Published by Samhain Publishing on November 11, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
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 Principle is a quick, fun and sexy romance that I enjoyed immensely. The story centers around Gabby and Conner, who are both in their mid 20s. I think that is the perfect age for new adult books. Gabby is a graduate student writing her thesis, and I loved the way Rebecca Grace Allen actually worked Gabby’s thesis into the story. It sounds like a great idea for a thesis first of all (too bad I am not math inclined in the slightest, unless it comes to taxes and estate planning.) , but the even cooler part what how her thesis related to her relationship and journey with Conner. It was my favorite part of the book. Along with the romance, of course.
Gabby and Conner are such an interesting mix. I love the nerdy side along with the more daring. They pull out the good and the bad in the other one. It turned out to be a perfect balance and was a lot of fun to read about. The book is told in dual narrative between Gabby and Conner, which worked out well. We got to see each of their likes and holdups about the relationship. And hearing about their own fantasies in their point of view chapters was also a lot of fun in the story.
The Duality Principle was a very quick read. The length was a little strange. I wasn’t sure whether it was just a short quick full length novel, or a longer novella? I tend to wish that it was a bit longer. The characters were fleshed out well and the story flowed nicely, but it was a very quick read. I would have liked some more to the story at points. I never really felt like the story was lacking in any department, it was just over very quickly. Nevertheless, if you like fun and sexy new adult romances, The Duality Principle is one that I think you should check out.
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