just felt like it was a mediocre read for me. I found the plot lacking and it was slow to start. It's not a very long book, so I was expecting the action to take place a bit sooner. Plus, I felt like Ivan's background was glazed over a bit and I would have liked to have understood him a bit better.
So...would I recommend this book? Yes, if you are looking for a quick sexy read with not much of a plot. I really was expecting a nice blend of story/smexy, but I was left feeling a bit disappointed.