Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Theory of Attraction - by Delphine Dryden

I loved this story and could relate to it for so many reasons.  Mostly because like the hero of the story, Ivan, is not unlike my husband brilliant but socially inept.  And I like the heroine, Camillia, hung out with the geeks despite not being quite so brilliant.

Camilla lives next door to astrophysicist Ivan.  Recently she has discovered that he is something of a hunk underneath all that OCD and social awkwardness.  They have been friendly since she moved in and she knows his routine down pat (think Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory).  But he knows he is out of his depth when it comes to social conventions and asks Cami to help him prepare for an important fundraiser where he is expected to mingle.  (Think Penny).  Now STOP.  This is where it deviates from any BBT analogy you might have.  Because of her attraction to Ivan Cami has often wondered about Ivan’s sex life.  She has never seen him with a date of either sex.  Ivan is a detail oriented man and at some point he was introduced to BDSM and it appealed to him because there are rules and it requires upfront communication.  After one of their socialization lessons where Cami has been more flirtatious than normal she finds out exactly what being with Ivan entails.  The chemistry is nuclear. 
This story is funny, quirky, sexy and an outright blast.

* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

 Currently re-reading The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #15)

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