The Duality Principle, Portland Rebels, Book One by Rebecca Grace Allen
Date of Publication: November 11, 2014
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 Principal is used in mathematics, and our heroine Gabriella is a genius mathematics whiz going for her Phd at MIT. She’s writing her thesis on this paper and trying to disprove it. Basically, in simple terms, that one entity is capable of two different, opposite things.
She goes on a blind date with Connor, and is disappointed to see that he looks like every other nerd she’s dated, unlike the mysterious guy in leather on the motorcycle she sees around town. She figures, given her dirty fantasies, motorcycle guy would be the most likely guy to fulfill them, not cute but nerdy Connor. Gabriella soon gets to apply her thesis material to her new relationship.
This was a well written, fun book by RG Allen. Not my usual genre to get into, as I’m a bit past New Adult and the issues that go with it. Of course, we deal with “I’m not good enough for…” coming from one of the characters which seems to get more and more prevalent (This is the third book in a row I’ve dealt with it…just saying.) But all in all, the superior writing shines through.
4 Knotty Orgasms