Rebecca Grace Allen
The Duality Principle
Samhain Publishing / November 11, 2014 / $4.50 digital
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.
In The Duality Principle, Rebecca Grace Allen introduces us to one of the sweetest reformed rakes ever. The heroine, Gabriella Evans, is a PhD student who knows exactly what (and who) she wants out of life. And it's not who her snobby parents want, but she has tried to settle for men who are acceptable to them. The problem? As well mannered as they have been, none of them are able to give her what she needs in bed...or in the park, or maybe someplace else out in public. She has some specific sexual kinks that her past boyfriends have been averse to, and some of them have even viewed her proclivities with contempt.
Gabriella wishes for a hot, alpha, adventurous man, like the mysterious biker she sees around the neighborhood she’s staying in in Portland, Maine. He flies around town wearing his helmet and leathers, no matter the temperature, and Gabriella imagines he would be the type of man that would do everything to her that she desires. But she hasn't yet spoken to him. Her neighbor and best friend has set her up on a blind date and if she is lucky, maybe he will have some of that bad boy charm that gets her going.
Meanwhile the hero, Connor Starks, has a history of past bad behavior, but has been trying for the past few years to make his grandparents proud and clean his act up. Agreeing to a blind date with a nice young lady who is in Portland for the summer seems like a wholesome way to occupy his time.
[Wholesome is as wholesome does.]