Sunday, July 19, 2015

Review: The Duality Principle (Portland Rebels #1) by Rebecca Grace Allen

Book coverThe Duality Principle (Portland Rebels #1) by Rebecca Grace Allen
Purchase link: Amazon

My rating: star star star

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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.

This is a super cute story and for me it brought back all sorts of memories of my earlier dating years and what it was like to go on dates and the freshness of dating someone.

Gabby is an adorable super nerd. She's a math geek with a wild side and I love the two sides of her. She struggles with those two sides due to past rejections and it's only through getting to know Connor and them both accepting themselves as they are are they able to embrace the duality of their natures.

Connor is a wonderful bad boy. I love the combination of bad boy and geek rolled into one, with a hot, dominant, sexy side to him in the bedroom or as it would happen with them, also in the kitchen, the front porch, etc., etc., ... you get the picture. :-) Poor Connor, I felt so bad for him while he struggled with himself to be a better person and leave his past behind all the while not knowing that Gabby wants him for himself, just the way he is.

This is not the typical type of story for me to read since they protagonists are younger than I'm used to. I have to say though Ms Allen ended the story well considering their ages and made their happy ending very believable. I really liked that about the story.

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About the author

jsRebecca 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.

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